Buddy Program Weihenstephan

Internationality is an elementary part of scientific education and scientific work. Every semester many students of the TUM School of Life Sciences go out into the world, either voluntarily or as part of their study program. In return, students from all parts of the world come to Freising. The international students who come to Freising for an exchange semester or a regular course of study account for approximately 20 percent of the student body. The Buddy Program Weihenstephan enables international and experienced TUM students to benefit from each other.

Matching takes place within the course of studies. In addition, it is possible to specify a language that the partner within the Buddy Program should speak. The TUM buddy benefits from the international contacts and possible information about an own stay abroad in the desired country. The international student benefits from assistance in Freising (orientation in the first days, dealing with authorities etc.) as well as from information from the respective study program.

The faculty would like to expand the Buddy Program in the future, for example through soft-skill seminars (intercultural communications, mediation, etc.) or a get-together weekend in Raitenhaslach.

The buddy is the one who takes care of the newly arrived international students. Please only register as a Buddy if you have already studied in Freising for at least one semester. If you are interested in becoming a Buddy or if you are an international studentwho wishes to be assigned a Buddy please register here:

Registration Buddy Program