The launch of the last two indices (October and April) and an “additional” envelope of € 10 million will supply oxygen to students on scholarships in Luxembourg from September. Here are all the figures.
With the launch of the new index on 1 April 2022, all revenues and sums of the various scholarships awarded to students will be revised upwards at the beginning of the academic year in September.
As decided after a tripartite agreement signed a few days ago (without the OGBL, which condemns “index manipulation”), the government planned additional financial coverage of EUR 10 million from the academic year 2022-2023. This is intended to provide students with additional support (in addition to the October 2021 and April 2022 indices), as the social partners have agreed to postpone the new index tranche, which is usually scheduled for August.
The Minister of Higher Education, Claude Meisch, and representatives of the Association of Student Circles (ACEL) met several times to distribute the “additional” envelope and fine-tune the details. here they are new half-yearly amounts from various scholarships:
“It has been and remains important for us that students are not forgotten in the current situation, which is more challenging at many levels, and that they are properly supported.“, Emphasizes Polina Bashlay, President of ACEL. He insists on the importance of “act and respond quickly and efficiently“.
Finally, basic scholarship will go from EUR 1 050 (for the years 2021 – 2022) to € 1,142 from next academic year. It is € 92 more which is explained by the fact that EUR 52 is directly linked to the last two increases of the index (October 2021 and April 2022) and EUR 40 provided through an “additional” envelope.
The amount is substantial enough for the deadline “mobility grant“Whereas it will be increased by EUR 134 for students enrolled in a university or school abroad.
The grant based on social criteria it may include a grant part and a loan part depending on the annual income of the household to which the student belongs. This translates to a gradual increase due to an additional envelope of EUR 50 part of the social contribution at an income which is less than or equal to 4.5 times the gross amount of the minimum social wage (SSM) and up to EUR 115 for an income which is less than the gross amount of the minimum social wage.
Here is a table for better identification:
Another good news for students: a scale up will now be requested full registration fees up to € 3,800 per academic year (50% per grant and 50% per loan). The first 100 euros of the enrollment fee that the students have paid so far are therefore covered.
Students who are in a “serious and exceptional” situation and face an “extraordinary burden” will double their annual growth. It currently ranges from € 1,000 to € 2,000. As at present, this increase is added to the basic subsidy and 50% to the loan and is decided by the Minister in consultation with the Advisory Committee.