First of all, we would like to welcome you as a new student at RWTH Aachen University!

At the beginning of your studies you may find yourself in a quite challenging situation: you are in a foreign country far from home, you have to communicate in a language which you probably don't fully master as yet, and you have to come to terms with an unfamiliar educational system.

You may even ponder questions such as, "Where do I find the next supermarket? What formalities do I have to complete?", thinking that there is nobody around to help you.

To help new international students settle in, we offer a free mentor or buddy program, that is we have asked experienced students at RWTH to be of help to new students by acting as their "buddy". Buddies are to assist you with questions relating to your study course as well as to life at RWTH in general; and they should show you around, help you in mastering potential difficulties and making you feel at home.

With an experienced buddy at your side, you should be able quickly to know about university life, be familiar with the leisure activities that suit you best and get to know a host of German and international students. If you have any questions or need some advice, if you just want to have a coffee or go out for a drink, your buddy should be among the first persons to ask.

Registering for the Buddy Program

We warmly invite you to participate in the buddy program - please fill in the registration form and send it back to us. We will contact you soon and introduce you to your buddy as soon as possible.


Please register online for the BeBuddy program at least three weeks before your arrival in Germany. Unfortunately, however, we cannot guarantee that you will be matched online in time, especially before the start of the winter semester, as many international students come to Aachen during this period and are waiting for a buddy. We will do our best to provide you with a buddy as soon as possible and thank you for your understanding should this take a little longer.