Students with relatives in need of care

More and more people are caring for family members at home. Therefore, TUK supports the balance between care and study/occupation.

Literature and guides are available from the staff unit's office. Current lectures on the topic are under News. A quick overview when care is needed is found here.

TUK offers counselling for students on the care of relatives. This service is offered in cooperation with the Kaiserslautern Pflegestützpunkt (Kl care base). Counselling takes place upon request and can be offered at the university if required. Please register at the Family Service Office.

Leaves of absence due to care of relatives is possible. A medical certificate has to be presented as proof, stating that the student has taken care of the mother or father, for example, and that the predominant presence is urgently necessary.



Rita Ochsenreither 

building 47, room 53

phone:+49 631 205 2216

E-Mail: E-Mail: beurlaubung(at)

Further Information/laws on care

The Federal Ministry of Health has published the following publications in English:

In need of care?

in German:

Ratgeber "Pflege" (2018)

Ratgeber für die Ambulante Betreuung demenzkranker älterer Menschen" (2018)

Ratgeber zur Pflege – Alles, was Sie zur Pflege und zum Pflegestärkungsgesetz wissen müssen (2017)

in addition:

Angebote für pflegende Angehörige in Kaiserslautern

Unabhängige Patientenberatung


Pflege- und Familienpflegezeitgesetz

Family Service Office

Leslie Schleese
Building 57 , Room 271

Telephone: +49 631 205-4323

Office hours

consultation by appointment

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