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Study Buddy Program

The Study-Buddy Program was launched by the International Office to provide information to international newcomers, and to help them adjust to their new environment. Every international student is matched with a “Buddy”, i.e. a German student who is familiar with the university's structures and is willing to give a helping hand during their stay abroad in Germany.

Study-BuddyMost of the German students participating in the free of charge Study Buddy Program have spent a year abroad themselves and are aware of the problems?that might arise, and therefore may be able to offer possible solutions. Your personal "Study Buddy" can provide you with valuable advice on everyday life in Bonn. By participating in the Study-Buddy Program, you will not only be able to get a head-start but you will also?come into contact with other German students more easily. In the past, we have found that the program really helped to foster friendships, mutual understanding, and?broadened the cultural horizon of all its participants.

Within your joint activities, you can take part in some of the various events organized by the International Club - which is an excellent opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Furthermore, if you take part in the program, it is possible to earn credits for the "Certificate?of International Competence".
For a certificate of attendance, participants are required to attend two events / meetings and a feedback form must be submitted (see below)!?
We wish you all the best for your studies at the University of Bonn, and we are looking forward to you joining our program!

An application is possible:

  • for winter semester from August 1st. till end of October
  • for summer semester from February 1st. till end of April

following the principle of "first come, first serve"

Application form for the Summer Semester 2020:?online registration?


Hanna Huckestein?
International Office?
Poppelsdorfer Allee?53??
53115 Bonn
Office Hours: appointment by agreement

?The next Study-Buddy meetings will be announced by email and in the event calendar of the?International Club,?University of Bonn!



After taking part in the?Study-Buddy Program, please fill out this?Feedback-Questionnaire?so that we may improve the program: German/English -?word??/ ?pdf.??

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