Welcome to our TUHH StudyBuddy program for international students!

During your studies, we will support you with help and advice, whether you are studying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree in English or German or are here as an exchange student.

With StudyBuddy

  • you get to know your international fellow students and make contacts
  • you get information about other programs and support services at the TUHH
  • you can take part in free workshops on intercultural topics and German as a foreign language and improve your skills
  • you receive support during the examination period

Interested? Then sign up for our StudIP group. That way you'll always be up to date!

We start the semester with a Get-Together. Just come along, we look forward to seeing you!
When: 8 April. 4.30 - 6 pm.
Where: Room A 0.18

Our offers at a glance:

Get together & Networking Events

An ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow students and make new friends. We also give you tips and addresses on how and where you can find further support for your studies.

Intercultural basics for studying at the TUHH

Studying abroad is exciting, but also brings challenges. We will look at various aspects from an intercultural perspective, including

  • Communication on Campus: What conventions exist in communication between teachers and students? Why can misunderstandings quickly arise and how can conflicts be resolved?
  • Culture shock: What is culture shock, why has probably everyone had one and how can you deal with it?
  • Learning and teaching styles: How do learning and teaching traditions differ in an academic environment. Why can this lead to misunderstandings and why shouldn't you be afraid of making mistakes?
German as a foreign language
  • Intercultural German training 

Are you studying in German even though it is not your native language? Have you ever experienced linguistic misunderstandings or are you unsure how to address someone? The Intercultural German training, a combination of foreign language lessons and intercultural training, helps you to understand and deal with such situations. A language Level B2/C1 is required.

Further information

  • German language cafés

Discover the German language cafés – the best way to perfect German! Improve your German language skills in a relaxed atmosphere, exchange ideas with your fellow students and master the linguistic challenges of everyday (study) life. Come along, socialise and strengthen your language skills.

Language Café German A2/B1: For all those who already have beginner knowledge and would like to improve it.

Language Café B2/C1: For all non-native speakers who are studying in German or those who already speak fluent German and want to perfect their skills.

Further information

Exam Period

The exam period is a challenging time. We help you to get through this phase well and tell you where you can find support and study groups. We also give you tips on how to deal with exam stress and what offers are available at the TUHH.  Our tutors, experienced students at the TUHH, are also there fou you to offer you support.

Our student tutors

Our tutors Suresh and Cristóbal are there to help you with questions and concerns about studying, exams and campus life. Suresh is studying for a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, while Cristobal is completing his Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics. Both have been at the TUHH for several semesters. They will also be happy to give you tips on how to find study partners and inform you about other support services.

Contact Suresh: suresh.pushpadevan(at)tuhh(dot)de

Contact Cristóbal: cristobal.rabah.claussen(at)tuhh(dot)de


Kathrin Heuking
52 Incomings and Integration
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Office Hours
Montag, 09:00 - 12:30 + Donnerstag, 13:00 - 15:00
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (E),
21073 Hamburg
Building E, Room 0.058
Phone: +49 40 42878 3503