Student commitment

Buddy programme

Students at Harz University of Applied Sciences support refugees in their preparation for their studies and settling into Harz University in the buddy programme. The International Office will arrange contact directly after admission to the course of studies.

“Harz Crossroads” project

This project aims to create opportunities for exchanges between Germans and refugees. The first proposal, an international cooking evening, has already been well received. The initiative also organised a clothing donation on campus.

Here you can download the project documentation "Harz Crossroads" 2015.


Interforum supports the integration of international students into everyday student life in the Harz through cultural exchanges such as the “international evening”. A highlight of the semester, this evening brings together culinary delights from international students and a diverse cultural programme.