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Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Financial Support and Lending Offers

The university offers different financial aids which parents can apply for. In addition, there is the possibility to lend notebooks and toys.

"Welcome Present" for Newborn Student Babys

In order to ease the financial burden on families, students with children receive a one-off welcome payment of 50 euros. The subsidy is borne by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder). The application, including the supporting documents, must be submitted to the Studentenwerk no later than six months after the birth of the child. Of course, fathers are also entitled to apply.

You can find the application form here.

More information about the welcome letter can be found on the website of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt/Oder.

Since January 2017, the AStA of the HNEE also offers the possibility to plant a tree for newborns. For more information, please see the pages of the AStA.

Grant for student parents (Zuschuss für studierende Eltern: ZusE)

In the winter semester, you have the opportunity to receive a grant for student parents* (more). This can be applied annually between 1 September and 25 October (deadline) at the Team of the Family-friendly University.

If your child/children were born between 1 October and 31 December of the current year, the application can be submitted until one month after the birth. Subject to the availability of funds, these applications will then still be considered.

Please complete the application form, sign it and send it with all attachments to . The documents will be destroyed immediately afterwards.

*The amount of the grant depends on the respective budget of the Family-friendly University. There is no right to payment.

Allowance for the Care Costs

As long as the budget of the university allows it, there is an allowance for the care costs of children during the courses and beyond the opening times of the day-care center.

Please communicate the need at the beginning of the semester and discuss further steps with Vera Clauder ( The amount of the allowance complies with the amont of the applied hours.


Handicraft Work and Toys

To make the lectures or the working time in the office more comfortable for children, there is the possibility to lend suitcases with toys and drawing tools. The bags and suitcases can be lended seperatly or together for a couple of hours up to a few days. There is a list on which you have to sign in before lending. You have to leave a deposit (e.g. student ID, drivers license) and on return declare defect or missing parts.

All suitcases contain a baby blanket and different toys (e.g. games, toy blocks, trains) for children between the age 0 to 6. The drawing and handicraft tools are suitable for older children.

The Suitcases are located at the following positions:

  • House 2, 1st Floor, at Mrs Beuster (Room 115) [City Campus]
  • House 5, in the Parent-Child-Room [City Campus]
  • House 11, 1st Floor at Mrs Borchert (Room 118) [Forest Campus]
  • House 12, in the Parent-Child-Room [Forest Campus]

When taking a suitcase from the Parent Child-Rooms, please inform Vera Clauder [City Campus] or the Wood Technican Office in the 1st floor [Forest Campus].


For all students and employees of the HNEE with family responsibilities, the Family-friendly University has notebooks available for loan. They are intended to make it easier for you to work from home for your studies or the university. Your child is sick, you have caring responsibilities or you don't want to commute to the university every day due to your pregnancy during your thesis?

Simply send us the completed application form. After a positive decision, you can borrow a notebook from the university's ITSZ in exchange for a signature. You can find an overview of the devices here.