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Advice for student parents

For (expectant) student parents, there are various counselling services at the RUB that provide support when studying with care responsibilities.

A sympathetic ear

Would you like to exchange views and receive advice on questions, challenges and conflicts that you face in connection with balancing your studies and family life? Here you will find psychological and psychosocial counselling and support.

  • When things get tense - counselling and support in stressful and overwhelming situations
  • To reconcile studying and family life
  • To look into childcare options
  • Contact persons and facilities for students with children
  • Pregnancy during studies

Contact the Psychological Counselling Service

Study organisation

You want to

  • find out about maternity protection regulations for female students
  • find out about the possibilities of organising your studies with a child
  • find out about the possibilities and consequences of taking a leave of absence from your studies
  • know what disadvantage compensation is available for students with family responsibilities and possibilities of making the studies more flexible
  • get back into your studies after an interruption.

Get in touch with the Student Advisory Service


You want to

  • to know in general what possibilities you have to secure your livelihood and that of your child/children during your studies
  • find out about financial aid and your entitlements during pregnancy,
  • know which foundations support students with children
  • know which social benefits are available to student parents and their children
  • find out about the financial consequences of taking a leave of absence from your studies.

Contact the Student Financial Counselling Service

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