Studentin mit Kind
Studentin mit Kind

Studying with children

and Studierenden-Elternpass (StEP, student-parent-pass)

Do you have children and are about to start your university studies? Are you going to become a parent during your studies? The University of Konstanz is pleased to welcome parents! The Studierenden-Elternpass (StEP, student-parent-pass) (in German) provides you with access to family-friendly institutions, measures and services across the university.

The Department of Literature is happy to support you.

If you have questions about

  • examination deadlines during Mutterschutz (maternity leave) or Elternzeit (parental leave)
  • taking a leave of absence
  • individual class scheduling options
  • course availability
  • flexible completion of the mandatory internship in the BA study programmes, etc.,

please contact the departmental student advisor

Dr Daniel Hütter

+49 7531 88-2421

Please note that you do not have a legal right to individual measures and that you need to clarify and request support by consulting with the departmental student advisor.

Sitting examinations during a period of parental leave

In principle, you can participate in courses and exams whilst on maternity or parental leave.

Rules on studies and family in the examination regulations

General regulations governing the BA study programmes in the humanities

General regulations governing the MA study programmes in the humanities

General regulations governing the teacher education programmes

University, parenting, going abroad?

The CHE Centre for Higher Education and the University of Wismar host a special website dedicated to the topic of studying abroad with children. For further information about the University of Konstanz’s partner universities and funding options for study abroad stays, please contact the Erasmus coordinator

Melanie Hochstätter

+49 7531 88-4018

or the International Office.

Family support at the University of Konstanz

Coordinator for the family-friendly university: Christiane Harmsen

Contact our coordinator for comprehensive advice and support regarding studying with children. Advice and services for students who have or are planning to have children.

Office hours: Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00 in the Student Service Centre (SSZ) (far corner).

More important information about leaves of absence, childcare services, Elterngeld (parental leave allowance), etc. is available on the University of Konstanz’s studying with children pages (in German).