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Come2Campus - Information for Buddies

Come2Campus Buddy Program  

TU Dortmund University runs a Buddy Program during the Come2Campus orientation days. It is a welcome event which aims to offer informal and friendly support for all new students to settle down into study and life in Dortmund with the help of other TU Dortmund University students. 

Note: The students are no exchange students (e.g. ERASMUS), but new international students spending their whole studies at TU Dortmund University.




The program matches up newly arrived students with established students (who have been studying here for at least one semester) to help the new students to settle into their university and life in Germany. We currently have international students from many different countries - for many it may be the first time outside their home country. All Buddy Program participants have to do is keep in touch at least for the first semester and support them.



As a Buddy you will be a contact person and a source of information for others who do not know anything about studying and living in Dortmund. You meet people from all over the world and get to know their culture and that is why it is a great a chance to improve your intercultural competencies.

Buddies will be given a participation certificate after handing in a short report about their activities with the international group. The certificate can be used for the "Zertifikat Studium International" . More information will be given by the Come2Campus team.


Expenditure of time

Come2Campus is orgranized in two parts: The pre-meeting and the event itself. There will be a pre-meeting approximately one week before Come2Campus where all Buddies meet up with the organization team. The welcome program and other organizational points will be introduced to the Buddies. Also, information on the participation certificate and "Zertifikat Studium International" will be given. The welcome event Come2Campus takes place on two weekdays and usually starts around noon. You have to participate in both parts to complete the Buddy Program.



We try to bring together Buddies and new international students from the same field of study.

Please be aware that this is not always possible.


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International Office

Verena Wolf

Emil-Figge-Str. 61, Room 212

Telephone: 0231 755-2484




Next Come2Campus:

1 - 2 October 2020