University diploma (diplôme universitaire)
Adults wishing to resume or embark on higher education, generally at the same time as pursuing a professional activity, may obtain a master's degree (5 years of study), a bachelor's degree (3 years of study) or a university diploma via continuing training, which offers teaching outside ordinary working hours, classes in the evening or at the weekend, distance learning (e-learning) or blended learning.
Access to the first year of university studies is open to holders of a Classical Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques), a General Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires générales) or a Technician's Diploma (Diplôme de technicien) in a specialisation matching the planned university studies, or of foreign certificates or diplomas that are recognised as equivalent by the Minister responsible for education.
Admission to the second cycle (master) and third cycle (doctorate) is granted to holders of a qualification or diploma attesting successful completion of the previous level that is listed in the register of qualifications kept by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
The scheme for validating non-formal and informal learning (validation des acquis de l'expérience - VAE) allows experience to be recognised with a view to accessing studies to obtain a bachelor's or master's degree.
List of diplomas that can be obtained by attending classes in the evening or at the weekend
Most of the curricula - master's and bachelor's degrees and the university diploma - are held in the evenings and/or at the weekend.
They are offered by the following bodies, in partnership with foreign universities.
List of university diplomas that can be obtained by attending classes in the evening or at the weekend (outside working hours).
John, a system administrator, would like to improve his credentials in order to obtain a managerial role.
John, 41 and holder of a diploma in computer science, has worked for 12 years as a system administrator in a Luxembourg administration. He would however like to broaden his skills in order to apply for a strategic post in an IT security department of a major bank or multinational.
On the University of Luxembourg's website he finds a master's degree (5 years of higher education) in Information Systems Security Management, delivered as continuing training over 4 semesters. As the training enables him to keep his job until he gains his diploma, John decides to register at the start of the next academic year.