Depending on how the situation around Covid develops in the future, a "normal" Buddy exeprience may not be possible. We ask for your understanding if you can only meet up with your Buddy virtually or if international students have to cancel their stay last minute. Please note that you can always reach out to us as well!

Buddy Program for International Students

ATTENTION: Exchange students (Erasmus, Fulbright etc.) register in the application process via the MOVEON PORTAL UPrepare.

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Soon you will begin your studies at the University of Potsdam. To make the beginning of your stay easier for you, we can connect you with a buddy. If possible, we will match you with a buddy from your program of studies in order to offer the best support. Participating in the buddy program is free of charge. Our buddies are experienced University of Potsdam students who would like to help you get to know the university and life in Germany. And by participating in this program, they hope to learn more about your culture as well.

Your buddy can help you answer any questions before your arrival in Potsdam or Berlin. He or she can give you advice on everyday issues such as shopping facilities or mobile phone and provide you with tips on how to spend your spare time. Over the course of the semester, you can turn to your buddy whenever you have a question.

The International Office and the Potsdam buddies look forward to welcoming you to our university!

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Online Registration

Click here to register for the Buddy Program (summer semester 2023). Please only fill in the application after you received your letter of admission.

If you already took part in the Buddy Program, we'd be happy to receive your Feedback! You can send it to us anytime via E-mail (buddyuni-potsdamde). Please don't forget to sign it!