GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia 

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2021/2022

3 students within 2 semesters 

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Aleksandra Kjakste

International coordinator
Mobility Division

University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586

Ph.: +371 67034336

Email: Aleksandra.kjakste@lu.lv  

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Sintija Maculevica

Head of Mobility Division

University of Latvia
Raina Blvd.19
Riga LV-1586

Ph.: +371 67033968

Fax: +371 67225039

Email: 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?

Mobility Division 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

AUTUMN semester:

30.08.2021 - 05.09.2021Registration week

06.09.2021 - 23.12.2021 Studies

24.12.2020 - 02.01.2022 Christmas and New Year Break

03.01.2022 - 28.01.2022 Individual studies and Exam session

 

SPRING semester:

01.02.2022 - 06.02.2022 Registration week

07.02.2022 - 10.04.2022 Studies

11.04.2022 - 18.04.2022 Spring Break

19.04.2022 – 05.06.2022 Studies

06.06.2022 - 03.07.2022 Individual studies and Exam

https://www.lu.lv/en/studies/study-process/academic-calendar/

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Autumn semester: 03.01.2022 - 28.01.2022

Spring semester: 06.06.2022 - 03.07.2022

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?

30.08.2021 - 05.09.2021 Registration week (Autumn)

01.02.2022 - 06.02.2022 Registration week (Spring)

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

ADDITIONAL NOTES

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 400 - 700

HOUSING

EUR 100-270

MEALS

EUR 150 - 300

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 20

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

EUR 25

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 50 (one year)

OTHER

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

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 application: https://www.lu.lv/en/admission/for-international-students/degree/advice/accommodation/booking/

 

Booking form is open only when application is available for international exchange students of the University of Latvia: 

 

Autumn semester: April 15 - June 15

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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