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Registration as Welcome Buddy

We’re happy you’re interested in helping newly enrolled international students find their way around h_da and in Darmstadt!


How can incoming buddies be supported?

Welcome buddies help incoming buddies in study-related matters. These include, for example:

•Correspondence with their incoming buddy by email; a first contact could, if possible, be established before the incoming buddy’s arrival to Darmstadt or Dieburg, in order to clarify questions the incoming buddy may have about h_da and/or Darmstadt or Dieburg in general

•Accompanying their incoming buddy to certain authorities (e.g. registration and/or deregistration at City Hall)

•Translating important documents (e.g. rental contract, move-in protocol, health insurance documents, mobile phone contract, etc.) and helping their incoming buddy understand

•Helping their incoming buddy find their way around campus and Darmstadt

•Answering study-related and department-specific questions, e.g. how to sign up for classes and/or exams


These tasks should not be carried out by welcome buddies:

•Offering general counseling service about the incoming buddy’s study program

•Answering legal questions

•Taking care of non-study-related administrative tasks or personal matters

•24/7 support (availabilities should be agreed on beforehand by both buddies)


Welcome buddys support incoming buddys on a voluntary basis and receive no money for their commitment.

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