Family Service


Due to Corona we are currently not able to offer personal appointments in our office. However, we are happy to offer our services via email, telephone or digital videoconference meetings.
Please contact us with your questions or to set an appointment. We offer appointments by short notice.
You can find out contact information at the bottom of this page.


Whom do we advise?

We generally advise all members of Kiel University (e.g. employees with work contracts at the CAU, postgraduates at CAU, students at CAU, visiting scientists and scholarship holders at CAU institutes, as well as professors at CAU)
WE CANNOT ADVISE: employees with work contracts at the UKSH, GEOMAR, IFW, ZBW, IPN or other employers. Please contact your employer's service.

Our services are directed towards mothers, fathers, future parents, family members with care responsibilities, supervisors, professors and other academic staff with responsibility for students, and international members of the university.

How do we advise?

Our appointments and correspondence is confidential and individually tailored to your needs.
If necessary we can aquire information from other university services or provide you with the right contact person. In case of particular questions we will research the topic and let you know our findings.

These are our topics:

Generally all topics regarding compatability of family and work or studies, which include:

Maternity leave and maternity allowance
Parental leave and parental allowance
Child benefit

Work and family care responsibilities
Variable working hours
Eligibility to prolong the work contracts of academic employees

Studies and family care responsibilities
Disadvantage compensation and holiday semester
Conflicts with teachers e.g. concerning pregnancy, maternity leave, breastfeeding or childcare
Further services for students with family responsibilities

Childcare and CAU holiday program
School and school system
Family-friendly campus


Bettina Bolterauer, Phone: +49 (0)431 880 2019
Celine Pump, Phone: +49 (0)431 880 5221
Fax: +49 (0)431 880 1751
visiting address: Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4, 24118 Kiel, Raum: 1411
postal address: Christian-Abrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Familien-Service, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel