Study in Luxembourg - Student Visa Requirements from India

Luxembourg student visa

International students who want to study in Luxembourg in a course that extends for more than 90 days will have to get a student visa. This is a long-term visa available to students who have been granted admission by a recognized university or college in Luxembourg.

The student visa is valid for students wanting to do a course, doctoral program or to carry out research. However, citizens of certain countries need not get a visa provided their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed six months.

Foreign students wishing to study here must get their student visa before they enter the country.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Proof of enrolment as a full-time student in one of the universities in Luxembourg
  • Proof that you have paid the full tuition fees for the course
  • Passport with a validity of at least six months post the completion of the course
  • Copy of the completed and signed visa application form
  • Proof that you have enough financial resources to support yourself during the course and the funds for your return to your home country
  • Original copy of the ‘temporary authorization to stay’ letter from the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg
  • Health insurance policy that will cover the total number of days you will be staying for the duration of your course. The policy must have a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros
  • You must express your intention to leave Luxembourg at the end of your course

Before entering the country, students must apply for a temporary authorization to stay in the country. They must apply to the immigration department of Luxembourg from their home country. This must be submitted before they travel to Luxembourg.
Before entering the country:

  • You must apply for a visa within the 90 days the authorization is valid
  • Submit the application to the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
  • Apply for a Type D visa

After entering the country:

  • Make a declaration of your arrival
  • Undergo a medical checkup
  • Apply for a residence permit
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  • Advise you on the required documentation
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  • Fill out the application forms
  • Review your documents for the visa application
Who issues visas for Luxembourg in India?

In India, visas for Luxembourg are issued by the Embassy of Luxembourg in New Delhi as the only representative of the country in India.  

What is the processing time for student visa Luxembourg?

A response from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs can take up to a maximum of 60 days.  

Is processing time extended if more documents needed for student visa Luxembourg?

If additional information is required, the applicant is informed of the same. A reasonable amount of time is given to the applicant to submit the information asked for. The 60-day deadline is suspended till the required information is submitted within a set deadline.  

What happens when my student visa Luxembourg is granted?

In the event of a favourable reply, a “temporary authorization to stay” is sent by post. This is valid for 90 days’ duration. You will also need a Type D visa.  

How and when do I make declaration of arrival in Luxembourg?

Within 3 days of arrival in Luxembourg, you will be required to make a declaration of arrival at the administration of the particular commune that you intend residing in.  

Is it possible to work in Luxembourg while on a student visa?

After completing their studies, international students may stay in Luxembourg to hunt for work or start a business. They must apply for a residence permit for the purpose of looking for work or starting a business at least 30 days before their current student residence permit expires.

Can I bring my spouse to Luxembourg on a student visa?

Before arriving in Luxembourg, your spouse or partner must have a valid passport – and, if necessary, an entry visa – and must apply for a residence permit for visits of more than three months. Your spouse or partner also has the right to engage in professional activities without obtaining prior approval.

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