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Mentors and friends

Lund University welcomes approximately 3 500 international students every year. As an international student, you will have many opportunities to meet new people and get to know a different culture and a new language. You will experience new things, discover different aspects of life and meet people with different ideas, values and views on life.

International mentors posing with newly arrived international students under a tree on Arrival Day


International Mentor Programme

To help you settle in to Lund and get to know your way around, Lund University offers an International Mentor Programme. The mentors help new students with practical matters and introduce you to various student activities and Swedish everyday life.

The groups consists of 5–7 mentors (either Swedish or international students who have been studying at Lund University already) and 15–20 new international students.

The mentor groups are a great way to start your social life and meet new friends as soon as you arrive in Lund!

International students consistently tell us that the international mentors are the best part of their arrival and introduction to Lund.

Watch on YouTube: Mentees share their experiences with the mentor programme

Signing up for the mentor programme

A few months before the start of your first semester, you will receive instructions via email on how to sign up for the mentor programme.

Information about Arrival Day and the Orientation Weeks

Contact information

Siri Blomberg
International Mentor Coordinator
fadderi [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

International Desk
Email: studentreception [at] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 0100