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The Family Service provides advice and information about possible childcare options on campus, in the city of Dortmund, and beyond the city limits. There are a total of three large daycare centers at the North and South Campuses. Up to 27 children fromfor children aged 0 to six years can be cared for here. In addition, HoKiDo e. V. (parents' initiative) offers care for children from two months of age in the immediate vicinity of the North Campus. Within walking distance of the South Campus, the Studierendenwerk Dortmund operates the Kita im Grünen, which can care for up to 120 children from the from 1 - 6 years.

To apply for a childcare place on campus or in other municipal facilities, parents who live in Dortmund must register in the city's daycare portal. TU members are advised to mention their TU affiliation in the comments on the childcare request (a field by the desired childcare facility) and to use the TU Dortmund e-mail address. For families living in other municipalities, the respective allocation guidelines of the place of residence apply.

Childcare facilities on the TU campus

The daycare services offered on campus give parents the opportunity to have their children cared for close to work and study. A total of six daycare parents operate the three large daycare centers on the North and South Campuses. The self-employed day care parents offer 27 day care places for children aged 2 months to three years.

9 x kluge Zwerge Schlauschlümpfe Clevere Kobolde
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 07:30 to 16:00* Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 to 15:00* Opening hours: Monday to Friday 07:30 to 17:00*
Campus North Vogelpothsweg 78 (CDI Building) 44227 Dortmund South Campus Wilhelm-Diltey-Strasse 2c 44227 Dortmund South Campus Wilhelm-Diltey-Straße 2c 44227 Dortmund

*Changes are subject to change. Individual arrangements are possible.

I am interested in a childcare place

What is next?

Please complete the application form online. Students please enclose a current certificate of enrollment. If you live in Dortmund, please also register in the City of Dortmund's daycare portal.

Employees working on a DFG project require a declaration of cost coverage. Further information and the relevant documents can be obtained from the Family Service. Please also register on the City of Dortmund's daycare portal if you live in Dortmund.

Applications are possible at any time. Upon receipt of the application form, your child is registered for a place at the TU Dortmund Family Service. You will receive a confirmation of receipt and the Family Service will forward your documents. In the next step, the daycare provider and parents can get to know each other.

Gray glass entrance door to the facility Schlauschlümpfe © Family Service TU Dortmund
Rest corner with a sofa and a baby crib © Family Service TU Dortmund
Children's recreation room filled with toys © Family Service TU Dortmund

Childcare options close to campus

In addition to the TU's daycare centers, there are these external childcare options near campus:

At HoKiDo, 80 children aged 0 to six years are cared for in four mixed-age groups by a team with 20 permanent pedagogical employees
employees. The focus of the educational work with the children is movement education. Promoting and accompanying the children's motor development is a special concern.

The new building is located on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, directly next to the international meeting center.


Ms. Stephanie Rosing

Emil-Figge-Str. 57

44227 Dortmund Tel.: +49 231 - 75 77 1


Directions and map:

The building is located on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, directly next to the International Meeting Center.

Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 07:20 - 16:30 Thursday to Friday: 07:15 - 16:00

Counseling services for parents at HoKiDo:

In addition to childcare, the HoKiDo also offers the following events and counseling services for parents, for which you can register or inform yourself by e-mail :

  • Open consultation hours, especially for parenting advice: every 2nd Thursday between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. (please register briefly by e-mail so that you do not visit the consultation hours in vain in the event of illness)
  • Movement offers for families (dates will be announced)
  • Toddler group
  • "Parents' University": The organization of pedagogical parents' evenings in theory and practice by qualified speakers (dates will be announced, registration requested)

KuKi is an offer for students and employed parents of TU Dortmund University who are looking for flexible half-day care for children between one and three years of age for the morning or afternoon. The playgroup is designed for 8 children. Children can attend the playgroup on a regular or flexible basis. There are 8 spaces available in the morning and 8 spaces available in the afternoon.

Please contact KuKi early if you have childcare needs.


Alice Chendjou

Emil-Figge-Str. 57

44227 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 (0)231 - 18 74 515


Directions and map:

The premises are located in the HoKiDo building on the North Campus of the TU Dortmund University, directly next to the international meeting center.

Supervision times:

Morning care:

Monday through Friday: 09:00 - 13:00

Afternoon care:

Mon/Thu/Mi: 13:30 - 16:30 and Thu/Fri: 13:30 - 16:00



Students: per half day 9,50 €

Employees: per half day 13,50 €

Sibling reduction 2,- €


Students: per half day 6,50 €

Employees: per half day 9,50 €

Reduction for siblings 2,- €


The daycare center cares for 120 children from at the age of 1 -6 years. Priority is given to children of students, but children whose parents are not students are also accepted.


Mr. Dominik Struck

Am Gardenkamp 47-49

44227 Dortmund

Phone: +49 (0)231-7949598

Directions and map:

The buildings are located in the immediate vicinity of the South Campus of the TU Dortmund University.

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 07:30 - 17:00 Friday: 07:30 - 14:30

In the municipal daycare center for children, which is located near the TU Dortmund directly opposite the DASA, 70 children aged 0-6 are cared for in four groups. One of the pedagogical focuses is bilingual education.


Mrs. Waldmann and Mrs. Felsing

Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 16 a

44149 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 (0)231 50-11730


The KiTa is located directly opposite DASA: from the 'Do-Universität' stop, take bus 447 in the direction of Dorstfeld Huckarde one stop to 'Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz'.

Opening hours:

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00

If you have not yet found a childcare place on your own, the Youth Welfare Office of the City of Dortmund has set up the coordination office for childcare offers for children until they start school. Parents can register their needs there.