Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter’s Church. Riga’s museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music.
Study in Latvia is the good chance to get a high school experience in European Universities. Latvian Universities can offer to you a lot of programs: Aircraft, Art, Design, Maritime, Computer Sciences, Culture, Business, Management, Business Administration, and Dentistry, IT, Medicine, Theology and much more. It is possible to study and live in Latvia, it is also could be a distance learning opportunity.
Latvian Universities are proud to offer you the college educations, the bachelor degrees, the master’s degrees and, of course, the doctor studies.
Latvian education is very flexible; we have huge experience to make different educations models. Nowadays it is very popular to choice the Model program. It means that students are able to choose which subjects they would like to study according to the study program.
Distance learning – nice for students, who are not able to come to Latvia for study. Latvia is open and ready to provide all the necessary information, programs, library, books, and learning materials by the internet. In Latvia, it is very popular the e-library and e-tests. You will have access to the all the materials. Just choose the time and you can do anything.
Don’t be afraid of language problems. All Latvian Universities have teachers who are able to speak in English, Russian fluently, and sometimes other foreign languages. We are sure that language will not be a problem for you. Even you don’t need to worry about local population; in general, they are able to communicate in English. It is one of the most important things for the foreign students
Official language: Latvian
Why study in Latvia?
Education in Latvia is not so expensive comparing with others European countries. Latvian Universities have all the documents and licenses according to the study programs; you need to worry about the official papers.
- Latvia is Schengen country
- No IELTS requires
- Affordable tuition fee
- Quality education at international standards in English
- On-campus education with wide range of facilities
- Student can work 20 hour a week
- Education in line with the American Credit system
- Paid internships Guaranteed
Choosing a university:
There are three levels of higher education programmes in Latvia — Bachelor, Master and Doctor. Universities and colleges implement academic and professional higher education programmes as well as scientific activities, research and artistic creativeness. Colleges provide first level professional higher education programmes. Colleges can act as colleges established by higher education establishments or as independent educational establishments.
- Grade of the universities and eligibility of intake
- Cost of studies, hostel fees, Monthly living cost
- Other costs such as Medical insurance, Resident permit extension, Textbook and stationery etc.
- Most important is the actual deadline of the application since the seats get filled up much faster or earlier than the one announced by the university.
- Find location on net, and investigate about it
Fees vary depending on the institution and the course taken. You should contact the university directly to find out how much you’d have to pay.
Scholarships may be available through programmes such as Erasmus+ If you’re completing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree (JMD) you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ EU grant. Individual universities may also offer sponsorships or grants. Contact them individually to find out more.
The UK has signed an agreement covering cooperation in education and science with Latvia, which allows UK citizens to apply for Latvian government scholarships. These are available to students, researchers and teaching staff and are offered by the State Education Development Agency. More information on scholarships and the cost of living for students can be found at Study in Latvia.
Latvia student visa:
- All document legalized from Ministry of education, Keshar Mahal
- All document legalized from Ministry of foreign Consular Section, Tripureshwor
- Police report
- No objection letter
- Medical report
Student visa requirements:
- For offer letter/Admission:
- Academic Document
–S.L.C Mark Sheet
–S.L.C. Provisional (optional)
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Transcript
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Provisional
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Character
–Recommendation Letter (English Medium Instruction)
- Gap period work Experience
- IELTS/PTE/TOEFL (optional)
- Complete Fill-Up Application Form
Working in Latvia:
-Students can work up to 20 hours per week
-Find out about receiving permission to work, obtaining a tax file
- Bank Balance (16 lakh)
- Bank Balance Statement (6 months or above)
The standard of living is much lower in Latvia compared to the more developed European states. The average wage is also not competitive in comparison with Europe. The average gross monthly wage in Latvia in the 4 th quarter of 2013 was EUR 737.According to the EURES (European Employment services) data on living and working conditions in Latvia, the country has a fairly lower standard of living as compared to other European countries, so students from abroad can spend more on their everyday needs.
- Dormitories/Student Hostel: 70-120 EUR
- Flat renting, not shared: 250-350 EUR
- Flat renting, shared: 100-200EUR
Average monthly living expenses in Latvia are estimated to be between 450 and 700 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation (student dorm or privately rented housing/flat). These amounts should be enough to cover food, accommodation, utilities, transportation and other expenses.
120-250 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 5-9 EUR per meal)
- Taxi (from the city centre to suburbs): 7-15 EUR (1 transfer)
- Public transport tickets for students: 16 EUR per month (trams, trolleybuses, buses)
- Public transport one-way ticket: 1.20 EUR
Leisure, personal needs
Around 100 EUR depending on needs
- Cinema ticket: 5-10 EUR
- Opera ticket: 7-42 EUR
- Rock concerts: 7.5-30 EUR