Undergraduate Luxembourg admission for European countries.

Unlike most other countries in Western Europe, Luxembourg doesn’t have a central application portal. Instead, you’ll need to apply to individual courses (up to three) at individual schools.

Undergraduate Luxembourg admission for European countries.
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The requirements for admission into their universities vary from school to school and program to program, but this is generally what you’ll need to present when applying to study in Luxembourg: 

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Your high school grade transcripts
  • Letter of motivation
  • A letter or two of recommendation
  • Copy of your passport
  • Language test results scores

It’s easy to find widely-accepted tests for English, French, and German, but it is possible to take a Luxembourgish test over the internet.
However, we will consider Luxembourg's bachelor's degree admission for European countries.

Bachelor (Undergraduate) Admissions

The University of Luxembourg offers 17 Bachelor's programs in three faculties and different fields:

Faculty of Science, Technology, and Medicine: Biology and Medicine, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics

Law Faculty, Economics, and Finance: Economics and Management, Finance and Law.

Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences: Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Education and Social Work, Geography and Spatial Planning and Humanities

The admission of any applicant depends on his or her situation. In addition, the prerequisites may be different depending on the applicant's nationality, the origin of their degree, and their residence.

Please read the detailed information below carefully and choose the option corresponding to your profile.

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European applicants

Anyone national of a Member State of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and nationals of the Swiss Confederation is considered a European applicant.

Admission criteria
Required language skills

Recognition of prior experience and/or entry into a higher semester of a Bachelor's program

Admission criteria

According to Art. 32 of the Universities Act, access to Bachelor's degree programs is possible for the following persons:

Holder of Luxembourg secondary school diploma
Applicants with diplôme de technicien with successful completion of the preparatory modules
Holder of a diploma recognised as equivalent by the Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse.
All diplomas and/or transcripts must be translated by a sworn translator if they are in a language other than French, German, or English.

1) European applicant,

holding a school-leaving certificate issued by a Member State of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or the Swiss Confederation.

You must submit a request for equivalence of your diploma to the Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse in Luxemburg.

Equivalence procedure to be submitted to the respective Ministry.

This procedure also applies to any applicant with a secondary school-leaving certificate issued by the European School or by the IBO (International Baccalaureate).

If you are not yet in possession of your degree during the application period of the chosen study program, you can submit your application online. In any case, you must apply no later than the deadline set by the study program.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a conditional admission letter.

As soon as you receive your school-leaving certificate, transcript, and equivalence certificate of your diploma, you can upload these documents via your admissions portal to complete your application. A final admission letter will then be sent to you, together with the invoice for the enrolment fees to validate your final enrolment.

After validation of your payment, you will receive your student card and enrolment certificate.

2) European applicant with a Luxembourg secondary school diploma,

You are a European applicant with a Luxembourg secondary school-leaving certificate. You are eligible for all Bachelor's study programs.

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If you are not yet in possession of your degree during the application period of the chosen study program, you can submit your application online. In any case, you must apply no later than the deadline set by the study program.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a conditional admission letter.

Once you receive your school-leaving certificate and transcript, you can upload these documents via your admissions portal to complete your application. A letter of final admission will then be sent to you, together with the invoice for the enrolment fees to validate your final enrolment.

After validation of your payment, you will receive your student card and enrolment certificate.

3) European applicant with diplôme de technicien with successful completion of the preparatory modules

You are a European applicant with diplôme de technicien with successfully completing the preparatory modules. You are eligible for a limited number of Bachelor's study programs.

Access to the first year of studies in Bachelor's degree programs is open to holders of a diplôme de technicien who have completed preparatory modules in the relevant subject area of the intended study program.

Economics and Management, Bachelor in Applied Management / Bachelor in Economics
Section Electrical engineering, Bachelor in Engineering – Electrical Engineering
Mechanical engineering, Bachelor in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Section Computer Science, Bachelor in Applied Information Technology / Bachelor in Computer Science
Civil Engineering → Bachelor in Engineering - Civil Engineering

If you are not yet in possession of your degree during the application period of the chosen study program, you can submit your application online. In any case, you must apply no later than the deadline set by the study program.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a conditional admission letter.

Once you receive your school-leaving certificate and transcript, you can upload these documents via your admissions portal to complete your application. A final admission letter will then be sent to you, together with the invoice for the enrolment fees to validate your final enrolment.

After validation of your payment, you will receive your student card and enrolment certificate.

4) European applicant

holding a school-leaving certificate issued by a state outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or the Swiss Confederation:

You must submit a request for equivalence of your diploma to the Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse in Luxemburg.

Equivalence procedure to be submitted to the respective Ministry.

We recommend that you complete this procedure before submitting your application.

If you are not yet in possession of your degree during the application period of the chosen study program, you can submit your application online. In any case, you must apply no later than the deadline set by the study program.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of conditional admission.

As soon as you receive your school-leaving certificate, transcript, and equivalence certificate of your diploma, you can upload these documents via your admissions portal to complete your application. A letter of final admission will then be sent to you together with the invoice for the enrolment fees in order to validate your final enrolment.

After validation of your payment, you will receive your student card and enrolment certificate.

Recognition of prior experience and/or entry into a higher semester of a Bachelor's program.

To avoid duplication of individual study efforts and to acknowledge the previous academic or professional experience, candidates applying for a bachelor's degree from the University of Luxembourg can receive recognition for prior experience of relevance to their program. As a result, a successful applicant can be exempted from study requirements and thereby reduce the maximum duration available for completing studies.

The following experiences qualify for recognition:

  • Credits (ECTS or other) acquired during previous studies and/or
  • Professional experience with at least 3  Years full-time equivalent years (in a field relevant to the program).
  • Recognition of prior experience by the University without continuing studies at the University of Luxembourg is not possible because to obtain a degree from the University, a student must have obtained at least 60 ECTS credits by completing the courses followed and offered by the University.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the procedures to gain admission into Luxembourg universities?

Application procedure from February to April annually.
Steps to apply for admission are:

  • Choose one or max. 3 study programs
  • Complete and submit the online application form
  • Payment of the administrative file fee if requested (50€ per application)
  • Receive an automatic email to create a temporary account
  • Upload the documents required for the chosen study program (s)
  • Submit your online application.

What are the requirements to study in Luxembourg?

Requirements vary from school to school and program to program, but this is generally what you'll need to present when applying to study in Luxembourg:

  1. Your high school grade transcripts.
  2. Letter of motivation.
  3. Letter or two of recommendation.
  4. Copy of your passport.
  5. Language test results scores

Can I work and study in Luxembourg?

All students enrolled at the University of Luxembourg are authorized to work during their studies, irrespective of their nationality, during the school holidays (40 hours/week) and/or throughout the year (15 hours/week)

Can I stay in Luxembourg after graduation?

Depending on where you are from, you may require a visa to stay in Luxembourg after completing your studies. Luxembourg is a Schengen country and part of the European Union; thus EU/EEA and Swiss nationals do not need to obtain a visa.

How much do students earn in Luxembourg?

The average salary in Luxembourg is €25,704 and in 2020 the national minimum wage for part-time jobs is between €13 per hour, which ranks them as the country with the highest minimum wage in the world. Consecutively, the minimum monthly wage is fixed at €2,142.

Is Luxembourg expensive for students?

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the monthly resources required correspond to at least 80% of the guaranteed minimum income in Luxembourg. A student in Luxembourg will therefore need a budget of 1.805,56 €.

Conclusion

The article "Luxembourg Undergraduate admission for European countries", explains the European applicant holding a school-leaving certificate issued by a Member State of the European Union (EU, those applicants from Europe with Luxembourg secondary school diploma, European applicant with diplôme de technicien with successful completion of the preparatory modules, European applicant holding a school-leaving certificate issued by a state outside of the European Union (EU), some frequently asked questions.

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