Welcome to Luxembourg:
Information for international students

If you are considering studying abroad and might like to study at LUNEX, our International Office would be more than happy to help and advise you, and can offer you a range of support options. They will guide you through the application process and explain how to navigate the necessary formal requirements as smoothly as possible.

Visas and residence permits

EU citizens do not require a visa, whilst non-EU citizens need to apply for a visa and/or a residence permit. These allow you to reside in Luxembourg for a period of more than three months.

Before applying for a visa, you will need to successfully complete your application for a place at university. Once we have checked your documents and you have been officially accepted, we will send you a Certificate of Acceptance and your Study Agreement. You will also receive a Letter of Admission. You will need the Letter of Admission to apply for your student visa and/or residence permit for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the Luxembourg embassy:

Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Direction de l’Immigration et de l’Asile
26, route d’Arlon
L-1140 Luxembourg

Postal address:
B.P. 752
L-2017 Luxembourg

For complete information on the application process for student visas (stays lasting more than ninety days), please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration website.


Required documents

  • A copy of the entire valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Where applicable, a copy of the residence permit issued in another EU Member State if the applicant already resides in the Schengen area
  • An extract from the applicant’s criminal record or an affidavit (sworn oath if no police clearance certificate can be issued) established in the applicant’s country of residence
  • Proof of admission to a university in Luxembourg (here: to LUNEX)
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to cover living expenses and return travel. Monthly resources must equate to at least €1,161.60 plus tuition fees . This proof can be provided in the following manner:

1. by providing the original document of the certificate of scholarship or student loan stating the amount and duration or

2. by providing an original bank certificate as well as a bank statement from the past six months, in order to prove that…

… you have the necessary resources yourself or

… your parents are solvent and able to cover living expenses including tuition fees, healthcare costs for at least one year (twelve months) as well as return travel costs

Frequently asked questions – FAQs

Any questions?
Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to provide answers to your questions about LUNEX and our study programmes:
E-mail: study@lunex.lu
Phone: +352 288 494-40


50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX by post or by e-mail, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrance requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.