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.
Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung: 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. (german)
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)
Maternity protection for students (and BAföG)
Mutterschutz für Studentinnen (und BAföG) (german)
Nursing room with changing facilities
Building 92, GF, Room 15 (92.0.15)
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.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity – Simone Keller (simone.keller(at)hs-ansbach.de, Phone: 0981-4877-504).
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 informally be applied for at the chancellor of the university, Mrs. Esther Schnetz (esther.schnetz(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:
The office cooperates with various advice centres and network partners in order to offer the widest possible range of advice and support.
Parents-meeting ”Treffpunkt Studieren mit Kind”
Once a semester, the parents' group of the university meets for breakfast in the “Offenen Treff" of the Mothers' Center in Ansbach. For a small fee per person, the food is provided by the Mütterzentrum. Highchairs, a changing table and toys are available for children. Previous participants felt the personal exchange and the community with other studying parents to be were very valuable.
Further advice centres:
Mütterzentrum Ansbach (german)
KoKi- Netzwerk frühe Kindheit (german)
Bündnis Familie Landkreis Ansbach (german)
Bavarian Family Services Network of the Universities
Under the following links you will find further information.
Parental benefits, ElterngeldPlus and maternity leave:
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend: Elterngeld, EltergeldPlus und Partnerschaftsbonus (german)
Under the following links you will find further information on counselling (german):
Social facilities City of Ansbach:
Stadt Ansbach: Ansbacher Sozialatlas
Pregnancy counselling Ansbach:
Landkreis Ansbach: Leben im Landkreis- Schwangerenberatung
Pregnancy counselling at the Diakonie Ansbach:
Diakonie Ansbach: staatlich anerkannte Beratungsstelle für Schwangerschaftsfragen
Office for Family and Youth - contact persons and telephone numbers:
Stadt Ansbach: Amt für Familie und Jugend- Wegweiser Adressen und Telefonnummern
Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity
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