Tuition fees in Latvia vary greatly and are dependent on your program of study, rather than the level of study.
For example; a humanities degree normally costs about €1600 ($1870) per year, while a medicine degree can cost up to €15,000 ($17,600) per year. Some postgraduate degrees can cost up to €25,600 ($30,000) per year.
Latvia does provide student loans issued by Swedbank, a Swedish bank. You can find out more here. These loans aren't from the government. They’re private loans, more like a mortgage than a conventional student loan.
As for scholarships, there are multiple on offer from the Latvian government. They’re designed to attract students and researchers from all over the world. Government scholarships don’t cover tuition fees, but can offer enough money to cover accommodation and many of your day-to-day living expenses. You can find out more about the scholarships on offer from the Latvian government here. Applications are open from 1 February to 1 April for studies and projects beginning the following September.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about how to apply to Latvian schools and the documentation you need to do it in this section.