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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Computer Science

Today, we have technologies around us that control the various processes of our lives. Computer science opens new avenues for research into the use of technology and software. Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is a place where you will learn not only the basics of computer science, but also numerical and optimization techniques, object-oriented and chaotic process modeling, programming and other important knowledge to become a successful IT specialist.

Aim of the Study Program

  • To prepare highly qualified specialists in computer science with basic knowledge in IT, higher mathematics and basic engineering skills, which would allow to independently adapt to professional activity in the changing labor market conditions, as well as to prepare students for further studies in higher professional programs and master's studies.

Study Program Tasks

  • To provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in computer science;
  • To encourage students to learn independently and creatively, as well as to evaluate and apply new achievements in the field of computer science;
  • To develop students skills of scientific analysis, ability to solve problems independently, facilitate their involvement in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To provide the study process with qualified teaching staff and modern training;
  • To provide students with conditions and environment conducive to creative study process.

Application Deadline : July 30, 2021 for the citizens of the European Union (EU), member states of the European Economic Area (EEU) and Swiss Confederation. Please contact us for more information.

Admission requirements

Before you apply, make sure you meet our minimum admission criteria:

  • The average grade should be at least 60%.
  • The grade in core subjects (Mathematics and English) should be above minimum passing grade.

The English proficiency document shall not be attached if:

  • The candidate has acquired secondary or higher education in English;
  • The certificate of the Secondary education completion of a foreigner who has completed secondary education in a country of the European Union and the European Economic Area or in Swiss Confederation contains an assessment of English language proficiency, which is comparable to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages detection system.
  • The candidate has passed VUAS English test reaching at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages detection system.

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

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Program content

Year 1

Field Basic Guidelines

  • Mathematical analysis
  • Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Discrete Math

Actual Problems of the Field

  • Basics of Computer Science
  • Programming

Interdisciplinary aspects

  • English
  • Physics

Compulsory Elective Courses

  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture and Structure
  • Work Safety and Ergonomics

Year 2

Field Basic Guidelines

  • Data Structures and Basic Algorithms
  • Algorithm Theory
  • Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Optimization Techniques

Actual Problems of the Field

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Programming (JAVA)
  • IS Analysis and Design

Interdisciplinary aspects

  • Business Basics
  • The Basics of Economics
  • Branch Law Basics
  • Electronics

Compulsory Elective Courses

  • Network Operating Systems
  • LAN Design and Administration
  • Web Technologies

Year 3

Field Basic Guidelines

  • Numerical Methods
  • Object Oriented Modeling
  • Modeling chaotic processes

Actual Problems of the Field

  • Visual Programming Languages
  • Programming tools and environments

Industry Courses

  • Database Technologies

Compulsory Elective Courses

  • IS Security
  • Program Controller Basics
  • The Basics of Computer Aided Design
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Introduction to Satellite Image Processing
  • AB SUITE Programming Environment


  • Students spend internships in a company where they gain practical knowledge. Internship can also be replaced with free elective courses.

Bachelor Thesis

  • Each student must develop and defend a bachelor's thesis at the end of their studies.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: 2270€ per year
  • Non EU/International students: 2610€ per year


Degree Obtained

Bachelor in Computer Science

Career opportunities

  • There is a great demand for ICT professionals in Latvia and across Europe;
  • The study program is designed with the active involvement of employers and all FIT graduates have opportunities to find a job in a specialty;
  • Companies offer specialized study courses that fit their line of work, guaranteeing job opportunities;
  • You'll be able to be a leader in computer science.

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Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is a modern state higher education institution, which is developing in a dynamic manner, guaranteeing the possibility for students to acquire qualitative higher education and professional skills, and carrying out significant research work, for which...

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Why study at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

The university is a fertile ground for new, innovative and exciting ideas, plans and projects. Be it a book club, a charity project or a start-up idea - only the sky is your limit!

VUAS is located near the Baltic Sea in a clean and beautiful city where everything is within walking distance:  • Beach • Parks/green spaces • Cinema • Restaurants • Water attraction park, etc.

Why choose VUAS?

  • Individual approach for every student
  • Modern study environment
  • Study programmes are highly demanded in the labour market
  • Studies in small groups
  • Low average living cost
  • Great opportunity for study and/or internship exchange (Erasmus+ programme)
  • Internship opportunities in local companies
  • Modernised laboratories
  • Staff and students from various countries
  • Recreation, sports and cultural opportunities
  • Renovated dormitory

Contact info

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

Inženieru iela
LV-3601 Ventspils

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