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We would like that your stay in Paderborn be rewarding and a benefit for you in every aspect!

Part of this is that you can successfully study, improve your German knowledge, and get to know Germany and its culture. We hope that you will cultivate many friendships with German and international students and can develop important intercultural competencies. It is our aim to give you optimum support!

Offers for Exchange Students

The Paderborn student group Eurobiz runs the buddy and orientation program for exchange students in cooperation with the International Office UPB.

During the semester, Eurobiz arranges day and weekend trips as well as country evenings and organises events such as football and volleyball tournaments, barbecues and parties. Exchange and Eurobiz students can get to know each other even better at the weekly meeting in a local pub (Stammtisch).

Many of the Eurobiz members are volunteers who have studied abroad themselves or plan to stay abroad. They very much enjoy assisting the exchange students in Paderborn and to the joint activities.

Tip: After your arrival, sign up for the Eurobiz email list or Facebook group so that you can be informed about their activities in a timely manner.

Eurobiz e. V.
Büro: SP2.010
Tel.: +49 (5251) 60 35 68
E-Mail: post(at)eurobiz.upb(dot)de


Orientation Program

The orientation program takes place before and during the semester and includes the following:

  • A welcome event where the first steps in Paderborn and administrative questions are clarified. The event usually takes place on the same day as the placement test for the German crash course. Students who do not participate in this course and therefore arrive later will be welcomed directly at the International Office upon arrival.
  • A guided tour of the campus and the university
  • An intercultural workshop on "Living and Studying in Germany
  • City tour with the assistance of Eurobiz
  • Information presentation: “What to expect in Germany?”
  • Excursions, weekend and day trips, and country evenings and much more, organized by the Eurobiz team.
Buddy Program

To make your start in Paderborn easier, the International Office will be happy to arrange a buddy for you on request - i.e. a Paderborn student who will help you with the first steps in your new home from home.

Your buddy will help you with the administrative steps, e.g. setting up a bank and university account, registering with the Residents' Registration Office, etc. In addition, he or she can of course help you with general questions: Where is the best place to go shopping? Where is the nearest bus stop? And how does waste separation work?

A buddy relationship can develop into a life-long friendship and you have a helpful contact person in Paderborn.

Eurobiz Programme

Here you will find the events of the current semester.


Tandem Learning

Do you want to improve your language skills with a tandem partner?


Professional support?

Please note the free support offers of the Student Advise Center (ZSB).

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