In its role as an international network university, Freie Universität Berlin welcomes numerous visiting scholars and scientists from Germany and other countries year after year. The Dual Career & Family Service offers support and information for those who bring their children with them to Berlin.
Freie Universität has a block of 13 placements at the nursery school operated by the Studentenwerk Berlin student union at Freie Universität Berlin for the children of visiting scholars and scientists. This block of placements is maintained in order to provide full-day childcare without a lot of bureaucratic hassle to start out. As a basic principle, registering for day care for children in Berlin is handled at the district youth welfare offices (Bezirksjugendämter) through the childcare voucher system.