Study in Luxembourg: Application Process

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 a maximum of three) at individual schools. 

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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:

  • Your high school grade transcripts
  • Letter of motivation
  • 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. Find out more here.

For Master’s and PhD studies, you’ll also need to provide transcripts from your previous degree(s) as well as your academic and professional CVs.


Apply in plenty of time as the schools will need time to let you know if you need to submit anything extra. Sometimes, schools ask for physical copies of documents, so factor in additional postage time. 

Documents will need to be presented in the language in which you plan on studying. You’ll need to present your original documents with any notarized translations that you might need. 

This process seems a lot less bureaucratic than in other countries because it is. In Luxembourg, the letter of motivation is extremely important and is normally the main factor in any admission decisions.

Study in Luxembourg

Want an overview of Luxembourg? Do you want to know a little more about the Grand Duchy? The section gives you an oversight of all you need to know.

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Education in Luxembourg

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Luxembourg? Luxembourg is a good destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, low fees and its languages. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Luxembourg!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Luxembourg to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. 

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Luxembourg.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Luxembourg can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Luxembourg, but these fees are normally quite low. We've put together information on how this works, and on scholarships, in this section.

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Language & Culture

Luxembourg is a country rich in political significance and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of languages, culture, and more! We also talk about safety in Luxembourg in this section.

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Last update: 31 Mar 2021


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