Founded in 2003 as the first and only public university of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual European research university. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,600 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.

The mandatory semester abroad for bachelor’s students reflects the importance attached to mobility. Student exchange agreements and research cooperations exist with 78 universities around the world.

Our priorities for research are computational sciences & ICT, systems biomedicine, law and European law, international finance and educational sciences.

The research teams and about 600 PhD students work in three faculties and two interdisciplinary centres.

Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres


 Mainly bilingual degrees (French/English - French/German), some trilingual degrees as well as degrees entirely taught in English by lecturers originating from 20 different countries

Language courses for students and staff

Multicultural environment in a multilingual country

International relations

78 student exchange agreements and research cooperations with universities in Europe, Asia and North America

Undergraduate students have to spend at least one semester abroad.

Degree programmes

11 bachelor degrees and 39 master degrees (as of autumn 2016), 13 vocational training and lifelong learning courses, 7 doctoral schools

Number of students and nationalities


6,172 students (3,043 bachelors, 1,408 masters, 613 PhDs, 1,108 other) end of 2015

A total of 115 different student nationalities:
        43% from Luxembourg
        46% from other EU-27 countries
        11% from non-EU countries

3,100 mobile students (non-residents of their country of study or students that received their secondary education in another country)

Degrees delivered

Nearly 9,500 degrees delivered since the foundation of the University (2003-2014)

Enrolment fee

No additional tuition fees for foreign students

Enrolment fee generally 400 euros in semesters 1 and 2, 200 euros for all other semesters


Total staff: 1,602 (PhDs with work contract included)

Academic staff: 241 professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, supported by 860 professional experts

Central research priorities 2014-2017

University rankings

Ranked number 193 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2015-2016


1,096 scientific publications, of which 566 in refereed journals, published in 2015

Funded chairs

6 ongoing chairs

3rd party funded research revenues

42 million euros in 2015, thereof 29 million euros from the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and 5,2 million euros from the EU

Total budget

 204.7 million euros in 2015