Studying, Living and Working

The Consulate in Brazil does not carry out long-stay visa procedures for any situation. It only guides on how documents should be submitted, and contacts in Luxembourg.

Studying

Interested in studying in Luxembourg? Great idea!

The Grand Duchy has much to offer. In addition to the University of Luxembourg which is multilingual and offers several courses in English, there are a large number of foreign universities that have a campus in the country.

To find out more about the possibilities for studying, accommodations, and financial assistance, visit the page “Studying in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg”.

The Consulate in Brazil does not do the procedure for recognition in Luxembourg of a Brazilian diploma, but it does guide on how to present the documents and contacts in Luxembourg. Visit the guidelines we offer at the page Diploma Validation Services.

Living

Anyone looking for a good quality of life, including good salaries and social benefits, will feel at home in Luxembourg. It is not by chance that many international surveys confirm that the Grand Duchy is an excellent place to live.

The most striking characteristic of Luxembourg society is its multiculturalism. Almost 45% of the country’s population does not have a Luxembourg passport. In total, the country has more than 170 nationalities and the average number of languages spoken is 3.6 per person. Thousands of people move to the country every year, mainly because of the high quality of life in the country. Some studies even say that those living in Luxembourg are some of the happiest people in Europe.

It is worth mentioning that the cost of living is relatively high in the Grand Duchy, compared to the average for European Union countries. Housing, food and clothing are relatively high expenses. However, mobility costs (public transport, car, gas etc.) are cheaper in Luxembourg than in most European countries.

The educational system in Luxembourg is multilingual, as are other areas of everyday life. In addition to high quality public schools, there are also several private schools and international schools. If you have children who will attend school, find out more about the Luxembourg educational system here.

Thinking of moving to Luxembourg? Check these sites to get your questions answered:
www.justarrived.lu
www.luxembourg.public.lu

Working

Luxembourg has an atypical labor market owing to the international and multicultural nature of its workforce. Around 70% of workers in Luxembourg are immigrants or cross-border workers.

They are attracted to:

– High quality of life;
– International and multilingual environment;
– Favorable salary conditions;
– Short distance between home and workplace;
– Balance between personal and professional life;
– A universal system of social security.

For workers who are citizens of the European Economic Area, the Luxembourg market is open. For those who do not have passports from EEA member countries, a permit to live and work (autorisation de séjour) is required.

The workload in Luxembourg is 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Each employee is legally entitled to statutory annual paid leave of 25 working days, in addition to 10 days of public holidays. In addition, the country adopted a minimum social wage according to the age and qualifications of the employee.

Want to know more about the Luxembourg labor market? Click here.