Prof. Sorin Huss Fund for students with children

Prof. Sorin Huss Fund

The Prof. Sorin Huss Fund supports students and doctoral candidates of TU Darmstadt in the financing of child care cost. The funding shall contribute to easing the burden of parents who are studying or graduating, particularly in financially critical situations.

  • single parents
  • students with more than one child
  • international students
  • students and doctoral candidates in the final phase of their studies

You are enrolled as a student at TU Darmstadt.

You are doctoral candidate at TU Darmstadt and your application for the doctorate was accepted by the doctorate committee. You are not pursuing a doctorate within the framework of an employment contract, but e.g. via a fellowship.

Your child or your children visit a day care centre or are looked after by a childminder.

You have been to the social counseling (Sozialberatung) of Studierendenwerk or of TU Darmstadt an found out about financial support possibilities.

You have checked if you are applicable for receiving financial support for child care costs (Betreuungszuschuss) of the welfare office (Jugendamt) of your district.

Funding by the Prof. Sorin Huss Fund is normally granted for 12 months. The grant in one funding period may not exceed 1.800,- Euros.

The Prof. Sorin Huss Fund is intended to provide short-term financial support in particularly challenging situations and is not intended to provide permanent funding. A single follow-up application is possible; the jury will decide on further applications on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for Prof. Sorin Huss Fund can be submitted twice a year, for winter or summer semester.

Applications for winter term 2023/24 can be handed in to Servicestelle Familie at TU Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt until 01 November 2023.

You will find the application form here: Application Prof. Huss Fund (opens in new tab)

Please find our FAQs here: FAQs English (opens in new tab)