The University of Bonn is a family-friendly university
The Office of Family Services offers advice on how to balance science/career/studies and family

Family-Friendly University

The University of Bonn has been certified under the Family-Friendly University Audit since December 2011. Find out about our range of advice and support services helping you to combine family, studies or a career. The point of contact for staff and students with family responsibilities is the Office of Family Services.

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The University of Bonn defines "family" as a community with a close personal connection,
in which people take responsibility for each other.

Office of Family Services 

The Office of Family Services contributes to a better compatibility of science/career/studies and family. We provide advice to employees and students of the University of Bonn around the topics of childcare, maternity protection, parental leave, care of relatives and more.

A little girl paints whilst her father works from home
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Working and researching with childcare responsibilities

Employees can find out here about childcare, maternity protection, parental leave, parental benefits, the University's childcare services during school vacations and more.

Female student and son sitting on the meadow in front of the University of Bonn and are looking into a book
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Students with family responsibilities

Answers to all your questions about maternity protection, studying abroad with a child, childcare and much more are provided here.

A man pushes an elderly man in a wheel chair through woods
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Caring for family members

A significant number of University staff and students are responsible for the care of relatives. We provide advice and support to help you meet the various mental and practical challenges involved with this responsibility.

Latest news

Parent-child gymnastics for students and employees

Students and employees of the university can book parent-child gymnastics places through the University Sport Center ("Hochschulsport").

Time period: 27.10.2021 - 02.02.2022
Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

Permanent certification as a family-friendly university

Over the past few years, the University of Bonn has taken a variety of measures to create family-friendly working and study conditions. On September 30, 2021, the university obtained the "audit familiengerechte hochschule" certificate on a permanent basis.

Useful information


The KITA-NET is a parent portal of the city of Bonn. If you would like to register your child in a childcare facility of the university, a registration at the Office of Family Services and a registration via KITA-NET until the end of the deadlines is mandatory. If you have any questions regarding KITA-NET, please contact the Office of Family Servies of the City of Bonn.

Caregiver support group

The contact point for caregivers8 informs caregiving relatives about support and discussion groups. It also hosts meetings, organizes and refers to interesting events in Bonn. 

Federal Forum Men
("Bundesforum Männer")

Equality for all genders can only be achieved if men are also part of modern equality politics - this idea drives the Federal Forum Men. In addition to consulting services and events, the forum offers a wide range of information.


The five employees of the Office of Family Services are sitting outside on a staircase
Employees of the Office of Family Services (from left): Lisa Kunde, Snezana Krtinic, Xenia Lehr, Stefanie Lohmer, Sabine Paffenholz © Familienbüro/Uni Bonn

Office of Family Services


+49 228 / 73-72 73

Opening Hours 

Monday, Thursday, Friday
9.00 am - 2.30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Comprehensive consultation sessions by appointment.


Franziskanerstr. 2-4
53113 Bonn
Entrance information point

Postal address
Regina-Pacis-Weg 3 
53113 Bonn

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