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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.

Three mentors on a bike at Lund campus. Photos.

International Mentor Programme

To help you settle into 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 them to various student activities and Swedish everyday life.

The groups consist of 5–7 mentors and 20-25 new international students. The mentors are current Lund University students, both Swedish and international, who do this on a voluntary basis.

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

What mentees say about the International Mentor Programme

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

A very good way to meet new people and discover life in Lund!

It is super nice! They helped me a lot by organising weekly meetings and integrating us into the culture!

It’s been very nice. The mentors are very helpful!


Find out more about the mentees' experiences of the programme by watching the video below.

In this video, current students Jesús and Pratik talk about their experience as international mentees.

Watch on YouTube: Settle in and make friends as an international mentee!

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

Tilda Thorsson
International Mentor Coordinator
mentorprogramme [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (mentorprogramme[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)

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