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Study in Luxembourg

Although it is one of the tiniest countries in the world, Luxembourg offers a splendidly cosmopolitan environment and a home to plenty of top-ranked universities.

Behold! A land fit for a king! Luxembourg was one of Europe's most fortified sites, and you can still admire the wondrous walls and castles to this day today. A place dominated by historical events and with an intriguing mix of Dutch, German and French cultures, Luxembourg offers international students an enriching study experience. Think of living within a giant museum, surrounded by different languages swimming in your ears on a daily basis.

Luxembourg is also one of the safest nations in the world; and, due to its multiculturalism, any foreign student can easily adapt to the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Luxembourg.

Why study in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a modern society that is both multilingual and multicultural. In recent years, over 6,000 students, from 100 different countries, decide to study abroad in Luxembourg. One of Luxembourg’s priorities is: “Education and Learning in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts”. Courses are usually held in two languages: French/English, French/German, or English/German. Can you imagine such an environment?

The country holds partnership agreements with universities worldwide. These agreements cover student exchange, researcher exchange and international cooperation.

What it is like to study in Luxembourg

All universities are international melting-pots, with students and staff from many different countries and linguistic backgrounds. Professors are leading experts in their fields and encourage students to develop problem-solving skills.

All study programmes cover an up-to-date curriculum and many degrees include internships or practical exercises.

Most universities provide additional language courses to support your studies and complement your language skills.

What to study in Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s universities provide Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in numerous subject areas such as Medicine, Law, Languages, Psychology, Education, Economics, Computer Science, or Social Sciences.

Here are some of the most popular study options in Luxembourg:

Major cities in Luxembourg

A big portion of the country’s universities are in Luxembourg city, the country’s capital. In Luxembourg city, you can admire several cultural sites, have dinner in fancy restaurants, and have fun in plenty of bars and clubs.

Find out more about student life in Luxembourg 

Which universities to attend in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is home to 2 universities, 2 business schools, and one institution dedicated to Public Administration studies.

Top universities in Luxembourg:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Luxembourg

For all universities in Luxembourg, you can simply apply online by submitting the application form along with all requested application documents.

  • Carefully check all the required application documents and make sure they are all translated into English. For instance, an internationally-recognised Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the main requirement when enrolling for a Master’s degree at a university in Luxembourg.
  • Make sure to know what the language requirements are, and whether you need to prove skills in English before enrolling in a degree programme.
  • Show how you performed as a student, and be sure to know what your Grade Point Average (GPA) was during your studies.
  • To help your chances of going to Luxembourg, be sure to apply to more than one university!
Make sure you qualify for a Luxembourg university
  • Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.
  • Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Luxembourg, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some course will require German, while others will require English.  Preparation courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
English-language tests

There are over 100 English-taught programmes in Luxembourg.

Universities in Luxembourg will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. Almost all Luxembourg universities accept these official English exams:

Living in Luxembourg

Let's take a closer look at tuition and living expenses in Luxembourg:

Tuition fees

There are two main universities in Luxembourg: the University of Luxembourg (public) and the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg (private).

  • Tuition fees at the University of Luxembourg range between 0 and 5,200 EUR per year. Some specific academic programmes, like the Master's in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, cost as much as 24,000 EUR per year.
  • Tuition fees at the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg are higher. They range between 29,000 and 39,000 EUR per academic programme (includes all years of study). Most degrees are in the field of Business and Management.

These two universities don't differentiate between EU and non-EU students; both pay the same tuition fees. Still, we recommend that you double-check because tuition is subject to change every year.

Living costs in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is not exactly cheap. You'll need a budget of 700–1,500 EUR per month depending on your needs and lifestyle. Here's a breakdown of average living expenses in Luxembourg:

  • accommodation (university dormitory): 350–400 EUR/month
  • accommodation (private rent): 600–1,000 EUR/month
  • monthly utilities: 180–250 EUR/month
  • books and study materials: 400 EUR/year
  • food and groceries: 300–450 EUR/month
  • public transport pass: free for everybody
  • three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant: 70 EUR
  • 1 cappuccino: 3.30 EUR
  • 1 loaf of bread: 2.35 EUR
  • 1 litre of milk: 1.40 EUR
  • 1 kg of apples: 2.55 EUR

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg is situated in Western Europe and borders Belgium, Germany and France. Luxembourg is the only Grand Duchy left in the world, organised as a constitutional monarchy and it is one of the founder states of the European Union.

Although Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, three official languages are spoken here: Luxembourgish, German and French.

Luxembourg has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to the historical importance of its fortifications.

Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world with a highly developed economy. The most thriving industries are: steel, chemicals and rubber manufacturing, banking and finance services.

Iconic places to visit

Luxembourg has a modern architecture combined with medieval castles and historical ruins. In addition, Luxembourg has several beautiful natural landscapes.

Here are some of the top attractions of Luxembourg:

  • The Luxembourg Castle
  • The Bock and City Casements in Luxembourg city
  • The Luxembourg City History Museum
  • The new Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam)
  • The Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame
  • Echternach and its Benedictine Abbey
  • Moselle River
Fun facts
  • Victor Hugo, resided in Luxembourg in a town near to the German border.
  • Luxembourg has the highest minimum wage in the EU: around 2,000 EUR per month.
  • Although a small country, around 170 different nationalities are currently living in Luxembourg.
  • Luxembourgish, a Franconian dialect of High German, is the mother tongue of nearly all Luxembourgers. However, official business is carried out in French, whereas German is the first language taught in school and used in the media.
  • The country’s name originated from the Lucilinburhuc (“little fortress”), a castle bought by Siegfried, count of Ardennes who brought Luxembourg’s independence.

Universities, colleges and schools in Luxembourg

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Where to study abroad?

Netherlands
Netherlands
Study abroad in the Netherlands (also known as Holland), the first non-English-speaking country to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees taught in English. International students in the Netherlands love the country because of its tolerant and inclusive policies. Choose to study in the Netherlands at some of the best universities and colleges in Europe.
Finland
Finland
Study in Finland, the country in northern Europe who has figured out how to provide some of the best education in the world. Study abroad in Finland, a transparent open civic society, where education is always a priority. Not to mention you can also find inexpensive or tuition-free degrees to study in Finland.
Ireland
Ireland
Study abroad in Ireland, the place where literature meets beautiful landscape, innovation and a welcoming international climate. By studying in Ireland, you will enjoy the most welcoming countries in the world and benefit from lots of opportunities in education and research.
Norway
Norway
Study abroad in Norway, the country that is consistently ranked by the UN as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income. Higher studies in Norway are some of the best in Europe. International students have plenty of English-taught degrees to choose from at universities and colleges in Norway.
Sweden
Sweden
Study in Sweden to learn how to conduct top-quality research and develop independent thinking. People who study abroad in Sweden benefit from integration in a multicultural society and rigorous Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at universities and colleges that look towards the future.
Switzerland
Switzerland
Study abroad in Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe with one of the highest standards of living. You can study in Switzerland in English even if the country has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is well known for its quality postgraduate studies, but you can also find great Bachelor’s and Master’s degree options.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Study in the UK and feel like you have entered a modern-day fairy tale. Universities and colleges in the UK - as well as the outstanding facilities they provide - are mesmerizing for international students. All the modern universities in the United Kingdom enable you to engage in ground-breaking research, regardless if you study in Britain, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Canada
Canada
Study in Canada - one of the strongest economies in the world. By studying abroad in Canada, you will enjoy a high standard of living, as well as top-level education at Canadian universities and colleges. The best universities in Canada provide great degrees and are some of the most welcoming to international students.
United States
United States
Study in the U.S.A, home to some of the most prestigious universities and colleges. The United States is internationally renowned for top business schools, medical schools and engineering schools. International students in the U.S. can select from a huge variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees offered by some of the best universities in the world.
Israel
Israel
Study abroad in Israel and explore iconic sites for European and Middle-Eastern culture. Universities and study centres in Israel offer international students English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Study in Israel, also known as the “Start-Up Nation”, with the world’s highest investment per capita in start-up companies. Israel was ranked the 3rd most innovative country in the world.
Australia
Australia
Study abroad in Australia, known for its warm climate, beautiful beaches, the Great Outback, and exceptional colleges and universities. In addition to these advantages, international students in Australia will study in the country with the world’s second highest development index. Study in Australia at top business school and engineering schools, dominating international education statistics.

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