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Luxembourg is a trilingual state with three official languages, Luxembourgish, German, and French. The education in Luxembourg runs according to the EU Bologna Process. This is a crime-free country that ranks high in keeping up the security of its students. The average tuition fees for international students in Luxembourg are between €400 and €800 per year. Renting private flat costs between 600 and 1,000 EUR a month, depending on the type of unit and location. International students will spend approximately 700 to 1500 euros in a year on living costs. Udrus is a student go-to e-platform for resolving questions about studying abroad in any of the possible destinations you choose for your higher education. This platform covers everything from application deadlines to admission cost structures at public and private colleges. It also covers program modules, professional counseling, and much more that has to do with visas, residence, and staying in the nation for the duration of the course.

Study Cost

Although the tuition fees for international students depends entirely on the university, city, and course program chosen, but it has been seen the average tuition fees amount to €400 and €800 per year whereas for courses like management, and technology it costs slightly higher than average amounting to €4,000-€5,000 per year.

If you choose to study at a business school, you should expect to pay tuition fees of around €17,000 per year.

Scholarships For Students

  • Merit-based: If you have a perfect GMAT or GPA (grade point average) during your Bachelor’s degree, you can apply.
  • Need-based: if you still have good grades and come from a country where the prices and expenses in Luxembourg are prohibitive, you may be eligible for a 10,000 EUR scholarship.
  • Housing: This is the scholarship for you if you need accommodation but can’t find or afford it.
  • Government Aid: This is only for Luxembourg residents, persons who work in Luxembourg, or students from the United States.

Living Cost

For covering all the living costs the international student needs to check on food costs, transportation costs, utilities, and so on. International students will spend approximately 700 to 1500 euros in a year on living costs.

Transportation Costs:

Luxembourg’s public transportation – trains, buses, and trams — has been free since March 2020! As a result, students have complete freedom to travel and explore. In the unlikely event that you require a cab, the initial fare is 3 EUR, followed by 3.50 EUR for each kilometre.

Food Costs

The maximum cost of eating in Luxembourg amounts to 250 and 350 EUR per month either in restaurants and groceries. The average cost of food items and groceries that you will be requiring in Luxembourg are as follows:

  • 1 loaf of bread: 2.35 EUR
  • 1 liter of milk: 1.40 EUR
  • 12 eggs: 4 EUR
  • 1 kg of local cheese: 17 EUR
  • 1 kg of apples: 2.50 EUR
  • 1 kg of bananas: 1.75 EUR
  • 1 meal at affordable restaurants: 17 EUR

Extra Costs:

Entertainment (movies, concerts, sports): 70–150 EUR/month medical insurance (only for non-EU/EEA students): You must purchase private medical insurance for at least 30,000 EUR to cover the costs of any health concerns that may arise. Payments are made in monthly installments. One-time payment of 80 EUR for visa/residence permit (only for non-EU/EEA students).

Accommodation

The international students who relocate to Luxembourg must look into the booking of accommodation in advance before arriving in the country. There are two types of accommodation that are available to international students and are stated below:

  • University dorms are the lowest choice, with monthly rates ranging from 350 to 400 EUR. Utilities are included in the price.
  • Renting private flat costs between 600 and 1,000 EUR a month, depending on the type of unit and location. Sharing a two- or three-bedroom apartment with other students can help you save money. The total cost of utilities each month is approximately 180–250 EUR.

Universities

Luxembourg University

Founded in the year 2003, Luxembourg University is a public research university that is situated on Belval Campus. Having a rank of 12th in the Times Higher Young University Rankings 2018, and Times Higher World University Rankings 2016. This university offers both bilingual and multilingual programs in French, English, and German for both masters and doctorate courses in a spectrum of 250-course programs that also holds, computational sciences and ICT, systems biomedicine, European law, international finance, and educational sciences. Almost with an occupancy of over 6000 international students from 120 countries. Comprising of three different faculties, the University of Luxembourg is classified in the Faculty of Science, Technology, and Communication, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education along with three interdisciplinary research centers: the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT) as well as the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH).

Luxembourg School of Business (LSB)

Founded in the year 2014, the Luxembourg School of Business (LSB) is the renowned graduate business school in Luxembourg that offers excellent state-of-the-art courses in Master in Business Administration (Weekend MBA), and a Full-Time Master in Management, that is accredited by the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research and our institution which is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) was founded in the year 1981 in Maastricht that has its academic centers in Luxembourg and Barcelona. Being one of the top public universities, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) has over 40 years of experience in offering amazing education quality to international and local students.

LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise, and Sports

Placed in Luxembourg, the LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise, and Sports is a private university that specializes in the areas of sport, health, therapy, and preventive medicine. The degrees are recognized across Europe and have entirely English-taught course programs that contribute to the world-class education of international students.

United Business Institutes

Founded in the year 1992, the United Business Institutes is a private university that offers the highest quality education across undergraduate, and postgraduate course programs in vivid subject areas with exclusive job opportunities.

European Business University

The European Business University has been awarded four stars for distinction in business education that offers a range of business program degrees namely, bachelor’s (BBA/BA/BSc), master’s (MSc/MBA), and doctoral (DBA) qualifications in communication & public relations, leisure & tourism management, business finance, sports management, international relations, international business, entrepreneurship, and digital business. The international students have a chance to choose from the on-campus or online courses in partnership with the University of Roehampton in London, the University of Derby, Shinawatra University in Bangkok, Pace University in New York, the University of California, Riverside, and Fisher College in Boston.

Study Visa

International students who wish to pursue in Luxembourg for longer than three months at an extent will need to apply for a student visa. This is a long-term visa accessible to students who have been accepted into a recognized Luxembourg institution or college. Students who desire to take a course, a PhD. program, or conduct research can apply for a student visa. Citizens of certain countries, however, are exempt from obtaining a visa if their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed six months. International students who intend to study in the United States must first get a student visa before entering the nation.

Requirements

  • Proof of enrollment as a full-time student at one of Luxembourg’s institutions.
  • You must provide proof that you have paid the entire tuition amount and produce the financial resources showing that you are eligible to sustain a living throughout the duration of the course.
  • The passport is valid for at least six months after the course is completed.
  • A copy of the visa application form that is legitimate and valid
  • Original copy of the ‘temporary authorization to stay’ letter or residence permit from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Immigration Department.
  • Health insurance policy/Medical insurance policy covering the complete number of days you will be staying for the duration of your course.

 

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Languages Are Spoken In Luxembourg

Being a trilingual state, Luxembourg has three official languages namely, Luxembourgish, German, and French that people speak in the country. One of these three languages is used to teach programs in the universities of Luxembourg. But, you need not panic if your preferable mode of language is English as the universities have both Portugal and English-taught course programs as well.

Currency

The currency used by Luxembourg is Euro and you are ought to get your money converted to Euros so that there is no imposed difficulty on your once you reach the country for your abroad education.

English Proficiency

If you want to take up English-taught courses in Luxembourg, then you must be qualified in any of the English proficiency examinations namely, TOEFL/ IELTS/ C1 Advanced.

Some of the English-taught universities are:

  • Luxembourg School of Business (LSB)
  • Luxembourg University
  • European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
  • LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise, and Sports
  • United Business Institutes
  • European Business University

Student Work Life

Regardless of nationality, all students registered at the University of Luxembourg are permitted to work throughout their studies, during the school holidays (40 hours/week), and/or throughout the year (15 hours/week).

 

Why Study In Luxembourg

Lying in western Europe, Luxembourg shares its borders with Belgium, Germany, France. It has a resident population of over 6 lacs with remarkable contributions made to the highest economic GDP annually.

Luxembourg has an amazing cultural life for international students that makes it the home to students from different countries.

Also, the education quality in Luxembourg is worth mentioning. You will come across vivid undergraduate and postgraduate course programs. The education in Luxembourg runs according to the EU’s Bologna Process.

This is a crime-free country that ranks high in keeping up the security of its students. There are no fierce crimes pertaining to robbery, murders, and so on.

Another amazing reason to consider Luxembourg as one of the best choices for overseas students is the affordability that the country has to offer. From education, traveling, food costs, etc.

This country is the epitome of the vibrant culture that gives rise to students’ interesting life. There are amazing sightseeing places like Vianden Castle, the Adolphe Bridge, the National Museum, the Bourscheid Castle, the Chemin de la Corniche, the Place Guillaume II.