4. Where can I find the required application forms?
5. What are the closing dates for application?
The academic year in Germany is divided into two semesters. The summer semester lasts from March till September, the winter semester from October till February. The period of application (application for full-time study) for the summer semester starts the 1.12. and ends the 15.01. for Bachelor programmes and the 15.02. for Master programmes. In winter semester the application period starts the 01.05. and lasts till the 15.07. for all Bachelor study courses with entrance requirements and for all other Bachelor programmes till 15.08. For Master programmes you can apply till 15.08., sometimes even till 15.09.
Please inform yourself carefully about the actual closing dates regarding the course you want to apply for. Essential for the acceptance of your application is the date of receipt of the complete application form.
For students of foreign partner universities (Erasmus-Incoming, program students) the above mentioned closing dates for application are not relevant. Their complete application is to be sent till 30th June for the winter semester and latest the 31st December for the summer semester.
6. Where do I hand in my complete application form?
Applications from students of foreign partner universities (Erasmus-Incoming, program students) are to be sent directly to the International Office of the EAH Jena.
Applications (full-time study) from:
- citizens of the EU,
- students transferring from other universities in Germany,
- graduate from Studienkolleg,
- applicants for post gradual and Master programs
are to be sent directly to the EAH Jena, in fact to the Service Centre for Student Affairs.
If you are interested in studying at our university please send your application form directly to:Ernst-Abbe-Fachhochschule Jenac/o uni-assist e.V.Helmholtzstr. 2 – 9D-10587 BerlinGermanyUni-assist e.V.
charges applications of non European (incl. China) applicants with 68,00 € for the first or the first of several leadoff applications for an uni-assist-university. Euopean students are charged for the first or the first of several leadoff applications for an uni-assist-university with 45,00 €. From the second application within one semester on you will pay 15,00 € per application.
7. Which documents do I have to hand in for application?
Applicants for a full-time study have to hand in the following documents:
- Complete filled and signed application form.
- Officially certified copies and sworn translations of all necessary documents at hand to proof the general qualification for university entrance (school leaving certificate, hitherto course achievements, final degree when applying for a Master program).
- If existent, officially certified copy of the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung).
- Officially certified copy of certified knowledge of the German language,
when indicated proof of successfully completed occupational training or preliminary training.
- Copy of your passport and a passport photograph.
- For Chinese/Vietnamese applicants: documentary proof of the certificate from the Academic Examination Office (AIO) regarding successful validation of the study performance documents.
- For Mongolian applicants: the certificate of authenticity of the examination office for Mongolian student documents at the German Embassy in Ulan Bator.
Important information regarding the correct certification of your documents.
Applicants from foreign partner universities (exchange students, program students) have to send the following documents to the International Office:
8. Which proof of my knowledge of the German language do I have to present?
Foreign applicants (full-time study) have to present the language certificate DSH 2 / DSH 3 or TestDAF (with 4 or 5 points in all portions, at least 16 points) or an equivalent. The EAH Jena does not offer any study-preparing language courses or German language examinations. Anyhow, courses to acquire the requested certificates for a full-time study at the EAH Jena are available in Jena:
9. Which study courses require a preliminary training as application condition and how many weeks do I have to prove?
All technical courses of study at the EAH Jena require a preliminary training of 8 till 12 weeks or an occupational training in the field of the aspired study course. Sometimes the applicant has to prove the full length of the preliminary training before the course starts, sometimes the proof can be handed in later (latest till the end of the 3rd semester). Your direct contact persons at the EAH Jena is the ServiceCentre for Student Affairs
10. Which insurances do I need?
For the duration of your studies at the EAH Jena you must have health insurance. Please check in your home country whether the health insurance you have is also valid in Germany or whether it can be extended for Germany. Students from member states of the European Union should bring the form E 109/ E 111/E 128 or the new European Health Insurance Card which can be obtained from your insurance company in your home country. Applicants from the rest of the world have the possibility to obtain health insurance in Germany.
11. Do I need a visa for my stay in Germany?
Foreign applicants shall always inform themselves at the representative office of Germany in their home country if a visa is necessary. You must not enter Germany with a tourist visa as you can not change it into a visa for education and training afterwards. With some countries like the EU-states special agreements exist which allow their citizens to enter Germany without a visa. As soon as you have your admission for studying in Germany you can apply for the visa at the Germany Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Immediately following your arrival in Jena you must register at the City Registration Office
and at the Foreigner's Registration Office
12. What does the living in Jena cost?
Beside the semester fee you have to be able to afford the costs for travelling, the visa, rent, telephone and food. Moreover you have to count on costs for means for work (books and/or computer) and in some cases medication and treatment expenses. 600 € per month are realistic as needed. In some cases, you will also need to convince the German Consulate / Embassy with documentary evidence of your financial viability. Currently, the required amount is about 700 € per month.
Possibilities of financial support offer the International Office of the EAH Jena and the Stipendiendatenbank of DAAD
. A student job can be another option.