Applying for the stay-in-school subsidy for students in the classic or general secondary education system

This subsidy is intended to help students, who find themselves in a situation of psycho-social distress, continue their studies to the point of obtaining:

  • a secondary school graduation diploma; or
  • a technician's diploma; or
  • a vocational aptitude diploma; or
  • a vocational capacity certificate; or
  • a diploma for the last level in secondary education.

This subsidy cannot be combined with the low-income household subsidy.

Who is concerned

The following students may apply for a stay-in-school subsidy, offered by the Psychosocial and Scholastic Assistance Centre (Centre psycho-social et d'accompagnement scolaires - CePAS):

  • adults under 30 years of age at the time of application for the subsidy;
  • students in full-time schooling or in a concurrent education programme in the general or classic secondary-education system, in a Luxembourg public secondary education establishment, or in a contractual private education establishment applying the Luxembourg public education curriculum.


To obtain the subsidy, the student of legal age must:

  • be living alone;
  • be in a situation of psycho-social distress;
  • have rent to pay;
  • be attending school or a concurrent education programme on a full-time basis (classroom teaching and in-company training);
  • be followed by the SePAS of their school establishment;
  • not hold a:
    • classic secondary school-leaving diploma;
    • general secondary school-leaving diploma;
    • a technician's diploma;
    • a vocational aptitude diploma;
    • a vocational capacity certificate;
    • another diploma for the last level in secondary education.

The situation of psycho-social distress must have been confirmed by the school's Psychosocial and Scholastic Assistance Service (SePAS), or by the Psychosocial and Scholastic Assistance Centre (CePAS).


The application for the subsidy may be filed at any time during the school year.

How to proceed

Filing an application

Eligible students may arrange a meeting with their school's Psychosocial and Scholastic Assistance Service (SePAS), which will assist them with filling in their application.

At the meeting, a social and financial report will be drawn up by a social support worker.

A full dossier will then be sent by the SePAS to the CePAS, for checking and approval purposes.

Applications which do not meet the psycho-social distress criteria will be refused. Applicants are informed of the reasons for the refusal.

The student is required to alert the director of the CePAS and the SePAS of any change in their situation which could influence the granting, withdrawal or amount of the subsidy.

Amount of financial aid

The stay-in-school subsidy paid in the student's bank account contains the following elements:

  • EUR 644.89 per month for living costs;
  • EUR 791.98 per month at the most for rental costs;
  • EUR 101.82 per month at the most for additional private rental expenses;
  • EUR 113.13 per school term for school materials.
These amounts take into account the index value currently in force.

Any other income the student may have will be deducted from these reference values.

Who to contact

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