Student testimonial – Marah pursues her goal to be a physiotherapist through the obstacles

Marah is 29 years and comes from Syria. She pursues her goal to be a physiotherapist through the obstacles.

“I’ve played basketball since I was a young kid. In Syria, I had reached the highest level. While I was a professional basketball player, I realized how important a physiotherapist is for the team.

I had planned for my future as follows: I will get a bachelor’s degree in sports science in Syria and will specialize in physiotherapy for athletes. Unfortunately, when I graduated from high school, the war had already started and I was only able to achieve the first step of my plan.

In 2015, I moved to France where I had to start everything from zero. New country, new language, new people but also a new life full of hope and opportunities! Unfortunately, not so long after my arrival, I discovered that it is very difficult to get admitted to a physiotherapy program in France and nearly impossible for a foreigner who still had the language barrier to overcome. Competition was so stiff that I started to lose hope and nearly gave up my dream all together.

Entering LUNEX was the best solution for me, but the only obstacle was learning English. I did the Pre-Bachelor program at LUNEX. The staff was very friendly, understanding, and always ready to help. My English improved tremendously. In October 2021, I passed the entrance exam and got officially accepted at LUNEX University. Now, here I am in the second year of the physical therapy program.

I believe that nothing is impossible as long as you keep chasing your dream, no matter the obstacles you may face: keep trying and never give up! Or as they say, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.””

Featured image: Marah Jabr


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

Good to know

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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.

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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.