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
1. Public universities have low tuition rates
Okay, we should actually say "university" instead of "universities" because there is only one public higher education institution: the University of Luxembourg. Here, tuition fees range between 0 and 5,200 EUR per academic year (with one or two study programmes being the exceptions).
2. Live and grow in a multicultural environment
Luxembourg is known for its friendliness towards internationals and for an overall open culture. There are three official languages — Luxembourgish, French, German — and, depending on our interest and time, you can learn the basics or advance your level easily while studying and living here.
3. Find your place in one of the world's leading economies
After graduation, we cannot blame anyone for staying and starting a career here. The minimum salary is around 2,100 EUR per month, at least at the time of writing this text (2020).
Luxembourg is also the country with the highest GDP (gross domestic product) per capita in the entire world!
4. Visit iconic buildings and monuments
In their spare time, international students have a lot of fun exploring the most impressive local constructions, some of them many centuries old. Some of our recommendations are the Vianden Castle, the Adolphe Bridge, the National Museum, the Bourscheid Castle, the Chemin de la Corniche, the Place Guillaume II, etc.
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:
How to apply
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. Preparation courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
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: