Buddy for International Students - What does this mean?

The International Office is always on the lookout for Augsburg students who would like to get involved in our Buddy Programme and help foreign first-year students (exchange and full students) as buddies.


What are the tasks of the UniA Buddies?

  • first contact, ideally before arrival in Augsburg
  • Help with moving into the hall of residence / help with finding accommodation
  • Support with the first organisational steps (opening a bank account, taking out health insurance, enrolment, Mensa, library etc.)
  • Help with course registration (Digicampus)
  • Making offers for leisure activities (joint activities)
  • Contact person for questions regarding life and studies
  • It is important that you are in Augsburg the week before lectures begin in order to welcome the students on their arrival.

Sign up for the Buddy Programme to become an UniA buddy:

  • if you would like to pass on some of the hospitality you experienced after your stay abroad, or if you would like to establish contacts with students from the target region before your own stay abroad.
  • if you would like to get to know students from other countries.
  • if you want to use and improve your foreign language skills.
  • if you would like to expand your intercultural competence.

The AAA will support you in word and deed if you have questions or need assistance.


You can also find information about leisure activities on the ESN homepage.

Please send enquiries by e-mail to:


Buddy Programme and "ZIS"

The activity as an UniA buddy can be included in the ZIS - namely in module 3.


Please direct all questions regarding the ZIS program to: zis@aaa.uni-augsburg.de

Register to become an UniA Buddy

You are already studying at UniA and would now like to get involved in our Budyy Programme and help international students (exchange and full students) as a buddy? Then you can register for the winter semester 2023/24 Buddy Programme using the link below. Registration possible between July 1 - 31, 2023.

The registration will be processed via the portal "Mobility Online" and includes two steps!


1. Fill out the online form. After that you will receive an automatic email with a registration link.
2. Create a Mobility Online account and complete your registration for the Buddy Programme in Mobility Online.


Registration to Become an UniA Buddy