To apply for a programme at the University of Luxembourg, candidates must comply with the general eligibility criteria for the chosen programme type and be selected by the study programme based on the quality of their application.
The Programme at a glance – 180 ECTS
Duration:3 years / 6 sem
Teaching Languages:DE + FR + EN
Admissions for 2024-2025 open on 1 February 2024
Fees:400€/ sem. (semester 1,2)
200€/ sem. (semester 3)
Format:Full-time programme (Part-time student status allowed)
Specific information for this programme
– A higher education entrance qualification, that is, the Luxembourgish “Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires” or an equivalent diploma are a prerequisite for the BAP study programme.
– Applicants with a non-Luxembourgish secondary school leaving certificate (or a secondary school leaving certificate not issued by the “Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse”) must apply to the Luxembourg Ministry of Education (“Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse”) for equivalence of their certificate.
– The recognition certificate does not need to be provided at the time of application, but will have to be handed in before the start of the academic year. Please take care of it in time: the procedure may take several weeks. Further information on the recognition of a non-Luxembourgish secondary school leaving certificate can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4b42juzx
– Applicants with a secondary school leaving certificate from non-EU countries may consult the University of Luxembourg’s website to find out about the conditions of admission and the different deadlines.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a trilingual programme – courses are taught in German, French and English, requiring a C1 level in German and B2 level in French and English. Courses are taught in just one of these languages, with most courses taught in German (60-65%).
The “Bachelor of Science in Psychology” is a trilingual programme – courses are taught in German, French and English, requiring a C1-level in German and B2-level in French and English. Courses are taught in just one of these languages, with most courses taught in German (60-65%).
– Letter of motivation
– Curriculum vitae in tabular form
– If your language skills are not certified (e.g., by your school leaving certificate), you must add the respective language certificates to your application (see “language skills”). Language certificates can be handed in until the start of the academic year.
– You may also upload additional documents in support of a positive assessment of your application (e.g., references, additional certificates).
Step 1: Online registration
Your application for the BAP will be handled via the admission platform of the University of Luxembourg. You must register online in compliance with the above-mentioned deadlines.
Step 2 : Application documents
The evaluation of your application (acceptance, rejection or invitation to an additional selection interview) will only start when the following documents have been uploaded:
- your letter of motivation
- your curriculum vitae in tabular form
- your transcripts from your last three years of school
- your “Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires” or an equivalent diploma
This means, for example, if you receive your school-leaving diploma only at the beginning of July 2023, your application cannot be assessed before then, even if all the other documents are uploaded.
Step 3: Interview
Applicants who have not already been accepted or rejected after Step 2 will be invited to an personal, possibly multilingual, interview of about 30 minutes. The invitation to the interview will be sent to the email address provided during the online registration. Please enter an email address that you consult regularly – this will ensure that you do not miss the invitation to the interview. Please make sure to check the spam folder of your email inbox regularly!
Step 4 Feedback of the study programme
Applicants who have been accepted or rejected after Step 2, that is, those who have not been invited to an interview, will be informed in writing about their acceptance or rejection. Applicants who have been invited to an interview will be informed directly about their acceptance or rejection after the interview. They will also receive a written notification.
The motivation letter must answer the questions mentioned below convincingly.
As you know, you are applying for a trilingual degree programme. Therefore, you can use the German language and/or the French language and the English language for the letter of motivation:
– You can write a monolingual letter of motivation – in this case, please write either in German or in French.
– You also have the option of writing a bilingual letter of motivation (German/French, German/English; French/English).
– Or you can write a trilingual letter of motivation (German/French/English).
A letter of motivation written exclusively in English will not be accepted.
We do not specify a number of pages for the letter of motivation, but we assume that a convincing application cannot be less than two pages.
Ideally, applicants have informed themselves comprehensively about the study of psychology. They are not only aware that psychology is an empirical science, but they are also looking forward to dealing intensively with scientific research methods. Please also check our tips under “Is psychology the right course for you?”
Show us that you have made your decision to apply for the BAP based on a clear and comprehensive picture of psychology studies.
Please describe your school career and your curriculum vitae:
- To what extent do you think your school career will have a positive impact on a possible Bachelor programme in psych.
- Which of your personal experiences, activities or occupations could contribute to a positive assessment of your application?
Please explain in detail your personal interest in the study of psychology:
- What fascinates you about the bachelor’s program in psychology?
- What are your personal expectations for the study of psychology?
- What other places of study for psychology would be possible for you?
- What alternative study programmes or fields of study would be suitable for you?
Please explain what you know about the studies in psychology:
- How and where did you find information about studying psychology?
- Which subjects within the study programme are you particularly interested in and why?
- The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is an empirical science degree. What do you imagine this means?