To content


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 from two months to 3 years of age 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 age of 4 months until they start school.

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:

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.