Student life What to expect when studying in Luxembourg

Situated in the heart of Europe and the Greater Region, in between the pleasures of life, the culture and the high-end infrastructures, your student life in Luxembourg will be a unique and memorable experience!

Transportation and connectivity

In terms of student mobility, there is nothing better: all public transport in Luxembourg is free for students enrolled in the Grand Duchy, of all types and without limits. The bus and train network  covers the entirety of  the country and  special services are provided at night or for big events. Furthermore, the  new tram line facilitates mobility between the city and Kirchberg.

Beyond the borders, international connexions are also well developed. As Luxembourg is situated at the center of Europe and  the Greater Region,  the neighbour countries are  easily  and rapidly reachable by train, bus or car, often under half an hour. For destinations that are further  away, strategic airports  like  Luxembourg airport,   Frankfurt,  Frankfurt-Hahn,  Charleroi,  Lorraine airport or   Saarbrucken airport are only a stone's throw away.

Culture and nightlife

For almost all students, evenings and weekends are part of their student life. These outings allow young people to meet and forge links on the one hand, but also to get to know new landmarks or the cultural and social life of their new city of residence. And in Luxembourg,  there is a offer for  every taste!

  • Our  theatres, concert halls and cultural centers  feature rich  packed programs that are affordable  for every  culture enthusiast. Boredom is an unknown word during summer holidays, as there is an  abundance of  festivals and open air concerts all  throughout the country.
  • For party weekends or after-uni evenings, a range  of cafes, bars, terraces and clubs  are spread  across Luxembourg -city's main nightlife  areas,  being the Alstad(old town), the Grund, Clausen and Hollerich.
  • Esch-sur-Alzette, the city where the Belval campus is situated, is also becoming a very popular  and cosmopolite area. In the center, a variety of bars can be found, the 'Kulturfabrik' is hosting concerts and plays of all kinds and the 'Rockhal', the biggest concert venue in the country,  regularly welcomes international superstars.

Living costs

All these aspects seem amazing, but what are  the costs to study in Luxembourg you ask? It is difficult to give a precise estimation of the average living costs as a student, as they can vary drastically according to personal needs, taste and situations. However, you  can find an approximate estimation of average costs per person  per month below, gathered from information available on the sitesExpatistan


Enrolment at the University of Luxembourg

70 € / month for semesters 1 and 2

35 € / month for semesters 3 to 6

Housing in university accommodation

380 € / month (600 € for private accommodation)

Meal in university refectory

150 - 200€

Phone bill

20 - 30 €

Internet (private housing)

60 €


130 - 200€

Nightlife, restaurants, culture

200 - 250€


40 – 60 €

Hygiene and health

20 - 30 €

School supplies (books, copies...)

20 €

Hobbies, miscellaneous, shopping...

100 - 150 €

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