Many students have their own children, whom they raise and educate parallel to their studies.
In order to ensure equal opportunities, universities offer a wide range of assistance, such as semesters off, facilitation of study organization, daycare services, and financial support. Students with children are also allowed to study longer than everyone else. They also receive BAföG for longer if they use it to finance their studies. If parents have a lot to do during the semester, they can also apply within their courses to have more flexible deadlines or attendances, for example. However, many universities not only pay attention to the studies themselves, but also offer support for life off campus, such as for housing.
Here, those affected can find offers of help and advice from the universities in the region:
Kind beim Malen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus.