UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Luxembourg is a small tri-lingual country of about 480,000 inhabitants stuated in the heart of Europe. The country has a distinctive and strong national culture. Luxembourg City is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been a settlement for over 2000 years. One visitor from the US summed a walk through the capital up as 'this is better than Disney'. Since the 1950s Luxembourg has played a key role in the process of European Unification. Most of the main European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, and the European Investment Bank have a seat in Luxembourg. It is also situated just two hours by train from Paris, Brussels, Strasbourg, and Cologne – an ideal base from which to explore its larger neighbors and the rest of Europe!
Université de Luxembourg (UL) is a young and dynamic institution, which was founded in 2003. The university buildings are located in or close to Luxembourg City and are easily accessible by public and private transport. The University organizes free access for students to
concerts, theatres, and sightseeing tours, including to Brussels and the EU institutions. The University is small and personable, and aims to stay small. UL has three official languages, rather than just one: French, German, and English. Teaching in three languages, most faculty are flexible in accepting English answers both in the classroom and in exams, regardless of the course language.
The Faculty of Sciences, Technology, and Communication offers courses in the sciences, engineering, computer science, and life sciences.
The Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance specializes in European law, financial economics, banking and finance, security management of information systems, and entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education focuses on European culture, psychology, social and educational sciences.
For course descriptions, view the bachelor courses that UL provides. Some courses are available in English. A list of these can be found here.
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Semester I: Mid-September to Mid-February*
Semester II: Mid-February to Mid-July
*Due to the academic calendar at UL, students may attend this university for either the entire academic year or for Spring semester only.
University Residences: Housing can be arranged through the university in residences throughout the city, and rooms are allocated for international students. Rooms average about $400 per month. Students will have individual, furnished rooms with shared kitchens, bathrooms, meeting and recreation rooms, internet and washing machine.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of
this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
We also recommend checking out our scholarship opportunities here!
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Four semesters of French or German (for courses taught in those languages)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.