The international buddy program offered by the University of Stuttgart and the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart aims to support you during your start in Stuttgart.

Welcome to Stuttgart, international students!

You can meet our buddies for several occasions during your first days.The first place is at the airport or main station Stuttgart as soon as you arrive. Go to our airport pick-up registration form an register for the service. One of our buddies will greet you at the airport and take you to the train station, help you buy the right ticket, and get you on the right train to where you will be living.

The Buddy Program for INFOTECH students is organized by the INFOTECH Office. Please only contact to register.

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Have you already been studying for a longer time at the University of Stuttgart? You are familiar with the German language and the life in Stuttgart and you would like to gain intercultural experiences? Then you are more than welcome to become part of our buddy team.

A buddy is explaining the right direction to the IZ to international students
All buddies are happy to answer your questions related to your first days in Stuttgart.

Get a quick overview of our services in this video

© Universität Stuttgart, Dezernat Internationales

Helpful links which are mentioned in the video:

Any questions? We are happy to help! Send us an e-mail or come to the International Center (IZ) during our opening hours.

Would you like to be informed when we announce new events by our buddy program? Then join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook.

You can find the opening hours of our information stands as well as the link for the registration form here above.

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Join us for fun events in and around Stuttgart. This is a great opportunity to meet both international and local students as all events are organized by our buddies. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Please register at the IZ (Pfaffenwaldring 60) in advance or send us an e-mail.

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Frequently asked questions by international students is the international buddy program of the University of Stuttgart and the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. From the start, our buddies will support international students from around the world.

All international students of the University of Stuttgart – no matter where they are from – can take part in the buddy program. Just talk to one of our buddies, they are happy to help.

Our buddies at the information stands welcome international students on arrival in Stuttgart and on campus and will provide initial assistance in getting started the right way on your new life at the University. Then, you will set off on your own well-prepared for the following days.

Our services are free of charge for everyone.

Our buddies will help you to move in but you have to look for accommodation on your own. Please check our housing page for useful advice on how to find accommodation in Stuttgart.

There are several possibilities for your first night or your first nights in Stuttgart. We can provide an overview on several accommodation options here in Stuttgart. Please keep in mind that it is only possible to move into your student dorm room during the caretaker's office hours. We kindly ask you to consider this before booking your flight. 

You are a degree seeking student and you are looking for support during your studies? The Intercultural Mentoring Program of the University of Stuttgart might be of interest to you. As a mentee you will receive intensive support during the semester including frequent meetings with your personal mentor.


This image shows Marion Hanssen

Marion Hanssen


Head of Subdivision, Advisor for International Program Students

This image shows Silvia Cornacchiari

Silvia Cornacchiari


Advisor for International Program Students

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