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Luxembourg Semester Study Abroad

The University of Luxembourg, the first and only university of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, was founded in 2003.

Luxembourg (a small state between France, Germany and Belgium) is the headquarters of many European institutions, such as the European Court of Justice and the European Investment Bank, and is renowned for its international financial centre.

Naturally, the University of Luxembourg makes use of these connections: about five hundred financial experts, legal experts and other practitioners support the University of Luxembourg professors in their teaching. The university is one of the few in the world to be multilingual, with classes offered in French, German and English.

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Courses at the University of Luxembourg

USF Students will be studying at the Faculty of Law, Economic and Finance. The following classes are generally available.

International Economic Law classes
  • European and International Economic law
  • Principles and Sources of European Criminal Law
European Constitutional and Administrative Law classes
  • European Criminal Law: Procedural Aspects
  • The Impact of European Law on the National Criminal Justice Systems
  • General Principles and Fundamental Rights
  • European Administrative Law
European Criminal Law classes
  • Basics of German Economic Criminal Law
  • Introduction to the Practice of Economic Criminal Law in the UK
  • The Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Matters of Criminal Law
  • Legal Theory
Private European Law classes
  • General course in European Company Law
  • General course on European Securities Law Private Equity
  • Seminar on the Relations between Luxembourg and the European Institutions
European Banking Law classes
  • European Banking Law
  • Specialized courses on National and European Monetary system
  • Specialized course on European and International Sources in the Banking and Financial Sector
European Litigation Classes
  • General principles and Fundamental rights
  • More General Aspects of Litigation
  • Litigation of General Principles of European Law
  • Procedures of Litigation

Course Credit:

Students, in consultation with a USF Faculty, must select courses which are the equivalent of a full time semester course load (ranging from 12 to 15 units).

The cost of living and studying in Luxembourg

A student needs between €700 and €800 per month to live in Luxembourg.
- Housing: between €350 and €500 a month
- Transportation: €45/year (Jumbo Card)
- Board: €4/ €5 per meal at the University Canteen; meals in town are more expensive (€ 8/ €10)

To convert euros into dollars, go to http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html


Arrangements for dormitory housing are possible. The University of Luxembourg has residence halls in different areas of the city. Students will stay in individual furnished rooms (14m2 on average) consisting of a single bed, a closet and a writing desk. Shared facilities include kitchens, bathrooms, meeting and recreation rooms. Internet, housekeeping services for the collective areas and common washing machines are including at no extra cost.

The average monthly rent in 2009 was €350.

Financial aid

USF students will pay full-time tuition to USF for their semester abroad. Living expenses will be calculated according to the cost of living in each location.

Visa (Residence Permit)

Students must obtain a residence permit from the Ministry of Justice in Luxembourg or the Luxembourg Consulate in the San Francisco. The application has to be submitted together with the admission certificate from the University in Luxembourg; along with proof that the applicant is financially in a position to support himself/herself.

For more information, please contact the Consulate General of Luxembourg

1 Sansome Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 788-0816

For more information go to http://wwwen.uni.lu/ or contact International and Summer Abroad Programs at (415) 422-6280 or lawsummerabroad@usfca.edu.