Further education

Other learning opportunities in Luxembourg

Further education

Further education generally embraces everything except first degree courses taken at universities, technical institutes and other institutions of higher education, although the distinction between further and higher education is often blurred.

Each year many thousands of students attend further education courses at universities alone. These are often short and job-related, although courses may be full or part-time and include summer terms. Luxembourg has many private schools, institutes and other forms of training organisations, including some affiliated to foreign (mostly American) universities.

Many educational institutions offer American MBA degree courses, including the Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg. Tuition fees are high and study periods strictly organised. Although most courses are taught in English, some schools require students to be fluent in one or more foreign languages for internship or research purposes.

UK Open University courses (in English) are available throughout mainland Europe and the OU has offices in Rameldange, where students can meet tutors and obtain information about courses and degree programmes. Most OU offices hold open houses or information sessions in June or September and information can be found on the OU website (www.open.ac.uk ).

General information about local adult education and training is available in most towns and cities from town halls and libraries.

This article is an extract from Living and Working in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg.

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