In the Grand Duchy, the University of Luxembourg is the main player in the field of university education. There are nevertheless other universities — British and American — in the Grand Duchy. For those wishing to study and work at the same time, there are various possibilities for studying part-time or through distance learning.
University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a multilingual, international research university with 6,200 students and staff from across the globe. All Bachelor students must spend one term in another country; this reflects the importance the University attaches to mobility. To this end, exchange agreements exist with 60 universities in 20 countries around the world. The priorities for research at the University of Luxembourg are international finance, ICT security, systems biomedicine, European law, business law and educational sciences. International research teams and 550 PhD students work within three faculties as well as the University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB).
The teaching departments, particularly those providing courses leading to bachelor's and master's degrees, and the research departments operate in three faculties:
- the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication;
- the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance;
- the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education.
The complete university education cycle consists of three levels of study, each leading to a different qualification. The first level leads to a bachelor's degree, the second to a master's degree, and the third to a doctorate (PhD).
The University of Luxembourg sees itself as international and multilingual. The teaching languages are French, English and German.The University is located in Luxembourg City and in Esch-Belval, in the south of the Grand Duchy.
- The Belval campus houses the headquarters of the rectorate and the central administration.
- The Belval campus is also home to the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, and the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication.
- Only the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is still housed at the old campuses in Luxembourg City (Kirchberg and Limpertsberg).
More information and procedures
- Detailed information on the University of Luxembourg is available on its website at www.uni.lu.
- Procedures: Whether you want to enrol at the University of Luxembourg or for a BTS course, or to study abroad under the Erasmus scheme, the Luxembourg State's on-line administrative guide at guichet.lu presents a range of procedures concerning higher or post-secondary studies.
Other universities in the Grand Duchy
The Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) is the Finance Department of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg. Its mission is to offer postgraduate courses and encourage research in the fields of banking and finance. More information is available on its website at www.lsf.lu.
A number of foreign universities have a campus in the Grand Duchy. They promote exchanges with students of different cultures and nationalities. These universities are:
- Open University Luxembourg, with which the Chamber of Employees has been cooperating since 2004. For more information, consult the procedure for 'Obtaining a diploma in higher education by taking evening classes or via distance learning' on guichet.lu;
- Sacred Heart University Luxembourg, an American university, established in the Grand Duchy since 2001. For more information, consult the procedure for 'Obtaining a diploma in higher education by taking evening classes or via distance learning' on guichet.lu;
- Miami University — John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC), an American university, established in the Grand Duchy since 1968. More information available at http://www.units.muohio.edu/luxembourg/.
Lunex University, founded in 2015, is a private university with an international vocation, specialising in sports, motricity and health. The University, located in Differdange, offers a number of courses leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in physiotherapy and sports management. The intention is to expand the range of courses continually. More information available at www.lunex-university.net.
Distance learning and part-time study
Various possibilities are available in the Grand Duchy for studying while continuing to work. It is therefore possible to prepare for certain university diplomas (master's degree / 5 years of higher education or bachelor's degree / 3years of higher education) at the same time as carrying on with a professional activity.
- More information is available on the website of the Centre for Documentation and Information on Higher Education (Centre de documentation et d'information sur l’enseignement supérieur, CEDIES), on its 'Reprendre ses études' ('Resuming your studies') page.
- Find out about the procedure for 'Obtaining a diploma in higher education by taking evening classes or via distance learning' on the 'Citizens' portal.