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Apply for a Buddy

For international students that are new in Groningen:

Would you like to already know someone in Groningen before your arrival? Would you like to learn a bit more about The Netherlands and Groningen? Would you like to have someone who can help you with your questions during your time in Groningen?

Having a buddy is a nice way to get in touch with students who can introduce you to (student) life in Groningen. Your buddy can give you some tips on how to get to Groningen, what places you need to go to in the city to do groceries, or anything else that you would like to know! Your buddy can help you with some practical things that need to be done. Of course they can also help you with all the other questions that might arise prior to or during your stay in Groningen!

Are you interested in having a buddy during your time here in Groningen? Then apply via the application form below. Please note that buddies are volunteers and please only apply for a buddy when you are sure that you would like one. After we have received your application we will do our best to link you to a buddy with who you will get in touch through email prior to your arrival in Groningen, so keep an eye on your email. It might take some time before you get matched, so please take that into consideration.

If you have any questions about the buddy programme, do not hesitate to send an email to If you cannot open the sign-up form in your country or browser, please also send us an email and we’ll help you out. The deadline to register is the 12th of September 2021, but make sure you sign-up as soon as possible to make sure you receive a buddy!

Click here to apply for a buddy