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Study Buddies

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

 Study-BuddyMost of the German students participating in the Study Buddy  Program have spent a year abroad themselves and are aware  of the problems that might arise and possible solutions. Your  personal "Study Buddy" will provide valuable advice on  everyday life in Bonn. By participating in the Study-Buddy  Program, you will not only be able to cut red tape but will  also come into contact with German students more easily. In  the past, we ascertained that the program really helped to  foster friendship and mutual understanding and broadened  the cultural horizon of all participants.

The program's activities will also include various events organised by the International Club - an excellent opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Plus, the Study-Buddy Program is free of charge! Furthermore, if you take part in the program it is possible to get credits for the "Certificate of International Competence".

 We wish you all the best for your studies at the University of Bonn and are looking forward to you joining our program!

 For a certificate of attendance, participants are required to attend two events / meetings and a feedback form must be submitted (see below)! 

 Please note: the Study-Buddy Program and the Bonn-Buddy Program (Junior Year) are two different programs which are organized by different departments!

Application for the summer term 2017 is possible from 1st of December

  If you want to apply for the Study-Buddy Program please use the online registration (or if you want, send us the pdf-application form / word-document via email/post). Since there is no application deadline you can also apply for the Study-Buddy during the semester!

If you haven´t got a current address in Bonn yet, you can fill-in the form anyway and send me your address later on by email!  

Astrid Mentani
International Office 
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53  
53115 Bonn
Office hours: Monday & Thursday 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


After taking part as Study-Buddy, please fill out this Feedback-Bogen so that we can improve the program: German/English word  /  pdf.   

"Berichtbogen" for the "Certificate for International Competence"

This document needs to be filled-in only if you have taken part in the Study-Buddy Program already and if you want to get credits for the "Certificate for International Competence". Please pass all documents concerning the certificate to Mrs Rübbert (auslandsstudium(at)

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