Mastering your studies with a child can feel like a big challenge. Ansbach University of Applied Sciences supports students with the arrangement of the various tasks of studying and family. We would also like to offer comprehensive information and advice to parents interested in studying.
We strive to create good conditions that facilitate the compatibility of studies and children.
The following checklists provide you with initial information.
Family Portal- Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA): www.familienplanung.de
The Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs has compiled special information in times of Corona under the following link.
Here you can find information and advice on the following topics:
Since January 1st, 2018, the Maternity Protection Act Mutterschutzgesetz (MuSchG) also applies to female students. Its purpose is to protect the health of the student and her child during studies, pregnancy, after childbirth and during the breastfeeding period.
Maternity leave for female students includes the following statutory provisions
Exemptions from prohibition of employment/training for pregnant students
The revocation of a declaration for night, Sunday and holiday work/study is possible at any time - but only for the future.
There is no legal obligation to report pregnancy to the university. However, notification is a prerequisite for the claim of the regulations. To report your pregnancy to the university, please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
The Maternity Protection Act for reference:
Federal Office of Justice: Gesetze im Internet - Mutterschutzgesetz 2018 (german)
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth: Brochure Leitfaden zum Mutterschutz (german)
A detailed list of financing options for students with children can be found under “Studis online":
Financial tips: Studying with a child: Finanztipps: Studieren mit Kind.
In summary, the following options are available to you:
Bavarian Family Benefits
All parents with children of the age of one or two years are eligible for Bavarian Family Benefits. As it is independent from parental benefits it does not have an effect on them. People who have applied for and have been accepted for parental benefits in Bavaria do not have to submit an application. The application for parental benefits is simultaneously an application for family benefits.
The following requirements must be fulfilled for applicants to be eligible:
Further information on this topic can be found at: ZBFS Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales
Further information on financial aid can be found under the following links:
Landratsamt Ansbach – Gesundheitsamt
Checklist information for pregnant women and young families
Checkliste Informationen für Schwangere und junge Familien (german)
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Leitfaden zum Mutterschutz (german)
Family-friendly and Barrier-free campus plan
For parents, older people and people with various disabilities, a plan of the main campus of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is available in pdf format with details of family-friendly and barrier-free facilities (parent-child room, baby-changing facilities, lifts, electric door openers …).
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the plan, please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
Tel: +49 (0) 981 4877 504
Parent-child room with baby-changing facility
Building 92, GF, Room 15 (92.0.15)
Hier ein kleiner Eindruck zur Räumlichkeit über den nachfolgenden Link: Parent-child room
The room is also equipped with the KidsBox, a kind of a mobile children's room that can be taken to one's own work or study space. You can get a little insight into the contents of the KidsBox by clicking on the link below: KidsBox
Changing facilities are also available in the spacious and daily cleaned barrier-free toilets:
Highchairs are available in the dining hall for our youngest visitors to the canteen. A children's plate card (free addition to the parents' meal for children under the age of 10) can be applied for.
Children's area in the university library
For children who are in the university library under the supervision of their parents, books and toys are available in the children's area. Changing facilities are available in the nearby toilets of the university library.
Please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity 0981-4877-504 and familie(at)hs-ansbach.de.
The university has a little surprise for our new parents!
Student parents can pick it up after the birth by presenting their birth certificate at the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity. Please make an appointment in advance.
(Staff and professors please contact the Human Resources Department).
Children's bring day
Since 2022, the Office for Family Affairs, Equal Opportunities and Diversity has organised a childcare day for children of staff and students every year on the school-free Day of Prayer and Repentance. The offer applies to children of primary school age and is intended to close any gaps in childcare on the non-school but non-working Day of Prayer and Repentance.
Bring your child day 2023:
On 22 November 2023, the second Children's Bring Day took place at Hochschiel Ansbach. 11 children of employees took part.
A discovery tour through Ansbach was on the programme for the children. Alexander Biernoth, a city guide and well-known historian of Ansbach, gave the children an understanding of the history of the city in a walk with a detour to the market count's crypt under the church of St Gumbertus and a visit to the market count's museum. The musical programme continued afterwards. The young regional cantor Thorsten Rascher introduced the children to the queen of instruments, the organ, in St Ludwig's Church. After a short introduction to the instrument, the children were then allowed to play the keys themselves.
The successful day ended with lunch together in the canteen. The children and the staff from the Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity Office enjoyed a successful morning.
There is the possibility of childcare by the “Miteinander" maternity center, which is located directly next to the campus in the Brückencenter. There, an individual and very flexible care time can be booked. The Mothers Center is a registered association. The university is happy to provide financial support for the membership fee of the “Miteinander” maternity center. To receive financial support, you can apply for subsidies for the membership fee. As a club member, the cost contributions for the care are significantly lower.
The grant can be applied for at the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity (familie(at)hs-ansbach.de) Further information about the Mütterzentrum can be found here: Muetterzentrum Ansbach.
Further information on other childcare options can be found here:
We regularly offer various events for families at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.
The office cooperates with various advice centres and network partners in order to offer the widest possible range of advice and support.
Further advice centres:
Mütterzentrum Ansbach (german)
Bündnis Familie Landkreis Ansbach (german)
Bavarian Family Services Network of the Universities
In the following listed links you will find further tips and information.
Parental allowance, parental allowance plus and parental leave:
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend: Elterngeld, EltergeldPlus und Partnerschaftsbonus
Studierendenwerk Nürnberg Erlangen:
Werkswelt; Studying with a child
In the links listed below you will find more information on counselling.
Social Atlas Stadt Ansbach:
Stadt Ansbach: Ansbacher Sozialatlas (german)
Stadt und Landkreis Ansbach: staatlich anerkannte Beratungsstelle für Schwangerschaftsfragen (german)
Pregnancy counselling Ansbach:
Landkreis Ansbach: Leben im Landkreis- Schwangerenberatung (german)
Pregnancy counselling Diakonie Ansbach:
Diakonie Ansbach: staatlich anerkannte Beratungsstelle für Schwangerschaftsfragen (german)
Amt für Familie und Jugend - Contact persons and telephone numbers:
Stadt Ansbach: Amt für Familie und Jugend- Wegweiser Adressen und Telefonnummern (german)
Parents' meeting "Treffpunkt Studieren mit Kind" (Meeting point for studying with a child)
Once a semester, the parents' group of the university meets for breakfast at the "Offenen Treff" of the Mütterzentrum in Ansbach. For a small contribution towards costs per person, the food is provided by the Mothers' Centre. High chairs, a changing table and toys are available for children who bring their own. The personal exchange and the fellowship with other parents have been found very valuable by previous participants.
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