- Student Services Thuringia
Essential core tasks
- Answering questions about student financing or also providing active financial support to students in special situations
- Management of the refectories and cafeterias
- Legal advice for students
- Advice and support for students with children
- Management of the student dormitories, allocation of dormitory places as well as assistance in the search for accommodation (private accommodation service)
- General social counseling (ASB) for students
- Psychosocial counseling (PSB) for students
- Insurance for students (in connection with activities at the university)
- Free meals with tokens in financial emergencies
- Vaccination subsidies (for study-related stays abroad)
Alle Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage des Studierendenwerkes Thüringen.
- Semester contribution
Tuition fees are not charged at FSU Jena, but only a so-called semester fee is paid. On the one hand, this includes a ticket for local and regional trains in Thuringia, and on the other hand, it supports the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, which, among other things, operates the dining halls and is available as a contact for students. In addition, the FSU student body receives a share of the semester fee. The highest body of the student body is the Student Council (STURA), to which the Student Representative Councils (FSR) are subordinate. These represent the interests of the students and organize, for example, (information) events or parties.
All information about the semester fee, e.g. its composition and amount, can be found on the corresponding university page de.
Long-term study fees
If the duration of studies exceeds a certain time frame, long-term tuition fees must be paid. These amount to approximately 500 € per semester and are usually due if the standard period of study is exceeded by more than 4 semesters.
Detailed and up-to-date information on long-term tuition fees can be found on the corresponding university page de.
- ThULB (library)
The ThULB (Thuringian University and State Library) is an important contact point for students. The library card is integrated in the Thoska, but must be activated in the main library building before the first use. Workstations (with and without PCs) as well as scanners, copiers and printers are available in the library buildings. The thoska is also required to use these devices.
Im Hauptgebäude mit integrierter Cafeteria sind vorwiegend die Buchbestände der Geisteswissenschaften untergebracht. Außerdem können hier Magazin-Bestellungen abgeholt werden. Für die Benutzung der Spinde zum Einschließen von Wertgegenständen wird als Pfand eine 2-Euro-Münze benötigt.
Für Naturwissenschaftler gibt es eine eigene naturwissenschaftliche Teilbibliothek am Abbe-Platz-Campus in der 6. Etage eines der Gebäude. Hier befindet sich die geowissenschaftliche Fachliteratur. Für die Spinde muss ein eigenes Vorhängeschloss mitgebracht werden!
Weitere nützliche Teilbibliotheken sind die der Fachrichtung Physik im Physik-Hauptgebäude am Max-Wien-Platz 1, der Fachrichtung Chemie im Prüfungsamtsgebäude Humboldtstraße 11 und die des Fachbereichs Biochemie, Mikrobiologie etc. am Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1.
The main building with integrated cafeteria houses mainly the book collections of the humanities. In addition, magazine orders can be picked up here. A 2-euro coin is required as a deposit for the use of the lockers to lock up valuables.
For natural scientists, there is a separate natural science sub-library at the Abbe-Platz-Campus on the 6th floor of one of the buildings. This is where the geoscientific literature is located. You must bring your own padlock for the lockers!
Other useful sub-libraries are those of the Department of Physics in the main physics building at Max-Wien-Platz 1, of the Department of Chemistry in the examination office building at Humboldtstraße 11, and of the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, etc. at Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1.
- Study financing
There are various financing options available during your studies. Both the German Studentenwerk and the Studierendenwerk Thüringen provide a lot of information on their websites. In general, the following options exist:
If your own financial means or those of your parents are not sufficient to finance your studies, you can apply for BAFöG. This is a state study financing, which usually consists half of an interest-free loan and half of a grant, which does not have to be repaid. The amount of BAFöG funding is calculated individually.
Loans, credits and funds
Another way of financing studies is through credits or loans. These can be private bank loans or special student loans. These include the KfW-Studienkredit (Reconstruction Loan Corporation) or loans from the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Information on student loans can be found on the pages of the Deutschen Studentenwerkes or the Studierendenwerkes Thüringen.
The Studierendenwerk Thüringen also offers student loans. These include hardship fund loans for a maximum of 12 months during the graduation phase as well as short-term loans for short-term financial assistance. Bridging loans can also be granted. Please contact the Studierendenwerk Thüringen personally for more information.
In Germany, there are numerous scholarships awarded by foundations and institutions to support studies. As a rule, scholarships comprise a fixed lump sum for study costs. Depending on the scholarship, this can be supplemented by a so-called basic scholarship, which is calculated individually. In addition to financial support, some scholarships also include non-material support. In this case, so-called trusted lecturers at their university are available to the students as contact persons. In addition, the "Aufiegsstipendium" (advancement scholarship) program has been developed especially for people with professional experience.
Some universities, including FSU Jena, award the Deutschlandstipendium. This scholarship is awarded exclusively to FSU students for one year at a time. An application must be made again each year. Half of the money for the financial support comes from the federal government and half from private sponsors, companies, etc. All information on the Deutschlandstipendium can be found at www.deutschlandstipendium.uni-jena.de de.
The Studierendenwerk Thüringen has listed a selection of foundations and institutions on its website that award scholarships to support studies. Please note the application deadlines.
Further helpful links on the topic of scholarships can also be found on the website of the Deutschen Studentenwerkes.
Further financing options
Benefits for students
Students are entitled to a number of benefits. For example, BAföG recipients are exempt from broadcasting fees. In addition, a main residence bonus is paid by the city of Jena. Further information can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerkes Thüringen.
Students with a child
For students with children, for example, there is the possibility of receiving a free meal for children in the refectories.
Please inform yourself on the pages of the Studierendenwerkes Thüringen and contact the staff there.
For general questions regarding study support, please contact the Studierendenwerk Thüringen at any time.
If you have questions specifically concerning the geosciences, excursions, etc., please contact the institute's study advisors.
- Apartment search
The Studierendenwerk Thüringen operates several Wohnheime for students. The all-inclusive rents, including utilities, range roughly between €129 and €328 per month. The rooms are mostly furnished. The period of residence is usually limited to the duration of a standard period of study. Except in exceptional cases (illness, students with children, special urgency for foreign students), residence places are allocated according to the time of receipt of the application. Please note the application deadlines!
- Start of studies in the winter semester: application deadline April 1 of the same year
- Beginning of studies in the summer semester: Application begins October 1 of the previous year.
Other useful links and platforms
There are numerous platforms and websites on the Internet that provide information about current housing offers. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen also has current housing offers listed on its website and also helps with finding private rooms.
A small selection of housing portals can be found below.
- Start of studies in the winter semester: application deadline April 1 of the same year
- Job advertisement links
- Academic Keys
- AcademicTransfer NL
- Baker Hughes
- BDG Stellenanzeigen (Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler)
- DFG Stellenanzeigen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
- Geoscience Jobs
- IODP Opportunities
- Jobbörse der Arbeitsagentur
- MARUM Stellenangebote
- PAGES paleo-jobs
- RAG Austria
- Science Careers
- Shell Jobs
- Staatliche Dienste Stellanangebote
- For more information contact lecturers and professors
- PhD positions
Are you looking for a PhD position? Become a student member of the Geo Societies and receive email offers about available PhD positions in Germany.