Master in Accounting and Audit

Target group

  • Students who wish to specialise in the field of accounting and auditing and aim for a career in finance or accounting/auditing or the financial management of companies.
  • Students with a first degree in business studies, economics, law or mathematics who wish to obtain the professional qualification of réviseur d’entreprises. The Master offers optimum preparation for this professional qualification, as the teaching content required by the legislator for the theoretical part of the training is comprehensively implemented. In addition, the formation complémentaire des réviseurs d’entreprises is integrated.
  • Students who want to become an auditor in another EU member state. The Master's programme provides optimum preparation for the professional aptitude test (often also called “audit exam”) in the relevant member state.
  • Students who intend to pursue a career in research in the field of accounting and auditing, as the Master attaches particular importance to research-based education and therefore provides optimum preparation for a subsequent doctorate.

Entry requirements

First degree qualifying for working in the fields of business studies, economics, law, and mathematics (e.g., Bachelor, diploma or Staatsexamen) corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS, or completed equivalent, recognised level of education corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS. Proof of excellent written and oral English language skills (B2) is also required.

As part of the application process for the Master’s degree course in Accounting and Audit, all applicants have to complete an entrance examination, see here for more information.


How to apply?

Applications have to be submitted exclusively online : Apply now. Once your online application is completed and because of the current situation with Covid19, send your your file to

For the winter semester 2020/21, applications will be opened as following:

Non-EU students: Online registration starts 31th January. Please note that application deadlines for non-European students have been extended : until 11th May 2020 for online application, and until 18th May 2020 for submission of the documents.

EU students: Online registration from 15th January to the 1st of July 2020. Submission of the complete application file until the 6th of July 2020.


Applicants must fill in the pre-registration form on the university’s web site and send to SEVE an application file, which has to contain the following documents: 

  • Motivation letter (not longer than 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (not longer than 3 pages)
  • An identify photograph (to be pasted on the application form, not stapled) which meets the following criteria : size 45 x 35 mm, in color, against clear background. Photos taken in a photo machine or scanned photographs are not accepted.
  • Copy of identity card or passport
  • For European (EU) students, a copy of the European health insurance card (both-sided) or a certificate from the affiliation to a social security with date of expiry.
  • A copy of your university diploma  (with apostille or double legalisation) and a copy of the translated version of your university diploma, if the original degree is in a language other than French, German or English (translated by a certified translator).
  • A copy of all marks sheets you can provide at the time of the application (with apostille or double legalisation) and a copy of the translated version of all mark sheets you can provide at the time of the application, if the original degree is in a language other than French, German or English (translated by a certified translator).
  • English language certificate. Only the following english certificates will be accepted:
  • TOEFL iBT Test (internet based): score of 87-109/120
  • TWE (Test of written english): score of 5
  • IELTS: score of 5.5-6.5
  • Cambridge ESOL (ex. FCE): B2 Level

Exceptional measures :
We will exceptionally accept your application even if the apostille or double legalization is missing on the copies of your diploma and transcripts, or if we do not get the original documents from your home institution in a sealed envelope, or the required language certificate(s). These documents may have to be provided later. 


If you have studied in an English speaking institution, or have all courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses) you may meet our requirements without having to supply one of the above certificates. Evidence of this will either need to be included on a transcript or letter from your university.

The University of Luxembourg will inform you of our decision on your application at the end of May 2020 (non-EU) and end of July 2020 (EU).
Fast track: On some exceptional cases, a student may receive confirmation of admission earlier if his/her application is outstanding. 

Selection criteria

Students will be selected based on the following criteria, which are equally weighted :

  • Convincing cover letter, demonstrating a real evidence of motivation
  • CV demonstrating pertinent interest, aptitude and capacity for the Master in Accounting and Audit
  • Language certificate and level of English proficiency
  • Results and efforts of the completed entrance examination

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