Have a second chance to obtain a diploma equivalent to the Secondary School Leaving Diploma and obtain access to higher education
Adults who do not hold a secondary school leaving diploma (classical or general studies) and adults who hold a qualification that does not allow them
access to certain university courses because of the specific nature of the diploma have a second chance to obtain a diploma and gain access to higher
education with the DAES.
The DAES is a new training route as part of the adult education offer. It prepares learners for the reality of teaching and learning at university by
developing the subject-related knowledge and cross-disciplinary competencies needed for higher studies.
The DAES is recognised as being equivalent to the Luxembourgish secondary school leaving diploma; it provides access to higher education and university
studies, to the regulated professions and employment in the public sector.
Several training formats are offered:
The training leading to the DAES lasts 1 or 2 years, depending on the level already reached by the applicant:
For ease of access to universities and higher educational establishments, the course leading to the DAES covers the four areas of study defined in the
organisation of the upper cycle in secondary education and in legislation with regard to the reciprocal recognition of secondary school leaving diplomas.
Each area of study is organised in modules.
The learner selects six modules, which must include at least two languages and at least one module in each of the other areas of study.
To be able to apply for the course of study leading to the DAES, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
To be admitted to the preparatory class, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
Applicants wishing to enrol for this course without having successfully completed one of the classes referred to above must sit entrance examinations
covering the syllabus in French, German, English and mathematics.
To be admitted to the final class, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
Applications should be submitted no later than 25 August of the current year.