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Students who come to pursue a Master in Luxembourg will discover one of the most visually appealing countries in the world, with the capital, Luxembourg City, famed for its medieval castles, grand cathedrals, and glorious architecture. Despite its small size, Luxembourg is one of the most unique countries in Europe and punches above its weight in terms of GDP, quality of life, and average wage. It is also in a perfect position from which to explore the rest of Europe, sharing land borders with France, Germany, and Belgium, lying within easy reach of all Europe’s major capital cities.
Luxembourg is well-accustomed to welcoming international citizens. Around half of the total population is foreign-born. Many people who work in Luxembourg live abroad, making it one of Europe’s most multicultural nations. This cosmopolitanism also permeates the country’s higher education institutions, which – despite being few in number – have a naturally international outlook and lofty ambitions. English-language programs are widespread, cultural exchanges with partner schools throughout the world are common, and work opportunities at some of the country’s major employers – including Amazon, the European Parliament, and BNP Paribas – are a logical post-graduation route for those studying in Luxembourg.
For a country with an exceptionally high standard of living as well as average wages, the cost of studying in Luxembourg is quite reasonable. The cost of a Master in Luxembourg ranges from EUR€17,000-30,000, which is certainly cheaper than the average cost in neighboring countries. As a student, you can expect to spend between EUR€700-1,500 every month on living costs.
Citizens of EU/EEA countries do not need a student visa to study in Luxembourg. However, students from non-EU/EEA countries need to apply for a student visa. Before arriving in Luxembourg, you must first submit an application for a temporary visa, present a valid passport, and request a type D visa. After arriving in Luxembourg, you must then submit a declaration of arrival in your new commune of residence, undergo a medical check, and apply for a residence permit.
The country’s biggest university, the University of Luxembourg, has been steadily rising up the rankings in recent years. It currently ranks #25 worldwide in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and among the top 300 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. It also ranks #3 worldwide for its international outlook.
Luxembourg can count on a highly-skilled, highly-educated workforce with a GDP per capita that is double the European average. As a result, the country has one of the highest average starting salaries for graduates in Europe. Post-graduation, international students can easily apply for a residence permit in order to work.
Luxembourg itself is a hugely multicultural, international location and its universities are well-regarded for their international outlook. Universities typically teach in three different languages – French, German, and English – which attracts large numbers of students from all over the world.
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