A small landlocked country in the heart of Europe, Luxembourg is a political powerhouse and important financial centre and is home to one of the three official capitals of the European Union. Countless influences have come together over the decades to shape the world's only sovereign Grand Duchy, leaving a legacy of openness and prosperity that continues to welcome people and ideas from the outside.
What we lose in size, we make up in diversity – in fact, almost 50% of the population doesn't have Luxembourgish nationality! This mix of languages and cultures from over 170 nationalities gives it a great cosmopolitan characteristic. With so many foreigners, it is not surprising that most locals speak - apart from Luxembourgish, French and German - fluent English, so you will have no trouble getting along with them!
International students choosing to study at the University of Luxembourg will enjoy an enriching higher education experience in a country renowned for its skilled and multilingual workforce, an attractive research and innovation landscape, pioneering spirit and cutting-edge infrastructure and excellent connectivity as well as an impressive cultural scene and stunning nature – in short, a country worth exploring!
Studying at the University of Luxembourg, the only public university of the Grand Duchy, is a uniquely enriching experience. The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and becomes an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The programmes draw on the knowledge of experts from the business community, Luxembourg’s financial centre – one of the world’s leading centres – as well as international institutions, such as the European Court of Justice or the European Investment Bank and many more, who all complement the academic staff to ensure highest-quality teaching. The popularity of the fledgling university is based on research - especially in its priority research areas of materials science, computer science and computer security, European and international law, finance and financial innovation, education and digital and contemporary history.
Located on Belval Campus and in Luxembourg City, this modern university thus offers students cutting-edge knowledge in a distinctly interdisciplinary environment while retaining a personal atmosphere. Small classes and mentoring ensure direct interaction between students and teaching staff. Founded in 2003, the University has already positioned itself among the best young universities in the world and ranks in 12th position of the Times Higher Education ranking of universities of less than 20 years of age. The University has a broad network of international partner institutions and offers bi- and tri-national study programs. One semester abroad is mandatory for all undergraduate students.
Établissements d’enseignement supérieur étrangers privés
Apart from the University of Luxembourg, there are also private, foreign specialised higher education institutions in the country that offer nationally accredited diplomas :
Institutions awarding foreign diplomas
International or non-EU students who want to study in Luxembourg in a course that extends for more than 90 days will have to get a student visa. This is a long-term visa available to students who have been granted admission by a recognized university or college in Luxembourg.
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Scholarships and financial aid
Various grants and financial assistance are available, depending on your personal situation.
International students admitted to the University of Luxembourg can take advantage of certain state-funded scholarship options, including scholarships for deserving students and financial aid for students in precarious situations. These scholarships are managed directly by the University. Further information can be obtained here.
Financial aid from the Luxembourg State granted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research is intended for resident students as well as non-resident students who are workers or children of workers in Luxembourg. For more information on state financial aid opportunities, follow the link here.
Private scholarships are offered in specialised fields of study or according to the results obtained. For more information on those, please follow the link here.
There are also several tools that aim to support researchers. Thus, the individual AFR programme implemented by the National Research Fund (FNR) is aimed both at researchers applying for a doctorate in the Grand Duchy and at Luxembourg residents wishing to apply for a doctorate abroad. Mobility grants are also offered to researchers working in the Grand Duchy as well as to those wishing to come and work in Luxembourg via the FNR's InterMobility programme or via the Marie Sklodowska Curie actions. You can find further information on support opportunities for researchers via the website portal of EURAXESS in Luxembourg.
In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, we are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for students from South-East Asia that would like to realize an exchange of one or two semesters at the University of Luxembourg.
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, situated in a country at the heart of Europe and close to the European institutions, innovative companies and the Luxembourg financial centre. Founded in 2003 as Luxembourg's first and only public university, it already has a reputation as one of the best young universities in the world.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and consists in a monthly allowance of 500€ (for a duration of 5 or 10 months per academic year) as well as free accommodation in a student residence hall for the duration of the exchange.
The deadline for application is the 15th of April 2021.
Available study programs
The scholarship is available for candidates to any Bachelor or Master program at the University of Luxembourg open to exchange students.
Further information on the study program and the admission requirements for each program can be found under the following links:
Please note that the enrolment fees (400 euros per semester during the first year of studies, 200 euros per semester during semesters 3 to 6) are not waived for scholarship holders.
The home university of an interested candidate should submit a nomination on-line: https://unilux.moveon4.de/locallogin/5c37284784fb9636585871aa/eng# by April 15, 2021 at the latest.
For further information about the nomination procedure, please consult the following webpage:
The selected candidates will be notified after April 15, 2021 and will be asked to finalise their application at the University of Luxembourg via an online platform.