THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LUXEMBOURG
Want to study in Luxembourg? Good! This is for you.
Luxembourg is a Western European country and also a rich country with the highest per capital income in the European Union where three languages are spoken which are French, German and Belgium. It is also a very large country which host different cultures from various part of the world.
This city is situated in a valley and has lots of neat old buildings and trees, this country makes an admirable destination for bicycle sight seers, which also makes the country one of the best place in Europe where international student can pursue higher education.
Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union, OECD, United Nations, NATO, and Benelux. The city of Luxembourg, which is the country’s capital and largest city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the EU.
Luxembourg served on the United Nations Security Council for the years 2013 and 2014, which was a first in the country’s history. As of 2020, Luxembourg citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 countries and territories, ranking the Luxembourgish passport fifth in the world, tied with Denmark and Spain.
Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 167th in size of all the 194 independent countries of the world; the country is about 2,586 square kilometres (998 sq mi) in size, and measures 82 km (51 mi) long and 57 km (35 mi) wide. It lies between latitudes 49° and 51° N, and longitudes 5° and 7° E.
THE ECONOMY OF LUXEMBOURG
It is of course important to know the economic level of a place you want to study especially when it is not your country.
The stable and high-income market economy features moderate growth, low inflation, and a high level of innovation. Unemployment is traditionally low, although it had risen to 6.1% by May 2012, due largely to the effect of the 2008 global financial crisis. In 2011, according to the IMF, Luxembourg was the second richest country in the world.
LUXEMBOURG CULTURAL HERITAGE
Luxembourg can often be overlooked in favour of its larger neighbours, and in doing so many people miss out on the acclaimed National Museum of History and Art, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Arts and the National Museum of Military History, all of which paint a rich portrait of the cultural heritage of Europe. In fact, the City of Luxembourg itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the country was also the first place to be awarded the title of “European Capital of Culture” twice. The gastronomy of Luxembourg is heavily influenced by the bordering countries of France and Germany and has also led to Luxembourg receiving several Michelin stars. The country is best known for its delicatessens which offer cured hams, sausages and pates. And you can also find cheaper hostels to stay.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
The University of Luxembourg is still a relatively young university having been founded in 2003. The university is located on difference campuses around Luxembourg including Belval Campus, Kirchberg Campus and Limpertsburg Campus.
The university is well-known for providing multilingual programmes in French, German and English and several master’s and doctoral programmes are taught entirely in English.
There are three faculties: Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication; Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education. There are also three interdisciplinary research centres.
The university of Luxembourg is a public research and the people there also possesses high standards in English Language because it’s a compulsory curriculum.
It is regarded as the one of the most international universities in Europe with students coming from about 120 countries from around the world. All undergraduate students are expected to spend a semester abroad and the university collaborates with nearly 90 Universities around the world.
It is also a research-oriented institution currently focusing on research in computational sciences, biomedicine, European law and educational sciences among other areas
THINGS TO KNOW TO STUDY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
It is required of you to prove that you possess a high level of understanding of either French or German if you wish to participate in any classes held in these languages.
If you want to continue higher education attained from another country in Luxembourg this is usually not a problem. In general, degrees and certificates awarded in other countries are recognized in Luxembourg too.
To study in this said country as an international student, your secondary School certificate has to be recognized, if you are non European then you have to acquire a visa to stay for the time being of your studies. And mind you it is one of the safest places international student can study with minimal complications. It also offers various competitive courses in different
Languages. In most cases, the courses offered comes with the option of a combination of two languages to choose from.
In order to fortify the intercultural relationships and student personal growth, many study programmes necessitate a compulsory semester periods abroad. There are closely 400 international study programmes and courses.
It is categorically essential that the applicant can speak and write English language well. The university provides an excellent opportunity to immersen oneself in a multilingual environment. The cost of study for one semester at the University of Luxembourg is 200 Euros, or approximately 260 US dollars, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
|Tuition fee [US dollar]||$437.20|
|Tuition fee [Euro]||£400.00|
|Tuition fee [Naira]||#168,256|
Enrollment periods are open twice a year, from July to September for enrollment in the university’s winter semester and from January through February for summer semester enrollment. Most courses of study take four years to complete.
Students who wish to start a career in Luxembourg after graduation will find outstanding opportunities in international relations, given the university’s proximity to the seat of government for the European Union. Banking and finance are also important industries in Luxembourg.
The University has 35 student residences with more than 1000 rooms and studios in several towns, including the City of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Noertzange, Obercorn, Mondercange and Dudelange. The average monthly rent for a furnished single room with common kitchen and bathroom is 360 euros
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
The University of Luxembourg has three faculties, including the
Faculty of Science
Technology and Communication,
Faculty of Law
The faculty of Economics and Finance
Faculty of Language and Literature
Arts and Education
As well as three interdisciplinary research centres:
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security,
Reliability and Trust (SnT)
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
Current research priorities are;
Computational sciences and ICT
LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE IN UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
- Life sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Veterinary Science
- Arts & humanities
- Art, Performing Arts & Design
- Languages, Literature & Linguistics
- History, Philosophy & Theology
- Social sciences
- Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
- Communication & Media Studies
- Clinical, pre-clinical & health
- Medicine & Dentistry
- Other Health
- Engineering & technology
- General Engineering
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Business & economics
- Accounting & Finance
- Economics & Econometrics
- Business & Management
- Computer science
- Computer Science
- Physical sciences
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Physics & Astronomy
NOTE: The above listed courses may not be updated or complete, therefore make your research before applying for any of these courses
COST OF LIVING IN LUXEMBOURG UNIVERSITY: TUITION FEES
It is very important to note that before you think of studying in place like Luxembourg, you should know some basic cost of living. These may not be the actual cost of living because economy is not stable. However, this is just an estimate of how things are over there to study in Luxembourg
- Generally, tuition fee is about 400Eur as at the time this article was written.
- The school hostel is relatively very close to the school, therefore the cost of transportation is very cheap.
- The total sum of all required study materials is around 400 EUR per annum
- In Luxembourg, private accommodation can get close to 600 EUR while housing in the university dormitory costs around 380 EUR per month.
- Not more than 40 hours per week is allowed for working during the school holidays or the student contract.
- Availability of different halls for concerts, theatres, and museums. In shot, one major problem you may encounter is the difficulty in choosing or deciding which option to go for when going to restaurants
- Unique type of wines is owned and produced within the country.
- Convenience in connecting with major European cities such as Brussels, Zurich etc. with fast train connections.
- Well secured environments and lots more
APPLICATION PERIOD TO STUDY IN LUXEMBOURG
There are two main application periods:
- January to February for summer semester studies (February to June applications)
- July to September for winter semester studies (September to January applications)
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
There are different application requirement depending on the following analysis;
- Students from European countries:
- Online application.
- Luxembourg government recognized Undergraduate certificates e.g. WAEC or generally high school diploma.
- Requirement of admission examination in some cases.
- Students from non-EU countries:
The applicant must meet the specific study requirements of the programme;
- Luxembourg government recognized High-school graduation diploma or equivalent;
- Fill in online application;
- Applicants’ copy of transcripts issued with the official apostille certificate or a double legalization;
- Study visa;
- A residential permit that includes proof of accommodation for the duration of the study.
- Detailed information about course of study programme.