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Counselling + Support

Counselling + Support


Around 5 percent of students have children. It can be a huge challenge to juggle the requirements of university studies and the responsibilities of childcare and child rearing.
Many higher education institutions and student services strive to improve their support offers to ease the balancing act between diapers and academia. The universities' gender equality officers frequently provide advice on the topic of studying with child.

In Ulm, the Studierendenwerk offers special support for students with child: the student residence has an apartment for single parents, the cafeterias and the Mensa lunchroom have microwaves where you can heat up food for your child and we are happy to reserve you a suitable family table with high chairs. We have toy boxes for the little ones which are located at the check-outs. Ulm University provides loan toy boxes which can be collected from the janitors. There is a diaper changing room in the hallway below the Mensa.
The flyer "Kind und Studium" gives a good overview.

Ulm University also increased their efforts to accommodate students with family obligations as part of their certification as family-friendly university.

More info: Family Service at Ulm University

Childcare Services


Schwäbisch Gmünd


Financial Aids

Supplementary Childcare Benefit (Kinderbetreuungszuschlag) for BAföG Recipients

Child Benefit (Kindergeld)

Supplementary Child Benefit (Kinderzuschlag)

Supplementary Childcare Benefit (Betreuungskostenzuschuss)

Maintenance Advance Payment (Unterhaltsvorschuss)

Parental Benefit (Elterngeld)

Special Facilitations for Students

Semester on Leave of Absence (Urlaubssemester)

Clinical Year (Medicine)


Interested in a voluntary social year at our nursery?

Studying with child
Useful hints for all important questions e.g. finance, organizing studies, child care