The Social Counselling Service currently offers counselling by telephone, video (Big Blue Button) or e-mail.

Any of our counsellors can offer you an initial consultation on all topics. If you want to seek individual counselling, you can contact us in the following ways:  


  • call us during our telephone consultation hours: 
    • Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon at:
      • +49 1761 9659 679 (MS. Wehling)
      • +49 1761 9659 669 (Mr. Dägling)
    • Thursdays 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. at:
      • +49 1761 9659 673 (Ms. Kuppardt)

Do try to call several times during the office hours: you will hear a dial tone even if the line is already busy.


  • Use our online booking tool to schedule telephone or video consultations utside of our open office hours. One of our social counsellor will then contact you by telephone at the time agreed upon.
  • for short requests send us an e-mail to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de (.)
  • for detailed advice on pregnancy or child rearing and studying, please send us an e-mail enquiry to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de and we will get back to you with a suggested date. Consultations are possible by telephone or video call.

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. At the social counselling office, you will be informed about various options of financial assistance (e.g. application for unemployment pay/social benefits/housing allowance, etc.) on an individual basis.

  • Counselling and information of student parents(-to-be)
  • Application and issue of children cards for student restaurants
  • Advice on childcare facilities

This is where you find us.

Information Material

Because of the variety of different legal stipulations, the social counselors recommend pregnant international students that they agree an appointment for individual counselling.

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.

Join the Facebook group!

Information event for student parents-to-be

In addition to our office hours, we regularly offer information events for student parents-to-be: " Expecting a baby - what next?

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

The dates of the events are announced on the website of the Student Family Centre (StuFaz).

Please register in advance at: sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de


Ms. Engelmann

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

Find out more about StuFaz and on Studying with Child(ren)

Jenny Wehling

Social Counsellor for students with child(ren) and international students
+49 1761 9659 679
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Counselling in English possible.