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Registration for the summer semester 2019 start on 14th January 2019.

Buddy Program for International Students

Each semester our International Department organizes a Buddy-Program for international students.

We want to achieve a better integration of our exchange students. Thus, we not only help to assist but also facilitate the intercultural exchange at our faculty.

You're new and looking for an overview? Check out the "Exchangy", this brochure is designed for incoming exchange students and contains all important information!


How does this program work?

A few weeks before the beginning of the semester you will receive an e-mail from us with detailed information about the Buddy-program and upcoming events. You will be given your buddy’s contact information and, in this way, you two can get in touch 3 to 4 weeks before the lectures start.
The first event is the Welcome Event, which takes place in the first week of lectures. Following a short introduction, you will meet the other Internationals and Buddies while snacking pretzels and enjoying drinks.

Your buddy is going to be your contact person during your stay. They will help you with any problems and questions regarding university, studies and the daily life in Munich. Never hesitate to ask!
If you like, you can spend your free time with them and get to know Munich, its surroundings and the German culture.


How much time do I have to invest?

We will provide various opportunities for you and your buddy to meet and get to know each other.
At the end of the day, you decide how much time you are willing to invest in this program.


What's in it for me?

The Buddy-Program offers you the perfect chance to meet people from all around the world and to learn about their culture. Naturally, you can easily improve your language skills by hanging out with the other Internationals and Buddies at our events.

Your first days in Germany and especially Munich will be less complicated and more effortless, since you will find friends who already know their way around TUM.



  • Pub Event before lectures start
  • Welcome Event: 1st week of lectures
  • SpeedFriending: 2nd week of lectures
  • Regular Pub Events
  • Special Events
  • International Buffet (Winter-Christmas Party / Summer-Barbecue)

Welcome Event

At the beginning of each semester we organize the Welcome Event for all new exchange students. There will be a presentation about the faculty, life on campus and our event program. Afterwards, there is a Get-Together in the faculty building, where you can enjoy drinks and pretzels with both Internationals and Buddies. It's always a great way to get to know each other!


If you know speed dating, you can assume what speed friending is about. Every semester we organize an ice-breaker event at our faculty, where you have the chance to learn more about the other Internationals, the Germans and their cultures. Naturally, there will be snacks and drinks for everyone. The evening usually ends at the campus bar C2. 


Our Pub Event, also known as Stammtisch in German, is being held every two or three weeks. You are all invited to a fun evening in one of Munich’s many pubs and bars. We’re looking forward to having great conversations, while enjoying some delicious drinks.

Special Events

Each semester is different so for you to have a personalized experience we set up awesome events like Bowling, EscapeRoom, and many more. Join us to find out!

If you have any questions about the Buddy-Program or need help during the semester, you can contact us via mail or stop by at the Student Council Office Fachschaft Maschinenbau.

We are always happy to help!

We wish you an awesome start into the semester and an amazing time in Munich! You will make some incredible and unforgettable memories!

Your International Department