The Buddy Programme for international doctoral students and postdocs aims to facilitate your start at the University of Passau. We connect you with a local buddy who can help you with your first steps in Passau and during your first semester here. All local buddies are doctoral students, postdocs or staff members of the University who volunteer to help international doctoral students and postdocs settle in to the new environment. We will try to match you with a buddy from your field, so that she/he may also help you with matters related to your faculty at the University of Passau.
Your buddy can pick you up upon your arrival in Passau, accompany you to your accommodation and show you the University. Especially at the beginning of your stay in Passau, your buddy can help you with questions regarding your everyday life, e.g. public transport, where to buy groceries, where to get a German SIM card, how to spend your spare time in Passau, etc.
You can join the programme, if you are an international doctoral student or postdoc who is at the University of Passau for at least one month.