Placements and internships are advertised through various sources such as Jobsearch Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg. Schemes such as the Leonardo da Vinci Programme can help by providing information on short placements and small-scale collaborative projects. If you are already in a job within a company that has a branch, office, headquarters etc. in Luxembourg, you can ask about possible temporary transfers. The Luxembourg School of Finance maintains contact with a wide range of companies for the purpose of promoting graduating students as potential permanent employees. As part of this effort, the LSF distributes a book with student CVs to companies interested in recruiting an LSF graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to find a permanent position after graduation, the LSF will not engage in a placement search on behalf of students. However, the LSF will assist students in their search by providing its contacts, by orienting the students to companies that correspond to their area of interest, by contacting individual companies where there is a specific interest on the part of the student, and by providing guidance and information.
Social security and European Health insurance card
Health insurance is mandatory in Luxembourg, and basic cover is generally provided by the national social security system. Both employers and employees pay contributions, and most forms of public assistance (unemployment benefit, old age pensions, certain forms of sickness and maternity benefits) are paid net of withholdings for health insurance, the benefit authority effectively paying the employer contributions.
Medical facilities are widely available in Luxembourg. In an emergency, dial 112 for an ambulance or in case of fire; dial 113 for the police. Hospitals in Luxembourg operate on a 24-hour rotation system. Patients may self-refer to any clinic Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm. In Luxembourg City, three major hospitals offer comprehensive general medical and surgical treatment.
Luxembourg is considered as one of the safest countries in the world according to reports. Threats in terms of crime are the petty sort, such as purse snatching and pickpocketing. Some foreigners report apartment scams. There are also incidents of domestic burglaries when no one is there, but unless you’re staying with friends, this shouldn’t trouble you. There is some drug dealing that goes on in Luxembourg, and it may occur in public parks at night. Though drug sales don’t often turn violent, there is a greater risk of crime in these areas during these activities. There is some organized crime in the country, centralized in Luxembourg City.
Emergency telephone numbers:
- The Medical Help/Ambulance/Fire/Vet/Doctors 112.
- Fire Brigade, City of Luxembourg: 44 22
- Police: 113
Do I need a visa?
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA don’t need a visa to visit Luxembourg for a period of up to three months. There are no restrictions on EU nationals. Students that are from outside of the EU who plan to stay in Luxembourg for more than 3 months have to apply for a residence permit. The permit is temporary and intended to cover students during their studies at the university. Students from certain countries have to apply for a Schengen Visa to enter Europe.
Internship and placement salary
A salary is not always provided for placements. In certain Luxembourg internship positions, tax, social benefits and even a salary is included, especially in a large number of international and multinational organizations and agencies.
Internship and placement accommodation
The University of Luxembourg offers accommodation for both local students and Erasmus students. The Student Accommodation Service (SEVE) assigns rooms according to availability and taking into account individual students’ studies and campus location.