Become a buddy by following this link or filling in the form at the bottom of the page!

  • Would you like to meet your first (Dutch) friend before your arrival in Groningen?
  • Would you like to see a friendly face when you arrive in Groningen?
  • Would you like to have some help during your time in Groningen?

Having a buddy is a nice way to get in touch with Dutch students who can introduce you to the Groningen student life. Your buddy can pick you up from the station, give you useful tips to help you get through the first few days after your arrival and can help you with some practical things that need to be done. Your buddy can show you around Groningen and take you to the ESN office and activities. And of course he/she can help you with all your questions that might arise prior to or during your stay in Groningen.

Are you interested in having a buddy during your stay in Groningen? Then apply via the application form below. Please note that you should 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. You will receive more information about the buddy system in January! If you have any questions about the buddy program, do not hesitate to send an email to If you cannot open the sign-up form in your country or brouwser, please send an email to and we'll help you out. The deadline to register is 13th September, but make sure you sign-up as soon as possible to make sure you receive a buddy!