Children and Corona

Online events such as online yoga or dancing lessons should help to leave everyday stress behind.

Events from the pme family service can be found here


Family Care Office, Frau Gürlevik 
initinal consulting for all university members

AG family-friendly studies
student initiative for all matters of students

Social consulting Studierendenwerk
for all matters of students

Social Consulting Universität Bremen 
for all matters of the employees

conflict counseling for all university members

contact and information point for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

student initiative for diversity and inclusion 

The Notfallmamas are available! More informationen

The UniKLEX program has been expanded More informationen

The familienportal gives an overview about: financial support like parental allowance or emergency child supplement. 

FAQs and financial support for students: Studentenwerk 

BAföG training allowance - What changes in relation to my BAföG entitlement?
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has stipulated that "Students who depend on benefits under the Federal Education Promotion Act (BAföG) should not suffer any financial disadvantages if lectures or lessons at your training center are temporarily canceled due to the COVID 19 pandemic or the beginning of the semester is completely postponed.

More information here:

Specifically, this means that, on the one hand, you don't have to worry about the corona crisis affecting your BAföG eligibility. You can now be eligible for BAföG if your income or that of your dependent parents / partners has changed.

There are many scholarships and also some foundations that currently support students in need. Think again about applying for a scholarship. Even outside the current crisis, a scholarship is a good way to finance your studies. Also beyond financial support, because many scholarship providers offer their scholarship holders exciting additional educational opportunities and interesting networks. (Corona emergency aid)


Loan fund of the Studierendenwerk (State of Bremen)
The Bremen Senate has increased the loan fund of the Studierendenwerk Bremen for students in financial need. If you are in an economic emergency due to corona, you can get a loan for three months from April 1st.

It is an interest-free loan. The amount of the loan is based on the extent of the financial emergency to be demonstrated, but may not exceed a sum of € 550 per month. It is granted for a maximum of 3 months and can be made as a one-time payment in exceptional situations to be justified in writing.

Information and application:

KfW student loan (federal government) * new: also available for international students from June 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 *
Students have been able to apply for an interest-free loan from KfW since the beginning of May. The interest-free loan is up to 650 euros per month. The loan can be applied for online without red tape.

Info: Personen/Studieren-Qualisieren/Finanzierungsangebote/KfW-Studienkredit-(174)/

Bridging aid "grant" (federal government)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided a bridging aid to the German Student Union amounting to 100 million euros. These are made available to the student services on site. This money is intended to help those students who can be proven to be in a particularly acute emergency who need immediate help and cannot avail themselves of any other support. You can receive a monthly grant of between € 100 and € 500 from the state for the months of June, July and August 2020. You have to apply for a new one every three months and it depends on your individual needs. Enrolled students at a state or state-recognized university can apply for bridging assistance from June 16, 2020 at The responsible student union decides on the guidelines, the application and the approval of a grant from the bridging aid (grant).


Emergency child supplement (April to September 2020)
The Federal Employment Agency has changed access to the child supplement for low earners. With the so-called "emergency KIZ" families with low income can easily receive up to 185 euros per child per month. Students with children can receive the "Emergency KIZ" if their income situation has changed and their earnings are not sufficient to support their family.


Special support for international students (also with children)

Advice centers in Bremen
International students also receive advice and support in acute emergencies from the Inner Mission, the Catholic University Community (KHG) and the Evangelical Student Community (ESG). All offers of the churches are open to students of all faiths.

Apply for emergency grants.

Info at:

Xenos e.V.
The support association XENOS supports international students at Bremen universities. It was founded with the aim of providing material help to foreign students who were in need through no fault of their own. The association has existed since 1984 and also supports outside of the current crisis situation.


Scholarship for students in need from developing countries of the Studierendenwerk Bremen WS 2020/21 (application on July 28th and July 30th, 2020-> see links!)

Here’s a list of educational and entertaining activities to keep them occupied.


Homeschooling ideas


Stay at home guide: 100s activities and resources for a family at home


Familiennetz Bremen advisory services in Bremen 

Nationales Zentrum für frühe Hilfen an overview of nationwide advisory services

Bremen latest information on the situation in Bremen 

Information about working during corona at university Bremen can be found here

Information about study during corona at university Bremen can be found here

Marktplatz der Begegnung - Help for students and trainees

The "Marktplatz der Begegnungen" now also opens every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. exclusively for students and trainees.

Students and trainees receive five items free of charge (household items, furniture, clothing).


Notfallmamas online activities

The Notfallmamas offer an online childcare services for employees. 

Activities in 60 minute units with a maximum of 5 children per session.