Studying in Germany is challenging.
The information on this page will help you succeed.
What do I want to study?
Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to study. What programme fits your interests and talents? What are you planning to do after graduation?
You need help finding the programme that is right for you?
These service centres will also be available to provide advice AFTER you have taken up studies (e. g. if you are considering changing subjects).
Starting out at university can be daunting. Our orientation sessions and bridge courses will help you get to know your Faculty and campuses and settle into university life.
- Refresh and consolidate the knowledge and skills you already have.
- Acquire new knowledge and skills.
- Get to know your Faculty and campuses.
- Meet your fellow students.
- If you want to find out more about dates and deadlines or sign up for a bridge course, check the bridge courses' website.
- Orientation usually takes place the first week of the semester.
- Do not miss orientation! It will provide essential information on your classes, exams etc.!
- For a list of orientation sessions, please refer to our class schedule ("Einführungsveranstaltungen zum Studienbeginn").
- If your subject does NOT appear on this list, please check the web page of your Faculty or contact the competent Course Advisory Service.
As a student, you may encounter challenges or difficulties at university. Read on and find out who to turn to for help.
You need German language support?
The Language Centre (ZfS) offers German language courses.
You keep failing exams?
- All Faculties have KOMPASS tutors (more advanced students) who can help you prepare for exams.
- Your Faculty Student Representation (Fachschaft), too, will be happy to offer advice and provide you with access to exam papers from previous years.
- The Psychotherapeutic Counselling Service of Studentenwerk will help you manage stress and exam anxiety.
You need help writing a paper or preparing a presentation?
JMU’s Studierwerkstatt offers Workshops
You want to find out more about efficient learning techniques and time management?
Attend a workshop by JMU’s Studierwerkstatt.
You have a disability or suffer from a chronic disease?
The team at the KIS Disability Resource Centre will be happy to offer assistance and advice. General information regarding studying in Germany as a disabled student can be found on the website “Studying in Germany”.
You want to launch a career in Germany? You are looking for placement opportunities? The team at JMU’s Career Centre will be happy to offer assistance and advice.
The Career Centre offers interesting courses and workshops as well as CV/application review appointments and provides you with access to vacancy databases.
For important information on the statutory frameworks applicable to the pursuit of gainful employment by foreign students, academics and scientists, please refer to the information sheet issued by the German Academic Exchange Service.