• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Latvia

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):

    3 students within 2 semesters

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming students:

    Ieva Gerge
    International Coordinator
    International Mobility Unit
    University of Latvia
    Raina Blvd.19
    Riga LV-1586
    Ph.: +371 6703 4336
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    Contact people for outgoing students:

    Sintija Maculevica
    International Coordinator
    International Mobility Unit
    University of Latvia
    Raina Blvd.19
    Riga LV-1586
    Ph.: +371 6703 4336
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Click here.

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

    No difference

    Other important notes

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Academics

    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, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

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

    Computer Sciences

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Computer Sciences

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    15 ECTS minimum

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon Arrival

    Language Requirements

    In general English B1, some fields B2

    Students applying for the Faculty of Humanities have additional language requirements:
    Bachelor level programmes:
    English philology: English B2;
    Modern Languages and Business Studies: English B2;
    French philology: French, Italian or Spanish B1;
    German philology: German B1;
    Russian philology: Russian B1;
    Master level programmes:
    English philology: English B2;
    Romance studies: French, Italian or Spanish B2
    German philology: German B2;
    Russian philology: Russian B2

    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?

    International Mobility Unit is consulting and assisting students for all questions regarding their mobility period. In case of specific course list related questions, students are expected to contact each faculty’s international coordinator.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1/Fall:
    Nomination: 15 April
    Application: 15 May

    Semester 2/Spring:
    Nomination: 15 October
    Application: 15 November

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Click here.

    Semester 1/Fall:
    26.08.2019. - 01.09.2019 Registration week
    02.09.2019- 22.12.2019 Studies
    23.12.2019 - 01.01.2020 Christmas and New Year Break
    02.01.2020 - 24.01.2020 Individual studies and Exam session

    Semester 2/Spring:
    28.01.2020 - 02.02.2020 Registration week
    03.02.2020 – 31.05.2020 Studies
    06.04.2020 - 13.04.2020 Spring Break
    01.06.2020 - 28.06.2020 Individual studies and Exam

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1/Fall: 02.01.2020 - 24.01.2020
    Semester 2/Spring: 01.06.2020 - 28.06.2020

    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

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Semester 1/Fall: 26.08.2019. - 01.09.2019 Registration week

    Semester 2/Spring: 28.01.2020 - 02.02.2020 Registration week

    Participation is highly recommended. Introduction meeting held on Friday of the Registration week

    Course registration deadline

    Registration for courses is open within first month of each semester

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    700

    Housing

    100-270

    Meals

    300

    Course Materials

    20

    Local Transportation

    25

    Health Insurance

    50

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Latvia

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes. Click here. Housing is not guaranteed.

    Housing options

    UL offers places in two dormitories.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Click here.
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Separate
    Semester 1/Fall: 25 June
    Semester 2/Spring: 25 December

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Psychological assistance

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    No

    Additional Notes

    https://www.lu.lv/en/admissions/for-international-students/exchange/visas/ 

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019