Luxembourg is a rich European country, with the highest per capita income in the European Union.Three official languages spoken are German, French and Luxembourgish. Luxembourg City is a very photogenic place; it’s situated in a valley, and has a lot of neat old buildings and trees.This country makes an admirable destination for bicycle sightseers, as there are highwaysfar and wide, the scenery is pretty, the food is delicious, the people friendly, and you can always find cheaper hostels to stay.
Study in Luxembourg
About half a million people live in Luxembourg. In spite of its small size, Luxembourg has high ambitions in direction of school, education and learning. In fact, the great standinggiven to education, with a special prominence on research, is part of the country’s approach to create strong international relations and collaboration.
Luxembourg is a modern society both multilingual and cultural diversity. In 2012, large number of students coming from 100 countries studied at the University of Luxembourg. The country’s precedence is “Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts of Learning”. Courses are usually taught in dual languages: English or French, German or French, or German or English.
The country holds partnership agreements with universities around the globe. These agreements cover exchange of student, exchange of researchers and global cooperation.
In order to fortify the intercultural relationships and student personal growth, many study programmes necessitate a compulsory semester abroad.
There are nearly 400 international study programmes and courses taught in English Language. For the international programmes and courses, it is categorically essential that the applicant can speak, read and write English well. All types of courses are available in Luxembourg like Business administration, Engineering, Law, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer science, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences, Urban planning and architecture etc.
In general, there are two main application periods:
- January to February for summer semester studies (February to June applications)
- July to September for winter semester studies (September to January applications)
General application requirements
Difference in application requirements based on the applicants’ country of origin.
- Students from European countries:
- Online application.
- Luxembourg government recognized High-school graduation diploma.
- Requirement of admission examination in some cases.
- Students from non-EU countries:
The applicant must meet the specific study requirementsof the programme;
- Luxembourg government recognized High-school graduation diploma or equivalent;
- Fill in online application;
- Applicants’ copy of transcripts issued with the official apostille certificate or a double legalization;
- Study visa;
- A residential permit that includes proof of accommodation for the duration of the study.
- Detailed information about course of study programme.
- For undergraduate studies:
- Senior School Leaving Certificate
- Proof of English, e.g. O’level Credit pass in use of English, TOEFL or IELTS
- For graduate studies:
- Senior School Leaving Certificate
- Bachelor’s degree
- Transcripts showing all courses and grades
- Proof of English, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS or a proof that the applicants’ first degree was imparted in English language can be accepted.
- Luxembourg immigration procedures for academic visitors
- Internship Opportunities:
Foreign students who wish to study or do an internship in the Luxembourg need to go through the Luxembourg immigration procedures. The same applies to guest lecturers, postdoctoral students, and researchers visiting Luxembourg for academic purposes. Depending on the length and purpose of the stay, the following might be needed:
- Short-stay visa
- Residence permit
- Work permit (Overseas students in Luxembourg are permitted to take a part-time job)
On processing the applicants’ application, the applicant will receive a notification on whether you have been admitted to the study program you applied for.
Please, note that when applying for undergraduate studies in Luxembourg, the applicant might be required to meet a minimum grade point or cut-off point. This grade point average is used in determining whether the applicant is qualified for the studies applied for.
The University of Luxembourg is a research-oriented university, with high-precedence on:
- Reliability, security and Trust in Information Technology
- Systems Biomedicine
- International Finance
- European and Business Law
- Multilingual and diverse cultural contexts of education and learning
Two research centres:
- The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust;
- Partly funded by the Luxembourg Government Centre for Systems Biomedicine, within the country’s “Health Science Plan”.
Living in Luxembourg
- Generally, enrolment fees are 200 euros per semester.
- Short distance of students’ housing to the University grounds.
- Cost of study materials is around 400 EUR per annum.
- In Luxembourg, private accommodation can get close to 600 EUR while housing in the university dormitory costs around 380 EUR per month.
- Not more than 40 hours per week is allowed for working during the school holidays or the student contract.
- Varieties of halls for concerts, theatres, and museums.
- Unique type of wines is owned and produced within the country.
- Convenience in connecting with major European cities such as Brussels, Zurich etc. with fast train connections.
- High personal safety etc.
The Luxembourgish grading system
The grading system in Luxembourg varies depending on the level of education.
- Students’ performance is evaluated by a grade point scale that ranges from a minimum grade of 10 to a maximum grade point of 20 at upper secondary level.
- Passing Scale assessment ranges from a minimum grade point of 30 to a maximum grade point of 60 at upper secondary level.
- University study application in Luxembourg as an undergraduate student requires the conversion of the applicants’ grades from upper secondary school from the applicants’ home country into the Luxembourgish grade point scale.
The European grades comparison chart can be used to learn the equivalence of the applicants’ grades in Europe