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Dear visiting students,

Thank you for choosing Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule (EAH) Jena / University of Applied Sciences for your study stay abroad. The International Office is your first contact partner for all organisational questions. On this website, you will find information and documents for applying to our exchange programmes.
Application documents
4. Learning Agreement (Erasmus students use the Learning Agreement of their own University, please.)
5. Copy of passport or ID card (EU students)
6. Latest Transcript of Records
7. Latest Certificate of Study
8. Proof of language skills
9. Printout of the confirmation of receipt of your room application from the Studierendenwerk (see 'Living in Jena')
Please send your application documents to Mr Robert Schaef by email first and to the following address afterwards:
University of Applied Sciences Jena
International Office
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
D - 07745 Jena

Application deadlines
• Winter semester (October – March): 15 July
• Summer semester (April – September): 15 January
After successful aplication, you will be sent a study admission for a temporary stay at the EAH Jena. For non-citizens of the EU, the study admission is basis for visa. You will find more information on entry requirements and visa regulations on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Language skills
Exchange students, who desire to study in a German taught degree course at the University of Applied Sciences Jena, have to certify their German language proficiency of at least B1 level (Intermediate) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For the admission to the English taught master degree course Scientific Instrumentation, exchange students have to certify their English language proficiency of B2 level (Upper intermediate) at least.
Arrival in Germany/Jena
We recommend planning your arrival on 2 April 2018 as the lectures will start on 4 April. There are two airports in the vicinity of Jena: Halle/Leipzig and Erfurt-Weimar. You can reach Jena from anywhere in Germany by train, i.e., you need about 4 hours by express train (IC, ICE) from Frankfurt Airport to Jena. Times and connections can be found on the website of Deutsche Bahn AG. You find all bus and tram routes as well as the schedules for the public transportation in Jena on the website of Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH.
Living in Jena
Lodgings for students are offered from our partner, the Association for Student Affairs Thuringia ("Studierendenwerk Thüringen"). Studierendenwerk currently administers 27 student halls in Jena. Please apply online in good time.
There are three halls in close proximity to the campus of the EAH Jena.
• Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 8
You will find an overview of all halls and further information on the topic living in Jena on the websites of Studierendenwerk. Single apartments are comparatively rare and the waiting lists are long. You should consider staying in a 2- or 4-room flat with other students; of course with a room for your own, but shared bathroom and kitchen. If you still desire a single appartment, you can buy a service package for international students from Studentenwerk.
Please take care of your accommodation in Jena as early as possible! Do not wait for the admission to study, but apply immediately. You can always cancel the application at a later date. The EAH Jena has no accommodation service!
Academic Calendar

The academic year at the EAH Jena consists of two semesters: winter and summer semester. The academic year begins at the start of the winter semester (1 October) every year. The semesters are divided into three phases: lecture period, examination period and semester break. Admission to study will only be given for a whole semester, but not for a certain period within the semester. Visiting students have to be present during the lecture and examination period, but it is not mandatory during the semester break. In exceptional case, the duration of stay can be chosen shorter. Please inform us on your planned duration of stay in good time.
Winter semester 2017/18
Administrative period: 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018
Intensive German course: 18 September 2017 29 September 2017
Orientation week: 9 October 2017 13 October 2017
Lecture period: 16 October 2017 – 10 February 2018
Christmas holidays: 21 December 2017 3 January 2018
Examination period: 12 February 2018 – 3 March 2018
Semester break: 4 March 2018 – 31 March 2018
Summer semester 2018
Administrative period: 1 April – 30 September 2018
Lecture period: 4 April – 14 July 2018
Examination period: 16 July – 4 August 2018
Semester break: 7 August – 30 September 2018

Studying at the EAH Jena
Exchange students are allowed to study multidisciplinary, i.e., they can choose study courses out of the whole offer of the current semester. All kinds of language courses offered by the EAH Jena can be taken as well.
Semester fee
The EAH Jena does not charge any tuition fees. Once per semester, every student has to pay the semester fee which contents different entries and amounts to approximately €200. More information on the semester fee will follow after your application.
Tutors of the EAH Jena
The tutor programme of the International Office claims as its task to help you getting acquainted in Jena and at the EAH Jena. Therefore, every exchange student can count on the support of a student tutor. As long as no student tutor is supplied for you, your contact person at the International Office is Mr Schaef.
Health insurance in Germany
For the time of your study stay in Jena, it is necessary to take out a health insurance policy. Citizens of the EU (European Union) can get the European Health Insurance Card from their health insurance companies.
Non-citizens of the EU have to take out a health insurance policy in Germany. All statutory health insurance companies in Germany charge the same basic amount for students. It amounts to around €90 per month plus a supplementary fee, which varies from one insurance company to another. More information on the German insurance system can be found on the websites of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Jena intercultural
Many institutions and groups organised with several offers for international students are based in the International Centre. Comfortable couches and free use of a computer pool invite you for a longer stay. Moreover, cultural events like international evenings, movie showings, theatre plays and lectures take place in the rooms of the International Centre.
Int.Ro is the Department for Intercultural Exchange of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena's students council. Int.Ro made its business to public an actual list of tertulias in Jena and organise tandems for interested students. It has its office at the International Centre and organises a range of international events throughout the year.                             
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Jena organises a number of interesting cultural events for Erasmus students of Jena, i.e. the legendary Erasmus Party at the beginning of every semester, excursions, visits to the theatre or museum and bowling.