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Study Buddy Programm

You would like to...

  • voluntarily help international students with words and deeds?
  • acclimatize into the new culture?
  • get to know other cultures and are interested in an intercultural exchange?
  • refresh your language skills?
  • culturally prepare yourself for your own stay abroad?
Study Buddy Registration Form

Goals and Content of the Program

The Study Buddy Program promotes the intercultural exchange between international and local students. Furthermore it aims to give our international students an easier start into their new environment in Germany and the feeling of beeing welcome.

We are aiming these goals orientated by our mission statement: We are open-minded and place great importance on internationalism in teaching and research. We integrate international students, employees, teaching staff and visitors, and support intercultural skills in all members of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

The placement takes place according to similar, age, sex and your field of study. Since it is a free and voluntary program, the form and frequency of the exchange depends greatly on the individual buddies. 

There are additional leisure time activities within the Study Buddy Program in which all buddies can participate. The International Office also provides ongoing support if questions or problems occur.


Our expectations are:

  • one-time attendance at a introductory meeting (several times in March and April rsep. August, September and October for the upcoming semster)
  • contact person offering words and deeds for your international buddy
  • regular meetings with your international buddy
  • helping at our orientation days for international students or at one of the leisure time activities during the semester

Applications for the upcoming semester are accepted only till the end of October respectively the end of April. Subsequented applications can be considered for the next semester only.

On demand, we can provide a certificate of participation when fullfilling the program's requirements. This certificate is accepted as one part of the BIKO certificate.

Optional Participation in our Leisure Free Activities

All Buddies are invited to participate in our leisure free activities. Needless to say that participating together with your international buddy is highly recommend.

Have a look into our programme and register in time. Highly recommend is our so called Buddy-Weekend, which will take place at the first weekend during lecture period.

An early registration is highly recommend for all activities as places are limited!

Leisure Time Activities from International Office and ESN

You want to take part?

Register via our online registration form!

Study Buddy Registration Form

Do not hesitate to contact us if any further questions occur. 

Markus Remmers

Hochschulbüro für Internationales (building 1106)
Welfengarten 1 A
30167 Hannover
Tel. +49 511.762 - 4081

E-Mail: study-buddy@io.uni-hannover.de