Econ Buddies & Social Tutor

Do you still have questions about studying and living in Bonn? Do you worry about doing some of the administrative things on your own - or about making the right decisions regarding your studies?

In order to make life easier for you and to help you find your way around Bonn and the Department of Economics, we have organized a study buddy program for Economics Master students, we call it the "econ buddy" program.

We would like to match small groups of 2-3 incoming students with one of our senior Master students who are in their third (or more advanced) semester. The idea is that you will be able to ask them all kinds of questions, to meet when you arrive or to get together for a cup of coffee or a glass of beer. How you want to do this, is totally up to you – being an econ buddy is meant not only to get help but also as an opportunity to meet new people and maybe even make friends.

If you would like to get an econ buddy or are interested to become an econ buddy, simply fill in the form (will be available again in summer 2023).

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How do I get to know my fellow students?

The social tutor helps you to network with both international and German Master students to help you get to know each other and make friends and ultimately make you feel more at home in our Master program. At the start of the semester, he puts you in touch with your fellow Master students, organizes events, and explains German institutions and German culture. During the semester, he organizes social and cultural events and excursions, like weekly meetings in a café, chess games between lectures and a regular's table at a bar (Stammtisch).

He will support you if you need

  • advice and support before the study program starts (e.g. housing market/accommodation, arrival, etc.),
  • directions from e.g. the airport, the main train station
  • assistance in dealing with authorities and obtaining the residence permit (visa, Bank account, registration office, insurance, enrollment).
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