For degree seeking students, the study entry phase, in which an initially high motivation for the stay abroad is often severely challenged, is crucial for later study success. But even in later phases of study, linguistic difficulties (e.g. dialect, technical language) or cultural uncertainties (e.g. adapting to the German academic system) often remain challenging.
The PeerConnect project therefore relies on close support from students in higher semesters, guided by a structured program and supplemented with group activities and training. Depending on individual needs, the focus is more on language skills and getting used to everyday life in the university or on overcoming specific challenges in studying.
The financing of the PeerConnect program is currently based exclusively on project funds provided by the DAAD within the framework of the Stibet II program. The funding is therefore secured until 2023.
International Student Support