The Buddy Programme is intended to help at the start: a buddy is a German student who helps out a foreign student during his/her first six to eight weeks in Hamburg. This ranges from study to life and culture, everything from A to Z. How much time you spend with your buddy is, in the end, up to you and your buddy.
So that the programme runs as efficiently as possible and to avoid misunderstandings, the following rules apply:
Exchange students will automatically be matched with a buddy – so you don’t need to register! Your buddy will get in contact with you shortly before your exchange starts.
If you are a degree seeking student or a Free Mover interested in the Buddy Programme just write us an email and we’ll try to find you a buddy who matches. Register with our HSBA International Committee best 3 months prior to your arrival.