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Herzlich Willkommen in Berlin! Welcome to Berlin!


... Are you new to Berlin and are a student or researcher at TU Berlin?

... Is your family with you in Berlin?

... Are you looking for day care or a school for your child?


We are delighted that you have decided to move to Berlin and want to support you and your family in making your stay successful and fulfilling. The institutions for international students and researchers at TU Berlin all work hand in hand to help you get off to a smooth start.

The Family Services Office is here to help you get acquainted with the local childcare options and school system. We provide advice face to face, over the telephone and by email. Come to our consultation hours or simply make an appointment.

In order to register your child for childcare or school, they first need to be registered in Berlin: Registration requirements.

Day care

In Berlin, there is a wide range of day care options for children from a few months old to the start of school. Day care opportunities include day care centers (known as Kindergarten or Kitas in German) and professional childminders (day care mother). To obtain a place in a Kita or with a childminder, you will generally need a Kita voucher.


      Both the Berlin and the Brandenburg school systems offer children a wide range of development and learning opportunities at an array of public, private and international schools. The states of Berlin and Brandenburg are unusual in that primary education lasts six years (as opposed to four elsewhere in Germany).

        • School system in Berlin
        • Support in finding the right school
        • International schools
        • Day care before and after school (Hort)

          Family-Friendly University

          There are a range of services available to help TU members achieve a balance between family and work/study commitments.

          Flexible childcare

          Campus map 

          Campus with family

          Financial Support

          Contacting the Family Services Office

          If you have any questions about day care or schools or need our support at any step in the process, do not hesitate to send us an . Please provide us with the following information:

            • Your name, nationality/ies and current country of residence
            • Expected duration of stay and planned arrival date
            • Your host research institution in Berlin (institute, chair, supervisor)
            • Your future status/position in Berlin, e.g. doctoral candidate (enrolled? y/n), post-doc, short-term visiting researcher or other
            • The name of your scholarship provider, if applicable
            • Your family situation and information relevant to your choice of day care center or school, i.e. date(s) of birth of child(ren), preferences in terms of the kind of education you are looking for, language skills, health matters)

              TU Berlin for International Visitors - Where Do I Find...?


              Department II – Human Resources


              International Student Counseling

              studierendenWERK Berlin Internationals


              International Student Counseling 

              International Visiting Researchers (PostDoc/Professors)

              Erasmus Mundus: INT IP

              Dual Career Service: DCS

              Mentoring program for students with children: TU Tandem

              Languages: ZEMS and SKB

              Study preparation: Preparatory School

              Stay in contact: TU alumni portal

              International Visiting Researchers

              Welcome Centre for International Visiting Researchers (PostDoc/Professors) at the TU

              The International Scientific Cooperation team helps and advises international visiting researchers before and during their stay on: 

              • Accommodation 
              • Acquiring health insurance
              • Visa issues
              • Other formalities

              Welcome Brochure (A Guide for International Researchers)

              The brochure Welcome to TU Berlin gives you detailed information about your stay at the Technische Universität.

              More Information and Links for Families

              The Senate of Berlin's Welcome Center provides information to all new arrivals in the city on getting started and everything involved with their stay. Welcome Center Berlin


              Living and working in Germanymake it in Germany.com


              Coupon booklets for children, teenagers and families - Berlin Family Pass  – Everything in Berlin - for less. The Berlin Family Pass is a program that supports joint family activities. 300 discounted rates and more than 200 free events, outings and workshops. The booklet costs €6 for the whole family.

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              Contact Details

              Family Services Office
              Main Building
              Room H 1111, Sector 1 K
              (030) 314-25693
              (030) 314-29861

              Family Services Office Flyer

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