Due to coronavirus the buddy-services will only be available on a limited basis until further notice.
Have you already been studying for a longer time at the University of Stuttgart? You are familiar with the German language and the life in Stuttgart and you would like to gain intercultural experiences? Then you are more than welcome to become part of our buddy team.
Welcome to Stuttgart, international students!
You can meet our buddies at several information stands throughout Stuttgart during your first days (see the listing below).
The first place is at the airport as soon as you arrive. Go to our airport information stand in the terminal to meet our buddies. One of them will take you to the train station, help you buy the right ticket, and get you on the right train to where you will be living.
Pick up your welcome package!
We kindly ask you to come to our office at the IZ during our office hours upon arrival and pick up your welcome package. It presents all the information on what you need to do during your first few days in Stuttgart. Of course our staff will be ready to assist you by answering any questions that you might have. We look forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart!
Events by ready.study.stuttgart
Join us for fun events in and around Stuttgart. This is a great opportunity to meet both international and local students as all events are organized by our buddies. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Please register at the IZ (Pfaffenwaldring 60) in advance or send us an e-mail.
Frequently asked questions by international students
ready.study.stuttgart is the international buddy program of the University of Stuttgart and the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. From the start, our buddies will support international students from around the world.
All international students of the University of Stuttgart – no matter where they are from – can take part in the buddy program. Just talk to one of our buddies, they are happy to help.
Our buddies at the information stands welcome international students on arrival in Stuttgart and on campus and will provide initial assistance in getting started the right way on your new life at the University. Then, you will set off on your own well-prepared for the following days.
Our services are free of charge for everyone.
Our buddies will help you to move in but you have to look for accommodation on your own. Please check our housing page for useful advice on how to find accommodation in Stuttgart.
There are several possibilities for your first night or your first nights in Stuttgart. We can provide an overview on several accommodation options here in Stuttgart. Please keep in mind that it is only possible to move into your student dorm room during the caretaker's office hours. We kindly ask you to consider this before booking your flight.
You are a degree seeking student and you are looking for support during your studies? The Intercultural Mentoring Program of the University of Stuttgart might be of interest to you. As a mentee you will receive intensive support during the semester including frequent meetings with your personal mentor.