Study/Career and Family

Are you an expectant mother or father, or do you need to arrange care for a family member? Then you will want to know how you can balance your family responsibilities with your study or career at TUM. TUM Kids, Family and Elder Care Center is here to help you, in absolute confidence. You can find services of interest and a list of contacts on our website:

Studying at TUM with a family

Working at TUM with a family

The City of Munich's children and family information service is an excellent source of information on all matters relating to children and families and the wide range of services available in Munich.


In Addition to the sisidary for the kindergarden period the Free State of Bavaria introduces the Bavarian Childcare Allowance on January 1, 2020. It relieves parents of one to two-year-old children with up to EUR 100 per month per child on their parents' childcare contribution for attending a facility or daycare center supported according to the Bavarian Child Education and Care Act (BayKiBiG). The Childcare Allowance is paid only to parents whose income does not exceed a certain income limit. For more information see the webside of the Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales.

With effect from 1 April 2019, parental contributions for the entire kindergarten period will be subsidised by the Free State of Bavaria with € 100 per child and month. This applies to all kindergartens supported according to the BayKiBiG. Further information from the Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs.

As of September 1, 2019, the City of Munich will reduce the costs of day care places for children in municipal facilities. The regulation also applies to facilities run by non-profit organisations and other sponsors participating in the "Münchner Förderformel". Further information on this topic can be found on the official portal of the City of Munich.

On 1 July 2019, child benefit was increased by 10 euros. For the first two children it is now 204 euros per month, for the third child 210 euros. From the fourth child onwards there is 235 euros per month. Further information from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

Families have been able to apply for "Baukindergeld" (construction child benefit) in Germany since September 2018. These grants help families with the first-time construction or purchase of housing which they themselves occupy. In addition, in Bavaria you can apply for the "Bayerische Baukindergeld Plus" and the "Bayerische Eigenheimzulage". Please find more information about the "Bayerische Baukindergeld" here.

The new Bavarian Family Allowance will enter into force from 1 September 2018. The Free State of Bavaria grants parents EUR 250 per month for each child in the second and third year of life and from the third child onwards even EUR 300 per month. For more information see the website of the Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales.