Holiday programme

Due to the currently increased risk of infection with corona virus at events, there may be variations in the program. However, we hope that the programmes can take place with appropriate hygiene measures.

- In 2022 we will offer Science Camps (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 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 Summer Science Camps. 

Pentecote holidays/ Pfingstferien (KW 23 und 24)
Ruhetalfreizeit in both weeks for students up to 14 years
You can choose one or two weeks in Ruhetal in pentecote holidays.

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 Ruhetalfreizeit for students from 7 up to 14 years - You can only choose one two-week segment in Ruhetal in Summer.

‘First come, first served.’  Registrations are generally considered in the order they came in.

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, Ulm University Hospital and Ulm University of Applied Sciences 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.

Tax liability
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: January 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 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) and cc to maria.stoeckle(at) . The modalities are explained in detail in the therms and conditions of the summer camp facility Ruhetal Ulm.

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

Family Service

Maria Stöckle

Postal address:
Universität Ulm
Helmholtzstraße 16
89081 Ulm, Germany

Room number: E.19a
+49 731 50-25012
Fax: +49 731 50-25013
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