Buddy Programme

The cooperation between the Department of International Relations at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Studierendenwerk Thüringen and the StuKo initiative Bauhaus.Internationals presents the Buddy Program as part of the Weimar International Network (WIN) and the cooperation between the various departments on campus. The aim of the program is to create space for international and intercultural encounters and to support students or employees who are new to Weimar (Incoming-Buddy) by networking with students or employees who already live in Weimar (Welcoming-Buddy) when they arrive in Weimar. Participation is voluntary. 

After applying in our online portal, you will be matched based on your interests, wishes, etc. and will receive a confirmation email from your assigned buddy. You can then use the contact details to get in touch and start the enriching exchange straight away.

We look forward receiving your applications and your interest!


New in Weimar: Incoming-Buddy

  • You will soon be living and studying in Weimar?
  • Have you just received an employment contract at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and are moving to Weimar?
  • Do you still feel unfamiliar and disoriented here?
  • Do you want to exchange ideas with local students and meet people?
  • Are you looking for a room, do you have questions about organizing your study/class schedule?
  • Do you want to talk to people who may have had or are currently having similar experiences?
  • Would you like someone to talk to in a new environment

As an Incoming-Buddy, you will get to know the culture and student life in Weimar better with your Welcoming-Buddy. You can discover the best cafés, secret places in Weimar or the hippest parties with them. You can also get in touch with him, her or them by email before you arrive. We look forward welcoming you soon!

Already in Weimar: Welcoming-Buddy

  • Have you been studying at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for at least one semester?
  • Have you already been abroad yourself or are you currently preparing to study at another university?
  • Do you remember your first days in Weimar, when everything was new and unknown and maybe you were an incoming buddy yourself?
  • Are you interested in new opportunities that will arise through your involvement?
  • Do you want to do something for your campus and its people?

As a Welcoming-Buddy, you will broaden your horizons, deepen your language skills, get to know new interests and great contacts and become part of an international campus and its exchange. Helping your Incoming-Buddy find their way around a new city and culture will also prepare you for your own stay abroad. And as a small bonus, participation in the buddy program will even increase your chances of applying for scholarships to support stays abroad (including PROMOS).


An international and lively campus is not created by bureaucracy and projects, it is created by you and your commitment!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Buddy Program email address.

Contact: buddy[at]uni-weimar.de