Application for exchange study

Are you thinking about spending a part of your student days in Germany, e.g. in the framework of the Erasmus+ or another exchange programme? The University of Applied Sciences (EAH) Jena is the ideal place for it. You study at a state-of-the-art and young university and enjoy the paradisal student life in Jena.


Application overview

Application is not difficult, it only takes the following four steps:

 1 Nomination
Either your home university or the programme partner nominates you for exchange study at the EAH Jena. Contact person is Mr Schaef. Freemover should contact Mr Schaef directly.
2 Application
You fill in the application documents completely and return them to Mr Schaef by email and post. Mr Schaef will contact you if any documents are missing.
 3 Learning Agreement
All parties (you, your home university and the EAH Jena) conclude a learning agreement. The learning agreement contains all subjects you would like to study at the EAH Jena.
 4 Admission
Once all questions have been clarified and the learning agreement is signed by all parties, you will receive your acceptance letter and further information about your exchange study at the EAH Jena.

Application documents

Application forms

Please download the following forms and fill them in completely:

  1. Application for exchange study
  2. Learning Agreement (Erasmus students use the Learning Agreement provided by your home university, please.)

Attachment to the application

 Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Copy of school leaving certificate and university degree with grades (if any)
  • Copy of passport or ID card (EU citizens)
  • Language certificate(s)
  • Current transcript of grades
  • Current enrolment certificate
  • Confirmation of application for student housing

Application address

Please send your application documents by email to Mr Robert Schaef first and by post to the following address afterwards:

  • University of Applied Sciences Jena
    International Office
    P.O. Box 10 03 14
    07703 Jena

If you would like to send your documents by express courier, please use the visitor address:

  • University of Applied Sciences Jena
    International Office
    Mr Schäf
    Room 01.00.07/1
    Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
    07745 Jena

Nomination and application deadlines

  • For the winter semester (October - March):
    • Nomination by 30 June of the year
    • Application by 15 July of the year
  • For the summer semester (April - September):
    • Nomination by 31 December of the previous year
    • Application by 15 January of the year

Housing in Jena

Furnished rooms for students are offered by our partner, Studierendenwerk Thueringen (Association for Student Affairs Thuringia). Application is only possible online (please see below). Please take care of your accommodation in Jena as early as possible. Do not wait for the admission to study, but apply immediately. EAH Jena does not offer any accommodation service.

Three dormitories are located in the immediate vicinity of the campus of EAH Jena:

Please note that single apartments are comparatively rare and the waiting lists accordingly long. You should be prepared to live in a 2- to 4-room flat with other students, of course with your own lockable room, but with shared bathroom and shared kitchen. However, single apartments are included in the service package for international students (category 2) at Studierendenwerk Thueringen, which you can purchase in advance of your stay.


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. Exchange students have to be present during the lecture and examination period, but it is not mandatory to be present 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 2020/21

  • Administrative period: 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
  • Intensive German language course: 5 – 16 October 2020
  • Introduction days: 26 October – 2 November 2020
  • Lecture period: 2 November 2020 – 20 February 2021
  • Examination period: 22 February – 13 March 2021
  • Christmas holidays: 21 December 2020 – 2 January 2021
  • Semester break: 14 – 31 March 2021

Summer semester 2021

  • Administrative period: 1 April – 30 September 2021
  • Introduction days: 8 – 12 April 2021
  • Lecture period: 12 April – 17 July 2021
  • Examination period: 19 July – 7 August 2021
  • Semester break: 8 August – 30 September 2021

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Entry requirements and visas

Applicants from non-EU countries inform themselves about the entry and visa requirements for Germany, please. To apply for a visa, you need the acceptance letter of the EAH Jena. Please consider that the acceptance letter can only be issued after receipt of your application documents and signing of the Learning Agreement. Please apply for a visa with a German embassy or consulate in your home country. Please make sure to apply for the right visa for studying in Germany.