Advice and Service

Finding the right balance between university studies, work and family often creates various challenges for students and employees. Along with a lack of time, students often face financial constraints. Employees ask not only for good child care but also for working hours and work organisation that take into account both work and family.

Students with children have many questions about organising and financing their university studies as well as care options for their children. Various advisory offices offer support with balancing studies and family life.

The Family Service provides advice on questions of individual and suitable childcare, care in special cases (conferences, meetings, emergency care) and financial support for childcare. Contact us at Dr. Karin Süß06151-26563 or Vladimira Olbrich 06151-26567

For questions regarding the planning and organising of your studies please contact the academic support services: Central Student Advisory and Orientation Office.

ZSB 06151-16-27014

For questions regarding part-time studies, recognition of studies and qualifications, leave of absence, change of area of study or place of study please contact: Service point part-time studies TU Darmstadt

Gabriele Pfeiffer, 06151 16-27010

The Moodle-Kurs „Studieren mit Kind“ is an interactive online-platform with communication forums and up-to-date information for students with children managed by the service point part time studies.

For questions regarding your social, personal or financial situation (housing, financial benefits, questions relating to the law on foreigners etc.) please contact the social advisory services: Social Counseling from Studierendenwerk Darmstadt

For further questions contact: Gaby Ruschka 06151 16-29860 or Marlene Schneider 06151 16-29859

TU Darmstadt supports its employees in the reconcilability of family and working life with detailed advice on maternity leave, parental leave and parental benefits. Please refer to the staff members at Dezernat VII (personnel department) to hand in your application for maternity leave and for any questions.

Expecting mothers enjoy the protection of the Mutterschutzgesetz (MuSchuH), the German Maternity Protection Act. This law came into effect in a revised form on 1 January 2018. Find the legal text at: BMFSFJ (German)

Good planning is essential before and after the birth and should be well prepared. To make sure that nothing is forgotten, TU Darmstadt has developed a checklist for mothers and fathers-to-be. The up to date lists can be found at Dezernat VII.

When planning your return to work after maternity leave or parental leave as well as when you return from a period of care, a discussion with your superior is strongly recommended. To help you prepare for this discussion, TU Darmstadt has developed a short guide:.

Gesprächsleitfaden zum Rückkehrgespräch (opens in new tab) (German)

Reconcilability of family and care

Employees of TU Darmstadt facing the challenge of balancing working life and home care receive support from in-house Care-Guides as well as the personnel department Dezernat für Personal- und Rechtsangelegenheiten.

TU Internal Advisory Services External Advisory Services
Gender Equality Office Contact person for all female students, administrative/technical staff and professors regarding gender equality. Family Centre Darmstadt Extensive counseling for parents, counseling for pregnant woman, baby consultation, etc. (German)
Staff Council Represents interests of employees in all questions or problems concerning the workplace. (German) Pro Familia Counseling and assistance in the areas of sexuality, family planning, partnership and pregnancy. (German)
Social and conflict counseling Counseling for employees in the event of conflicts or stressful situations at work, as well as problems wit addiction or addictive substances. (German) Multigenerational House Darmstadt Offers and services of the multigenerational house in Darmstadt, such as parent-child- groups, freetime activities or language clubs. (German)
Dual Career Service Supports partners of newly appointed professors in realizing their own professional goals. (German) Caritas Germany Counseling services of the Catholic Church for problems during pregnancy, partnership problems etc.
Diakonie Deutschland Counseling services of the Evangeical Church duriing pregnancy, partnership problems, etc.