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Full name of University

University of Latvia

Latvia

Program Type

MAUI

Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept
during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters

3 students within 2 semesters

Contact person for
incoming students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Beate Ramina
International coordinator
International Relations Department
University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586
Ph.: +371 6703 4350
Fax: +371 6724 3091
Email: beate.ramina@lu.lv   

Contact person for
outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Alina Grzhibovska
Director of International Relations Department
University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586
Ph.: +371 6703 4334
Fax: +371 6724 3091
Email: alina.grzibovska@lu.lv

General University
Website

www.lu.lv

International
Office/Website for
Incoming Students

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/

Areas of study open to
undergraduate exchange
students
list explicitly

Humanities and Social sciences

Open undergraduate
areas of study taught in
English
list explicitly

Humanities, Social sciences, Computes science, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine

Are graduate areas open
for exchange?

Yes, Partly open Humanities and Social Sciences

Areas of study open to
graduate exchange
students
list explicitly

Humanities and Social sciences

Open graduate areas of
study taught in English
list explicitly

Humanities, Social sciences, Computes science, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine

Can advanced
undergraduate exchange
students take graduate
level courses?

Yes

Can graduate students
take undergraduate level
courses?

Yes

Areas of study restricted
to prior bilateral
agreements between
exchange departments or
faculties

No

Areas of study not
available to MAUI/AEN
students

No

Websites for course
offerings
both in host language & English
offerings

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/courses/

Are summer courses
available as exchange
(non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer
school website.

No

Orientation session(s) for
incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and
costs

31.08.2015 - 06.09.2015 Registration week (Autumn)
02.02.2016 - 07.02.2016 Registration week (Spring)
Participation is highly recommended. Introduction meeting held on Friday of the Registration week. Free of charge.

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

AUTUMN semester:
31.08.2015 - 06.09.2015 Registration week
09.09.2015 - 23.12.2015 Studies
24.12.2015 - 03.01.2016 Christmas and New Year Break
04.01.2016 - 29.01.2016 Individual studies and Exam session
SPRING semester:
02.02.2016 - 07.02.2016 Registration week
08.02.2016 - 05.06.2016 Studies
21.03.2016 - 28.03.2016 Spring Break
06.06.2016 - 03.07.2016 Individual studies and Exam session
http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/calendar/2015-2016/

Examination period(s)

Autumn semester: January 4 – 29, 2016
Spring semester: June 6 – July 3, 2016

If there is a break between
the academic course
calendar and exams, can
arrangements be made so
the student may take
exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December
and exams are late January).

Yes

Application deadline for
each term

Autumn semester/ Academic Year: May 15
Spring semester: November 15

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper
only.”

https://exchange.lu.lv/

How does the application
and admissions process
differ for undergraduates
versus graduates?

Does not differ

Course registration
deadline

Course registration is within first weeks of studies.
Online registration not available.

Do students register for
classes in advance or
upon arrival?

Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements
needed to secure a visa
before arrival in country?

No

Language Requirements

English language: at least B1 level
IELTS not less than 6.0

Language test certificate
required?
If so, which and when: before
admission or upon arrival?

Language proficiency approval should be sent with application documents.

Preparatory language
course for incoming
students?
Indicate dates and costs

No

Are there any special
advising or registrations
concerns that students
should be aware of? Are
services available to
assist in registration or
course selection?

In case of course list related questions, students are expected to contact each faculty’s international coordinator.

Required minimum and
maximum number of
credits available through
the exchange
For both undergraduate &
graduate

Not specified

Is housing assistance
available? How do
students apply, and is it
guaranteed?

Yes

Housing options

UL offers places in two dormitories

Housing Website and
Contact Person(s)

http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/
UL international degree students: studies@lu.lv
UL international exchange students: dormitory@lu.lv

Do students apply for
housing with their regular
application or is it
separate?
Please list housing application
deadline.

Separate application

Application deadlines for international exchange students of the University of Latvia:
    Autumn semester/ Academic year: July 10*
    Spring semester: December 15*
*Dates may change

Is housing available
between breaks in the
term?

Yes

Is there a campus meal
plan?

No

Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

695 EUR

-Housing

300 EUR (per single room)

-Meals

300 EUR

-Books

20 EUR

-Local Transportation

25 EUR

-Health Insurance

50 EUR

-Other
(please indicate and specify any
mandatory additional fees)

NONE

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from
abroad allowed/not
allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other”
field above.

Yes

Are health facilities
available at the
university?

Psychological Assistance

Are internships available?

Yes

Are student jobs
available/allowed?

Yes

Other important notes

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/advice/

Last updated

December 11, 2014