Family Friendliness, Studying as a Parent

The St. Pölten UAS seeks to support staff members with caring responsibilities and to create the best possible conditions for studying with children or while pregnant.

Under certain circumstances, students may file an application for a tuition fee waiver / the return of tuition fees and participation fees. A pregnancy is one of these circumstances. You can file this application by submitting the form and the necessary supporting documents to the CSC.
Application for a tuition fee waiver / the return of tuition fees and participation fees (download PDF here)

Parent-Child Room & Family-Friendly Facilities

Parent-Child Room

There is a Parent-Child Room in building A. Download Navigation Guide (PDF).

The Parent-Child Room is open to students and staff members of the UAS who have childcare responsibilities and, if needed, external fathers and other caregivers. The access card to the Parent-Child Room can be collected from the Campus and Study Center.

  • UAS members can have access to this room activated on their Campus Card by contacting the CSC either in person or via email.
  • When it comes to external persons, the Campus and Study Center keeps a pool card that can be borrowed for this purpose.

The Parent-Child Room features a seating area for feeding babies, a diaper-changing table, children’s toys, and a fridge.

Family-Friendly Facilities

  • There are foldable diaper-changing tables in both all-gender toilets on the ground floor of Building B.
  • Bottle and food warmers may be borrowed from the CSC, the library, or the canteen if needed.
  • There is a high chair for children in the canteen and there is the possibility to order small “children’s portions”.
  • The library has a children’s corner with many children’s book.
  • There is a public playground in the immediate neighbourhood.

Childcare During the Holidays

From 03 April to 06 April (week before Easter) and from 24 July to 28 July and 31 July to 04 August 2023, the UAS offers holiday childcare for children of employees aged 3 to 10. The free childcare is offered by qualified staff of Kinderfreunde NÖ.

For the first time, remaining free places are offered for children of students as well. Please let us know of your needs.

Eine junge Frau hält einem Mädchen ein Mikrofon hin, damit sie etwas sagen kann - im Hintergrund eine junge Frau am Laptop und ein Junge mit Mütze

Read more here: A Visit to the Radio: Holiday Childcare 2022

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
Steinberger Anna, BSc, BSc, MA

Anna Steinberger, BSc, BSc, MA

Section Head Gender & Diversity