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With a Little Help From a Friend

Our Buddy Program guides freshmen and,exchange students through their first steps.

TUM School of Management is always looking for buddies who support freshmen or exchange students when they first arrive in Munich. By participating, you have a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the world, attend fun events and make new friends. On top of that, you might be able to improve your foreign language skills and gain in-depth intercultural competencies.
Buddies help their protégés feel comfortable after arriving in the new environment and sometimes even before they arrive in Munich. Altogether, buddies play a large role in making studying at TUM School of Management a valuable experience.

As a buddy, you

  • explain how TUMonline works and how the campus is structured.
  • introduce the students to life in Munich.
  • help organize regular meetings and build a personal network.
  • plan and attend events such as regulars’ tables (in German “Stammtische”) and other get-togethers throughout the semester.
  • draw up a personal course schedule for your protégé with the help of our International Office.
  • help exchange students find accommodation and improve their German language skills.
  • provide general support for freshmen and exchange students in all study-related matters.

Become a Buddy

Important Dates and Events

11
Dec
2017
Studies
Exam registration/deregistration deadlines, Winter Semester 2017/18
13
Dec
2017
Research Seminar
Using design to secure knowledge-based competitive advantage

Buddies for freshmen

For one semester, you will support a group of freshmen. You will provide assistance during their first semester at TUM School of Management and organize events and get-togethers.

As a TUM Buddy, you should be able to communicate in German and English.

Volunteering as a buddy is a great way to meet and assist your fellow students and can be a lot of fun. Furthermore, there are two options how you can get credit for your engagement in the buddies for freshmen program:

1. Recognition as a 3 ECTS Communication Skills Seminar

You have the choice of crediting your participation as a Communication Skills Seminar with the amount of 3 ECTS. Please keep in mind that this option is only available for Bachelor degree students.

2. Bonus for your application with TUMSOMex (incl. ERASMUS+)

Alternatively you have the possibility to receive bonus points for your application with our TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program, by participating in the Buddies for freshmen program.

Both options include certain requirements which are described in detail in the application form.

You would like to become a buddy for freshmen?

The application period for volunteering as a buddy for the upcoming winter semester will open on July 24th and close on August 7th.

You can register for the Buddies for freshmen program via this link:
https://evasys.zv.tum.de/evasys/online.php?p=applicationbuddyprogram

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Buddies for exchange students

TUM School of Management also offers a separate Buddy Program for exchange students. In the course of this one-on-one program, you will support one international student before and during his or her semester. Volunteering as a buddy is a great way to meet foreign students and can be a lot of fun. Furthermore, you get the chance to practice your English language skills and learn about a different culture.

When filling out your application, you can state your interest in specific nationalities. This can help you establish a relationship to the country or university in which you are planning to spend your own semester abroad.

TUM School of Management students who participate in the Buddy Program for exchange students receive bonus points for their own application with our TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program.

As a buddy to an exchange student, you should be able to communicate in German and English.

You would like to become a buddy to an exchange student?

The application period for volunteering as a buddy…

  • for the upcoming summer semester starts in January.
  • for the upcoming winter semester starts in July.

The application period for the Buddy Program for Exchange students WS 2017/18 starts on July 24, 2017 at 12 p.m. and closes on July, 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Please apply via this link:
https://evasys.zv.tum.de/evasys/online.php?p=applicationbuddyexchange

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Get in touch with us

Freshmen - Contact Person

  • Rilana Naomi Treu
    Program Assistant - Master Programs/ Student Exchange Programs Outgoing (NON-EU)
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 - 25078
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 - 25070
  • Email studentcounseling_master@wi.tum.de
  • Room 1546a

All around Exchange Students

  • Gabriella Loparco
    International Office, Program Assistant - Student Exchange Programs (Incoming exchange students)
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 - 25036
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 - 25070
  • Email incoming@wi.tum.de
  • Room 1547
  • Office hours

    Wed 2-3:30pm; Fri 9:30am-12noon; Thu afternoon by appointment.
    No office hours on Friday, 8 December.

Student initiatives

From Students for Students

Looking for hands-on experience that can help you in your future career? Want to give something back?

Students at TUM School of Management are highly involved in the student union and as student representatives on the faculty council and appointment commissions. They also contribute to the design of teaching and course contents. In addition, many extracurricular initiatives are run entirely by students or rely on their engagement and energy.