Buddy Programme

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Friendships across national borders

Every semester, lots of international students come to Kempten to spend a semester or two studying on an exchange programme, or complete an entire programme at Kempten University of Applied Sciences and graduate with a German degree.

The buddy programme pairs up German and international students and forms friendships.

Our local students act as buddies to help international students find their feet in Kempten start studying at the university. In return, you get the chance to improve your foreign language skills, gain insights into a different cultural circle, and perhaps even prepare yourself for spending a semester abroad yourself.


Are you already a student at Kempten University of Applied Sciences and ...

  • interested in making contact with international students
  • an enthusiastic and reliable contact 
  • willing to take part in an induction event run by the International Office at the start of the semester and complete an evaluation form at the end?

Are you hoping to come to Kempten University of Applied Sciences from abroad to study and ...

  • would be interested in making contact with local students
  • would like some help with finding your feet in everyday student life at Kempten University of Applied Sciences and around the town
  • would like to take up the range of offers (“Stammtisch” get-together once a month, plus an outing) to get to know other German and international students?

What we offer:

  • An induction event at the start of the semester for getting to know one another
  • A monthly get-together (“Stammtisch”) for socialising with other international and local students
  • One group outing per semester (e.g. bowling, ice skating or a trip into the mountains)
  • Local students are awarded a certificate at the end for their voluntary input during the semester 

Any questions?

Get in touch with Nadine Schmied or Theresa Lempenauer in the International Office 

or email buddy(at)hs-kempten.de

Get in touch

Nadine Schmied
Tel.: +49 (0)831 2523 367

Theresa Lempenauer
Tel.: +49 (0)831 2523 685





Registration form for LOCAL students     

Registration form for international students

31 January for the summer semester
31 July for the winter semester