International Office

Elena Sarri

Buddy application for international students

You would like be picked up from the station on your arrival? in getting settled in Oldenburg and at the university? get to know other students in Oldenburg? have a contact person (local buddy) at your side?
Then join our Buddy Programme as an International Buddy!

When should I register?

You can register after you have received an official letter of admission from the University of Oldenburg. The earlier you register, the better your chances of getting a local buddy. You can register using the form below.

Do all international students get a Local Buddy?

We try to find a local buddy for every new international student, but we cannot guarantee this. Exchange students are always assigned a local buddy.

When will I receive the contact details of my local buddy?

The matching of local and international buddies takes place in August at the earliest for the winter semester and in February at the earliest for the summer semester.

Who are the Local Buddies?

Local Buddies are students of the University of Oldenburg who would like to meet and support one to three international students. These can be German students as well as international students who have been studying here for a longer period of time.

Apply as an International Buddy

If you wish to apply for the Buddy programme, please fill in this form. We will get in touch with you.

Attention for international students: in order to complete the registration, you must upload an admission from the University of Oldenburg.

Personal details
Buddy support
Data privacy

All personal data relating to your application for our Buddy programme is processed in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Such information is processed by the University of Oldenburg solely in connection with the OPLUS programme. The data is stored on the server of the University of Oldenburg as long as it is necessary for administrative purposes.

You may, on written request, obtain access to your personal data and correct any information that is inaccurate or incomplete. You should address any questions regarding the processing of your personal data to the University of Oldenburg.

Data privacy statement of the University of Oldenburg

(Changed: 15 Feb 2024)  | 
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