Planned adjustments to the state’s financial assistance system for higher education

  1. Claude Maish, Minister of Higher Education and Research

    Claude Maish, Minister of Higher Education and Research

  2. Polina Bashlay, President of the Luxembourg Student Circle Association

    Polina Bashlay, President of the Luxembourg Student Circle Association

  3. (From left to right) Romain Martin; Minister of Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Polina Bashlay, President of the Luxembourg Student Circle Association

    (From left to right) Romain Martin; Minister of Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Polina Bashlay, President of the Luxembourg Student Circle Association

As part of the post-meeting agreement of the Tripartite Coordinating Committee, the Government will in fact provide an additional financial range of € 10 million from 2022/2023 for state financial assistance for higher education. I decided. It is divided into basic grants, mobility grants, and social standard-based grants.

The details of these adaptations were finalized after several exchanges between Minister Claude Maish and ACEL. Therefore, the semi-annual amounts of the various academic aid components will change as follows:

Amount of money

2021/2022

Amount of money

2022/2023

(From August 1, 2022)

Total increase August 2022

Increased by the October 2021 and April 2022 indexes

Increased by additional envelope

Basic scholarship

1,050 euros

1.142 €

+92 €

+52 €

+40 €

Mobility grant

1.286 €

1.420 €

+134 €

+64 €

+70 €

Social scholarship

From 288 euros to 1,995 euros

From 352 euros to 2,210 euros

From + € 64 to + € 215

From + € 14 to + € 100

From + € 50 to + € 115

Family scholarship

262 €

274 €

+12 €

+12 €

+0 €

Grants based on social standards may include a grant portion and a loan portion, depending on the total annual income of the household to which the student belongs. This is gradually due to an additional envelope of € 50 for the social subsidy portion for income less than 4.5 times the total minimum social wage (SSM) and an additional envelope of up to € 115 for income below. Means to increase. Total minimum social wage. Details of social scholarships can be found in the table below.

Scholarships based on social standards

Amount of money

2021/2022

Amount of money

2022/2023

(From August 1, 2022)

Total increase August 2022

Increased by the October 2021 and April 2022 indexes

Increased by additional envelope

1x SSM

1.995 €

2.210 €

+215 €

+100 €

+115 €

1.5x SSM

1.681 €

1.870 €

+189 €

+85 €

+104 €

2x SSM

1.391 €

1.553 €

+162 €

+69 €

+93 €

2.5x SSM

1.128 €

1.266 €

+138 €

+56 €

+82 €

3x SSM

866 €

980 €

+114 €

+43 €

+71 €

3.5x SSM

603 €

693 €

+90 €

+30 €

+60 €

4.5x SSM

288 €

352 €

+64 €

+14 €

+50 €

In addition, the annual increase that can be allocated to students in serious and exceptional circumstances and facing special rates will double, from the current € 1,000 to € 2,000. As it is now, this increase will be added to the basic grant at a rate of 50% and to the loan at a rate of 50% and will be decided by the Minister after consultation with the Advisory Board.

In addition, an increase will be applied to all registration fees up to € 3,800 per academic year. This increase will be added at a rate of 50% to scholarships and 50% to loans. Previously, only registration fees above the fixed amount of 100 euros and up to a maximum of 3,700 euros were considered, so the fixed amount of 100 euros was borne by the student.

Finally, the derogatory measures introduced to offset the negative effects of the health crisis will be extended to include beneficiary circles that began higher education in 2021/2022. Therefore, for these students, additional credits will be added to the number of semesters added to the official study period in which the student can benefit from financial assistance for higher education in a single study cycle. Derogatory provisions for progress management in the first cycle.

“We are pleased that constructive discussions with ACEL representatives have allowed us to quickly reach a series of steps to help students cope with rising living costs, especially rising energy prices. They can safely start or continue higher education, “Declared Minister Claude Maish.

“ACEL is pleased with the good cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research that has made it possible for us to develop this project. It is important for us that students are unforgettable in the current situation. It is still important. There are several levels and they are supported accordingly. The most important thing in the context of this adaptation of state financial assistance was to act and react quickly and effectively. ..

Contact from the Minister of Higher Education and Research and the Luxembourg Student Circle Association (ACEL)