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Jena, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Housing Options:||Apartment, Independent|
|Areas of Study:||German, History, Literature||Class Status:||2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other|
|Program Type:||bilateral exchange, study abroad||Language of Instruction:||English, German|
Spend a semester or year in Jena! Jena is a German university town and the second largest city in Thuringia. Together with the nearby cities of Erfurt and Weimar, it forms the central metropolitan area of Thuringia with approximately 500,000 inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of nearly 110,000. Jena is a centre of education and research; the Friedrich Schiller University was founded in 1558 and has 21,000 students today and the Ernst-Abbe-Fachhochschule Jena counts another 5,000 students. Furthermore, there are many institutes of the leading German research societies.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at Friedrich Schiller University is available at the course information link. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
Students have the option of living in a dormitory or making arrangements independently. Friedrich Schiller University's FAQ page has links to off-campus accommodation and the Studentenwerk. Students should search for accommodation early as there is a shortage of open accommodation in Jena.
For the Friedrich Schiler University exchange, students are responsible for paying:
- Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
- UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
- Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
- Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
- Most students must also purchase German health insurance for approximately 80 euro/month.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. On nomination, students must show their ability to speak German sufficiently. The Friedrich Schiller University Jena does not require any test certificates, but recommends that students should know German on the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages in order to follow the course instructions. For those attending courses in English, knowledge of the English language at the B2/C1 level is required. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Friedrich Schiller University FAQs
How to Apply to FSU
Call 662-915-1508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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