Studying with a child

Parent-Child Café

Our parent-child cafés offer a space to get to know each other, exchange ideas and network.

In addition to games and fun for the children, you have the opportunity to share your experiences with each other, ask questions or simply chat with each other.

We will let you know when the next meeting will take place in the AStA newsletter and on Facebook and Instagram.

Scholarship for students with child(ren)

The Soltenborn Foundation awards scholarships of €208 per month for students with child(ren) at the Faculty of Medicine, Law, Theology and Philosophy. The scholarship is initially awarded for one year, but can be extended. Only students who belong to the Protestant Church or are persons of the Jewish faith are eligible for funding. In addition, it is necessary to have been resident in the territory of the former Kingdom of Hanover for at least 8 years.

You can find more scholarships here.

Parent-child rooms

Would you like to study in the library and take your child(ren) with you?

There are child-friendly rooms in the SUB and the LSG that can be booked after a one-time application. The LSG also offers learning Saturdays, on which your child(ren) (3 months – 10 years old) are looked after by a qualified carer from 10 am – 1 pm, while you can study in peace.

You can register for this via the family service by e-mail.

Parent-child rooms are also available in other libraries such as the KWZ, the WiSo Library and the Departmental Library. In addition, many faculties offer other parent-child rooms that you can use.


In addition to our parent-child cafés, there are other ways in which you can network with other students with children, e.g. via the annual children’s festival organised by AStA or via the tandem programme for students with and without children. On Stud.IP you can find a group called “Studying with a child“, where you can exchange information and arrange meetings with other students. There is also an open Facebook group from the Family Service “Studying with a child at the University of Göttingen” where you can access information even if you do not have a Facebook account. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Family Service’s email distribution list and receive the latest information.

You can find more detailed information about studying with children and other offers, such as the MensaKidsCard, on the information portal: Studieren mit Kind(ern).

If you have any questions or problems, the Family Service, the Equal Opportunities Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Social Services of the Studentenwerk and the Social Counselling Service of the AStA will support you.