Studying with Children


For many young parents the reconciliation of study and family is often a challenge with many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It is not an easy task to reconcile studying, childcare and often securing one's livelihood. But there are a number of university-based and university –related counseling and care services available to support students with children.

Family Service of the FH Dortmund ↓

The Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (FH Dortmund) supports students with children to reconcile their study and family together. The Familienservice of FH Dortmund offers extensive advice on important organisational matters, study organisation, maternity protection for students, financial support options and childcare services for your child or children. There are special parent-children-areas at each location. Studying parents can also borrow special toy-boxes for their children if they need to bring them to the university or to the courses.

***Please not that the linked websites are German only!


familyscouts at the FH Dortmund ↓

If you are looking for contact with other students with children, the familyscouts organise networking of students with each other. Do not hesitate to contact them!

***Please not that the linked websites are German only!


Kinderteller (children menu) for free ↓

Children of FH Dortmund students can enjoy a daily free lunch in the cafeterias of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund. The "Kinderteller" is available for children up to the age of 10 and is valid in all cafeterias. To do this, you must register your child/children with your ODS and contact the Family Service to apply for the children's ID card "Kinderausweis" available for studying parents at the FH Dortmund. Of course, you will find more information at our Familienservice and on the page of the Studierendenwerks Dortmund.

***Please not that the linked websites are German only!


AStA of FH Dortmund: Eltern-Tee (Parents-tea) ↓

The AStA of the FH Dortmund offers a regular meeting "Eltern-Tee" (parents-tea), during which the parents can get together, make friends, exchange ideas and give each other hints. A great offer which we really recommend to use!

***Please not that the linked websites are German only!


Make use of the extensive offerings for studying parents, which will help you to better master the challenges and burdens of studying with a child(ren)! If you have any further issues or questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the Social Advisory Service at the International Office!