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Bachelor en Cultures Européennes - Germanistik

COVID-19: In the current situation, amendments to these requirements, procedures, and deadlines can be made. Please contact our Admissions Team if you have trouble obtaining any of the documents below: admission.bce@uni.lu.

Admission

 

Admission requirements

To apply and register for this programme you will need a school leaving certificate awarded or declared equivalent by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education. Please note that a Diplôme de technicien does not grant you access to the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, but only to the study programmes listed here.

IMPORTANT: If your school leaving certificate was not awarded by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education, you will need to apply for a diploma recognition. The procedures of obtaining this recognition are fixed by law and apply to certificates awarded by EU member states as well as national and international Baccalaureate diplomas.

In addition, you need appropriate linguistic knowledge in German, French and English (see below) and a motivation letter (see below for details) for your application.

 

Linguistic knowledge

The Bachelor en Cultures Européennes – Germanistik requires you to have linguistic knowledge in German, French and English. You need to have a proficiency level of at least C1 in German, B2 level in a second language (French or English) and A2 level in a third language (French or English, under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; for more details visit http://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/ ).

Please note that we offer limited places for bilingual candidates (German+French / German+English) who want to acquire linguistic competences in their third language during their studies. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

All candidates who obtained their school leaving qualification in a German-speaking country (Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, German-speaking Belgium) do not need to present language qualifications. All other candidates can increase their chances of admission by adding one the following certificates to their application:

  • TestDaF mit Niveaustufe 4 oder 5 in allen vier Kompetenzen.
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD), zweite Stufe
  • Sprachzeugnisse des Goethe-Instituts (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung, Kleines/Großes Sprachdiplom)
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH), Stufe II

Attention: International applications (Non-EU diploma) must contain proof of proficiency in the languages of instruction in the programme (please consult our guidelines about the Language Requirements for International/Non-EU Students).

Motivation letter

The motivation letter is a key piece of your application. It allows you to specify why you are interested in joining our programme and think about what you expect out of the studies you are about to undertake. For us, your letter allows us to gauge your suitability for our programme.

Your motivation letter must respond to the following questions:

  1. Why did you decide to pursue studies in Germanistik? Try to orient yourself by referring to your journey through secondary school. Which texts and authors particularly interested you and why? Was there anything special about studying German in school? Perhaps someone in your social circle influenced you? If there were any other aspects that made you interested in this programme, please let us know.
  2. What are your expectations? Try to line up your personal interests with the classes we offer in our programme. Which aspects of Germanistik interest you the most: literature, linguistics, language history, medieval studies?
  3. What interests you the most in relation to the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes (BCE)? The BCE is an interdisciplinary programme. You will not only frequent Germanistik classes but also branch out into other subjects such as Philosophy or History. What are you expectations concerning this part of your studies?

Attention! Remember to:

  • please indicate your full name and Personal Identifier (number) issued by the University of Luxembourg during your online application.
  • make sure you check your motivation letter for language errors before you submit it. An eloquent and proofread level of German is expected.
  • make sure your motivation letter is between 600 and 750 words. Letters that exceed this limit will be disqualified.

Other required documents

Make sure to submit a complete application

The following documents must be included in your application:

  • CV
  • your school leaving qualifications (secondary school diploma, can be handed in later) AND a certified translation should they be written in a language other than French, German or English.
  • for all non-National diplomas: a diploma recognition certificate issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education.
  • (if necessary) proof of proficiency in the languages of instruction in the programme (please consult our guidelines about the Language Requirements for International/Non-EU Students).
  • your school reports and transcripts for your last three years at secondary schools AND a certified translation should they be written in a language other than French, German or English. In case of an international application (Non-EU diploma): a copy of all the transcripts obtained for the diploma (with apostille or double legislation) AND a certified translation should they be written in a language other than French, German or English.
  • your motivation letter

Note: We will consider your application even if you have not yet obtained your school leaving certificate (except international/non-EU applications). In this case, if your application is successful, we will make you a conditional offer and you can submit the necessary documents later.

International / Non-EU Applications

  • Online application: 01.02.2021-30.04.2021.
  • File submission deadline: 07.05.2021.

National / EU Early Application (September 2021 Entry)

  • Online Application: 15.03.2021-15.04.2021. 
  • File submission deadline: 22.04.2021.

National / EU Standard Application (September 2021 Entry)

  • Online Application: 15.04.2021-15.05.2021.
  • File submission deadline: 22.05.2021.

National / EU OPTIONAL Late Application (September 2021 Entry)

Applications will only re-open in July if there are places left. This will be announced on the University website. Please take into account that applications will NOT reopen if all places are taken.

  • Online Application: 01.07.2021-07.07.2021.
  • File submission deadline: 14.07.2021.

ONLINE APPLICATION – PHASE 1: Start your application in the online system

To start your application, please follow the instructions provided on the University website: https://wwwen.uni.lu/etudiants/demandes_d_admission_reinscriptions?1   

Once you have completed the first phase of your online application, you will obtain a temporary Student ID Number as well as a list of required documents and next steps. Please include your full name and Student ID Number in all your communication with the University from this point onward.

ONLINE APPLICATION – PHASE 2: Submit your documents and finalise your application

Once you have completed Phase 1 of your application, you can get started on Phase 2: submitting the required documents.

IMPORTANT! Starting and completing your application early enhances your chances of success. In other words, DO NOT WAIT until you have all your documents/qualifications before you start your application! Pending documents and qualifications may be submitted later. This also applies if you are in your last year at secondary school. In this case, if your application is successful, we will make you a conditional offer (admission sous condition). Please note that you may be invited to an interview. 

Non-EU Applicants. To ensure they meet the deadlines and requirements linked to immigration procedures, Non-EU applicants must submit all required documents by the required deadlines.

 

The application guidelines (for September 2021 entry) can be found here: