Services to Incoming Students


Our Buddy Programme is designed to facilitate the start of your exchange experience in Berlin. Buddies are HTW Berlin students interested in assisting international students and meeting people from all over the world.

Your buddy will be your first contact person in Berlin and will support you with getting through the administrative To Do‘s during the first days/weeks of your stay. Your buddy will also be available for you throughout the semester in case you have any other questions regarding your studies and life in Berlin or if you just want to grab of coffee.

Once you have successfully applied for your exchange at HTW Berlin and your stay has been confirmed we will ask you if you would like to participate in the programme. You can register via your Mobility Online account. Please note that unfortunately we cannot guarantee a buddy for everybody as we rely on the availability of our local HTW students. In case you cannot be allocated a buddy, please feel free to contact us if you need help with anything or you have any questions.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic the Buddy Program currently takes place online only.


"studierendenWERK BERLIN" are the service provider for students of all Berlin universities.

They offer a variety of events worth checking out. Please visit their website for more information:


Each semester we create a Facebook Group for the new incoming students to connect and share information or plan activities. Feel free to join!


HTW Berlin usually offers an extensive sports programme during the semester and during the holidays. However, due to Corona there will be no courses or other sport offers at HTW until March 2021 unfortunately.


Target group and application procedure

Our scholarships in the amount of up to 1722 .-EUR per student (paid in two instalments) support international exchange students from our partner universities as well as from universities with which co-operation agreements are currently being implemented or planned.

As only a very limited number of scholarships can be granted, a selection of suitable candidates is carried out by an independent committee based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievements
  • Personal circumstances (e.g. cancellation of student's original funding or other financial emergencies)
  • Country of student's home university with regards to the DAC list of ODA recipientsor the Human Development Index
  • Social Commitment (e.g. volunteering, charity work)

Application requirements:

All applicants have to be enrolled as an exchange student at HTW Berlin at the time of receiving the scholarship.

Furthermore, scholarships can only be granted to students who complete their entire exchange, starting with the Welcome Meeting and ending with the end of the first exam period.

Our scholarships cannot be awarded to students who receive other funds from domestic or foreign agencies  for the same purpose during their exchange at HTW Berlin (e.g. scholarships from Erasmus+, Swiss Mobility or similar)


Please fill in this application form  which also includes your letter of motivation  and send it to

Please feel free to attach up to three supporting documents to your application e-mail, such as work resumés or certificates.

Deadline Summer Semester 2021 

15th April 2021

(Only for new exchange students arriving in March 2021)

Deadline Winter Semester 2021/22

15th October 2021

(Only for new exchange students arriving in September 2021)