"Mate-For-You" – The buddy programme of the International Office

You are either...

  • An international student and new at HHU and in Düsseldorf
    or
  • Already a student at HHU, have lived here for while and would like to share your experience with “new arrivals” from around the world?

Then our buddy programme is perfect for you. Join in and become a mate!

The "Mate-For-You" buddy programme brings together students from abroad (World Mates) with experienced students at HHU (Home Mates). The motto is: Learn from each other and shape a lively intercultural exchange.

There are good reasons for being a mate!

As a Home Mate you can...

  • Get to know people from other cultures
  • Build your own worldwide network
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Acquire intercultural skills

As a World Mate you can...

  • Get to know Düsseldorf and HHU
  • Spend your free time with new friends
  • Practise speaking German
  • Get help if you have a problem

Certificate of Intercultural Competence: If you have taken part in at least three group events in the framework of the programme, you will receive a certificate of attendance. The General Studies Centre counts this certificate as one of a total of three components that you need in order for the Certificate of Intercultural Competence to be issued.

The certificate attests your international activities during your studies. You can include it later when you apply for jobs.

Projectmanagement for International Students

Photo of Dr. Benjamin  Irkens

Dr. Benjamin Irkens

Building: 21.02
Floor/Room: 01.70
Phone +49 211 81-14744

Programmes for International Students

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Matthias Kaufmann

Building: 21.02
Floor/Room: 01.open space
Phone +49 211 81-14951
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