It is easy to become a student at the Abbe School of Photonics

Information for incoming students

The International Office of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena assists all international students and coordinates the activities of the departments, the Language Center, Student Services, student groups, and student mentors. A comprehensive program covering counselling, administrative support, language courses and tutoring for incoming students is offered. More information is also available online here (FAQs). The Friedrich Schiller University has ERASMUS agreements with more than 200 European partners and 30 bilateral agreements with partners in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the USA, Canada, and Japan.

The International Office also arranges accommodation for students who come to Jena on exchange or scholarship programs. Accomodation in student residences are provided by Student Services ("Studentenwerk"). Private apartments are also available but cannot be centrally mediated. Student mentors assist incoming students, meet them at the train station, show them to their rooms, introduce them to the university and its facilities, show them the city of Jena and student life, and help them with paperwork. Student associations and groups offer a wide variety of joint activities and events, tandem language courses, concerts, excursions, etc., all of which help the international students to feel welcome and integrated. The Abbe School of Photonics offers German language courses at different levels, provided by the Language Center of the university. Students of the Abbe School of Photonics receive further organizational support by our internal coordination office.

International studies also for outgoing German students

Once enrolled, German students have the chance to spend up to one year of their studies abroad. The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy sustains a large network of reputed partner universities all over Europe who offer various study slots for students, both M.Sc.Photonics and M.Sc. Physics. These exchanges are coordinated by Prof. Malte Kaluza and the Erasmus Program. Erasmus stays abroad are further financially supported by fellowships from the European Union.