Every semester, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences welcomes many new students who come to Germany for a semester abroad. Our student mentors, known as “buddies”, help international students adjust to life in Germany.
Buddies help foreign students to settle in and find their bearings in their new surroundings, giving them an easier start at the University and in Magdeburg. Buddies are available to international students for help, advice and to give support in everyday (academic) life. Our buddies are volunteers and in return for their support, they receive a letter of confirmation which can be used for scholarship applications and on their CV. The mentoring programme cooperates closely with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences International Office. It is coordinated by the Prorectorate for Academic and International Affairs and organized by students.
If you have any more questions about the Buddy Programme, you can download our FAQs here. If you don’t happen to find an answer to your question, you can contact us by email.
Become a 'Buddy' and care for an international student or a refugee (prospective student)!
You want to become a 'Buddy' at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal? In this case, you can download our registration form here (see "Downloads"), fill your information in, save and send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration counts for one semester. But you can extend your application via e-mail or personal consultation.
Our participants volunteer as 'Buddies'. There is no necessity for specific knowledge, but you should take pleasure in dealing with people from different countries and cultures. Further you sould be responsible and reliable, as well as having basic knowledge at least in one foreign language.
How the Buddyprogramm works
- Walk through Elbauenpark: Thursday, 29th of September 2016, 5 PM
- International Welcome Party: Tuesday, 11th of October 2016, 6 PM, at Café Frösi (Building 1, Campus Herrenkrug)
- Guided Walking Tour through Magdeburg & Bowling Night: Wednesday, 16th of November 2016, meeting in front of the Magdeburg Cathedral
- Baking of Christmas Cookies: Tuesday, 6th of December 2016 and Wednesday, 7th of December 2016, at Café Frösi and Mensa Herrenkrug
- International Christmas Party: Thursday, 15th of December 2016, Mensa OvGU
- Good-Bye-Party, Oriental Night with Cooking and Dancing: Tuesday, 17th of January 2017, at Café Frösi
Archive of Past Events
Photos of our events are posted in our facebook group!
To all international students!
You are studying at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and you are looking for a Buddy, who introduces you to university life in Germany? If so, please contact us via email@example.com and we will find the perfect Buddy for you!