Higher Education in Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg, with three campuses, is the only university in the nation. Before its founding in August 2003, Luxembourgish students traveled abroad to achieve higher education. More than 6,200 students were enrolled for study in the fall of 2012, including students from 100 foreign nations. The university’s 213 lecturers represent 20 nationalities. The highly diversified international culture of the university makes it an ideal location to pursue international studies.
The University of Luxembourg provides an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in a multilingual environment. Most classes are conducted in two languages, either English and German, French and English, or German and French. Mastery of these languages enhances the international culture of the school while adding depth to the international studies presented here.
As of this writing, the University of Luxembourg offers eleven courses of study at the bachelor’s degree level and 27 master’s degree programs. The university’s emphasis on research enhances the study of these degree courses, which are channeled into five focus areas that are of highest priority during a student’s four-year course of study in Luxembourg:
- Education and Learning in the Context of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
- European Law and Business Law
- International Finance
- Security, Trust, and Reliability of Information Technologies
- Systems of Biomedicine
To further emphasize international cultural relations, many courses require at least one semester of study abroad. Universities in the Americas, Asia, and across Europe work in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg to provide an outstanding international study experience.
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. 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 second largest investment fund center in the world, following only the United States. In addition to being the Eurozone’s most important center for private banking, it’s also the home of many of Europe’s reinsurance companies.
With full encouragement from the Luxembourg government, high-tech companies find a welcoming environment for innovation and start-ups. Two giants in the industry - Amazon and Skype - have relocated regional headquarters to Luxembourg.