Students with children

Family Services Center

Advice for parents is offered by the Family Services Center of Mainz University, which serves as a central contact point for parent students and researchers. You can contact us if you have questions about childcare facilities, financial aspects or other aspects concerning compatibility.

Parent/child room

The parent-child room is in the new Physics/Mathematics/Psychology building, Staudingerweg 9, 2nd floor – Room 120, on the university campus. In addition to baby changing facilities, cribs, and toys, there are also three work stations available at present.

Childcare in emergency and exceptional circumstances

Since January 1, 2009, JGU has made the back-up services provided by pme Familienservice GmbH available to students with children. The carers will look after children aged between 8 weeks and 12 years on an hourly or daily basis, including evenings and weekends. JGU will assume all costs of the emergency childcare services. However, please note that there is a limit to the number of days on which this service may be utilized. For more information, visit here.

Childcare facilities

On the campus and in the immediate vicinity, crèches, kindergartens, and child day-care centers are available for children of JGU students. For a current list of all childcare facilities, please contact the Family Services Center.

BAföG financial support

See the information sheet issued by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for details of financial support available during pregnancy.

Leave of absence

If you are unable to continue your course of study due to pregnancy or the need to look after a child, you can apply for official leave of absence.