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.

Structured advisory services support parents and departments in mastering the reconciliation at the most favorable conditions. The Family Service gives advice on questions of individual and suitable child care, the school landscape in Darmstadt and surroundings as well as child care in exceptional cases (conferences, meetings, short term child care).

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

For questions regarding the planning and organising of your studies please contact the academic support services: Zentrale Studienberatung und -orientierung der TU Darmstadt.

ZSB 06151-16-27014

Recognition of studies and qualifications, leave of absence, change of area of study or place of study.

For questions regarding part-time studies please contact: Koordinierungsstelle Teilzeitstudium an der TU Darmstadt

Ms. Gabriele Pfeiffer, 16-27010

Advise about all aspects of part-time studies. Project manager of Moodle-Kurs „Studieren mit Kind“, an inter-active online-platform with communication forums and up-to-date information for students with children.

For questions regarding your social, personal or financial situation (housing, financial benefits, questions relating to the law on aliens etc.) please contact the social advisory services: Sozialberatung des Studierendenwerks Darmstadt

Margarete Halvani, 06151 16-29859

Eva Dreier, 06151 16-29858

Gaby Ruschka, 06151 16-29860

For questions regarding the organising and financing of suitable child care please contact the Family Service: Servicestelle Familie der TU Darmstadt.

Ellen v. Borzyskowski, 06151-26563

Vladimira Olbrich, 06151-26567


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

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.

Checkliste für Mütter (opens in new tab)

Checkliste für Väter (opens in new tab)

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)

Reconcilability of family and care

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