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Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance

The Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is designed to educate and train future professionals in inclusive finance matters.


The curriculum was developed by the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) in cooperation with ADA to meet the continuous need for talented and well-trained specialists in the growing field of inclusive finance.

The programme combines traditional financial law with inclusive finance and development policy subjects such as FinTech for inclusive finance, mobile payment systems, client protection management, and microfinance investment funds.


Teaching staff includes leading academics from the University of Luxembourg and other universities, development policy experts from ADA and the EIB, as well as industry specialists with extensive experience and networks in their subject areas. Participants will be in close contact with teaching staff and have the opportunity to meet seasoned professionals from regional, development and private banks, law and consultancy firms, as well as investment firms.

The curriculum is made up of 72 teaching units (TU), taught full-time over a period of two weeks in Luxembourg. During this short but intense period participants from around the world will come together to work on cutting-edge topics relating to inclusive finance, each of them with their respective knowledge.

In order to successfully complete the Certificate, students will need to work on case studies and present their results to the faculty. Class attendance in Luxembourg is mandatory.

Prerequisites & admissions


To apply, please provide us with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation: your interest in the certificate, your experience in inclusive finance, the subjects that interest you the most, the link with your professional activity, your expectations regarding this training
  • Copy of your diplomas
  • Copy of your valid passport

Prerequisites to participate in the course:

  • Minimum Bachelor level (180 ECTS) or equivalent degree of three academic years
  • English (B2 level)
  • An interest in inclusive finance evidenced by experience or publications in the field 

This training is limited to a maximum of 25 qualified and motivated participants with different profiles. Half of the places offered will be granted to qualified applicants from developing countries in need of financial assistance. These students will receive scholarships as well as travel and accommodation support for their stay in Luxembourg. The other half of places is subject to a €6,000 tuition fee. This fee is used to fund scholarships for participants from developing countries.

Candidates for the course taking place in January 2019 are selected by the course director in cooperation with ADA and the EIB.

For interest in participation or funding with regard to the certificate programme in January 2019, please contact

Application deadline: 15 September 2018


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Directeur d'études

Programme at a glance:

  • Two weeks totaling 72 teaching units (TU)
  • Teaching language: English (French with translation)
  • Tuition fees: 6,000 € (scholarships available)
  • Max. number of students: 25
  • Faculty from around the globe
  • Visiting professors & industry experts