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is a project of social innovation at the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Iceland. 

Sprettur supports and prepares students with an immigrant background to pursue university studies and become sustainable in their learning process through educational and social companionship and mentoring.

The goal of Sprettur is to create equal opportunities in education towards integration. 

What is Sprettur?

See what it is all about

For whom? 

Sprettur is designed for students with immigrant backgrounds who come from non-academic families. 

You can participate in Sprettur if:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You want to finish secondary school and proceed to university.
  • You are beginning your university studies and feel the need of extra support to do it well.
  • Your parents and their parents were born abroad, whether you were also born abroad or not.
  • Few or no one in your family has a university degree.

What do Sprettur participants do? 

Participants learn more about themselves, their communities, and higher education. We do this by offering participants:

  • workshops
  • study groups
  • intercultural events
  • mentoring

Students take part in Sprettur between one to four years and attend various intercultural gatherings and study groups twice a month. There is compulsory attendance.

    What is in it for me?

    • Social and educational support
    • Mentoring and companionship support
    • Personal development
    • Empowerment and inclusion

    How do I participate?


    Please contact

    Project manager offers presentations on Sprettur, tailored to your needs.  The presentations are offered to individuals, families, groups of students or staff.  

    The presentations can be electronic or located at upper secondary schools, institutions, or the University of Iceland.

    Juan Camilo Roman Estrada
    Project manager of Sprettur
    Phone: +354 525 5405

    Sabrina Rosazza
    Employee of Sprettur
    Phone: +354-525-5417