Studentenparadies Jena


Our Faculty, Programs, Application
Studentenparadies Jena
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

On the 6th of December in 1991, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration was founded with the goal of linking liberal traditions with modern study concepts and contents. During the 1990s, a new campus, with modern- style architecture and a cafeteria, was established in the heart of the city. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration combines professional training with postgraduate qualifications in the fields of business, economics, business information systems and business educational studies. With our innovative and comprehensive framework in the field of economic science, we provide a formal-quantitative education based on a decision-making oriented methodology.

fact sheet (updated: November 2020) [pdf, 590 kb] de


Chairs Expand entry
Business Administration

Associate professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Albert Maringer (Honorarprofessor)

Associate professors:

Other chairs

Associate professors:


Study programs Expand entry
Bachelor program"B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften"

In order provide our students with a better opportunity to specialize in a certain profile, they are able to choose between the "Regelprofil" (basic profile) and the profiles "Betriebswirtschaftslehre" (business administration) and "Volkswirtschaftslehre" (economics). After an introduction in the overall basic field, our students can choose their specialization ("Schwerpunkt") either in business administration or economics. In addition to this, we also offer special profiles in business education and in business information systems.

You can find detailed information about our bachelor program on the website of the School of Economics and Business Administration here de.

Master programs
  • M.Sc. Business Administration
  • M.Sc. Economics (2 years)
  • M.Sc. Business Information Systems
  • M.Sc. Business Education
  • M.Sc. Business Administration for Engineers and Natural Scientists

You can find detailed information about our master programs on the website of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration here de and also on the website of the Master Service Center.


Application Expand entry
Requirements for the admission of exchange students

You can apply for one or two semester(s). Applicants:

  • have to be enrolled at their home university
  • should have completed at least one year of their studies before coming to Jena
  • need to have a sufficient knowledge of German (recommendation: B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR) in order to follow the lectures and seminars and to receive credits for their courses, as many courses are taught in German.

Exchange students are very welcome to extend their stay in Jena to pursue a degree or doctorate. Please direct to the central International Office (University Main Building) to talk about this option.

How to apply

1. Nomination

Applicants must be nominated by their home university. The home university should send the following information to the FSU Jena International Office: the student's name, date of birth, address, email-address and intended semester of stay.

The nomination should be sent 
   by 30.06. for the coming winter semester (1.10.-31.3.) or entire academic year
    by 31.12. for the coming summer semester (1.4.-30.9.)
via email to or via telefax to +49 (0) 3641 931167.

2. Application forms

Having been nominated, students will be invited to the internet portal Jena Intercampus, where they wil find the application forms for studies and much further information. 

All applications for guest studies must be sent by regular post to the

International Office
Friedrich Schiller
University Jena
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena

by 15.07. for the coming winter semester (1.10.-31.3.) or the entire academic year
by 15.01. for the coming summer semester (1.4.-30.9.).

More information can be found here:

Academic calendar Expand entry

In preparation for your study abroad period at the FSU Jena, we recommend you to arrive before the lecture period starts, so you will have the opportunity to participate in the events organized around the Welcome Weeks, to take language courses and to take trips in order to get familiar with the town and the university.

Current academic calendar

You can find the current academic calendar on the website of the FSU Jena: de

Semester dates communicated by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

You can find an overview of important dates (e.g. lecture period and examination period per semester) on the website of the School of Economics and Business Administration:

We will inform you when and how you have to register for exams after your arrival.

FAQ Expand entry
How can I prepare my foreign study period? Where do I have to enrol?

First, the coordinator of your home university announces that you wish to study here in Jena (nomination). Then, you receive a feedback by our admission service of the central International Office. Therein you can find all necessary information, e.g.where you can find application forms. Fill out the forms and send them back by the 15th of Julyfor the winter semester and/ or the academic year and by 15th of January for the summer semester.

How pronounced does my language ability have to be?

In general it is recommendable to have sufficient knowledge of the German language before your study period at the FSU begins. Furthermore, a "LANGUAGE course" is offered before the introduction week.

We highly recommand our exchange students to have good knowledge in German (e.g. B2 or higher - according to the Common European Fraemwork of Reference for Languages)  in order to be able to follow the courses and to take examinations. All our courses in the bachelor program are taught in German. The same goes for courses in the Master program. The only courses taught in English are courses in Economics in the Master program.

When should the Learning Agreement be filled out?

It is better to fill out the Learning Agreement after you have arrived in Jena. You will receive a current list of lectures offered by our school. Sometimes there are changes in the course plan which the general ECTS information does not contain yet. It is neccessary for all exchange students to register their courses via Onleila. This is a prerequisite for receiving the Transcript of Records. We recommand you register at Onleila after the first two weeks when the courses have started. After the registration, your Learning Agreement will be sent to you vial e-mail (pdf). 

You can find more information here.

Do I have to pay tuition fees at FSU Jena?

There are no tuition fees. However, you have to pay a term contribution de per semester.

Will somebody take care of me at the FSU?

The introduction week serves for this purpose. It usually takes place two weeks before the courses start. You will get to know Jena and the university a bit better. You will also receive a lot of information about what it is like to live in Jena (e.g. where you can do your grocery shopping, trips to Weimar, trips to Erfurt, language courses and so on). Furthermore, each exchange student will also be assigned to a personal mentor (a student) who will help you through the "jungle" and establish contact with you in advance. This mentor will be there for your during your whole stay and maybe you even become friends. Besides that, we - the departmental coordinators - will offer you help, especially if you have questions about your study program.  

We will do our best to help you!

Do I have to register for exams?

Yes, this is really important! Please consider the deadlines for registration carefully. Usually you have 6 weeks time after the courses have started in order to register your exams. If you miss the deadline, you will not be allowed to take an exam. The deadlines and information about exams will be announced during the course. Register your exams at our Examination Office. There will be separate registration deadlines for exchange students who want to take exams in our master program. Those deadlines will be published at our examination office as well. 

Will I receive a certificate about the courses I took in Jena?

Yes, you will receive a Transcript of Records - an overall certificate about all the courses you have attended - at the end of the semester.

You can find more information here.