Friedrich Schiller University of Jena: Statistics

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#310 of 14,131 In the World
#116 of 2,785 In Europe
#26 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 12 In Thuringia
#1 of 2 In Jena
#56 of 1,000 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
Top50% For 179 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate60%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 60% acceptance rate for Friedrich Schiller University of Jena based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena is a world-class research university with 52,026 scientific papers published and 1,350,139 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Science, and Computer Science.


Friedrich Schiller University of Jena majors

by publication & citation count

30,172 / 949,310
29,258 / 867,432
25,918 / 749,309
25,028 / 733,686
19,808 / 556,183
Quantum and Particle physics
19,021 / 566,915
Organic Chemistry
16,964 / 575,807
Materials Science
16,518 / 449,695
Environmental Science
16,142 / 422,132
Computer Science
15,731 / 478,620
15,713 / 498,982
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,940 / 284,190
14,595 / 452,980
Optical Engineering
11,833 / 384,951
9,752 / 268,921
9,069 / 133,292
8,742 / 259,040
7,185 / 235,851
7,142 / 201,498
6,708 / 209,081
Geography and Cartography
6,325 / 149,654
Political Science
5,726 / 94,775
Metallurgical Engineering
5,713 / 137,782
5,343 / 189,990
Electrical Engineering
5,072 / 165,519
4,720 / 164,186
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,650 / 190,713
4,625 / 141,371
4,548 / 128,782
4,489 / 161,865
4,484 / 149,625
4,469 / 170,998
4,277 / 90,678
4,153 / 133,058
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3,993 / 96,705
3,895 / 98,309
3,840 / 84,979
Chemical Engineering
3,729 / 114,089
3,680 / 82,049
3,658 / 70,287

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 404 1175
1991 390 1340
1992 378 1415
1993 352 1505
1994 400 1565
1995 453 1929
1996 628 2307
1997 799 3079
1998 927 4022
1999 934 5396
2000 993 6452
2001 1088 8294
2002 966 10054
2003 1111 12918
2004 1137 14838
2005 1162 18478
2006 1296 21722
2007 1549 25099
2008 1545 29344
2009 1789 35456
2010 2426 41327
2011 1880 46939
2012 1951 54657
2013 1973 60342
2014 2006 67361
2015 2108 72986
2016 1945 76067
2017 2141 82147
2018 2005 85444
2019 2257 96348
2020 2391 112147
2021 2930 138929
2022 2394 130418
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Art Management, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, European Languages, European Studies, Film, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Greek, History, History of Religion, Italian, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Phonetics, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Romance Languages, Romanian, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Sports
Kirchliche Abschlussprüfung Protestant Theology
Magister Commercial Law, Law, Theology
Diplom (Univ) Pharmacy, Protestant Theology
Master American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Ethics, European Studies, Film, Folklore, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, Geology, German, Greek (Classical), History, Human Resources, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Sports Management, Surveying and Mapping, Western European Studies
PhD Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Theology
Habilitation Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Theology

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena alumni

  1. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1818-1883 (aged 65)

    Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, critic of political economy, and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. His name has been used as an adjective, a noun, and a school of social theory.

  2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1770-1831 (aged 61)
    philosophy historianuniversity teacherlogicianphilosopherphilosopher of law

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher. He is one of the most important figures in German idealism and one of the founding figures of modern Western philosophy. His influence extends across the entire range of contemporary philosophical topics, from metaphysical issues in epistemology and ontology, to political philosophy, the philosophy of history, philosophy of art, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy.

  3. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1646-1716 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
    Studied in 1663-1663

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath active as a mathematician, philosopher, scientist and diplomat. He is a prominent figure in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He wrote works on philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, law, history and philology. Leibniz also made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics and computer science. In addition, he contributed to the field of library science by devising a cataloguing system whilst working at Wolfenbüttel library in Germany that would have served as a guide for many of Europe's largest libraries. Leibniz's contributions to a wide range of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, primarily in Latin, French and German.

  4. Friedrich Schiller

    Friedrich Schiller
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1759-1805 (aged 46)
    philosopherphysician writernovelisthistorianuniversity teacher

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German playwright, poet, and philosopher. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works that he had left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents of their philosophical vision.

All 100 notable alumni

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena faculties and divisions

Faculty : Business and Economics Business Administration, Economics
Faculty : Chemistry and Earth Sciences Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Biology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics
Faculty : Medicine Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Philosophy Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Musicology, Philosophy
Faculty : Physics and Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science, Physics
Faculty : Social and Behavioural Sciences Behavioural Sciences, Educational Sciences, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports
Faculty : Theology Protestant Theology

General information

Alternative names FSU
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Founded 1558
Accreditation Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Thuringia

Location and contacts

Address Fürstengraben 1
Jena, 07737
City population 111,000

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