The social welfare rights of PhD candidates whose parental leave or another family phase concur with his/her doctorate are aligned according to the status of the individual concerned. Social welfare rights regarding students or employees are respectively applicable to PhD candidates who are exclusively pursuing a PhD or are employed for a maximum of half the regular working hours and are therefore also enrolled as (regular) graduate students. Similarly, the regulations for employees apply to those PhD candidates who work more than half the regular working hours as a scientific assistant. Here, scholarship holders assume a special position regarding social welfare rights.

If you are a Student, you find many helpful thinks here. If you are an Graduate and an Employee, you could read here.

In this case one should seek a personal consultation with the respective contact person in Jena's graduate academy.  Logo_Graduiertanakademie_web


At the Family Office of Friedrich Schiller University you will find help for all family related topics, from caring for family members to parental leave and exemption of health insurance co-payments. In addition to this offers you can get help from the social counselling service (for students) and the flexible child care.

University Family Office "JUniFamilie"
Nadine Löhr
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 5
07743 Jena
Phone:0049 3641-9-31025
Fax: 0049 3641-9-31028 


Office Hours
Tuesday 10.00 to 12.00 h
Wednesday 13.00 to16.00 h
and on appointment