University of Luxembourg

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 on Belval campus and in Luxemburg city, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial centre. 

Top reasons to study here

  • No. 1 worldwide in the THE “international outlook” Rankings 2020. No. 17 worldwide in the THE Young University Rankings 2019.
  • 11 European Research Council (ERC) grants in physics, materials sciences, computer science, political sciences, psychology.
  • General tuition fee for the majority of programmes. No additional tuition fees for foreign students.

Short Courses



Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere.


  • 14 bachelor degrees, 42 master degrees and doctoral education based on the Bologna Accords
  • 16 vocational training and lifelong learning training courses
  • Bachelor students have to spend one semester abroad
  • Multilingualism: programmes generally taught in two languages French/English or French/German, some in three and some entirely taught in English
  • Academic staff originates from 20 different countries
  • 6,423 students originating from 125 different countries


A major goal of public research in Luxembourg is to position the country as a knowledge-based society.The national strategy is to foster innovation that will drive sustainable socio-economic development and further diversify the economy by developing new and strengthening existing high added-value economic and social activities. The University of Luxembourg supports this strategy through its commitment to:

  • be an international leader in selected areas of research;
  • provide high quality interdisciplinary teaching and learning programmes; and
  • positively contribute to shaping Luxembourg’s society and strengthening its economy.


The Career Centre is a service aimed at students & employers.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 -22
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
618 -9
609 50
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

  • Tutoring for the majority of 1st-year bachelor students
  • Small auditoriums and working groups

Housing services

The University of Luxembourg has 35 student housing facilities, 1070 rooms and studios located at the center and the south of Luxembourg:

Library services

BiblioLab is opening its doors . You — students, academics, staff and citizens from Luxembourg and neighbouring countries as well — are all invited to discover a new space located on level -1 in the "Maison des Sciences Humaines" in Belval. All users on the Belval site will find their library collections there and are encouraged to try out our new services.

ICT services

The intranet covers

  • all the cultural and athletic events offered at the University;
  • job offers, whether for students, work placements or employment opportunities for graduates;
  • all the useful information you need in order to prepare for your mobility semester;
  • the IT Helpdesk: list of and instructions of use for the IT services at your disposal.

Student Life

Campus life

Luxembourg is redefining itself: from a steel region to a financial centre, the country now wants to morph onwards and become a research hub. In Belval there are plans to turn this vision into reality.

Belval is considered to be one of the largest and most ambitious current urban renewal projects in Europe. On the 120 hectares of grounds that once housed Luxembourg's largest steel foundry, academic research and teaching, work and leisure, industry and commerce and home life and culture are to enter into a thriving mixture. Based on a master plan created by Jo Coenen Architects of Maastricht, the development corporation Agora as well as the public Fonds Belval are bringing this new site into being.

Sports facilities

We can offer you good shape, good mood and good trainers, and what is most important, it is free of charge. Participate in one or several sport activities and retain your energy and strength!

SEVE and the sports trainers of the University of Luxembourg have organised following activities for you:
  • Escalade
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Tai-bo aerobic
  • Badminton & Teamsports
  • Tai-chi Chuan
  • Football - Outdoor
  • Football - Indoor
  • Volleyball
  • Cha Cha & Salsa & Bachata
  • Afrodance - Bellydance

Student clubs

To be part of a student association and student life in general is paramount to experiencing a positive University experience. Student Associations provide students with valuable skills such as the ability to work in a team environment, to engage with the University beyond academics, and to belong to a family away from home. This type of engagement is essential to taking full advantage of the "University Experience".

This positive experience can provide students with the following opportunities: helping to network with other young professionals, development into well-rounded individuals, and showcase a student's abilities gained from their academic studies.


Five Master programmes at the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance have been accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), an international expert for quality assurance and development in higher education and research.

The FIBAA accreditation is the first study programmes certification at the University of Luxembourg and represents an important step in receiving international recognition for the University’s programmes and a seal of approval for high-quality teaching.

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