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Structure of Higher Education System


Since 2003, higher education has been offered at the University of Luxembourg, a public institution. Technical secondary schools propose short cycle programmes leading to Advanced Technical Diplomas (BTS). Some private and foreign institutions have been accredited.

Stages of studies

University level first stage


The Bachelor’s degree is awarded after three years’ study.

University level second stage


The Master’s degree is awarded after two years’ study.

University level third stage


The Doctorate is awarded after a minimum of three years’ study and research.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes secondaires

Alternatives to credentials: Work experience

Admission requirements: Yes, for certain domains of study

Numerus clausus: Yes, for certain domains of study

Foreign students admission

Definition of foreign student: A...

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