Services to Incoming Students

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Buddy Programme

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 a 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.

Events organized by Studierendenwerk Berlin

"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:

Connecting via Social Media

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 offers an extensive sports programme during the semester and during the holidays.