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Capital: Luxembourg
Population: 633,622
Language(s): Luxembourgish
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Luxembourg. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 18

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:

    Voters must provide their surname and first name(s), date and place of birth, the voter's address, the address to which the polling card has to be sent. If the application is submitted electronically, it must be signed electronically by the voter using their electronic ID card (eID) or their LuxTrust product. Whenever the application for postal voting is submitted by post, the Luxembourg voter domiciled abroad has to attach a copy of their valid ID card or passport. After receiving the envelope with the ballot paper, voter must place the ballot paper, duly completed and folded, with the stamp showing on the outside, in the electoral envelope. The electoral envelope must be placed inside the postal envelope and send by ordinary post. 

    More info at this link.

  • Digital request allowed

from the embassy

This voting mode is not available.

European Parliament elections

Voting in European Parliament elections is mandatory for all registered voters. Luxembourg citizens living abroad can vote by post in European elections if they make a request between 12 weeks and 40 days before election day. The envelopes containing the vote must arrive at the relevant polling station on election day by 14:00 at the latest. 

  • Upfront registration required
  • Registration deadline:
  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 18

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 941€/month
a meal 17€
a cappuccino 3.38€

These are average costs of living for Luxembourg. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 3 71.95

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 23 0.916
World Press Freedom Index 20 17.56

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Luxembourg

Higher education institutions

  • École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (Diekirch)
  • International University of Health, Exercise & Sports Sa (Differdange)
  • Universite du Luxembourg (Esch-sur-Alzette)
  • Lycée Technique pour Professions de Santé (Luxembourg)
  • École de Commerce et de Gestion - School of Business and Management (Luxembourg)
  • Luxembourg School of Business Asbl (Luxembourg)
  • European University Foundation (Oetrange)

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