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Higher education system and financial aids

Higher education in Luxembourg, university

Higher education in Luxembourg follows secondary, classical or technical education
Luxemburgish students have the choice between continuing their higher education in Luxembourg or going to study in other countries. We will study here the first case.

In both case, they can benefit from scholarships. See more information about it below.

Higher education in Luxembourg

It should be known that higher education is very recent in Luxembourg, since the university offer really exists only since the beginning of the 2000s with the creation in 2003 of the University of Luxembourg. Previously, students moved abroad mainly to neighboring countries like France, Germany or Belgium, to find higher education.

Higher education in Luxembourg is now a priority for the Luxembourgish government, which provides the University of Luxembourg with all the necessary means to develop.

Law, economics, finance, literature, science, communication, medicine and art at the University

The University of Luxembourg counted nearly 6,500 students during the 2018-2019 academic year, more than half of whom were non-Luxembourgers. 3,000 students were enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree, more than 1,600 in a Master’s degree and just over 800 in a doctorate. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance had more than 2,300 students compared to just over 2,100 in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Arts and Educational Sciences. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication brought together just over 1,900 students.
The University is setting up four additional bachelor’s degrees for the start of the 2020 school year in order to meet the demand in scientific, medical and industrial subjects. Students will thus be able to pursue studies in medicine, mathematics, physics and engineering for the first three years of higher education.

Higher Commercial Studies

As regards business studies, students can turn to Sacred Heart University Luxembourg, Jack Welch College of Business, the Luxembourg School of Business and the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion, which offers, among other things, a new master’s degree in management from the start of the 2020 academic year.

Advanced technician certificate

There are also BTS (Technician Superior) courses offered by Technical High Schools over 2 years. This is particularly the case of:

  • Technical High School of Arts and Crafts (LTAM)
  • Josy Barthel High School (LJBM)
  • Technical High School School of Business and Management (LTECG)
  • Technical High School for Health Professions (LTPS)
  • the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion prepares for 3 BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in the fields of commerce and marketing, accounting and tax management and secretarial assistant.

Since 2013, the Lycée classique d’Echternach offers, in partnership with the Lycée Georges de la Tour in Metz, a preparatory class for the Grandes Écoles de Commerce in France.

Mengschoul.lu, school platform for easier orientation in the choice of secondary and higher education in Luxembourg

Where to study in Luxembourg?

The offer in higher education in Luxembourg is quite narrow, even if it is developping over the last few years. Many students go abroad in neighboring countries to follow higher education. Find below shools and universities in Luxembourg.

Are you looking for an internship or a job at the end of your studies ? Have a look at Salon Etudes et Carrières in Luxembourg.

Scholarship for higher education Luxembourg

Financial support for higher education

Since 2000, the Luxembourg government wants to enable its residents to carry out higher education whether in Luxembourg or abroad. Scholarships and loans to finance his studies can thus be granted on request.

Eligibility

You are eligible to receive financial assistance for your graduate studies if:

  • you are a full-time or part-time student in higher education in Luxembourg or another European country AND at the end of these studies you will obtain a diploma, degree or title of higher education
  • you are living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the child of a cross-border worker in Luxembourg, or you yourself are a cross-broder worker.

What criteria for border residents? 

To be eligible for a scholarship, the student’s parent must have worked in Luxembourg:

  • at least five years accumulated over the last ten years preceding the request,
  • or have worked for ten years at the time of application,

or the student must have completed at least five years of cumulative study in an institution in Luxembourg or must have resided there or for a cumulative period of at least five years at the time of the application for financial assistance.

Procedure for receiving a scholarship

The scholarship is paid per semester.

Please note that requests must be made every semester for the following semester. You must make your request:

  • between August 1 and November 30 for the winter semester
  • between January 1 and April 30 for the summer semester.

Apply for state support for higher education.

Eligible non-resident students (see above) must apply in their country of residence to the competent authorities. For French students, you must contact Crous-lorraine, the Direction des allocations études for Belgian students and Bafög for German students.

Amount of financial assistance for higher education

  • Student grant: 1,000 euros per semester until 31 July 2019, €1,025 thereafter;
  • Additional grant obtained according to income criteria: up to 1,900 euros for the 2018-2019 school year. This amount will be increased to 1,947.50 euros as from the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Mobility grant for students registered outside their country of residence: 1,225 euros until 31 July 2019 then 1,255.62 euros;
  • Family grant according to the pre-existence of financial support: 500 euros per school year for the 2018-2019 school year, then 512.50 euros

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