Luxembourg 2015/16 - student fees and grants

Country: Luxembourg
Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): mi 400 - most common/max 800
Fees - second cycle (euro): most common/min 400 - max 18000
Fees - note: All students pay fees
Grants - note: About 62 % of resident students received need-based grant in 2014/15
Need-based grant (euro): min 1008 - max 3800
Merit-based grant (euro): -

National student fee

First cycle students pay an enrolment fee of EUR 400 for semesters 1 and 2, and EUR 200 for semesters 3 to 6. Fees for bachelor programmes where only the first two semesters are taught in Luxembourg (Medicine, Pharmacy and English), amount to 200 EUR per semester.

In the second cycle, for 80 % of the Master programmes at the University of Luxembourg, students pay EUR 400/year. Only students in Banking, Finance and Wealth management pay the maximum yearly fees.

Enrolment fees for short cycle programmes 'Brevet de technicien supérieur' are EUR 100 per semester.

The same conditions apply to part- and full-time students.

International students pay the same fees as national students.

Student grants

Financial aid is a 'package' including a grant only, a grant plus loan, or only a loan depending on the income of the student. The maximum financial support amount (grant and loan together) that a student can receive per academic year is EUR 19 950. Support duration: 1st cycle = official duration + 1 year; 2nd cycle = official duration.

The higher education grants are open to all resident students, and to non-residents according to conditions related to working in Luxembourg. The eligibility criteria are the same for all students (short cycle, 1st cycle, 2nd cycle), including mobile students studying in another country. Basic grant: EUR 2 000 per academic year, without any condition. Mobility grant: EUR 2 450 per academic year, for students who attend higher education in another country and have accommodation expenses. Social criteria grant: EUR 0 to EUR 3 800, depending on the income of the student’s family. Registration fees: EUR 0 to EUR 1 850 (as grant) + EUR 0 to EUR 1 850 (as loan).


State guaranteed student loan: a EUR 6 500 basic loan is awarded to each resident student per academic year. The loan amount increases if the student does not receive a full or partial social grant. Reimbursement starts two years after having completed or stopped studies, and must be completed in 10 years.

Tax benefit for student's parents

No tax benefits and no merit-based grants exist.

Family allowances

Family allowances: EUR 500, awarded if another child from the same household is eligible for financial support for higher education (EUR 500 per children studying and per academic year).

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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