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Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance

The Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is designed to educate and train future professionals in inclusive finance matters.


next course date: 18 to 28 January 2021   (application is no longer possible)


Please notice:

Due to the ongoing Covid19 situation worldwide we decided to offer the 2021 course only online. A physical participation in Luxembourg is not possible. Application process is closed and no longer possible for January 2021.


Application for January 2021: closed



The curriculum was developed by the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) in cooperation with ADA to meet the continuous need for talented and well-trained specialists in the growing field of inclusive finance.

The programme combines traditional financial law with inclusive finance and development policy subjects.




So far close to 100 professionals from 39 countries have benefited from the programme.



Entering its fifth year in 2021, the programme is aimed at regulators, intermediaries and other inclusive finance organisations.  

Main topics of the 2021 programme:
•    Performance Measurement and Management
•    Sustainable Inclusive Finance
•    FinTech & Financial Inclusion
•    RegTech & Financial Inclusion
•    Microfinance
•    Risk Management and COVID 19


Teaching staff includes leading academics from the University of Luxembourg and other universities, development policy experts from ADA and the European Investment Bank Group, as well as industry specialists with extensive experience and networks in their subject areas. Participants will be in close contact with teaching staff and have the opportunity to meet seasoned professionals from regional, development and private banks, law and consultancy firms, as well as investment firms.

The curriculum taught full-time over a period of two weeks. During this short but intense period participants from around the world will come together to work on cutting-edge topics relating to inclusive finance, each of them with their respective knowledge.

The programme in 2021 is limited to a maximum of 15 participants physically present in Luxembourg and 50 remote participants from all over the world. All participants motivated and from different backgrounds.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate an interest in inclusive finance, for example through previous work experience or a Bachelor / Master’s thesis or other publication in the field.


Prerequisites & admissions

To apply, please provide us with the following documents:

  • Completed application xls form 
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation (from your employer, from one of our partners or former lecturers or former participants)
  • Copy of your diplomas (min. Bachelor level 180ECTS)
  • Copy of your valid passport
  • Copy of your language certificate (English min. B2 level)

Prerequisites to participate in the course:

  • Minimum Bachelor level (180 ECTS) or 3 academic years equivalent
  • English (B2 level)
  • An interest in inclusive finance by justifying experience or publications in the field


Number of participants and fees

The program in 2021 is limited to a maximum of 15 participants physical in Luxembourg and 50 remote participants from all over the world. All motivated and from different backgrounds.

Online / remote:  100 EUR per person (no scholarship, payable before the course)

Physical fee:       1000 EUR per person (payable before the course)

Up to 8 physical applications in the programme will be granted to qualified participants in need of financial assistance. These participants will receive scholarships for their hotel stay during the course or for their travel costs to Luxembourg. No scholarships for food or additional costs (e.g. insurance).

Candidates for the course taking place in January 2021 are selected by the course director in cooperation with ADA and the EIB.


For interest in participation or funding with regard to the certificate program in January 2021, please contact cif@uni.lu.

Application: OPEN


For additional questions, please get in touch with us:



Course director


Programme at a glance:

  • Two weeks totaling
  • Teaching language: English
  • Faculty from around the globe
  • Visiting professors & industry experts