Support for your start at university

You have finally received your admission to study at TU Ilmenau? Your arrival is imminent, but you are still quite disoriented? You have questions like...

  • How do I get to Ilmenau? And how is the way from the train station to the campus?
  • How can I move into my dorm room?
  • How do I have to register?
  • Which authorities do I have to register with as an international student? And how does that work?
  • How do I get connected to campus life?
 

No need to feel lost!

Because your we4you buddy knows the answers! We will put you in contact with a buddy (English for "friend", "helper") before your arrival, who is already studying in Ilmenau and knows how everything works here.

Your buddy will answer your questions before your arrival and organize your pick-up from the train station. During your first weeks in Ilmenau she/he will support you and make your start into the study and city life easier.

Participation in the buddy program is free of charge for international students!

Gruppenfoto von Studierenden bei einer Exkursion ins SchortetalTU Ilmenau
 

How the Buddy Program Works

For newcomers who need support

 

For students who want to become supporters

Registration Fill out and submit this registration form:
form for newcomers

Forming Buddy Pairs
We will form buddy pairs and and take your wishes into account as much as we can.

Notification
After we have found a buddy for you, you will receive an email from us. This will be about 4 weeks before the semester starts.

Contact by your buddy
Your buddy will contact you and clarify all important details regarding your arrival and the start of your studies.

Very important
You should only have one person (more specifically, your buddy) that organizes your arrival. If your buddy gets a room key for you, please do not send more people. This is no fun and results in chaos.

Start-of-Semester Meeting
At the beginning of the new semester, we want to organize a buddy meeting if the corona situation allows it. There you can meet other students, buddies and we4you tutors. You will also get information about we4you events and excursions.

Questionnaire at the end of the semester
Please fill out our questionnaire at the end of the semester. Did the program work for you? Did it help you? Then help us now to improve the program.

 

If there are problems, your buddy doesn't get back to you or never seems to have time, contact us. We're happy to help, but we need to know the problem.
 

Registration Fill out and submit this registration form:
Form for supporters.

Forming Buddy Pairs
We will form buddy pairs and take your wishes into account as much as we can.

Notification
After we have found a buddy for you, you will receive an email from us. This will be about 4 weeks before the semester starts.

Contacting your newcomer
Get in touch with your newcomer and discuss all the details about arrival and starting your studies.

Very important
If you have arranged with your newcomer that you will pick up the apartment key, please point out not to assign any other persons to do so in order to avoid chaos and upsets at the Studierendenwerk.

Start-of-Semester Meeting
At the beginning of the new semester, we want to organize a buddy meeting if the corona situation allows it. There you can meet other students, buddies and we4you tutors. You will also get information about we4you events and excursions.

Questionnaire at the end of the semester
Please fill out our questionnaire at the end of the semester. Did the program work for you? Did it help you? Then help us now to improve the program.

 

If there are any problems, if your buddy doesn't get in touch or never seems to have time, please contact us. We are happy to help, but we need to know the problem.
 
 

If you have any questions about the buddy program, please contact buddies@tu-ilmenau.de. We only accept registrations via our registration forms.