Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences

No student experiences available yet.

Academic calendar

Winter Semester:1 October - 31 March

Summer Semester: 1 April - 30 September

More information, see: Beginning of studies for international students (


German language proficiency B2 (see CEFR).

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

No, you must search for yourself. 

You can apply for a room in the dormitory of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen. Or look for private rooms, apartments or shared flats in neighbouring cities (e.g. Weimar, Erfurt, Kahla, Gera, Apolda, Camburg, Stadtroda, Rudolstadt, Saalfeld) to where you can commute for free with your semester ticket.

For more information, see: Beginning of studies for international students (

Estimated living costs per month

Estimated Costs of Living (per semester/6 months) in EURO

  • Tuition fee 0
  • Semester contribution 265 incl. regional public transportation ticket
  • Accommodation 2,700
  • Learning materials 300
  • Healthcare insurance 600
  • Visa/residence permit 100 for non-EU students
  • Other expenses 700 depending on individual needs

Cash amount needed for the first 4 weeks
It is recommended that students bring at least €750 in cash for the expenses of the first month and a debit card or credit card. Students may have to open a German bank account for paying rent, health insurance fees and regular debits.


Normal study load per semester: 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places per year of five months each.