Studying with children

zwei Frauen spielen mit einem Kind

Having a child changes the way parents (and parents-to-be) may have planned their life and education and often sees them facing challenging situations. Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau can help you to successfully deal with such challenges. We believe supporting young families to be an important part of our social mission. Therefore, we offer specially designed accommodation in Chemnitz and Zwickau and have highchairs, baby changing facilities and children’s play areas in our canteens.

The social counselling team at the Studentenwerk functions as a first port of call for pregnant students and students with children. You’ll always find someone here who is willing to listen to your problems and discuss your changing needs in this new phase of your life. Our staff can also provide tips and assistance to help you combine studying and parenting. We can help you figure out how to finance studying with a child, give you an overview of the social benefits you are entitled to and provide support when you need to deal with authorities.



drei Kindern mit Bastelmaterialien

The “Zwergencampus” is currently closed due to the current pandemic situation. There is no childcare. We will inform you here as soon as the rooms of the “Zwergencampus” can be used again.

The “Zwergencampus”, the parent-child rooms of Studentenwerk in Chemnitz, offers a lot of additional benefits for students and staff with children. It provides a comfortable place to meet up as well as grants a quiet space to breastfeed or do some work for your courses. A large playroom, changing and breastfeeding facilities, a parents’ room with Wi-Fi access as well as a kitchen and sanitary facilities make it an excellent base for parents.

Contact person in Chemnitz

Ms Sandy Seidel
Social Counsellor
Thüringer Weg 3
09126 Chemnitz
Room: 25
Phone: +49 371 56 28-620

Office hours:
Tue: 09:00-12:00
Thu: 13:00-17:00

Mitarbeiterin: Frau Sandy Altmann

Contact person in Zwickau

Ms Tina Opitz
Social Counsellor
Innere Schneeberger Straße 23
08056 Zwickau
Room: 103/2
Phone: +49 375 2710-125

Office hours:
Tue: 12:30-15:30
Thu: 09:30-11:30

Until 31.03.2023 the personal office hours are cancelled. We are available by mail.

Mitarbeiterin: Frau Tina Opitz

Mensa children’s card

For children of students, the Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau issues the "Kinderausweis". With this, your child up to the age of 7 will receive a free child's portion at lunchtime and in the evening in our dining halls. The complete application for the child ID card is available at the information points in Chemnitz and Zwickau.

Application for Mensa children's card (PDF 60 kB)