Higher education institutions Internationality, excellence and diversity: university education in the Grand Duchy is internationally acclaimed

Would you like to study in a multicultural  and multilingual country in the heart of Europe? The University of Luxembourg, known the world over for its multilingualism, its international outlook and its research programmes, welcomes a good number of students both from the Grand Duchy and abroad. In addition, accredited private foreign higher education institutions offer a wide range of courses and degrees for all needs. Not only is there a diverse selection  of higher education institutions in the country, but the cultural and social environment will make you enjoy your student life to the fullest. 

The University of Luxembourg

The University' s teaching features  the availability of an abundance of high-quality  programmes. Welcome to the rooms of the University of Luxembourg. Created in 2003, it is the only public university in the Grand Duchy. It consists of three faculties:

By participating in the  U-Multirank, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and Times Higher Education (THE)  rankings, where it obtains excellent scores in terms of international prospects and ranks 25th in the Young Universities Ranking of universities under 50, the University of Luxembourg has made its reputation.

3 interdisciplinary centres

The university also offers three interdisciplinary centres:

uni.lu: the University of Luxembourg is the only public university in the Grand Duchy
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Kirchberg Campus Weicker Building
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A European university

The University of Luxembourg  is European through and through: located at the heart of the European Union, it is by nature multilingual and international (50% of students are from outside  the Grand Duchy). The programmes are either  bi- or trilingual (French, German, English) or entirely held in English. Moreover, some bachelor and master programmes are bi- or even tri-national, involving neighbouring countries.

The popularity of the fledgling university is based on  research  - especially in its priority research areas of materials science, computer science and computer security, European and international law, finance and financial innovation, education and digital and contemporary history. The transdisciplinary themes of health and systems biomedicine as well as data modelling and simulation are also specialities of the university. Moreover,  close collaboration with the country's financial institutions  and companies enables students to immerse themselves in the professional sector from the very beginning of their studies.

Foreign and private higher education institutions

Apart from the University of Luxembourg, there are also private foreign specialised higher education institutions in the country. Here is the list of institutions accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research  (awarding national degrees);

  •  Lunex University  specialises  in sports, motor skills and physiotherapy. Located in Differdange, the specialised higher education institution offers various study programmes at bachelor and master level in physiotherapy and in the field of sports.
  •  Luxembourg School of Business (LSB) offers a full-time Weekend-MBA (Master of Business Administration), which is mainly aimed at full-time employees who wish to acquire their degree in two years, while working.  It also offers a full-time Master in Management which is mainly aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree who wish to complete their Master's degree and launch their career in Luxembourg.

Institutions awarding foreign diplomas

BTS - higher technician certificates

It should also be noted that there are short higher education courses, the  BTS (brevets de technicien supérieur), offered by public high schools (duration between 2 and 3 years, 120 to 180 ECTS credits). The BTS are primarily aimed at young people who want to obtain higher level professional qualifications in a given speciality in order to be better prepared for the labour market. You can find the complete offer of the BTS at  www.bts.lu.

Here are some examples: