Financial aid How to finance your studies

In Luxembourg, like everywhere else, studying has its price: Enrollment fees, accommodation costs, expenses of study material... But don't worry: There is a variety of financial aid that can  help you finance your academic journey.

Financial aid by the state

The Luxembourgish state, through the  Cedies ('Centre  de documentation et d'information sur les études supérieures '), grants financial aid to resident  and non-resident students who fulfill the  conditions for obtaining it. The aid is a  package consisting of different bursaries (basic bursary, mobility bursary, social and family bursaries, inscription fee relief), to which a student loan can be added to optionally  . While eligible students are eligible for financial support regardless of their parents' income, they are granted the various grants according to their individual circumstances.

Financial aid for research

There are several tools which  aim to support researchers. Thus, the programme implemented by the National Research Fund (FNR) is aimed both at researchers applying for a doctorate in the Grand Duchy and at Luxembourg residents seeking a doctorate abroad. Other institutions offer mobility grants to researchers working in the Grand Duchy as well as to those wishing to come and work in Luxembourg.

Other bursaries

There  are  several private institutions offering awards or financial aid to students according  to either their specialization or  according  to results obtained.

The  bursary by the 'Fondation Auguste van Werveken-Hanno' ( architecture and art)

The  Dr. Robert Kraus bursary (  medicine)

The  Chomé-Bastian bursary ( merit students)

The  'Fondation Hardship-Fund' ( low-income merit students)

Furthermore, students residing in certain municipalities can be  granted awards by local  authorities according to their performances.

The  Erasmus program, funded by the European Union, allows students enrolled at the University of Luxembourg to study at another European university for up to 12 months. In that case, students may be granted financial aid by their host country, as well as the aid received from Luxembourg, but of course subject to the rules and regulations for obtaining the financial aid in the respective countries.

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