FAU Buddy Programme

Welcome to FAU's buddy programme!

Starting at University is an exciting time for any new student. Getting used to everything may be a challenge at times, particularly for international students. You may have language difficulties or be unfamiliar with certain aspects of life in Germany and at the University. It is often helpful to have support with everyday tasks such as getting to know the city, buying a bike or organising trips.

The buddy programme puts international students in contact with German students who can help them with any questions they may have and give them useful tips. Buddies are not official advisors – they are volunteer FAU students who are interested in other cultures and would like to help international students at the University find their feet.

Further information as well as guidelines for the buddy programme are available on our university website.

How can I participate?

International exchange students get invited to Matorixmatch via Mobility Online as part of their enrolment process. They can use the link they receive via e-mail to register for the matching platform. You are "International Student".

International degree-seeking students in their first semester can sign up once they have been enrolled, using their FAU e-mail address. Please register as "International Student".

Local FAU stundents from their second semester onwards who are looking to tutor international buddies can sign up using their FAU e-mail address. Please register as "FAU Buddy".

You can change the display language in the bottom right corner of the website. To change the language, in which you would like to receive e-mails, please select your preferred language in the "My Data" section after registering.


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