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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 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

Upcoming Events

  • 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

  • 7 July 2016: International Picknick and Volleyball
  • 7 July 2016: French Cooking Class (FRANKO.FOLIE!-Weeks)
  • 9 June 2016: Festival of Cultures
  • 11 May 2016: Hiking/Climbing-Action @Elbauenpark
  • 7 April 2016: International Welcome Party
  • 23 January 2015: Good-Bye-Party
  • 11 December 2014: International Christmas Party
  • 8 December 2014: Baking of Christmas Cookies
  • 9 October 2014: Welcome Party of the buddy programme and the International Office
  • 29 June 2014: Buddy Programme in Action & Goodbye-BBQ
  • 9 April 2014: Welcome party with international music, snacks & drinks
  • 18 December 2013: International Christmas party together with the Project Welcome Magdeburg
  • 16 December 2013: Cookie baking in the refectory for all international students and their buddies
  • 6 December 2013: Evening drinks of mulled wine and guided cathedral tour
  • 27 November 2013: International Day in Magdeburg and Stendal
  • 20 November 2013: Movie night for all international students and their buddies; organisers: Buddy Programme & Project Welcome
  • 16 October 2013: Buddy welcome party & international start-of-semester party with the International Office
  • 2 July 2013: “Blind Kick” tournament for the sports festival and farewell meeting of the Buddy Programme for the summer semester 2013
  • 22 May 2013: Barbecue evening & preparation meeting for Campus Days
  • 23 April 2013: Buddy welcome party for summer semester 2013

Photos of our events are posted in our facebook group!


Anika Stiawa
Student Coordinator

Siyana Dimitrova
Student Coordinator

Tabea Hertel
Student Coordinator

Mandy Kasties
Student Coordinator

Beate Milde
Student Coordinator

Kimberley Kirchmann
Student Coordinator


New here?

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 and we will find the perfect Buddy for you!



Facebook group for all participants

As soon as you join the "Buddyprogramm", you will receive an invitation to our closed Facebook group.

Social Media

Now on Instagram!!!

Share the best moments of you and your Buddy or international Student with us! Stay up to date through our Instagram account.

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