STUDENT GRANT PROGRAMS

The Foundation supports students in needs with the Luis y Antonio Portabella Scholarship.

The target of this scholarship is to help a student to follow higher education in good conditions and help them to graduate with a university degree. The Foundation gives financial support to students registered in the University of Luxembourg, in first or second cycle university degree, who are deserving with an excellent academic background and in financial and social difficulty.

Student Grant Program

This scholarship provides accomodation expenses in a university room and food costs in the university restaurant.

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of 2 criteria:

  • Merit criteria: is documented by the academic excellence of the candidate such as academic performance, university transcripts, awards received.
  • Social criteria: takes into account the social and financial situation of the student: financial resources, family situation, other scholarship, any disability, psychological counselling of the university.

First selected by the dean of each faculty, the scholars are chosen by a selection committee which consists of a representative from the Foundation, a representative from the Board of directors of Les Amis and a Representative of the University of Luxembourg.

The scholarship is formalized by the signature of a tripartite agreement between the Foundation, Les Amis and the student.

Currently, the Foundation grants 10 scholarships per academic year to the students from the University of Luxembourg.

In addition, the Foundation provides financial support to former scholarship recipients Luis y Antonio Portabella who have still semesters to complete until they graduate.

award ceremony scholarship

The official award ceremony scholarship 2020 took place on February 26, 2020 in the University of Luxembourg.

Official Award Ceremony Scholarship Luis y Antonio Portabella

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

The Foundation supports students in needs with the Luis y Antonio Portabella Scholarship.

The Foundation supports the scientific excellence and the innovative character through the Rolf Tarrach Award. This Award recognizes the best doctoral thesis of the University of Luxembourg. It was the first donation from the Foundation to the University of Luxembourg. For almost 7 years, the Foundation has financed 50% of this Award.

The launch of the Rolf Tarrach Award is initiated by the Academic Affairs of the University of Luxembourg in March every year. Each faculty, through the dean, can suggest a candidate to the Board of Les Amis de l’Université which choose thereafter the recipient. Every year, the official ceremony of the Rolf Tarrach Award takes place at the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg.

prix rold tarrach 2019

Rolf Tarrach Award

  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Academic Excellence Award

The Foundation supports the 3 best Bachelor’s students for each faculty of University of Luxembourg through the Luis y Antonio Portabella – Academic Excellence Award and the 3 best Bachelor’s students which do a semester abroad through the Luis y Antonio Portabella – Excellence & Mobility.

Each award winner is chosen by the dean of the faculty where the student graduated. Every year, the official award ceremony of these both awards takes place during the « Graduation Week » in December; Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students receive their diploma over a period of four consecutive days in a series of ceremonies.

Portabella Academic Excellence Award

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Germain Dondelinger Award

The Foundation sponsors the Germain Dondelinger Award.
This award recognizes the best Master’s student of the three faculties of University of Luxembourg. The Foundation supports this prize for the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and it is bestowed during the « Graduation Week ».

Germain Dondeling Award Ceremony

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022