Have children during studies

Congratulations! The decision of having children during studies is not an easy one to make, but there might also be no better time to get pregnant.

To support you before and after you deliver a baby, we provide you with a welcome payment, free food for your children, places especially for children (e.g. in the cafeteria) and with information and general advice.

In November the 2nd edition of our brochure ''Studieren mit Kind'' was released. It is free and can be collected at our place or the equalisation office of the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wiitenberg.

The brochure provides information on

Consulting and support by

  • the MLU Halle
  • the student union Halle
  • the student counsel
  • the information office
  • the antenatal class
  • the church

Organisation of studies and daily life

  • leave of absence
  • parental leave
  • halls of residence
  • fees for long time studies

Child care

  • urban childcare facilities
  • private childcare facilities
  • childcare facilities of the student union

Financial requirements

  • parents money
  • BAföG
  • child benefits
  • children's allowance
  • SGB II-benefits including ALG II for mothers and fathers currently on leave
  • initial equipment
  • housing allowance
  • maintenance advance

Support by the student union Halle

  • allowance
  • free meals for parents and their children
  • credit
  • welcome payment

Further benefits

  • remission of child care fees
  • Halle-Pass
  • financial bonus for meals


A perfect introduction is given by the presentation of the informative meeting ''Study with children'' of the equalisation office, the HIB-Halle, the student union Halle and the ALV in the download section of this homepage.

To support you before and after you deliver a baby, we provide you with a welcome payment, free food for your children, places especially for children (e.g. in the cafeteria) and with information and general advice.