A Place for Families

The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is an explicitly family-friendly University and makes great efforts on behalf of those students and staff who have young families. We offer crèche facilities on both a regular and flexible basis and run a wide-ranging counselling service on matters such as the organization and financing of study as a young parent, pregnancy, family leave and the care of relatives.

Our Family Spaces are designed to facilitate working at the University with children alongside.


The family team is a first contact point, where we give advice and refer on to further sources of support. We can counsel you on what advice and support there is available to help you combine your studies, work and family, or in cases where you might be the carer for a family member.


If you want to start or continue your studies or your employment at the University of Applied Sciences, whilst waiting for a daycare place, you can take advantage of the flexible childcare facility offered by our family room. And if you need to bridge the gap between your children’s school holidays and the university’s teaching timetable, we organize creative workshops for kids during the school holidays.

Family spaces

If you are pregnant or take your child with you to campus, you can simply drop into one of our many family spaces or borrow one of our two play backpacks.

The campus provides bright and inviting rooms for resting, breast-feeding and baby changing.

The main building also boasts a variety of places for families to use.

If you have any questions about how to combine your studies with your family life, please contact the family team in confidence:

family team
Kiepenheuerallee 5
14469 Potsdam
building 5, room 026
mail: famteam (at) fh-potsdam.de
phone: +49 331 580-2475