Friedrich Schiller University of Jena: Statistics



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#324 of 14,131 In the World
#122 of 2,785 In Europe
#26 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 12 In Thuringia
#1 of 2 In Jena
#50 of 1,013 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
Top50% For 187 other topics
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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 60,065 scientific papers published and 1,465,647 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Friedrich Schiller University of Jena majors

by publication & citation count

34,129 / 1,005,372
33,584 / 1,022,502
29,370 / 782,521
28,354 / 770,285
23,222 / 651,780
Quantum and Particle physics
21,986 / 575,339
Organic Chemistry
19,439 / 588,777
Environmental Science
18,958 / 517,206
Computer Science
18,688 / 475,666
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,626 / 351,237
Materials Science
18,616 / 466,987
18,012 / 582,330
16,675 / 522,663
Optical Engineering
13,625 / 361,771
11,651 / 164,870
11,521 / 331,273
9,936 / 302,858
8,446 / 249,906
8,311 / 274,716
7,916 / 258,665
Geography and Cartography
7,535 / 185,251
Political Science
7,353 / 120,479
Metallurgical Engineering
6,628 / 170,559
6,336 / 170,805
Electrical Engineering
5,955 / 145,750
5,537 / 114,810
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,492 / 133,961
5,461 / 193,847
5,318 / 150,224
5,295 / 166,810
5,240 / 155,074
5,181 / 182,562
5,071 / 184,399
4,726 / 112,267
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,724 / 118,926
4,712 / 156,444
4,560 / 118,636
Chemical Engineering
4,348 / 141,469
4,312 / 99,393
Physical chemistry
4,234 / 114,943

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 435 1579
1992 405 1648
1993 391 1772
1994 445 1882
1995 509 2260
1996 698 2780
1997 877 3621
1998 1024 4513
1999 1009 5881
2000 1071 7093
2001 1180 9006
2002 1100 10782
2003 1253 14064
2004 1340 16065
2005 1391 19549
2006 1543 22767
2007 1792 26565
2008 1758 30763
2009 2028 37425
2010 2037 43101
2011 2088 49763
2012 2137 57232
2013 2178 63105
2014 2310 69642
2015 2267 74000
2016 2243 77852
2017 2309 80693
2018 2260 88349
2019 2424 96940
2020 2722 112291
2021 2924 126700
2022 2811 128861
2023 2787 129208
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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 Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto (with Friedrich Engels) and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and represents his greatest intellectual achievement. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

  2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1770-1831 (aged 61)
    university teacherphilosophy historianwriterphilosopher of lawphilosopher

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher and one of the most influential figures of German idealism and 19th-century 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
    policy advisorbiologistphilosopherwritergeologist

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was a German polymath active as a mathematician, philosopher, scientist and diplomat who invented calculus in addition to many other branches of mathematics and statistics. Leibniz has been called the "last universal genius" due to his knowledge and skills in different fields and because such people became less common during the Industrial Revolution and spread of specialized labor after his lifetime. 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, philology, games, music, and other studies. 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 the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel, 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)
    novelistphysician writerphilosopheraestheticiantranslator

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German polymath and poet, playwright, historian, philosopher, physician, lawyer. Schiller is considered by most Germans to be Germany's most important classical playwright.

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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