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Be a buddy!

Why should you become a buddy?

Radboud University welcomes a growing number of (international) students each year, and we need you to help them to feel home at our university and in Nijmegen. You may want to help someone who experiences the same struggles you have experienced at the beginning of your studies at NSM. You can help others to have a great time just like you. In times like this, you really have a part to play!

What is in it for you?

  • Being a buddy enriches your life: you learn to see the university and studying and living in Nijmegen from a different perspective.
  • At the end of the academic year you will receive a certificate as confirmation of your participation in the buddy programme.
  • If you are assigned an international student, you can get to know different cultures and the opportunity to practice your English language skills or even learn a new foreign language.
  • If you are planning on studying abroad, an international buddy can be a valuable source of information and contacts – something that may help you when the roles are reversed.

How to enroll?

You can sign up for the buddy programme by filling in this application form. Thanks in advance for your help!


Should you have any questions, feel free to send an email to buddy@fm.ru.nl.

Please note that only NSM students can participate in the NSM buddy programme. Students from other faculties should check whether their own faculty is offering a buddy programme.