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.

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The open telephone consultation hours are held without prior appointment. A counselling session lasts a maximum of 20 minutes and is designed to get an initial overview of your concerns. You can find our office hours under the following link:

Please do try to call us several times during these telephone consultation hours. Even if the lines are busy, you will hear a dial tone.

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For an individual consultation, a personal appointment is made in advance. The session usually lasts 50 minutes. The counselling can be held in English or German and may take place in the following ways:

  • live on site
  • by video chat via Big Blue Button
  • by telephone

You can schedule an Individual Counselling for yourself using the online booking tool.

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The open consultation time takes place on site at the StuFaz without prior appointment. A counselling session lasts a maximum of 20 minutes and serves to get an initial overview of your concerns. After the short initial meeting, further counselling appointments can be made directly. You are welcome to bring your children to the counselling session. 

  • Thursday 02.00-16.00 p.m.
  • Student Family Center (StuFaz), Nürnberger Str. 42
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We are extending our Legal Assistance offer by a telephone office hour for students with children. 

On one Thursday per month consultation via telephone will be offered from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. after booking an appointment online in advance. One appointment lasts 30 minutes. 

We will be conducting the telephone office hour deliberately in the evening hours in order to enable the student parents to use the consultation offer while their children are sleeping.

You find all information on the Legal Assistance page.

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  • Hardship funds for students
    • Students suffering from an acute or temporary financial emergency through no fault of their own have, as a rule, the opportunity to apply for financial aid once during their studies. The financial support can be applied for as a interest-free loan without guarantee or as a grant.

  • Mensa children's card and children's plate
    • Studentenwerk Leipzig support students with children by means of the Mensa children’s card. This card entitles children of students of Leipzig’s universities, starting from the 1st birthday until they reach the age of 10, to receive one free warm meal per day and per child at the student restaurants run by Studentenwerk Leipzig.

  • Participation in cultural or sporting events
    • KulturLeben Leipzig & Region has been enabling people with particularly low incomes to participate in the cultural life in Leipzig and the surrounding area free of charge. The Social Counselling Service is social partner of the project and provides support for the application

  • "Freitisch" voucher
    • Students facing a financial hardship they are not responsible for can apply for a "Freitisch" voucher at the Social Counselling service. This voucher is added to the current student card or Mensa card. With the help of the voucher meals and beverages can be purchased in the Studentenwerk's Mensas and Cafeterias.​​​​
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending a short e-mail to the same address.

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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!

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Where we help

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


Annett Engelmann

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for Students with Children
+49 1761 9659 674
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Counselling in English possible.

Florentine David

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for students with child(ren), students with disabilities/chronic illnesses
+49 1761 9659 679
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Counselling in English possible.

Jenny Wehling

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for students with child(ren)
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Counselling in English possible.

Helpful tips for finding a place in a KiTa

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Our former social counsellor gives helpful tips on finding a day-care place