Student Mentoring Programme

Eine Gruppe von Austauschstudierender steht vor einem Gebäude der HTWK Leipzig

The student mentoring programme supports international students with settling into the Leipzig student community. HTWK students volunteer to assist international students during their first weeks in Leipzig.

The programme differs slightly for students who aim to finish a degree at HTWK Leipzig (degree-seeking students) and students who come to HTWK Leipzig for one or two exchange semesters (non-degree students).

What does a mentor do?

As a mentor you support an international student (mentee) und help them to settle in at HTWK and in Leipzig. This includes support during your mentee’s arrival, during the introduction course and in the beginning of the semester.

Are there any conditions?

As a future mentor you should be interested in meeting other people and getting to know a different culture and you should be present in Leipzig prior to the beginning of the lecturing period. But even at the beginning of the lecturing period you can still become a mentor.

What does the mentoring programme offer?

The mentoring programme offers the possibility to meet new friends and to get to know different cultures. You also have the opportunity to prepare for your own semester abroad by talking to students from our partner universities. Furthermore, you will get a training and a manual so that you can answer all of your mentee’s questions.

How can I register for the programme?

HTWK students can register via email internationales(at) or can drop by the International Office (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 132, 1. Floor, G 110 – Geutebrück-Building) to fill out the registration form.