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Luxembourg

Higher education in Luxembourg

  • Number of students in higher education: TBC (Euromonitor International from national statistics/UNESCO)
  • Number of international students in higher education: 2,976 (2017, UNESCO)
  • Language of instruction: Higher education courses in Luxembourg are taught in French, German and English.
  • Typical tuition fees: In Luxembourg, there are no enrolment fees if you decide to attend the public university. Tuition fees are either 200 € or 400 € per semester for the majority of programmes. For certain specific master programmes, however, tuition fees vary.

    As for the private institutions, enrolment fees and tuition fees vary as well.

  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Luxembourg:
    • Bachelor’s degree programme: 3 years
    • Master’s degree programme (full time): 2 years
    • Doctorate/PhD (full time): 3 – 4 years

Quick facts

  • Population: 576,249 (2016)
  • Capital: Luxembourg
  • Geographical size: 2,586 km2
  • GDP: €54.195 billion (2016)
  • Official EU language(s): French, German
  • Currency: Euro

Overview

Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak English? Or Lëtzebuergesch?

In the Grand Duchy, one of the founder states of the European Union, about 46% of the 571,000 inhabitants are foreign. This multicultural ambience of day-to-day contact with people from around the world gives the small state an astonishingly cosmopolitan outlook – not least thanks to the European institutions, the financial centre and international students.

But of course it is far easier to get around the capital (107,000 inhabitants) than it is in Berlin or Paris. The distances are short. There is a lively nightlife scene around the fashionable bars of Hollerich, Grund and Clausen in the capital, or in the “Rockhal” and the “Kulturfabrik” at Esch/Alzette.

Furthermore, there are plenty of sports, leisure activities as well as events: cinemas and climbing parksmountain bike trails and an enormous cultural range – from jazz in the mediaeval city, contemporary art at MUDAMtheatre in every language or classical as well as world music in the most beautiful new building in Luxembourg, the Philharmonie. All this set against the romantic backdrop of the mediaeval city (a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994), the castles in the richly-forested north and the vineyards along the Mosel.

Discover the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s many facets!