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 is intended to contribute to relieving parents who are studying or pursuing a doctorate, particularly in financially critical situations.

  • You are enrolled as a student or PhD candidate at TU Darmstadt.
  • Students must be enrolled at TU Darmstadt, PhD candidates must already have their doctoral project recognized by the Doctoral Admissions Board and they are not pursuing their doctorate under an employment contract, but are funded by a scholarship, for example.
  • Your child or your children visit a daycare centre or are looked after by a child minder.
  • You have been to the social counseling (Sozialberatung) of the Studierendenwerk or the TU Darmstadt and found out about financial support possibilities.
  • You have already exhausted all possibilities of state funding, e.g. applied for a cost reduction or a childcare subsidy from the Youth Welfare Office (Betreuungszuschuss) of the local municipality or applied for BAföG.

Single parents, students with more than one child, international students as well as students and doctoral candidates in their final phase of getting their degree will be given priority for equivalent applications.

The maximum funding amount per child is 1,800 EUR and can be applied to for one or two semesters, depending on the amount of monthly funding in consultation with the Family Service and the jury.

Funding is provided only for childcare, regardless of the provider or childcare facility. The financial support is settled directly with the provider of the childcare facility.

The Prof. Sorin Huss-Fund is intended as short-term financial support in particularly challenging situations and not for permanent funding. A single follow-up application is possible; the jury will decide on additional 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 the summer semester 2024 can be sent by e-mail to or by post to Servicestelle Familie at TU Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt until 01 March 2024.

Please find the application form here: Application Prof. Huss-Fond (opens in new tab)