During pregnancy


We will be happy to advise you during your pregnancy and recommend that you report it. This safeguards your rights under the Maternity Protection Act.

As soon as you are aware of your pregnancy, please complete the pregnancy notification form and forward it to Family Services.  We will then contact you and initiate the next steps. Breastfeeding mothers are also protected by law.

Compensation for disadvantages and maternity

According to the General Examination Regulations (§ 8 (3) BA bzw. § 7 (3) MA), special regulations apply to you regarding compensation for disadvantages for examinations whose examination period falls within the statutory maternity protection period.

Please speak to the head of degree programme or lecturers about which examinations can be converted to alternative examination forms. You can find the application form for the examination board in the
download area. Once the application form has been completed, please sent it to the Family Service.

Leave of absence

When your statutory maternity leave begins, you are entitled to a special form of leave. You can take up to 6 semesters of leave per child up to the age of 10 for "childcare". Further information can be found here.

Financial offers and assistance

Depending on your status of residency you might be entitled to claim child benefits or other forms of financial support. Family service will assist you in finding solutions in case of financial hardship.