BOKU-International Relations encourages the meeting of Austrian and international students through a buddy network. Therefore, you are appointed a BOKU student as a tutor to facilitate the first couple of steps in Vienna (if you requested it in your application form).

Your buddy will be very helpful, especially at the beginning, when you move into your new room and have to deal with
Austrian and BOKU administration. They can introduce you to Viennese university life, help you to get accustomed to BOKU and show you a side of Vienna and Austria you would probably not discover otherwise.

If you wish to have a buddy, please contact: buddy(at)

(Exchange Students can also indicate in their application to BOKU that they want a Buddy).