Buddy Programme

Arriving in a new country can be exciting, but can also give rise to difficulties. The Buddy Programme provides a helping hand as you settle down and get to know student life. The International Office at Umeå University organises the Buddy Programme as a service for international students.

Buddies are students at Umeå University who volunteer to introduce you to the Swedish way of life. As a participant in the Buddy Programme, you will be part of a buddy group that consists of approximately 15-20 buddies and international students. The Buddy Programme involves the possibility to participate in a variety of fun social activities, for example: sports, parties and travel, or just having a cup of coffee with your group members.

In order to attend the activities arranged within the Buddy Programme you need to enroll. You and the other students decide what you would like to do within the framework of the Buddy Programme. It is everyone's responsibility to make it a success. You can submit your application under the related information in the column to the right. If you are a Swedish student and would like to be a buddy you can get more information here:
Become a Buddy

The deadline for applying to the Buddy Programme is the first day of the term.

If there are any questions or problems, contact the International Student Coordinator at the International Office via the "Contact Form" on the right side of this page.

Contact Information

International Student Coordinator / International Office
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Student Services, Level 3 Administration Buidling

Contact Form