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Joyeuse fête de la francophonie !
20 March 2021
This years’ edition of the “Journée de la Francophonie” took place on Saturday 20 March in the beautiful garden of the French Embassy. The Embassy of Luxembourg – together with other member states of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) – hosted information booths and exchanged with over 500 French-language students on the linguistic & cultural diversity, study opportunities, historical milestones and more many fun facts about our respective countries.
Scholarships for exchange students at the university of Luxembourg - academic year 2021-22
17 March 2021
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2021
In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, we are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for students from South-East Asia that would like to realize an exchange of one or two semesters at the University of Luxembourg.
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, situated in a country at the heart of Europe and close to the European institutions, innovative companies and the Luxembourg financial centre. Founded in 2003 as Luxembourg's first and only public university, it already has a reputation as one of the best young universities in the world.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and consists in a monthly allowance of 500€ (for a duration of 5 or 10 months per academic year) as well as free accommodation in a student residence hall for the duration of the exchange.
The deadline for application is the 15th of April 2021.
Available study programs
The scholarship is available for candidates to any Bachelor or Master program at the University of Luxembourg open to exchange students.
Further information on the study program and the admission requirements for each program can be found under the following links:
Please note that the enrolment fees (400 euros per semester during the first year of studies, 200 euros per semester during semesters 3 to 6) are not waived for scholarship holders.
The home university of an interested candidate should submit a nomination on-line: https://unilux.moveon4.de/locallogin/5c37284784fb9636585871aa/eng# by April 15, 2021 at the latest.
For further information about the nomination procedure, please consult the following webpage:
The selected candidates will be notified after April 15, 2021 and will be asked to finalise their application at the University of Luxembourg via an online platform.
Luxembourg is turning the spotlight on its unique culinary heritage during the Francophonie festival
4 March 2021
Every year in March, the members of the Francophonie gather around the world to promote not only the French language and the diversity of Francophone cultures but also the values that are at the heart of the Francophonie: solidarity, humanism, peace, democracy, human rights and diversity. Expect a month filled with theater plays, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, cinema, or even unique educational activities that will be happening throughout the countries of the region!
This year, we decided to add a culinary note to Luxembourg’s engagement with the region. Indeed, on Tuesday the 16th of March, the Embassy of Luxembourg will participate in the Francophone-EAT! – a series of 8 online masterclasses with renowned Chefs from different countries of the Francophonie. Together with Luxembourgish TV chef and food journalist Anne Faber, we are looking forward to bringing a true Luxembourgish classic called “Kniddelen” – our version of dumplings – accompanied by a spicy apple compote to South-East Asia.
Since starting her award-winning food blog Anne’s Kitchen in 2010, Anne has written 5 cookbooks and hosts a regular cooking TV show in Luxembourg. Heavily influenced by her travels across the world, and in particular Asia, Anne has dedicated one entire season of her show to the culinary delights she discovered in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo. She trained as a chef at Alain Ducasse in Paris and has been cooking for events at Luxembourg embassies across the world, including Beijing, Tokyo and Washington DC.
In her video, Anne will guide you step-by-step through the recipe, share personal anecdotes and extracts from her show and talk about her experience cooking this particular dish with students at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality.
Finally, Luxembourg will also once again promote its young yet growing animated film industry by screening the movie “Les Hirondelles de Kaboul” on the 11th of March at the Alliance Française in Singapore. This critically acclaimed, animated film (2019) portrays the stories of two couples living under Taliban rule in Kabul in the nineties and the ways their fates become intertwined by a dangerous act of humanity. The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. We pleased to confirm that the screening will be followed by a short live Q&A session with the director of the film Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec. You can purchase your ticket via the website of the Alliance Française in Singapore.
Have a look below at the diverse and rich programmes of the Francophonie Festival in Thailand and Singapore.
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Screening of "Les hirondelles de Kaboul"
2 December 2020
In the run up to the international Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Embassy organized a screening of "Les Hirondelles de Kaboul" in partnership with the Alliance Française in Bangkok.
A critically acclaimed 2019 film directed by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobé Mévellec, the animation captures the poetry of Algerian author Yasmina Khadra's 2002 novel of the same name. Co-produced in Luxembourg, the graphically rich film portrays the stories of two couples living under Taliban rule in Kabul in the nineties and the ways their fates become intertwined by a dangerous act of humanity.
The animated films sector has in fact grown rapidly in Luxembourg. Today, there are half a dozen animation studios active in the Grand Duchy. They either develop their own productions or co-productions or hire out their services to foreign productions. Support mechanisms and incentives for audiovisual production have worked well, thereby helping to establish a genuine industrial platform at a very high level.
The fact that Luxembourgish co-productions 'Song of the Sea' (Mélusine Productions) or 'Mr Hublot' (Zeilt Productions) were nominated for Academy Awards, with the latter winning Luxembourg's first Oscar in 2014, illustrates the distance the animation sector has covered in the country in just a few years' time. In fact, the TIME magazine recently selected their 10 best movies of the year - among which two Luxembourgish co-productions, including the animated feature film "Wolfwalkers".
European Language Café 2020
25 September 2020
On September 25, 2020, one day ahead of the European Day of Languages, the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok participated in the European Languages Café, organized by the EU Delegation and eleven other European embassies and cultural organizations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Since multilingualism is an integral part of Luxembourg's national identity, Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger was very pleased with the high number of Thai students that participated in the event to celebrate, together, the wealth and diversity of European languages and practice their language skills.