Welcome to Goethe University Frankfurt

We are very pleased that you have decided to come to Goethe University Frankfurt with your family and hope that you will spend a fulfilling and enriching time in Frankfurt.

The institutions at Goethe University Frankfurt will work closely together to make your arrival as pleasant as possible. International professors, post-docs, degree seeking doctoral students and doctoral students with a GU employment contract are requested to complete the online registration form of Goethe Welcome Centre in order to obtain the best possible support.

International students can find all the important information they need on the website of Global Affairs Study and Teaching.

On the following pages, you can find all you need to know about family life at Goethe University Frankfurt. Please feel free to contact us or the other advisory services at any time should you have any questions.

Family Service of Goethe University Frankfurt

The Family Service helps all members of Goethe University Frankfurt to reconcile their studies and careers with family responsibilities and is on hand to offer you advice. It coordinates measures and activities at central level as well as in cooperation with the faculties and other institutions. This includes upgrading infrastructure, such as parent-child rooms, baby changing facilities or play corners, regular and flexible childcare (supervised nurseries/pre-schools, holiday games, etc.), needs-based advice, special workshops, and much more besides. Care responsibilities as well as the special interests of same-sex and single parents are taken into account, as is the growing role of active fathers. 

Goethe University Frankfurt is continuously developing its own portfolio of services geared to families' requirements and working together with other universities in the transnational university network Familie in der Hochschule e. V. (Family Life and Academia), of which it has been a member since 2014. It is also a member of the Frankfurter Bündnis für Familie (Frankfurt Family Alliance) and the corporate network Erfolgsfaktor Familie (Family as Success Factor).

Family responsibilities and career

​Family responsibilities and studies

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