Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

  • Europa HouseThe May Term in Luxembourg

General Information for The May Term Program

Admission and Course Credit

The May Term in Luxembourg is not open to students from other schools. Clark University undergraduate students should not have completed their studies prior to the beginning of the May Term. At times, Clark graduate students or students from the School of Professional Studies can be admitted pending individual arrangements. Enrolled Clark students will receive normal day-college credit (1 full unit).

In general, the admission criteria include: academic performance (a transcript is required with the application form), reasons for participation, and relevance of the course to the student's academic career. Applicants may be interviewed at the Luxembourg Program Office at Clark University. The Luxembourg Program reserves the right to not accept applicants who are currently on conduct sanctions at Clark, including disciplinary or academic probation, and/or students who have a history of sanctions, including verbal, written, or disciplinary warnings, probation, and/or suspension.

Program Fees and Costs

The program fee is $5,100. The program fee covers tuition for one course, room and board, all meals Monday through Friday, all field trips and entrance fees associated with a course or official tours, GeoBlue medical (evacuation) insurance (you still have to be covered by a US medical insurance company), and the festive Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luncheon at Michelin Star Restaurant Lea Linster the day before departure.

NOT INCLUDED: Round trip airfare between Boston and Luxembourg is not included. If you need help purchasing your ticket, we can refer you to an experienced travel agent with whom we have worked in the past to get students to Luxembourg. Other expenses not included in the program fee are passport/visa expenses, books, cellphone expenses (we require that you have a cellphone that functions in Europe. We can, if needed, loan you a basic cellphone, but you will need to buy a Sim card), personal expenses (for example, students may undertake optional travel and cultural events during their own personal time and at their own risk and expense), and meals from Saturday to Sunday evening (no meal plan at our residence on weekends). This listing is not mutually exclusive.

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leir, every student accepted to the program is subsidized by The Leir Foundation. As a result of this subsidy, instead of the projected actual cost of approximately $7,300 all students pay only $5,100. In addition, students on need-based financial aid at Clark receive an additional, individually calculated, discounted program fee from the Leir Luxembourg Program. Students may also be eligible for our scholarships.


For 2020, the program offers up to six competitive Merit Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be in good academic and social standing, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.60. No formal application needs to be submitted. Students will be selected according to their academic record. See scholarship flyers for more details.

Students can apply for the Excellence Through Diversity Scholarships: up to six scholarships will be offered, each at $750. Through these Diversity Scholarships we will recognize the academic achievement of students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Students who work to create inclusive spaces on campus through cocurricular activities and community service will also be considered for this scholarship. Students have to send in an essay/explanation why they think they qualify for this scholarship. See scholarship flyers for more details.

And finally, students may also apply for a Global Citizen Scholarship: up to six scholarships will be offered, each at $500. These awards will recognize and promote the efforts of Clark students dedicated to the pursuit of cross-cultural communication, civic engagement, and intellectual endeavors in the pursuit of a cosmopolitan vision - all matters of great concern to Mr. and Mrs. Leir. Students have to send in an essay/explanation why they think they qualify for this scholarship. Please note that this scholarship opportunity is only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See scholarship flyers for more details.

Please note students may apply for more than one scholarship opportunity.

Medical Insurance

All students participating in the program are required to have private medical insurance!

How and When To Apply

The application deadline is WEDNESDAY, January 29, 2020.

Applications should be submitted to: The Leir Luxembourg Program, Geography Building, First Floor (Entrance next to Main Street), Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01610-1477, tel: 508-793-7634, email: LuxembourgPrograms@clarku.edu.  

Applications can also be submitted electronically. Download our application here and e-mail your completed form with attachments to LuxembourgPrograms@clarku.edu.


Please contact the Luxembourg Office at Luxembourgprograms@clarku.edu if you have any questions!