Every semester, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences welcomes many new students who come to Germany for a semester abroad. Our student mentors, known as “buddies”, help international students adjust to life in Germany.

Buddies help foreign students to settle in and find their bearings in their new surroundings, giving them an easier start at the University and in Magdeburg. Buddies are available to international students for help, advice  and to give support in everyday (academic) life. Our buddies are volunteers and in return for their support, they receive a letter of confirmation which can be used for scholarship applications and on their CV. The mentoring programme cooperates closely with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences International Office. It is coordinated by the Prorectorate for Academic and International Affairs and organized by students.

If you have any more questions about the Buddy Programme, you can download our FAQs here. If you don’t happen to find an answer to your question, you can contact us by email.

Become a 'Buddy' and care for an international student or a refugee (prospective student)!

You want to become a 'Buddy' at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal? In this case, you can download our registration form here (see "Downloads"), fill your information in, save and send the file to buddyprogramm@hs-magdeburg.de. The registration counts for one semester. But you can extend your application via e-mail or personal consultation.

Our participants volunteer as 'Buddies'. There is no necessity for specific knowledge, but you should take pleasure in dealing with people from different countries and cultures. Further you sould be responsible and reliable, as well as having basic knowledge at least in one foreign language.

Upcoming Events

  • Cookie Baking Session Group#1 & Group#2 (MD): Tuesday/Wednesday, December 5/6 2017, Café Frösi & Mensa Herrenkrug
  • Nicolaus Party (SDL): Wednesday, December 6 2017, f.e.t Bar on campus Stendal
  • International Christmas Dinner: Thursday, Dezember 14, at the mensa of the Otto-von-Guericke-University
  • Buddy Goodbye Event: Wednesday, January 17 2018, on campus Herrenkrug and on campus Stendal


Coordinator for Internationalization

Sandra Goltz-Dangler

Phone: (0391) 886 41 72
Fax: (0391) 886 42 53
E-Mail: sandra.goltz-dangler@hs-magdeburg.de

Visitors' address: Building 4, Room 2.20


  • Futher development of the Internationalization strategy
  • Implementation of the Internationalization strategy 2016-2020
  • Internationalization project "Ferndurst & Wissensweh"
  • Internationalization project "Buddyprogramm"



Siyana Dimitrova
Student Coordinator
Buddy Programme)

Dana Popp
Student Coordinator
(Public Relation, Social Media)

Gustavo Rodrigues de Carvalho Leite
Student Coordinator
(Buddy Programme, Cooperation with IKUS)

Mandy Kasties
Student Coordinator
(Ferndurst & Wissensweh)

Sophie Schreyer
Student Coordinator
(Buddy Programme, Ferndurst & Wissensweh)

Almedina Imsirovic
Student Coordinator
(Buddy Programme)

E-Mail: buddyprogramm@hs-magdeburg.de

International facebook group

Visit our Facebook Page and you will always be uptodate about intercultural programmes, events and actions.

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To all international students!

You are studying at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and you are looking for a Buddy, who introduces you to university life in Germany? If so, please contact us via buddyprogramm@hs-magdeburg.de and we will find the perfect Buddy for you!



Facebook group for all participants

As soon as you join the "Buddyprogramm", you will receive an invitation to our closed Facebook group.

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