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

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This subsidy is intended to help students who find themselves in a situation of psycho-social distress to continue their studies to the point of obtaining a school-leaving diploma, technician's diploma, vocational diploma or certificate of professional ability.

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

Who is concerned

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

  • students between 18 and 30 years old at the time of applying;
  • students in full-time schooling or in a concurrent education programme in the general or conventional secondary-education system, in a Luxembourg public secondary education institution, or in a contractual private education institution 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 an equivalent education regime on a full-time basis;
  • be being monitored by the SePAS of their school;
  • not hold a:
    • conventional secondary school-leaving diploma;
    • general secondary school-leaving diploma;
    • technician's diploma;
    • vocational diploma (Diplôme d’aptitude professionnelle - DAP);
    • certificate of vocational ability (Certificat de capacité professionnelle - CCP).

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).


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

How to proceed

Filing an application

Eligible students may arrange an appointment 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 sent by the SePAS to the CePAS, for checking and approval.

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.

Who to contact

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