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German "Buddys" supporting Indian students in Germany

Buddy Programm
Buddy Programm Indien Kooperation

Things that are commonplace for students from Germany at our university can quickly become a challenge for international students. They have to find their way around in a foreign environment and master their everyday life far away from home. This is where support is needed!

As a buddy, German FOM Students will support Indian students who are new to the FOM University and help them to find their way around the University Centre in Essen and in everyday life.

A Buddy’s tasks consist of:

  • contacting their Indian Buddy, ideally before their arrival, getting to know each other and clarifying first questions about his or her stay at the FOM University in Essen or about life in Germany.
  • helping their buddy with orientation at the university and in the city during the first part of their stay.
  • supporting their Indian buddy in organizing their studies and help him or her use the online campus.

As far as time allows it would be great if the germany buddys accompany the indian students for a while in their free time. How about a joint bicycle tour or a visit to the cinema, for example?

How to participate

If you are interested in participating in the Buddy Programme, please send an e-mail to We are happy for you to include a completed registration form:

» Download Registration form

The information on the registration form is voluntary, your data will only be stored and used for the stated purpose. 

Do you have any questions? Simply contact us!

Michaela Schönherr-Gündogdu
Michaela Schönherr-Gündogdu
International Office
+49 201 81004-446
Lena Hamadi
Lena Hamadi
International Office
+49 201 81004-733