Cost of Studying and Living in Luxembourg
Luxembourg uses the Euro (€) as its currency.
The tuition fees you are required to pay will depend on what type of course you choose to study and at what level. On average, you should expect to pay between €400 and €800 per year. For business-related studies, tuition fees are more expensive, around €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.
It is common for universities in Luxembourg to offer halls of residence, which is a much cheaper form of accommodation. If you choose to live in halls of residence, it will cost between €350 and €500 per month. Students who come to study in Luxembourg also need to consider the cost of health insurance. If you are an EHIC card holder, you will be able to access the same healthcare as Luxembourg citizens at the same price. You do not need to purchase any additional health insurance cover. If you are not an EHIC card holder, you will need health insurance for the duration of your studies. This means that you will need to purchase a health insurance policy if you do not already have one. If you do have health insurance already, you need to ensure that it is valid in Luxembourg. Your institution will be able to provide assistance with this.
Depending on where you are from, you may require a visa to study in Luxembourg. If you are from an EU/EEA country, you will not need to obtain a visa. If you are from any other country, you will need to obtain a visa to study in Luxembourg. If you require guidance about this process and more information on the requirements, be sure to contact your institution.
Luxembourg has three official languages. These are French, German and Luxembourgish. Luxembourgish is the mother tongue of almost all Luxembourg residents, with official business being conducted in French, and the first teaching language in schools being German.
Higher education in Luxembourg tends to be delivered bilingually. This means that your course will likely be offered in one of the following combinations: French/English, French/German or English/German. No matter what language you choose to study in, you will have to provide evidence of your proficiency. If you do not meet the required teaching standards, it is common for universities to offer language courses.
Studying in Luxembourg is a fantastic chance to learn new languages, and potentially finish your degree with an advanced knowledge of three different languages. Communicating with locals and other students in all three languages is a perfect way to practice. Having one extra language looks great on your CV/resume, so imagine how more than one would look!
The capital and most populous city of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City is home to just over 116,000 people. Since the Early Middle Ages, the city has been built around Luxembourg Castle, which was established by the Franks. The old quarters and fortifications of Luxembourg City are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Located in the city is the University of Luxembourg, which is a multilingual international research university founded in 2003. It offers courses taught in French, English and German, as well as a mixture of all three. It is a research orientated institution, and focuses on the fields of law, finance and sciences.