Support from Studentenwerk
Studentenwerk is a student services organization in Germany
There are 57 Studentenwerke that offer support and advice to 2.8 million students in 300 educational institutions. This organization focuses on equal opportunities and improving conditions for studying.
Support for students with children, as well as international students, is offered in various forms including childcare and help in settling into life in Germany. Some Studentenwerke can also provide financial assistance or help with baby gear for new parents.
Where can I get support as a student parent in Germany?
Studentenwerk offers childcare or helps finding external services for parents who are studying. Many centers are open for extended hours to accommodate parents attending early or late classes, during the holidays and on weekends.
They also organize spaces for parents and children in universities, which can include breastfeeding areas, play areas and baby changing facilities. Children are welcome in cafeterias in many universities, and some even have toys available, so that you can dine and play with your child during the day.
The university's International Office may also have advice and services available for overseas students with children.