GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia 

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

3 students within 2 semesters 

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Ieva Gerge
International Coordinator
International Mobility Unit
University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586
Ph.: +371 6703 4336
ieva.gerge@lu.lv 

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Sintija Maculevica
International Coordinator
International Mobility Unit
University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586
Ph.: +371 6703 4336
sintija.maculevica@lu.lv

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

No difference 

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Humanities, Social Sciences, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

Computer Sciences

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Computer Sciences

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

15 ECTS minimum

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Registration for courses is open within first month of each semester

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? DATES AND COSTS?

No

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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

DATES

 

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

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

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?

Yes

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? 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

None

ADDITIONAL NOTES

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 700

HOUSING

EUR 100-270

MEALS

EUR 300

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 20

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

EUR 25

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 50

OTHER

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes. Click here. Housing is not guaranteed.

HOUSING OPTIONS

UL offers places in two dormitories.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

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

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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