Registration as Incoming Buddy

Your Welcome Buddy will help you with:

  • Correspondence with you by email; if your welcome buddy is available, a first contact may be established even before your arrive to Darmstadt or Dieburg. This gives you the chance to clarify questions the incoming buddy may have about h_da and/or Darmstadt or Dieburg in general
  • Accompanying you to certain authorities (e.g. registration and/or deregistration at City Hall)
  • Translating important documents for you (e.g. rental contract, move-in protocol, health insurance documents, mobile phone contract, etc.) so you properly understand these documents
  • Helping you find your way around campus and Darmstadt
  • Answering study-related and department-specific questions, e.g. how to sign up for classes and/or exams



Please note that welcome buddys will not:

  • Offer general counseling services about your study program
  • Answer legal questions
  • Take care of non-study-related administrative tasks or personal matters for you
  • Offer 24/7 support (please discuss your welcome buddy‘s availabilities beforehand)


Input fields with a * are mandatory and must be filled out. Participation in the Buddy Program is only possible with a license to study at h_da.

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Privacy statement

The data will be stored and processed (in accordance with Art. 6 f) DSGVO) for the purpose of planning for the Buddy Programme starting from September 20, 2019; in addition, processing is possible in accordance with Art.6 I a) DSGVO with your consent for the purposes covered by this. Deletion takes place immediately after the end of the semester.

Information on your rights can be found under Data Protection.
You can send your request to the contractual partner either by post, e-mail or fax:

Hochschule Darmstadt
International Office
Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt