Study in Luxembourg

Study in Luxembourg

Last edited on 04 Aug 2021

Moien & Welcome to Luxembourg! 

Luxembourg is extremely well situated in the centre of Europe,  between Germany, France and Belgium, and can be easily reached by rail,  road and air. It is the world’s only sovereign Grand Duchy, one of  several particularities originating from its long history, during which  the country changed hands several times and remained a pawn in the  strategic game played out between Europe’s major powers.

Today,  the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is renowned for its political and social  stability, skilled and multilingual workforce, state-of-the-art  infrastructure and excellent connectivity to markets, as well as its  favourable legal environment and financial climate. In recent decades,  Luxembourg has become one of the leading financial centres in Europe and the world.  The Government has also continued to pursue a policy of economic  diversification, investing heavily in key areas in which the country has  developed specific expertise, including space technologies, logistics, clean technologies, bio and health technologies, automotive components, and information and communication technologies in general.

Luxembourg is one of the six founding members of the European Union,  and has played a key role in the process of European integration.  Initially, this integration arose out of imposed necessity; after the  end of the Second World War, it became the result above all of a  conscious choice and a profound conviction. Countless influences have  since come together to shape the country, leaving a legacy of openness and prosperity that continues to welcome people and ideas from the outside.  Today, Luxembourg City is one of the three institutional seats of the  European Union and has developed a justified reputation as a reliable  hub for cross-border businesses. Global players of all sizes use the  country as a base from which to serve markets around the world.  Investment and innovation are encouraged through an attractive legal and  regulatory framework designed to support business creation and economic  development.

Luxembourg has a population of 626,000 people. Albeit small, it  boasts an incredible diversity. In fact, almost 50% of the population  doesn't have Luxembourgish nationality! And this does not even take into  account the 185,000 cross-border employees who work in Luxembourg. This  mix of languages and cultures from all these communities is rewarding  for life in Luxembourg and gives it a cosmopolitan characteristic.  Whenever you’re out and about in Luxembourg, chances are you will come  across several of the 170 nationalities who live here.

 While Luxembourg, French and German are considered administrative languages in Luxembourg, it is not  surprising - with so many foreigners living in Luxembourg - that most  locals speak fluent English. So you can rest assured that you will have no difficulties communicating in English in Luxembourg!

Higher Education System

Why choose Luxembourg? 

For the quality of its education : The University of Luxembourg was ranked 12th out of 351 universities under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education (THE) in 2020 for

  1. its international, multilingual and multicultural environment
  2. fast-developing research in specific fields: biomedecine, finance, information and communication technologies, multilingualism, etc.
  3. training courses connected to the professional world, with a wide-ranging offer of traineeships
  4. its personalised approach, with mentoring for all first-year students

For its location in the heart of Europe: located only a few hours from major European capitals, Luxembourg City is one of Europe's most important financial centres. Luxembourg City is home to several European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Auditors.

For its quality of life: Luxembourg is a lovely place to live! A small country full of contrasts, stunning nature, an impressive cultural scene... in short, it is a country worth exploring. The City of Luxembourg ranks 9th in the Global Liveability Report 2020 and thus maintains its place in the top 10, which it already occupied in previous years. 

For its diversified economy: Although the financial sector is its main driver, the Luxembourg economy is planning for the future by diversifying into innovative industries, for example in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT), health sciences and technologies and environmental technologies, logistics, the space sector, etc.

The University of Luxembourg

Created in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is European through and through: located at the heart of the European Union, it is by nature multilingual and international (50% of students are from outside the Grand Duchy). The programmes are either bi- or trilingual ( French, German, English) or entirely held in English. Moreover, some bachelor and master programmes are bi- or even tri-national, involving neighbouring countries.

The University's teaching features the availability of an abundance of high-quality programmes, and ranks 12th in the Young Universities Ranking of the Times Higher Education (THE). It consists of three faculties:

  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM);
  • Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE);
  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF).

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. The transdisciplinary themes of health and systems biomedicine as well as data modelling and simulation are also specialities of the university. Moreover, close collaboration with the country's financial institutions and companies enables students to immerse themselves in the professional sector from the very beginning of their studies.

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 :

  • Lunex University specialises in sports, motor skills and physiotherapy. Located in Differdange, the specialised higher education institution offers various study programmes at bachelor and master level in physiotherapy and in the field of sports.
  • The Luxembourg School of Business (LSB), which is AACSB accredited, offers a 'Weekend MBA' (Master of Business Administration) mainly for people who wish to acquire their qualification over a two-year period while at the same time working full-time.

Institutions awarding foreign diplomas

Universities in Luxembourg