Doing a doctorate with a Family

A central concern at TUM is developing family-friendly structures that help people balance family, career and research. With its Family Service, TUM thus offers a service that focuses on the needs of students, academics and employees.

Doing a doctorate with Children

TUM members can take advantage of childcare facilities right on or close to campus at the TUM locations in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. In addition to this regular childcare, there is also the option of flexible childcare through babysitters and day nannies. The departments have set up parent-child / family rooms at different university locations, to be used by TUM members who want or need to care for their children themselves in case of an emergency. Some of these rooms also offer hourly, flexible childcare for example during off-peak hours. All information about childcare options can be found on the website of the TUM Family Service.

Caring for family members

Another focus of the TUM Family Service is caring for family members. The TUM Family Service is available to answer all of your questions about care, and can arrange helpful support services for you. TUM also partners with an external agency, awo lifebalance. In addition to comprehensive advice on all types of care, and help with looking for facilities or caretakers, you will also find information about all the relevant legal provisions. Once again, more information is available on the TUM Family Service website.