Information and Counselling

Pregnant students and parents who study have special questions and problems. The social Counselling service of Studentenwerk Leipzig informs and advises students with child(ren) comprehensively. We can solve many problems in personal interviews and by arranging contacts to the authorities in charge.

Studentisches Familienzentrum (StuFaz)

Nürnberger Str. 42
04103 Leipzig

Counselling and information for student parents (-to-be) on:

  • Child benefits
  • Organisation of studies (semester off/part-time studies)
  • Financial perspectives
  • BAföG (exceeding the standard period of study, childcare supplement)
  • Housing benefits
  • ALG II, additional expenses
  • Maternity protection law/maternity benefit
  • Parental benefit/ child-raising allowance by the federal state
  • Child allowance
  • Child support/advance payment for child support
  • Single parents
  • Childcare in Leipzig
  • Options for reducing parental contributions for child care
  • Benefits for education and participation (e.g. cost coverage for lunches)
  • Application for and issue of Mensa children’s cards

Our offers at a glance

  • Appointment booking and open consultation hours

    Information on the possibility of booking appointments in advance using our appointment booking tool, the current open telephone consultation hours and the open consultation hours without an appointment on site can be found on the website of the social counselling.

  • Student Family Center StuFaz

    The Student Family Center “StuFaz” is a meeting and networking place, a place to go to and a place for counselling and events for those (future) students parents of Leipzig whose child is not yet in a childcare programme. Our Social Counselling Service offers various information events, workshops and counselling for student parents whose children are not yet in childcare. Additionally, in StuFaz, student parents have a place to play, relax, meet and study. Student parents are welcome to bring their children along. However, we do not offer childcare—but all events are made for taking your children with you.

  • Facebook Group “Studium mit Kind Leipzig”

    In Studentenwerk Leipzig’s official Facebook group on Studying with a child in Leipzig, student parent (to be) can inform themselves about local events and activities on the subject of studying with a child and pregnancy during their studies, exchange information and get to know each other.

  • Info Events for Student Parents-to-be

    In addition to our office hours, we regularly offer information events for student parents-to-be.

    These events provide you with the most important general information on the topic of studying with children, show different solutions and answer questions from students and their partners or spouses. These events are free of charge and open to all students at Leipzig universities and their partners.

    If interested please register via our online tool.

    All information and further events can be found on the overview page for our events.

  • Info Material
  • E-Mail Distribution List

    You don’t want to miss any news and events of the Studentenwerk Leipzig on the topic of studying with a child? Then you can register for our e-mail distribution list. To do so, please send an email to You can unsubscribe at any time by sending a short e-mail to the same address.

  • Your Feedback

    You had a consultation appointment with us? We would be pleased to receive your feedback on our counselling. Please fill out our short online questionnaire (maximum duration 2-3 minutes). Only with your feedback is it possible for us to further develop our services and, if necessary, adapt them to your needs. Thank you very much!

Who we are


Annett Engelmann

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for students with child(ren)/pregnancy

Phone: +49 1761 9659 674

Write an email


Jenny Wehling

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for students with child(ren)/pregnancy

Mobile: +49 1761 9659 674

Write an email

Get to know the StuFaz

Information on directions and access

The StuFaz is located in the hall of residence at Nürnberger Straße 42. The front entrance is only accessible via stairs, the rear entrance is also accessible with pushchairs. There is a bell at both entrances, please use it.

Nürnberger Str. 42 / 04103 Leipzig

The StuFaz does not have barrier-free access.

How to get there:

  • By tram: Bayerischer Bahnhof stop can be reached with lines 2, 9, 16
  • By bus: Stop Bayerischer Bahnhof can be reached with line 60
  • By S-Bahn: Bayerischer Bahnhof stop can be reached with the following lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S5X
  • By car: There are no parking spaces available, only public car parks in the surrounding area can be used

Access with pushchairs to the StuFaz rooms:

If you would like to visit our StuFaz with a pushchair, please use the rear entrance of Nürnberger Straße 42 (accessible via Brüderstraße). At the back of the building you will find a vehicle ramp which will lead you directly to the labelled back door. Please use the bell. You can lock your pushchair in the adjoining room to protect it from the weather. We recommend that you plug it in, as the Studentenwerk accepts no liability. Then follow the signposting up to the StuFaz rooms.