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Buddy (Pick-up) Service for international students

The Buddy Service relies on the help and support of volunteer students. We are always looking for new buddies willing to help out newly arriving international students.

Have you already had the experience of arriving in a new country and can put yourself in the shoes of your fellow students? Or do you simply feel like helping new international students with their first orientation and settling in Göttingen? Then feel free to submit an informal application by e-mail, including your mobile phone number. The most important requirement to become a buddy is to be enrolled at the University of Göttingen. In addition, you should be on site during the peak arrival periods of March/April and September/October and have time to assist new arrivals. After you have been active as a buddy, we can issue you a certificate. Serving as a buddy can also be counted toward the International Certificate for students.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing everything else!

Please register your wish to be picked up and accompanied by a buddy as early as possible by filling out the form below. This helps us to organize a buddy for you in time.

Personal information

First name *
Last name *
Nationality *
Email *
Mobile Number *
Matriculation No. (if already available)
Study programme *
Final degree

Information about your arrival

Address in Göttingen (Studentenwerk or private accommodation) *
I travel by ...
Estimated arrival date *
Estimated arrival time *

Please note: The Buddy Service of the International Office will only accompany you upon your arrival in Göttingen, not during the semester. If you have already been assigned a buddy by another institution, please inform us immediately.

Are you already getting a buddy through another institution?
If yes, which institution:

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The International Office
Incoming Office
Accommodation Service

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Office Hours:
Mondays 10am -12 pm

Julia Zimmer
Accommodation service for international students

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39-21790

Helena Hoffmann
Accommodation service for international exchange students

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39-21338