Information for our Mentees
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 yet, and you have to get acquainted 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 support new international students in settling in, we offer a free buddy program. This is a mentoring program where experienced students at RWTH offer help to new students (mentees) 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. They show you around and help you in mastering potential difficulties to make you feel at home.
With an experienced buddy at your side, you should quickly be familiar with university lifeand the leisure activities that suit you best. 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 as a mentee for the BeBuddy Program
We warmly invite you to participate in the BeBuddy program. To do so, please fill out the registration form.
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.