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Refugee Student Support

We are here to welcome you to the University of Luxembourg. We are here to help you settle in and adapt to studying in Luxembourg.

If you need advice, guidance or support the Inclusion team is here to help.

Changes to Student Support due to COVID-19

The Inclusion team is offering a blended and connected approach to advice, guidance and support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This means support is available in a combination of in-person and online formats to ensure you have the proper access to the support you need. If you are offered an in-person appointment, you will have to follow all relevant safety precautions.

The Inclusion team is available via video, WhatsApp, email and phone. Where necessary and possible, face-to-face meetings with a team member may be possible, in compliance with all appropriate safety measures.

To access support and arrange an appointment with Joanna West or Jimmy Corneille via the online KaraConnect platform, simply click the link below.

The platform KaraConnect works best with the browser Google Chrome (Firefox and Edge work fine too). Please do not use Internet Explorer.


Grant for Students from Refugee Background


We are delighted to announce the Lions Club Luxembourg in collaboration with Fondation Veuve Emile Metz-Tesch are offering support for Bachelor and Master students at University of Luxembourg from a refugee background.

The aim of the grant is to:

  • promote inclusion of persons from a refugee background in the national third level education system
  • enable students from a refugee background access to higher education and to build sustainable futures
  • encourage learning for all students, regardless of status

The grants address different aspects of support:

  • financial support during studies
  • additional academic and language support classes
  • professional mentoring and network building opportunities

The Grants

Merit Award

To be considered, applicants must:

  • have refugee status in Luxembourg
  • be enrolled as a full-time student in the previous and current semester (same programme)
  • have passed at least 3 exams of their regular course of study in the past semester (highest grades awarded)
  • be resident in Luxembourg

Housing Award

To be considered, applicants must:

  • have refugee status in Luxembourg
  • be currently enrolled as full-time students
  • have a valid rental contract in own name
  • be resident in Luxembourg

Language Support

1:1 support classes to improve written and spoken language skills related to your study programme

Academic Support

1:1 classes with a subject specialist to develop the learning skills needed to succeed in your study programme

Mentoring Program

This One Step Forward programme provides students with the opportunity to meet professionals from the private sector.

How to apply

If you are recognized refugee person and are eligible for this grant, you can apply by sending the documents listed below to inclusion@uni.lu including your name and student ID. The closing date for applications is 6 December 2021.

Please include:

  • transcript of records
  • certificate of enrolment
  • housing rental contract   
  • proof of refugee status in Luxembourg
  • proof of residence in Luxembourg
  • RIB from bank

 Selection Criteria 

The award will be granted on the basis of the applicant’s file. All applications will be carefully considered by the Committee, however limited funds means we cannot accept all applications. Successful candidates will receive a reply during the month of December.



You can also reach the Inclusion team by email inclusion@uni.lu or by contacting


Jimmy Corneille

Inclusion Specialist

Phone: +352 46 66 44 5786

Email: jimmy.corneille@uni.lu

Joanna West

Team Leader Student Services

Phone: +352 46 66 44 6783

Email: joanna.west@uni.lu