Buddy Programme

Find your buddy!

With a buddy at your side, getting started in Braunschweig is easy. Buddies are students who have already studied at TU Braunschweig for several semesters and live in Braunschweig (or the region). They are familiar with the organizational aspects of studying, life on campus and in the city.

Life is that much easier when you have a buddy to explain things.

Also it's an easy way to meet people from all over the world and make new friends. The buddy programme is offered by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in cooperation with the International House of TU Braunschweig.

When you register for the programme, you will be matched with a suitable buddy. Your Buddy:

  • will contact you by e mail or WhatsApp before your arrival in Braunschweig so that you can clarify any important questions.
  • will help you with organizational matters in the first few weeks (e.g. registering with public authorities, enrolling at the university, taking out health insurance, opening a bank account).
  • answers your questions about studying and living in Braunschweig.
  • is available to you as a contact person throughout the  semester.

Before the start of the semester, we will organise some meetings with other buddies and international students. This allows you to make first contacts and perhaps make new friends straight away. Please note that your buddy will support you on a voluntary basis and is not being paid.

In addition to the programme, the ESN Braunschweig offers other events (e.g.
Chat & Beer) where you can get to know other students. At the same time, you can explore Braunschweig, the surrounding area and German culture.

Team photo of ESN Braunschweig

To the ESN event calender

To stay up to date with current and future ESN events, check out the calendar. It provides information about when and where events take place and gives you a short summary of what each event is about.


ESN Braunschweig