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International Graduate Certificate Exchange Program

The Department of Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) is excited to offer a unique opportunity for graduate students to study abroad for one semester at Lunex International University of Health, Exercise & Sport, located in Differdange, Luxembourg. Students will earn an international graduate certificate in sport, while living in the heart of Europe.

Going Places...

Miami University and Lunex University have partnered to provide their graduate students with coursework that counts toward a graduate certificate (abroad) and master’s degree at their home university. The exchange program provides strong academic mentoring, experiential learning, and a welcoming learning community. Students will explore the sport industry in an immersive international context with the opportunity to build networks of sport industry professionals in the US and abroad.

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Take Your Next Step

Learn more about your pathway to pursue the international certificate.

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Information for Miami Degree Students

Lunex University is located in the heart of Differdange’s Sports Park. Differdange itself is located in southern Luxembourg and is the third largest city in Luxembourg, with 27,000 residents. It offers access to many outdoor activities and the community has a wide range of sports clubs.

All coursework is offered in English. Enrolled students will take twenty Lunex University credits to complete a certificate program that addresses best practices and challenges in a global sport industry. Eight of these Lunex University credit hours may be applied toward the SLAM master’s degree curricular requirements. 

Miami University students who study at Lunex University will use the Chateau at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg as their home base. The Chateau and MUDEC staff will provide students access to a student visa, an orientation to Luxembourg, housing options, Miami Wireless (WIFI), Interactions with Miami faculty and students, study areas, and an option for lunch or travel tours.

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Information for Lunex Degree Students

Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio, USA, a community that is frequently voted among the country’s best and most beautiful college towns with 23,000 community members, including 18,000 university students. Oxford offers miles of hiking trails, a nearby state park, quick access to metro Cincinnati, Ohio, home to multiple professional sports teams. Oxford is also 4 hours from Chicago, Illinois.

Lunex University students may take coursework that leads to a graduate certificate in content area such asSport Analytics, Sport Management, or Sport PsychologyStudents will work with a faculty advisor from both universities to select a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours (equivalent to 24 ECTS). Lunex University faculty will advise students on which courses may be applied toward a Lunex University degree requirements.

Lunex University students will pay the same tuition for courses taken abroad that they would have paid on the Lunex campus. Students will have all of the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other Miami students while studying in the U.S. No Miami graduate assistantship or other institutional financial assistance is available during the semester abroad

Learn more about graduate student life and becoming an international student at Miami.

Exchange Admission

Eligible students will be currently enrolled master’s degree candidates at Miami University in Sport Leadership and Management or at Lunex University in Sport Management and Digitalisation degree programs. Each institution's faculty will nominate their students for the graduate certificate exchange program consideration.

Selected applicants must meet the admission requirements of the host institution. Home institutions will assist their applicants with visa application and advising support.

Lunex University students will submit our certificate application along with copies of unofficial transcripts and the biographical page of passports, provide evidence of English proficiency and ability to fund the estimated costs of attendance. Additional details, deadlines and steps to campus arrival are available under the LUNEX Exchange tab. Enrollment is limited; please apply early.

Contact Us

For Miami University Students

Melissa Chase, Chair and Professor
Sport Leadership & Management
Laws Hall 121, Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-529-0438

For LUNEX University Students

Fraser Carson, Assistant Professor in Coaching and Sport Psychology, Program Leader Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science
LUNEX University International University of Health, Exercise and Sports
50, Avenue du Parc des Sports
L-4671 Differdange, Luxembourg
Tel: +352 288 494-26

Sport Leadership and Management

This program prepares students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport.

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Contact Us

Director of Graduate Studies
118 Laws Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056