Maternity protection for students

Information for pregnant women and nursing mothers

Expecting mothers benefit from the special protection of the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchuG). This law regulates the duration of the protection period, maternity leave, protection against termination of employment, maternity benefits and more.

The Maternity Protection Act is intended to protect pregnant and breastfeeding women from risks, excessive demands and health hazards at the workplace. This also applies to your studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In order to benefit from the advantages of maternity protection, you must notify the university of your pregnancy or breastfeeding.

There is a form available for this purpose, which you get at your examination office and should fill out together with your contact person at the examination office. Only if a pregnancy is registered can we ensure that disadvantages in studies and examinations are avoided as far as possible.

You can obtain initial information in advance infos for preganant and nursing students at TU Darmstadt (in German) (opens in new tab).