Starting budget

At your arrival, you will have to prepare an amount of +/- 1900 € for the following positions:

  • Registration
  • Health insurance
  • First rent + rent guarantie + rent insurance
  • Alimentation

Estimated monthly budget for a student

It is very difficult to assess the cost of university education. Some expenditures are required because they are directly linked to studies; others depend on the situation of each student, e.g. housing in Luxembourg, having to take one’s meals on location, etc.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the monthly resources required correspond to at least 80% of the guaranteed minimum income in Luxembourg. A student in Luxembourg will therefore need a budget of 1.805,56 € (according to index of 01.10.2021) to cover all of his or her needs.

Registration at the University of Luxembourg

400 € / semester for semester 1 and 2

200 € / semester for semester 3 to 6

Housing* in university dormitory

450 € / month minimum

Rent guarantee

900 € (one payment at beginning of the contract)

Rent Insurance

from 60 € / year

Meals (5 € / Meal)

360 € / month (canteen at university)


40 €

Free-time activities (cinema, student outings, sports, etc…)

150 €

Didactic Material (books, photocopies, etc...)

400 € / year

Provide a bank account

You will find a bank account in Luxembourg useful during your stay in the country.

Do not forget your identity documents, address and a certificate from the University attesting to your student status.

Most banks grant advantages to young people under 26 years of age. Do not forget to inquire about them.

  • The Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État Luxembourgeois (BCEE)
  • The Banque Générale du Luxembourg (BGL-BNP Parisbas)
  • The Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)
  • The Bank ING

It is also possible to open a Postal account

  • Postal current accounts (CCP) can be used for all operations at attractive conditions, and even free of charge