Study in Latvia: Application Process

Latvia doesn’t have a central application portal. Instead, you apply to individual schools. You can apply to as many schools as you like, but some do place limits on the number of programs you can apply to in one cycle. 

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Requirements vary from program to program and from school to school, but this is generally what you’ll need to apply to a program in Latvia:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Transcripts of your high school education
  • English or Latvian proficiency test results. You can find out more about Latvian proficiency tests here.
  • Proof of payment of the application fee - roughly €160 ($180)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letters of recommendation 

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If you’re applying for postgraduate or doctoral studies, you’ll also need to submit transcripts from your prior degree(s) as well as a professional CV. For doctoral studies, you’ll also need to submit an academic CV.

If you’re admitted, keep hold of your proof of payment of the application fee and your admission letter. You’ll need them when you apply for your visa. 

For fall admission, you’ll need to submit your application no later than 1 August. This might seem like an extremely tight timeframe, but your school can help you fast track your visa application for a fee of roughly €140 ($165) once you’ve been admitted. 

Study in Latvia

From ancient woodland to a vibrant business district, Latvia has a lot to offer international students. Find out a little more about the Land of Blue Lakes, as Latvia is known, in this section.

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Education in Latvia

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Latvia? Latvia is a good destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, lifestyle and internship opportunities. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Latvia!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Latvia to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. 

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Latvia.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Latvia can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Latvia, but these fees can vary a lot. We've put together information on how this works, and on scholarships, in this section.

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Language & Culture

Latvia is a country rich in culture heritage and significance. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of languages, culture, and more! We also talk about safety in Latvia in this section.

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Last update: 01 Apr 2021


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