Deadline for the Winter Term: Mid Oktober

Buddy Program for International Students

Each semester our Team for international students organizes a Buddy-Program for internationals.

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?

In the first week of lectures 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 at the beginning of the semester.

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.

In order to get to know each other and us better, we offer you various events that start in the first week of lectures with a small welcome event and a fun speedfriending. Over the course of the semester, many other varied events will follow such as a hike in the bavarian alps, a games evening, a movie evening and much more. You will receive more detailed information on all events via an email distribution list as soon as you have registered.


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.



  • Welcome Event with SpeedFriending: 1st week of lectures
  • Buddy Hike in the Alps
  • Bavarian Stammtisch Meet Ups
  • Game Night
  • Movie Night
  • Special Cooking Events
  • and much more

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. 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, where you have the chance to learn more about the other Internationals, the Germans and their cultures.


Special Cooking Events

So the idea is to  cook a special dish in groups, to talk and to just have fun with other international TUM students! We think it would be a great opportunity for you to meet new people and to make new friends. It would be great for those who are new here in Munich, but of course also for all of you who just want to meet other students. We will send you find some recipes, just as suggestions and ideas for you to cook in your groups. There you will find some famous, international and delicious dishes to cook. 


If you are interested in the buddy program and want to alway stay up to date, then join our new Email Newsletter. Join here. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have any questions about the Buddy-Program or need help during the semester, you can contact us via 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 Team for Internationals