Not travelling alone? No problem. Your nearest and dearest are welcome, and we will do everything we can to make them feel at home: in Germany, you will find family-oriented regulations that allow your spouse or partner to join you and find work, essential facilities such as nurseries and schools as well as financial and legal support for you and your family.

Bringing your family

You will find that Germany’s regulations are very family-oriented if you bring your spouse or partner and children with you.

Family, holding hands at the airport and travelling on foot with suitcase parents and child, ready for flight.

Information for your partner

Your spouse or partner wants to work in Germany? That’s no problem for family members of international researchers.

Couple smiling happily signing contract in the office


Your children will be well taken care of: Germany has child-friendly regulations and a good range of childcare options.

Selective focus of children folding educational play with teacher in the background


Germany has good schools for your children – no matter which curriculum they want to follow.

Group of primary school pupils with their teacher in the classroom.

Support for families

Legal and financial support is particularly important for families. Many types of assistance are available to make your life as parents easier in Germany.

Young family with one child are having a  counselling appointment with a counsellor