Services for families
In addition to the childcare options, the Studierendenwerk offers other services for student parents to help ease everyday study life with a child.
In some residential complexes, the Studierendenwerk offers accommodation, particularly suitable for families. Students with children are given special attention when applying for these places in a timely manner.
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Many of our dining halls and cafeterias provide baby changing facilities, play areas, microwaves and high chairs for children, available for use by student parents and their children. Please refer to the pages of the individual facilities to find out what equipment is available in each case.
Enjoy the meal together with your child.
Children of at least one student parent receive a child ID card on application. Two possible accompanying persons are named in the child ID card.
Children up to and including six years of age with a valid child ID receive a free child portion in the refectories and cafeterias (except cafeteria Carl-Zeiss-Straße in Jena and cafeteria Audimax in Ilmenau), provided that the accompanying person is registered in the child ID and buys a meal himself/herself. The accompanying persons can be students, employees, or guests. An accompanying person can claim several free children's meals at the same time provided he or she is registered in all children's ID cards (e.g., parents with several children of their own).
The application for a child's ID card can be submitted to the information centres or, in Nordhausen, to the Office for Educational Support of the Studierendenwerk gestellt werden. Bitte bringen Sie bei Antragstellung als Nachweis Ihren aktuellen Studierendenausweis und eine Kopie davon mit sowie eine Bescheinigung, die das Kind als eigenes ausweist (z.B. Geburtsurkunde). Studierende Eltern müssen jedes Semester den Kinderausweis unter Vorlage ihrer aktuellen Studienbescheinigung in den Infozentren validieren lassen, damit dieser seine Gültigkeit nicht verliert.
„Ihr Kind in guten Händen wissen“ (Knowing your child is well looked after) – The brochure provides an overview of the childcare facilities of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.
„Studium und Kind unter einem Hut“ (Studying and child at the same time) – Printed copies of the brochure are also available from the General Social Counselling Office or from the information centres infopunkt at the University Erfurt and infopunkt at the UAS Erfurt.
„Alles unter einem Hut: Studium, Job, Familie“ (Everything at the same time: studies, job, family) – Printed copies of the brochure are also available from the General Social Counselling Office and from the University Family Office JUniFamilie.
„Alles unter einem Hut: Studium, Job, Familie“ – (Everything at the same time: studies, job, family) Printed copies of the brochure are also available from the General Social Counselling Office and from the Family and Equal Opportunity Officer at the university.
Informative event on the topic of „Studying with a child“
Family Information Day
The student services organizations contribute significantly and in a variety of ways to the creation of family-friendly conditions during studies. The Deutsche Studentenwerk informs you about this.
The Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth also offers valuable information for families:
- Broschüre Elterngeld, ElterngeldPlus und Elternzeit (Broschure: Parental Allowance, Parental AllowancePlus and Parental Leave)
- Useful tools: Kinderzuschlagrechner and Elterngeldrechner (How to calculate child allowance and parental allowance)
Here you can find comprehensive information on child benefit and child allowance as well as other support options for families and children.
The pages of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena collect family-related information.
Detailed advice on organization and financing during pregnancy (maternity leave, semester off) and studying with a child (e.g., BAföG, parental allowance, ALG II, parental leave, semester off, part-time studies, etc.) is offered at the university centres of the Studierendenwerk.
Cooperation with universities
The Campus Family Office was set up on campus together with the Technische Universität Ilmenau as a central meeting point for students and university employees - with the aim of improving the balance between studies, career, and family. The office located in the day-care center "Studentenflöhe" provides information and advice as well as family-friendly measures and activities.
The JUniFamilie (Jena University Family) is a cooperation between the Studierendenwerk Thüringen and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. This university family office provides a central point of contact for all students and employees for questions on the topic of family. The University Family Office provides objective information in the areas of children, nursing care and care of dependents, social affairs, and law, as well as dual careers.
Stiftung Hand in Hand Thüringen (The "Hand in Hand" Foundation Thuringia)