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Financial Advice and Support

Student Support Fund / Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund of the University of Luxembourg is part of the university initiative aimed at providing financial support to students to enable them to develop their potential at the University. The purpose of the Hardship Fund is to relieve a financial burden that could negatively impact the participation of a student at the University. The grant is non-repayable and is awarded to students who experience difficulties resulting from persistent financial problems or unforeseen and essential exceptional costs. Each request is assessed individually according to fixed criteria and grants are made on the basis of the evidence provided. There is no right to the Hardship Fund grant and they are only granted in the event of extreme difficulties. Students must demonstrate that they have exhausted all other income opportunities and are encouraged to seek long-term alternatives, as a grant is not guaranteed.

Who can submit a dossier?

To qualify for a grant from the Hardship Fund of the University of Luxembourg, you must meet certain conditions. The allocation of this financial support is based on the unique personal and social situation of the applicant. These conditions are as follows:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program at the University of Luxembourg or
  • be registered as a self-funded doctoral student at the University of Luxembourg and
  • not be qualified for other financial aid from the Luxembourg state.

If you are a self-funded student, you are expected to have made adequate and realistic provisions at the start of your studies to cover your registration and daily costs. In the event that you have clearly not done this, a grant from the Hardship Fund will not be awarded.

Download the application form (English version)

Contact: HardshipFund@uni.lu

Student ‘Good Food’ Voucher Project

In view of the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students, we are pleased to announce a new project to support students in financial difficulty with food costs, thanks to the generosity of the André Foundation Losch and the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. Interested? More information can be found here.

Student Access to Tech Scheme

Due to the change to online teaching and assessment as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, we can now offer assistance to students who do not have the means to acquire a laptop to access online study materials and classes. For support, please complete the application form and send it together with your supporting documents to HardshipFund@uni.lu.

This project has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Fondation André Losch and Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse.

Download the application form (English version)

Contact: HardshipFund@uni.lu

State Support - CEDIES

CEDIES is a financial contribution by the government of Luxembourg for students in higher or university education (amended act of 22 June 2000). To find out more about this financial support, please visit the Cedies Website (please consult the eligibility criteria before applying).

If you already receive CEDIES and you need additional support during the Covid-19 situation, you can apply for an increase of financial assistance (max. 500 € for your scholarship and 500 € for your student loan). You will find more information about this exceptional help and the application process on their FAQ website (in French).

Contact: aide-fi@mesr.etat.lu

Moreover, tenants and landlords whose incomes have fallen substantially as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis can now apply for housing assistance (Guichet unique des aides au logement). More information can be found on the government website.