Everybody needs someBUDDY

Registration for Buddy Program

The goal of the Buddy Program is to pair up local students with newly enrolled international students who are about to start their studies in Darmstadt or Dieburg. For this, each international student ("incoming buddy") will be assigned a local student("welcome buddy") for one semester. 

In addition to the support offered to incoming buddies in study-related matters by their respective welcome buddies, the program facilitates the formation of new friendships, helps students gain intercultural experiences and improve their language skills.


How does the program work?

1.Signing up:
Newly enrolled exchange students and international students who would like to complete a full study program at h_da sign up as incomingbuddies. Students of h_da sign up as welcomebuddies.

2. Matching:
A matching between incoming and welcome buddies takes place

3. Getting in touch:
After you‘ve been matched, you will be given each other‘s contact details so you can get in touch.


The commitment to be a buddy is for one semester. Taking part in the Buddy Program is free of charge.

Registration for Welcome Buddy Program (you are an h_da student)

Here you can sign up for the Buddy Program as a Welcome Buddy

Registration for Incoming Buddy Program (you are new to h_da)

Here you can register for the Buddy Program as a Incoming Buddy.

Contact Buddy-Program