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Admission requirements for studies at university in Luxembourg

General requirements

First cycle studies (bachelor's)

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Luxembourg. However, you are requested to prove your level of English, French, German or Luxembourgish depending on the study program you have applied for. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses.

Second cycle studies (master's)

If you are applying for a master's program at university in Luxembourg, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.

Third cycle studies (PhD)

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Luxembourg, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master's degree program.

Language requirements for studies at university in Luxembourg

English, German, French and Luxembourgish

The language of instruction at university in Luxembourg vary depending on the study program. The most common languages used for instruction are English, French, German and Luxembourgish. In general, you are expected to have a level of command of the language of instruction of your study program corresponding to, at least, B2 in the Europass Language Passport.

[View a list of study programs and the expected level of command of the language of instruction]

Minimum grade point requirement to access undergraduate studies (first cycle) in Luxembourg

Some programs or courses may be very competitive as there might be limited study places. Therefore, admission to some study programs might be subject to the fulfillment of a minimum grade point or cut-off point. This is the grade point average you received after you finished your upper secondary school studies. Therefore, you should check if the program you are interested in is subject to the fulfillment of a minimum grade point.

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Europe.

Sources: Luxembourgish Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research
University of Luxembourg