We want your stay in Paderborn to be rewarding and a benefit for you in every aspect!

It is our aim that you study successfully, improve your German language skills, 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. We are committed to providing you with the best support possible!

Offers for Exchange Students

The International Office and the student initiative Eurobiz organise an extensive orientation and event programme for exchange students.

As part of the event program, numerous day and weekend excursions, international country nights, sport activities, pub crawls and get togethers take place during the semester. A weekly meeting in a local pub (Stammtisch) offers exchange and Eurobiz students the opportunity to get to know each other even better.

All members of Eurobiz work on a voluntary basis. They have either already studied abroad or are planning a stay abroad. They really enjoy helping the exchange students in Paderborn and taking part in the 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


The orientation program by the International Office in cooperation with Eurobiz offers lots of activities before and throughout the semester. The program includes the following activities, and many others:

  • A welcome event where the first steps in Paderborn and administrative questions are explained. The event always takes place on the first Tuesday in September resp. March.
  • A guided tour of the campus and the university
  • Intercultural workshops on "Living and Studying in Germany
  • City tour with the assitance of Eurobiz
  • Excursions, weekend and day trips, and country evenings and much more, with Eurobiz

The semester event program contains numerous activities for exchange students such as day trips, weekend excursions, country evenings, etc. It includes also a e.g. library tour and study introductions by some faculties. A few weeks before the start of our program, you will receive our "Arrival Mail" with - among other things - an overview of all activities during the semester.

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?

With your buddy, you have a helpful contact person in Paderborn - and sometimes a buddy relationship develops into a life-long friendship.


Informationen zu Eurobiz

Semester Program

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).