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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. After this short initial conversation, further counselling appointments can then be arranged directly. You can contact us during the telephone office hours:

  • Tuesday 1.00-3.00 p.m. +49 1761 9659 679 Ms. Wehling
  • Thursday 10.00-12.00 a.m. +49 1761 9659 674 Ms. Engelmann

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:

  • by telephone
  • by video chat via Big Blue Button
  • or live on site (depending on the pandemic situation)

Individual counselling can be arranged by:

  • booking an appointment with Ms. Wehling or Ms. Engelmann yourself via the online booking tool
  • arranging an appointment during the telephone consultation hours directly with Ms. Wehling or Ms. Engelmann (you can find the times above under telephone consultation hours)
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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.

Due to the current situation, the events are offered online. All information and further events can be found here.

We adviste our international student parents-to-be to make an appointment with one of our social counsellors for personal counselling because of the different legal regulations.

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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


Contact

Annett Engelmann

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

Jenny Wehling

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


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