Mentoring new international students

As a new international student in Montpellier, you would like someone to meet and accompany you at your arrival in France?

On this page, find information about mentoring programs.



The SAIEC (Service d’Accueil International pour les Etudiants et Chercheurs), partner of the University of Montpellier, welcomes international students upon their arrival. They guide them and inform them on administrative issues, housing, internet access, information on life in Montpellier…

The Welcome desk (« Point Accueil ») for international students is held by multilingual students. It is open from Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m-12 a.m upon appointment. They can also be reached at

Thanks to an agreement with the Herault Prefecture, VISA demands for non-European citizens are centralised there.



Enroll in the International Mentoring Program and make your integration easier!

A local student will answer your questions, welcome you at your arrival, guide you around the city and the campus, and help you with paperwork and day-to-day matters.

The registrations are free and now available online: learn more