AideFi: submit your scholarship application before the deadline, even if your file is incomplete!

Many children of cross-border parents have been refused financial aid for AideFi scholarships on the grounds that they did not meet the deadline for submitting their application.

Often students/borderer parents wait until they have all the documents required by the Ministry before submitting their application. This is to be avoided at all costs, as the Luxembourg government does not tolerate exceeding the deadline.

As a non-resident student, there is one very important criterion to be aware of:

AideFi is a substitute aid. It is granted by the Luxembourg government to any person enrolled in an accredited higher education course who meets certain conditions.

Before submitting your application, you must take all the necessary steps in your country of residence to obtain financial aid for your studies.

Please note: the student must respect the deadlines for submitting the application in his/her country of residence. More information on the deadline: here

The official answer, positive or negative, for the current academic year must be attached to the AideFi application in Luxembourg or provided later. Certificates mentioning administrative reasons for refusal are not accepted and certificates must refer to the academic year concerned and be renewed every year.

In the absence of an official reply from the competent authorities in your country of residence, AideFi cannot be granted.

Competent authorities for neighbouring countries:

ALEBA therefore advises you to submit your application, even if incomplete, before the deadline instead of waiting until you have all the documents. Indeed, it is better to complete the file as you go along (wait until you have a file number before sending additional documents) than to submit the application late.

If the documents to be submitted for AideFi include documents that you must receive from a foreign administration, ALEBA suggests that you follow up with this administration by registered letter or by e-mail in order to be able to justify to the Luxembourg State that you have done everything possible to ensure that the file is as complete as possible and within the deadline.

If you receive a refusal concerning AideFi on the grounds that your file was not complete and that you have completed it in the meantime, please send the entire file to ALEBA, which will advise you on the steps to take.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the legal department by sending an email to [email protected]