That's it, you have made the decision to study in Luxembourg but you don't have a home yet. So it must be said that the game is not yet won, because it should be known that one of the greatest challenges for future students in Luxembourg is to find accommodation.
Go through the university first
It doesn't matter if you prefer to live in student halls, shared flats or private accommodation, in Luxembourg there are options for everyone. But, in general, the best way to find student accommodation is to go through the university, as it rents university residences or single-family homes for students to private owners to make them available to students.
The university currently has 36 residences located in the centre and south of the Grand Duchy. This offer is constantly being expanded to allow students as many options as possible. It is important to know that there is a limited amount of accommodation places and hall residency is not automatically granted. A small but important detail: we must act quickly, because the distribution of residences is on a first-come, first-served basis.
This is why one has to fill out the online application for accommodation as early as possible. The accommodation types vary in size and price. The Students' Department ('Service des études et de la vie étudiante', SEVE) at the University of Luxembourg accompanies students from their enrolment to their graduation day, and even beyond.
Making the right choice
Choosing the right accommodation is one of the most important decisions for students to make, as the rent is a major part of the budget. That is why the universities and the Luxembourgish authorities make considerable efforts to set up a range of attractive and affordable accommodation offers that meet the needs of every type of student. A number of criteria play an important role, such as price, location of the apartment, size or equipment included. Often located in the middle of residential areas, housing not only offers good living and working conditions, but also offers the opportunity to get to know the country better and creates many opportunities for intercultural encounters. You can find additional information on student living costs in the Student Life section.
Other types of accommodation
Apart from student halls, students can also rent a private flat. In addition to the University of Luxembourg, there are many private and international universities in Luxembourg. These universities use different means to help their students find accommodation. Some foreign students, as for example those attending the Miami University Dolibois European Center, can chose to live with a local host family for the time of their stay in Luxembourg. You can find further information on the sites of the respective universities.
It is also possible to find a shared room. There is something for every taste and budget. Facebook groups such as Colocation Luxembourg Colocation Luxembourg / WG Lëtzebuerg give you more information about colocation in Luxembourg.