Luxembourg's education responses to the influx of Ukrainian students

Preschool education

Schooling is compulsory from age 4 to 16 and children of pre-school age (3-5 years old) can be registered at a local primary school.


Basic education

The education of Ukrainian refugee children will be organized through six international public schools. They are setting up English-speaking reception classes specifically for Ukrainian pupils as Ukrainian pupils learn English from the third year of school. Once ready, the children will join a regular international class. When appropriate, the child will also be taught either French or German. In exceptional cases, students may directly join a regular international class. To this end, additional school places have been created in existing classes in international schools. New school classes will be opened in the six international schools as well as in other school facilities in the region. Classes in these branches will also be run by the international schools. Depending on demand, children may also be admitted to local municipal schools and will attend induction courses in French or German.

In parallel, the Government is recruiting additional English-speaking teaching staff and Ukrainian speakers to support learners in the classroom and assist teachers.

The EU issued operational guidelines for the implementation of Council implementing Decision 2022/382, establishing the existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine within the meaning of Article 5 of Directive 2001/55/EC, and having the effect of introducing temporary protection (2022/C 126 I/01). As such, EU Member States shall grant access to their education system to persons under 18 years old enjoying the temporary protection status under the same conditions as their own nationals and EU citizens.


Government sources:

"Informations Sur Le Statut De Protection Temporaire En Faveur Des Personnes Fuyant La Guerre En Ukraine." Ministère De L'Éducation Nationale, De L'Enfance Et De La Jeunesse // Le Gouvernement Luxembourgeois. Accessed March 22, 2022. Source  

"The National Education System Welcomes Ukrainian Pupils." Ministère De L'Éducation Nationale, De L'Enfance Et De La Jeunesse // Le Gouvernement Luxembourgeois. Accessed March 22, 2022. Source


Other sources:

"Over 1,000 Refugees from Ukraine to Register in Luxembourg." Luxembourg Times. Last modified March 9, 2022. Source