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National reforms in higher education


14.Ongoing reforms and policy developments

14.4National reforms in higher education

Last update: 15 September 2022


New advanced vocational training courses (BTS)

For the start of the 2022/23 academic year, two new practically oriented higher education courses have been added to the current offer:

  • The BTS “Finance and financial products” (BPF) aims to develop the general and professional skills needed to meet the requirements and responsibilities of a company in the financial sector. The professional training focuses on financial products, law (insurance, banking, collective investment schemes (CIS) and tax), economics as well as marketing and communication tools.
  • The BTS “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) is a training course that focuses on the development of company-specific BIM practices, as well as on the coordination of the company's action during a BIM project at the level of planning, construction and operation of real estate projects and buildings.

Thus, 36 BTS programmes are offered and taught in 13 schools in Luxembourg since September 2022.

State financial aid for students in higher education

In April 2022, the minister of Higher Education and Research announced an increase in financial aid for the start of the academic year 2022/23. This increase follows the decision taken at the tripartite meeting in March 2022. The Luxembourg government has provided for an additional financial envelope of 10 million euros granted for the basic grant, the mobility grant and the social grant.

Compared to 2021/2022, the different grants per semester are as follows :

  • Basic grant: € 1 142 
  • Mobility grant: € 1 420
  • Social grant: € 0 to 2 210
  • Family grant: € 274
  • Aid for enrolment fees: A supplement applied to the full tuition fee up to a maximum of € 3 800 per academic year, and added 50% to the grant and 50% to the loan.


New agreement on university cooperation in medical training

On 4 January 2022, a new agreement was signed by the minister for Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg, the minister-president and the minister for Higher Education of the French Community of Belgium. While the provisions set out in the university cooperation agreement of July 2017 are maintained, the new agreement adds the following possibility (as of the academic year 2023/24):

  • Continuation of studies in a graduate programme in medical sciences at a university in the French Community of Belgium for a maximum of 8 students from the University of Luxembourg, holding a secondary school diploma from a secondary school in Luxembourg and having successfully completed the Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Luxembourg.



There have been no reforms related to this sector.


There have been no reforms related to this sector.