The University of Ulm is planning a holiday programme for children of school age for 2023. This is a service without recognition of a legal obligation and is therefore voluntary. Registration via this page for Ruhetal or science camps is possible for students and employees of Ulm University (excluding the Medical Faculty), and for the science camps from the 5th school class also for employees of the Medical Faculty and the University Hospital. -> Ruhetal registration for employees of the Medical Faculty and the University Hospital
- In 2023 we will offer Science Camps (week 15 and week 31).
- We will receive a contingent of places in the Ruhetal. If the registration number exceeds our quota already on day 1, the places will be drawn by lot based on the applications received by 1pm on day 1. Otherwise, the places are allocated in the order of the registration receipt.
Possibility of participation for children of students and employees of Ulm University, including HIU. Employees from the medical faculty or clinic can register only for the Science Camps.
easter holidays/ Osterferien
KW 15 Springtime/Easter Science Camp for 5th and 6th school class students
Pentecote holidays/ Pfingstferien (KW 23 und 24)
Ruhetal - two week-segment for students from 7 up to 14 years
Summer holidays/ Sommerferien
KW 31 Summer Science Camp for 5th and 6th school class students
KW 31 Advanced Summer Science Camp for 7th and 8th school class students
KW 31 - 36 Ruhetal for students from 7 up to 14 years - You can only choose one two-week segment in Ruhetal in Summer.
Under certain circumstances, there may be deviations in the offers at events.
Past experience: While the university usually has enough places for the Science Camps, it is not always able to meet all the demand for the Ruhetal. Unfortunately, the provider of the Ruhetal cannot make more places available. If the registration number exceeds our quota already on day 1, the places will be drawn by lot based on the applications received by 1pm on day 1. Otherwise, the places are allocated in the order of the registration receipt. If a family does not receive a place via the university's place allocation, they can use the second registration option (directly via the Ruhetal www.ruhetal.de).
Start of registration
More information on registration and the programme will be available shortly before the start of registration.
Start of registration: 16 January, 9:00 am. Registrations received before this time cannot be considered.
‘First come, first served.’ Registrations are generally considered in the order they came in.
Exemption from this rule for Ruhetal: If the registration number exceeds our quota already by 1pm on day 1, the places will be drawn by lot based on the applications received by 1pm on day 1. Otherwise, the places are allocated in the order of the registration receipt.
Exemptions from this rule for the science camps:
Places are allocated not exclusively in temporal order of registration (‘first come, first served’), with set quota for the University and the Medical Faculty/University Hospital. Another deciding factor is the child’s application (self-made application in form of a drawing, a hand-written text or a piece of craft work). You receive a confirmation of receipt upon registration. After the Centre for General Scientific Education (ZAWiW = Zentrum für Allgemeine Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung) reviewed the application, we will inform you via email early March if your child can participate in the holiday programme or is placed on the waitlist due to high demand or a missing application. For applications received later, the decision will be made successively.
Subsidised holiday programme
Tax and social insurances
To support the reconciliation of career and family, Ulm University and Ulm University Hospital offer a holiday programme for children during several weeks of the year and cover part of the costs.
This subsidy has already been deducted from the fees listed on these pages.
Employer contributions to employees for holiday childcare of school-aged children are considered non-monetary benefits and thus subject to social insurance and income tax.
The subsidised amount increases your gross income for tax purposes and is included in its entirety in the tax assessment according to your individual tax rate, once the monthly tax exemption limit (currently € 50) is exceeded.
Social insurance obligation
Your gross income for social insurance purposes is increased by the subsidised amount. Both the employer’s and employee’s contribution are calculated on this basis.
Last update: December 2022
We sometimes have children on a waitlist – should your child not be able to participate after all, we would appreciate it if you could notify us as soon as possible so that we can offer the spot to another child.
If you deregister your child after you have paid, an administrative fee of € 25 will be retained.
If you deregister your child within 4 weeks before the beginning of the event, until Thursday before the event at the latest (Thu before 11:30 a.m.), a cancellation fee of 50% will be retained.
Later refunds cannot be granted. Exception: If your child cannot participate in the holiday programme due to illness, you can present Tomás Novy email@example.com oder Fax an +49 731 50-26609 a doctor’s certificate until 2 days before the beginning of the event to receive a refund less the administrative fee of € 25.
If a holiday programme is canceled completely (without an alternative online format) due to the pandemic, you will receive a refund of the participation fee you have paid. If a web-based alternative programme is offered - possibly with a reduced time - a partial refund will be made if the reorganization (from face-to-face to online format) results in a cost reduction of at least €20 per child.
If you want to deregister your child from the Ruhetal holiday programme, please do so in writing directly to Ruhetal. Please send an email to info(at)ejw-ulm.de and cc to maria.stoeckle(at)uni-ulm.de . The modalities are explained in detail in the therms and conditions of the summer camp facility Ruhetal Ulm. www.ruhetal.de
Please note that the university will incur costs for each originally booked place even if you cancel your registration.
If you have not yet registered your child online with the Ruhetal, just inform Ms. Stöckle firstname.lastname@example.org.
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