German Philology (Sub-program of Academic Program Philology)

University of Latvia
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English, German

About this program

German Philology (Sub-program of Academic Program Philology)

The sub-Program will be attractive to anyone interested in the German language and literature - not only in Germany, but also in other "German" countries and regions of Europe. Students will gain knowledge in German language and literature, as well as knowledge of Latvian cultural history as Germans had great importance in the history and culture of the entire Baltics. During their studies, students learn in depth German as well as a second foreign language. Students are also offered professional orientation courses in translation and German language didactics.

Admission requirements

High school / secondary education (or higher)

Applicants applying for undergraduate degree studies are required to have completed their secondary /high school education.

Grades in Biology or Naturescience, Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry must be no less than 6 (or “almost good”) in a 10 point grading system.

Entry qualification

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in their original language, as well as translations into English.


Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL at least Level Communicator B2 (Written and Spoken exams);
  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72
  • TOEFL Essential – at least 8 points
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5
  • PTE General – at least level B2
  • FCE – at least level B
  • CPE – Proficiency/C2 Proficiency: any level
  • CAE – C1 Advanced any level

Language requirements

Applicants who have obtained previous education in English in one of the bellow listed countries do not need to provide separate language proficiency:

  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Civil protection
  • Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Literary Criticism in the Multinational Context
  • Introduction to linguistics in a multilingual context
  • Course paper
  • Latin
  • World literature
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Basics of Translation and Language Learning
  • Environment protection
  • Basic of the Academic Language and Terminology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The full – time degree Program covers three academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am till 6pm in the working days.


  • Tuition fee per year - 2200 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members
  • Tuition fee per year - 2880 EUR for citizens of other countries


Credits: 120 or 180

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor Degree in Humanities in Language Studies

Tasks of the program:

  • To develop a critical understanding of the field, an understanding of the most important concepts and regularities required for a professional activity in which humanitarian education and knowledge of foreign languages make a basic contribution;
  • to promote students' independence and creativity in the study process, to stimulate interest in cognition and professional development;
  • to motivate and prepare BSP graduates for master's studies;
  • to involve students in international study mobility programs, promoting the implementation of the European experience, as well as the closer integration of Latvia into the common European educational space.
  • to develop knowledge of the French language and culture, as well as an understanding of the cultural heritage of Francophone;
  • to demonstrate and promote research in the field of French linguistics and literary studies, to develop critical and analytical thinking and professional competences in these fields in the context / framework of modern Romani languages;
  • to provide students with greater opportunities to enter the labor market, providing the opportunity to learn another Romance language in addition to French.

Career paths

Job opportunities are wide: state and municipal institutions, foreign affairs departments, national embassies (cultural and / or public relations / media information specialist), media companies and publishing houses (editor, proofreader, advertising specialist), translation agencies, research institutions (language specialist, consultant ), libraries, museums (knowledge of language / literature materials, organizer of cultural / educational events), schools, language courses (teacher).

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