Free meals for children under age 10 at our dining halls!
Free meals for children under age 10 at our dining halls!
Start of the statewide campaign - „Free meals for children of students“
State secretary Dr. Birk: Another key milestone for the child-friendly studies in Baden-Württemberg

„Children of students can now get free meals at the dining halls of the Studierendenwerks in the state. I am delighted with this key milestone for the child-friendly universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Thereby, studying in Baden-Württemberg is even more attractive for students with children. It takes great power to study and take care of a child. Therefore, the state already supports the parent-students with special regulations, for example by easing the tuition fees and the examination periods.“ The state secretary Dr. Dietrich Birk said this on Friday in Stuttgart at the official start of the statewide campaign with the children and students at the dining hall of the Studentenwerk Stuttgart.

Children under age 10 are now entitled to get a free meal in the dining halls of Baden-Württemberg. There are various forms required, but the parents are informed of the procedure by the Studierendenwerks. The initiative is possible through the cooperation of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, the Ministry of Science and the Studierendenwerks of Baden-Württemberg.

On behalf of the State Department a plate and a bib in child-oriented design has been designed for the campaign. The result is a "Wimmel"-theme, which shows the map of Baden-Württemberg. When the dish is empty, the children can visit in addition to the tourist resorts at Bodensee and Feldberg also other cities in Baden-Württemberg. The places to discover are the TV Tower and the Ferris wheel at the Beer Festival in Stuttgart, the Gothic cathedral, the Water Tower in Mannheim, and much more. The bib must be taken home; the plates are used in the dining halls.

The campaign is accompanied by a poster. With the slogan "Crazy! More and more four year olds in universities in Baden-Württemberg "should create awareness of the new service in the dining halls. The aim of the campaign is to make Baden-Württemberg, the economic and “children” state, better known and more attractive for young parents as a place of study.

More information can be found online at:

International Student Center
Adenauerring 7
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone 0721 - 6909 - 204

Opening hours
Mo - Fr 10:00 - 14:00
or by appointment

Parent-students in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim can get the Mensa-Kids-Card at the International Student Center in the Am Adenauerring Dining Hall.