• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Latvia

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):

    3

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming students:

    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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Contact people for outgoing students:

    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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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

    24 August 2016

  • 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, Computer Science, 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

    None

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    None

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    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

    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.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    24 August 2016

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1: May 15
    Semester 2: November 15

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Click here.

    Semester 1:
    Registration Week: 29 August - 4 September 2016
    Semester: 5 September - 23 December 2016
    Winter Break: 24 December 2016 - 2 January 2017
    Individual Studies and Exams: 3-8 January 2017

    Semester 2:
    Registration week: 30 January - 5 February 2017
    Semester: 6 February - 4 June 2017
    Spring Break: 10-17 April 2017
    Individual Studies and Exams: 5 June - 2 July 2017

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1: 3-8 January 2017
    Semester 2: 5 June - 2 July 2017

    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: 29 August - 4 September 2016
    Semester 2: 30 January - 5 February 2017
    Participation is highly recommended. Introduction meeting held on Friday of the Registration week. Free of charge.

    Course registration deadline

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

    Last updated

    24 August 2016

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    690

    Housing

    300

    Meals

    300

    Course Materials

    20

    Local Transportation

    20

    Health Insurance

    50

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

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

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

    Yes

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    24 August 2016

  • 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: 25 June
    Semester 2: 25 December

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Psychological assistance

    Are internships available?

    Yes

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes

    Additional Notes

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

    Last Updated

    26 August 2016

  • 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

    23 May 2017