FDEF students benefit from exclusive internships, scholarships and fellowships
Fellowships / Scholarships:
The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research are funding a talent support programme. The Guillaume Dupaix International Master’s Scholarship aims to attract high-achieving international students who wish to follow a master’s programme at the University of Luxembourg, or international exchange students who wish to pursue one or two semester of studies at the University of Luxembourg.
International applicants both from EU and non-EU countries applying for a master’s degree
Exchange students from partner universities outside Europe
Excellent academic performance during undergraduate studies
Non-beneficiaries of Luxembourg’s state financial aid
This scholarship is offered to students from all study programmes opened to exchange students within the agreement between their institution and the University of Luxembourg. Master candidates can visit the webpages of each faculty to learn about eligible Master programmes:
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE)
Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)
The stipend amounts to 5.146€ per semester and is paid in two instalments per academic year at the beginning of each semester for a maximum of two years (two semesters for exchange students). Payment is subject to performance evaluation and may be withheld, for example, in the case of academic misconduct, poor results or withdrawal from the master’s programme. Tuition fees are not included in the scholarship for regular Master students, exchange students are exempted from tuition fees at the University of Luxembourg. The scholarship cannot be cumulated with any other type of grant financed by the Luxembourg government, or a similar scholarship funded by a private sponsors.
Application procedure for Master students
Applying for a scholarship is a two-step process.
In a first stage, applicants must apply to a Master’s degree through the online admission portal, please click here
Once the application to the master’s degree is completed, applicants meeting the eligibility criteria mentioned above can apply to the scholarship following this link
Applicants must provide the following documents to be considered for the scholarship:
- Motivation letter
- Two letters of academic or professional recommendation with contact details
- A copy of the email received by the University of Luxembourg confirming the successful submission of your master’s application (If you have applied to more than one master’s programme, please attach one confirmation email per master’s programme application)
Applicants are selected based on:
- high academic achievements
- originality and motivation of their application
- positive feedback from the recommendation letters
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only selected applicants will be notified, at the latest by 2 June 2023.
Application deadline: 24 April 2023
The selection of applicants for the scholarship is an ongoing process taking place during the admission period. Outstanding applicants may also be selected before the application deadline.
Application procedure for exchange students
Exchange students will be informed about their eligibility for the scholarship and the application procedure directly by the International Relations Office of their home university.
About Advanzia Bank
Founded in 2005 in Luxembourg, Advanzia Bank S.A. is a European digital bank specialising in credit cards and payment solutions. With 1.9 million credit card customers, the bank achieved a turnover of EUR 1.9 billion in 2020. Advanzia is a leading credit card issuer in Germany and has a strong presence in Luxembourg, Austria, France and Spain. As well as issuing credit cards under its own brands, the bank also partners with over 240 companies, associations and financial institutions who use Advanzia co-branded credit cards to create a competitive advantage. Advanzia employed 204 employees at the end of 2020.
About the partnership
Advanzia Bank has partnered with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance to award one deserving and promising student within the Master of Science in Finance and Economics with a fellowship for the duration of their studies. Advanzia Bank plans to continue to offer the fellowship opportunity every two years to one student, which includes a monthly stipend, an internship opportunity as well as the possibility for a summer job.
Advanzia Bank will select one high-potential student for the period of her/his Master study (2 years) and will support him/her for his/her whole master programme. A stipend of five hundred euros (EUR 500,00 per month) will be paid in the first year (M1) for a period of twelve months and increased to seven hundred fifty euros (EUR 750,00 per month) in the second year (M2) for a period of twelve months. In case the student does not successfully pass M1, the stipend with the monthly contribution will automatically end and Advanzia Bank will be free to select a new high-potential student. The stipend can be cumulated with the Advanzia Bank internship compensation scheme. The cumulated stipend and internship duration may not surpass two years in total, the reference length of a Master programme.
Advanzia Bank will offer the opportunity of an internship to the selected and supported master student for performing the 4th semester internship in Advanzia Bank’s Risk department. The internship will have the maximum duration of six months (one semester). During this time the master student will have the opportunity to finalise her/his master thesis.
Candidates are invited to send their letter of motivation to the Study Director.
Selection procedure and criteria
The selection is done by the M1 Study Director of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics after consulting Advanzia Bank and an interview of the student is organised with the CFO and the HR of the bank.
The selection of the student is based on his/her past results and financial needs.
Candidates are eligible for the fellowship if they :
- speak excellent English
- are as finance students interested in the business model of Advanzia Bank and are good in mathematics, statistics, IT, and risk management
The Luxembourg office of the law firm Allen & Overy is offering a fellowship and internship opportunity to two high-potential Bachelor students within the Department of Law: one outgoing exchange student and one incoming exchange student who is a citizen of an EU Member State.
Eligible candidates will be nominated by the Study Programme Director and will be interviewed by a selection committee. The academic performance, motivation and character of the candidates will be considered in the selection process.
In addition to a scholarship grant of 5000€ per student, the students will have the opportunity to participate in an internship programme at Allen & Overy’s office in Luxembourg. Moreover, fellowship students will benefit from additional mentoring and soft-skills development provided by Allen & Overy, such as resumé writing and job market advice, participation in networking events, and invitations to industry conferences and seminars.
Allen & Overy also offers internship and mentoring opportunities to other high-achieving students in their third and final year of the Bachelor in Law. These candidates will be nominated by the Study Programme Director, before being invited to a hiring interview by Allen & Overy.
Candidates are eligible for the fellowship programme if they are:
- committed to undertake their studies in the Bachelor in Law at the University of Luxembourg (3rd year of the Bachelor programme)
- exchange students at or from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance,
- citizens of Luxembourg or of a Member State of the European Union,
- residing, or will reside, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or in the Greater Region of Luxembourg, and
- the family income of the candidates may not exceed a certain threshold to be further agreed upon among the Parties
Candidates will be nominated by the Study Programme Director, and will be invited to submit the following documents (in English, French or German) with their application:
- a letter of motivation,
- a curriculum vitae, including a copy of their diplomas, certificates, and any official supplements to these,
- a justification of the financial revenues of their parents/persons having parental authority, which must be confirmed by a copy of the tax income declaration of the previous tax/financial year,
- their civil status,
- proof of residence in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or in the Greater Region of Luxembourg, and
- a certificate of registration at the University of Luxembourg.
The award of the scholarship will be made according to the following criteria:
- academic performance
- general effort and progress of student in his/her academic performance
- the ethos of the applicant.
Applications for the 2023-2024 period must be submitted by email to email@example.com
About the ATOZ Foundation
The ATOZ Foundation is set up under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg and supports educational projects, as it believes that education is the key to personal accomplishment, and that research and development are essential for personal and societal progress. The Foundation is equally eager to support projects promoting social cohesion.
Under the ATOZ Foundation Scholarship Programme, one (1) high-potential applicant to the Master in European and International Tax Law (Master 2) of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) will be selected at the application stage to the Master programme.
The student will be selected according to the process and criteria indicated below, whereby the University of Luxembourg will assess and create a shortlist of potential candidates. The University, together with the ATOZ Foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, will select the Fellowship recipient students and fund their grants.
The selected candidate will be able to benefit from a yearly stipend of 9.000 €. The selected student will receive a first instalment of 4.500€.
The payment of a second instalment of 4.500€ is subject to the mid-term assessment of the scholarship holder by the Study Programme Director in order to assess if s/he meets the criteria to receive the second instalment of the scholarship programme.
Candidates are eligible to the scholarship programme if they are:
- Selected in the LL.M. in European and International Tax Law
- Committing to undertake full-time studies in the LL.M. in European and International Tax Law
In the absence of qualifying candidate, no scholarship will be attributed for the year in question.
Candidates shall be invited by UNILU to submit, in their application to the LL.M. in European and International Tax cover letter expressing their interest in obtaining the scholarship, detailing their motivation for pursuing a career in taxation and their financial situation.
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2023 at 23h59.
Applications must be submitted to AtozScholarship@uni.lu
Selection commitee & criteria
The selection committee, composed of. Prof. Dr. Werner Haslehner (University of Luxembourg) and the members of the Management Committee of the ATOZ Foundation, will consider each applicant’s cover letter, as well as the overall impression of the applicants and their financial needs.
Please note, that incomplete files will be immediately rejected. No appeal is possible against the decisions. By applying to the scholarship programme, the applicant accepts this regulation in its entirety.
For the selected students to benefit from the scholarship programme, they will have to sign a separate “fellowship agreement”.
About Léa Sinner
The overall objective of the Fondation Léa Sinner is to support students in their higher education studies. The foundation aims at supporting underprivileged youth living in Luxembourg, with the purpose of improving their social condition. The target group is comprised of European Union (EU) citizens, residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, who commit to undertake their studies at Bachelor’s or Master’s level at the University of Luxembourg.
The ” Bourse Léa Sinner “ amounts 30.000.- EUR per year. The scholarship will be divided among up to 6 candidates.
Candidates are eligible for a “Bourse Léa Sinner” if they are:
- Holder of a secondary school degree, or an equivalent
- Not registered in a subsequent bachelor or master programme
- Citizens of Luxembourg or from the European Union
- Residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
- Committed to undertake their studies at Bachelor’s or Master’s level at the University of Luxembourg
- The family income of the candidates may not exceed the triple of the minimum income level
In the absence of qualifying candidate, no scholarship will be attributed for the year in question.
Candidates are invited to submit the following documents (in English, French or German):
- A letter of motivation
- A curriculum vitae, including copies of their diplomas, certificates, and official supplement to these
- A justification of the revenue of their parents, which has to be proofed by issuing a copy of the tax income declaration of the previous year
- Their family status
- A proof of residence in Luxembourg
- A certificate of registration at the University of Luxembourg
Selection committee & criteria
The selection committee, composed of three professors, one from each faculty of the University of Luxembourg will evaluate the applications on the basis of the selection criteria enumerated above.
The beneficiaries of the past year, who succeeded their exams, will receive the grand for a consecutive year. In order to receive the grant, they are requested to submit the application form.
Bâloise Assurances Luxembourg SA and Bâloise Vie Luxembourg SA Fellowship & Internship
The University of Luxembourg signed a partnership agreement with Bâloise Assurances Luxembourg SA and Bâloise Vie Luxembourg SA in February 2020 providing a framework for a student fellowship and internship programme.
In 2023, Baloise Assurances Luxembourg S.A. and Baloise Vie Luxembourg S.A. will select up to 5 (five) high-achieving students and support them during their entire Bachelor programme (Bachelor in Applied Management or Bachelor in Economics) with the following conditions:
- A monthly stipend of 300€ from the selection and for the regular duration of the Bachelor study (Semester 4-6 for the Bachelor in Applied Management and Semester 5-6 for the Bachelor in Economics)
- An internship in one of its different departments
NB: The internship semester will not be covered by the stipend but paid according to Bâloise internship rules.
The cumulated stipend and internship duration may not surpass three years, the reference length of a Bachelor programme.
Candidates are eligible for the partnership programme if they are:
- enrolled in the third semester of the Bachelor in Applied Management or the fourth semester of the Bachelor in Economics
- not registered in a subsequent bachelor or master programme,
- citizens of Luxembourg or from the European Union,
- residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or in the Greater Region of Luxembourg,
- the family income of the candidates may not exceed the triple of the minimum income level in Luxembourg.
Candidates are invited to submit the following documents (in English, French or German):
- a motivation letter, indicating which department of Baloise the candidate would like to join during the internship,
- a curriculum vitae, including copies of their diplomas, certificates, and official supplements to these,
- a justification of the revenues of their parents confirmed by submitting a copy of the tax income declaration of the previous year,
- their family status,
- a proof of residence in Luxembourg or in the Greater Region of Luxembourg,
- an enrolment certificate at the University of Luxembourg (if selected the student will have to submit such a certificate of enrolment to Baloise each semester).
The deadline for applications is 26 March 2023 at 23h59.
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
The award of the scholarship will be made according to the quality of the application file:
- academic performance,
- general effort and progress of the student in his/her academic performance,
- the ethos and motivation of the applicant.
A Selection Committee composed of the Head of Human Resources and another Head of Baloise (Operations or Corporate Governance) will evaluate the applications based on the selection criteria enumerated above.
The Management of Baloise Assurances Luxembourg S.A. and Baloise Vie Luxembourg S.A. will then validate the final selection of the scholarship recipients.
To learn more about Baloise in Luxembourg, visit their website.
The Ferrero Fellowship is a talent support programme founded in 2017 as part of a partnership between the Ferrero HQ in Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg. The Fellowship consists of a stipend and the opportunity to carry out an internship at the company.
The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding EU and non-EU applicants from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance’s Master programmes.
Applications for the 2023-2024 will open at the end of September and will close on 15 October 2023 (midnight).
The Ferrero Fellowship is open to students in the following Master programmes:
- Master in Accounting and Audit
- Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Master in European Law
- Master in Finance and Economics
Applicants must be enrolled in the first year of one these Master programmes at the time of applying for the Fellowship.
All candidates must submit an application to email@example.com including:
- Personal statement/motivation letter
- Academic record (simple copies of undergraduate diplomas or other educational certificates)
The call for applications opens at the start of the academic year and will be communicated to eligible students accordingly.
Shortlisted candidates are invited to interview with a Ferrero selection committee. In addition, their applications will be assessed by the programme directors of the respective Master programmes.
Laureates are chosen based on:
- Academic achievement
- Civic engagement, volunteer work or other extracurricular activities
- Originality of the personal statement and motivation for applying
- Language skills (English is mandatory, any additional language is an asset)
Allocation of stipend
The Fellowship stipend is aimed at financially supporting promising students, allowing them to focus on their academic and relevant extracurricular work. The stipend is paid in instalments (€2,700 at the end of each semester) for the regular duration of study. Payment is subject to a performance assessment and can be withheld, for example in case of academic misconduct, poor results or withdrawal from the Master programme.
Detailed terms and conditions are set out in an agreement signed between the laureate, the University of Luxembourg and Ferrero upon selection of the successful candidates.
During their second year of study, Fellowship laureates will be given the opportunity to complete an internship at the Ferrero HQ in Luxembourg. Internships will be allocated in agreement with the host company and are subject to an internship contract, signed between the student, the University of Luxembourg and Ferrero.
The Ferrero HQ in Luxembourg is home to numerous business functions of the company and reasonable effort will be made to assign placements according to the career interests and ambitions of the Fellowship laureates.
Pictured: Ferrero Fellowship Laureates with University and Ferrero representatives at the 2019 Reception.
The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, grants merit-based scholarships for for recently graduated doctoral students of the University of Luxembourg having defended their thesis in the fields of Economics or International Development.
The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL was created in homage to Jacqueline NOEL, a world citizen and fervent European.
Jacqueline NOEL shared the belief of Nelson Mandela, a figure whom she had the chance to meet during her career, that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Born during the German occupation, Mrs. NOEL grew up to be a dedicated student, earning a Doctorate in Economic Sciences from the Université Libre in Brussels. She began her career as a researcher at the World Bank, then at the European Investment Bank.
The foundation was created in her memory by her dear friend in the hopes of perpetuating Mrs. NOEL’s values and ideals, namely the belief that hard work and dedication can lead to fulfilment in one’s life while creating positive change for the benefit of all.
The Fondation Jacqueline NOEL, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, rewards an annual scholarship to a recent PhD graduate in the fields Economics or International Development at the University of Luxembourg for work of excellence.
The Jacqueline NOEL scholarship amounts to 5.000 EUR. The award will be paid out in 1 instalment following the first following the announcement of the scholarship laureate.
The scholarship is granted to a recent PhD graduate (thesis defended during the academic year 2022-2023) in the fields of Economics or International Development.
Applications for the 2023-2024 period open on 9 October 2023 and close on 23 October 2023
Applicants must be recent PhD graduate from the Uni.lu, with a thesis defended during the academic year 2022-2023 in the fields of Economics or International Development.
Examples of sub-fields:
- International Commercial Law
- International Economic Law
- European Union external relations
- International economics
- Environmental and development economics, Applied econometrics
- Economic and financial integration
- Regional and international economics
- Development Economics
- Policy coherence for development
- Gender and development
- Climate change
- Sustainable regional development
- Migration and development
Candidates may submit the following documents (in English or French) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- a duly completed application form
- a CV, including list of publications/presentations (if applicable)
- two letters of recommendation (academic)
- ECTS transcript of records (PhD)
Laureates of the Pierre Werner Scholarship are not eligible.
More information about the Fondation Jacqueline NOEL can be found on the Fondation de Luxembourg website.
Linklaters Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg have partnered to launch the Linklaters Making Links Programme in Luxembourg, recognising and supporting outstanding students pursuing a Bachelor of Law degree at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF).
The Making Links Programme, which is also being implemented in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Stockholm is specifically designed to help talented university students from underrepresented groups succeed in their early careers by supporting the development of technical and professional skills whilst building strong commercial fluency and a global outlook.
Two high-potential students, who also demonstrate financial need, will be selected in their third year of the Bachelor in Law degree and will receive a scholarship of €3,000 during their final year. They will also be offered a Legal summer Internship at Linklaters.
Candidates are eligible to apply for the Making Links Programme if they are:
- pursuing a Bachelor of Law degree at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF).
- studying in the third year of the Bachelor in Law degree at the time of their enrolment in the programme
All candidates need to submit the following documents to the University of Luxembourg (in English, French or German) to the following email address email@example.com:
- a letter of motivation explaining their social and financial situation
- a curriculum vitae
- copies of their transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and official supplements to these
- proof of the parent’s income, verified by a copy of the previous year’s tax return
- the statement of the family status
Applications are open until 22 September 2023 at noon (12 PM CET).
The selection (by the University of Luxembourg) for the scholarship will be based on:
- academic achievements and results
- motivation to join the programme
Linklaters will make the final selection on the basis of the students’ personal (social and financial) situation as well as an interview.
The Study Program Director will assess the applications. Shortlisted candidates are invited to an interview with the Linklaters selection committee.
Incomplete files will be immediately rejected. No appeal is possible against the decisions. By applying to the Programme, the applicant accepts this regulation in its entirety.
Inspired by the ideals of Pierre Werner, the Pierre Werner Scholarship fosters European integration. The Fondation Pierre Werner, under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, awards an annual scholarship to outstanding postgraduate students from European countries (except Luxembourg) in the fields of law, economics, finance and political sciences at the University of Luxembourg.
Applicants must be:
- EU nationals (excluding Luxembourg) or citizens of a recognised candidate for future membership of the EU (Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey);
- registered for PhD studies at Uni.lu at the time of application and can be at any stage of their studies.
All candidates must submit an application including:
- a duly completed application form
- a personal statement/motivation letter
- a CV, including list of publications (if applicable)
- two letters of recommendation (academic)
Applications accepted from 30 January to 26 March 2023.
Applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection committee composed of four professors from the University of Luxembourg will evaluate the submitted applications on the basis of the selection criteria enumerated above. More specifically, the Head of the Doctoral School in Law, the Head of the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance, the Head of the Institute of Political Science and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance will be the members of the above-mentioned committee. The four Professors will pre-select up to four candidates, and will communicate the results to the Pierre Werner Foundation. The management committee of the Pierre Werner Foundation will make the final selection of the scholarship recipients.
Allocation of Scholarship
The Pierre Werner Scholarship amounts to 26.000 EUR for one academic year. The scholarship maybe divided into awards to up to four successful candidates. As of 2020, the grant per the students will be fixed at 6.500 EUR maximum. The university can grant 3 to maximum 4 scholarships.
Interview with Luc Frieden, President of the Foundation Pierre Werner
In an interview with the Fondation de Luxembourg, Luc Frieden, President of the Fondation Pierre Werner and former Luxembourg Minister of Finance, shares the foundation’s philosophy, its accomplishments, and the role it hopes to play in regard to the evolving European project.
Resources to learn more about Pierre Werner
- Documentary “Pierre Werner, une vocation européenne”
- Podcast “Pierre Werner, A Mënsch a Sengem Joerhonnert” produced in collaboration with Radio 100k7″
- The 50th Anniversary of the Werner Report” online platform developed by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History and EUI Florence
PKF Audit & Conseil wishes to reward one high-potential student according to his/her academic results in the first year of the Master Programme in Accounting & Audit at the University of Luxembourg.
PKF Audit & Conseil (PKF), the Luxembourg-based audit firm and the University of Luxembourg have signed a three-year agreement to provide fellowship and internship opportunities to students enrolled in the Master in Accounting and Audit, offered at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF). PKF Audit & Conseil is a member of the PKF International Network of accountancy firms with over 220 member firms in 150 countries.
The student with the highest grade point average at the end of the first year of the two-year Master in Accounting and Audit programme will be offered fellowship and internship opportunity. If two or more students have obtained an equal grade point average, then one student will be selected among the finalists by PKF.
Fellowship and Internship
The student will receive a stipend, paid in two instalments over the second year of study, and subject to a mid-term assessment of academic results by the Study Programme Director. Additionally, the Fellow will be invited to pursue an internship within the Audit Department of PKF. Internships to other students may also be offered, at the discretion of PKF.
For more information about PKF Audit & Conseil, please visit http://www.pkf.lu/pkf-audit-conseil/
Financial aid from the State (MengStudien) – What is it?
This is a financial contribution by the government of Luxembourg for students in higher or university education (amended act of 22 June 2000).
For more information, please check the MengStudien Website.
More information on financial support and University scholarships is available at Uni LU Financial Support.