JULY 2019



 JULY 2019

of Luxembourg

Summer School


University of Luxembourg International Summer School

The University of Luxembourg International Summer School provides language classes (French or German) combined with an inter-disciplinary exploration of Europe and the European Union. While based at one of Europe’s centres, students will acquire not only a first-hand experience of several European phenomena, but also the analytical tools to better understand contemporary Europe.



Welcome to the University of Luxembourg

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is a multilingual research university with a personal atmosphere. It profits from its proximity to the European Union institutions, numerous innovative companies, and Luxembourg’s financial place. With nearly 6,400 students and about 1,600 members of staff from all over the globe, the University offers international excellence in a compact setting, delivering first-rate knowledge to society and businesses.

2019 Edition

01. Duration and Dates

3 weeks

6 July Arrival

8 July Session Start

26 July Session End

27 July Departure

02. Eligibility

The applicant has to:

  1. be currently enrolled as undergraduate or postgraduate student at your home University
  2. have successfully completed 60 ECTS
  3. have an official nomination by your home University
03. Application Procedure

Once the applicant has been nominated by the home university the applicant will receive a detailed email including the admission procedure.
Documents required:
– CV
– Letter of motivation
– Official transcript
– Passport copy



French for beginners


German for beginners

History: United in diversity? Historical narratives of Europe

Law: Cooperation and hierarchy between judges in the European Union judicial system

Multi-level protection of fundamental rights in Europe

Finance: Luxembourg’s financial centre: a success story because of, or despite of Europe?

Politics: The European Union and its Discontents

Geography: The European Union through the prism of geography: Border – Cooperation – Convergence

Linguistics: Multilingualism in Luxembourg

DayMorning (9:00 - 10:30)Morning (10:30 - 12:00)Afternoon (13:30 - 15:00)
Sunday (07/07)ArrivalArrival
Monday (08/07)Language ClassCourse: Linguistics 1Tour of Belval
Tuesday (09/07)Language ClassLanguage ClassCourse: Politics 1
Wednesday (10/07)Language ClassCourse: History 1Tour of Esch
Thursday (11/07)Language ClassLanguage ClassCourse: Linguistics 2
Friday (12/07)Language ClassCourse Politics 2Reading Time
Saturday (13/07)Daytrip to TrierDaytrip to TrierDaytrip to Trier
Sunday (14/07)Day OffDay OffDay Off
Monday (15/07)Language ClassCourse: History 2Tour of Luxembourg Old Town
Tuesday (16/07)Language ClassCourse: Finance 1Reading Time
Wednesday (17/07)Echternach and ViandenEchternach and ViandenEchternach and Vianden
Thursday (18/07)Language ClassCourse: Finance 2Lecture (preparation for Weekend-trip)
Friday (19/07)Weekend-tripWeekend-tripWeekend-trip
Saturday (20/07)Weekend-tripWeekend-tripWeekend-trip
Sunday (21/07)Weekend-tripWeekend-tripWeekend-trip
Monday (22/07)Language ClassCourse: Law 1Reading Time
Tuesday (23/07)Language ClassCourse: Law 2Visit of European Court of Justice
Wednesday (24/07)Daytrip to StrasbourgDaytrip to StrasbourgDaytrip to Strasbourg
Thursday (25/07)Language ClassCourse: Geography 1Visit of European Investment Bank
Friday (26/07)Language ClassCourse: Geography 2Reading Time
Saturday (27/07)Early Departure
Sunday (28/07)Late Departure

A certificate of attendance will be delivered.

The programme fee amounts to EUR 1.500. Please contact your home university for information on possible discounts and fee waivers.

In addition, the student needs to provide for:

  • Transport to Luxembourg
  • International Insurance
  • Living expenses and meals
  • Accommodation in Luxembourg City
  • Field trips in Luxembourg, Germany, France and Belgium
  • Cultural activities and tours
  • Classroom materials (e.g. printouts)
Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities

  • Tour of Belval
  • Tour of Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Tour of Luxembourg old Town
  • Visit of the European Court of Justice
  • Visit of the European Investment Bank
  • 1 daytrip to Trier, Germany
  • 1 daytrip to Strasbourg
  • 1 daytrip to Echternach and Vianden
  • 3 day week-end trip in Brussels and Brugges
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