If you would like more support in your studies, we offer various programmes and tutorials especially for international students. These programmes help you to improve your German language skills, to make your studies more efficient, to better understand the German university system or to get to know the German culture better. Your tutors are experienced students who will be happy to answer all your questions about studying, the university and life in Germany.
inTU: Tutoring programme for first-term international students
Get started! If you are a student at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Faculty 3) or the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Faculty 4), you can join a special first year programme for international students. As part of the inTU programme, you will receive support from a student tutor during your first semester. You will attend weekly sessions that will help you get to know the German university system and organise your studies efficiently. You will learn a lot about the German culture, meet other German and international students and have a point of contact for all your questions relating to studying and living in Braunschweig.
As part of the SCOUT programme, you will receive individual support from a student “scout” over the course of one semester. Together with your tandem partner, you will complete seven different modules including a matching and launch event, regular tandem meetings, intercultural reflection meetings as well as joint leisure activities. Both sides gain something from taking part. As an international student, you will gain real insight into German culture and make contact with German and other international students – and you will even receive credit points for taking part! German students will be able to increase their intercultural competence and of course, will also receive credit points. Above all, however, the exchange is meant to be fun for both sides and make it easier for you to feel at home in Braunschweig.
S.o.S. stands for “studying without language barriers”. It is a peer teaching programme in which international students get help with their studies from their German classmates, who function as language coaches. Within the S.o.S. programme, you will be working in a group with up to eight other international students. You will review the subject matter from your lecture together, prepare for exams and write term papers. Your language coach will help you to understand the technical language. You will get to know your German and international classmates and will considerably improve your German language skills by discussing your course together.