Latvia

Study in Latvia

Latvia is in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, Russia to the East and Maritime border with Sweden to the West. It is Part of Schengen area. Latvia attract good number of International students among Europe.

It has 4 beautiful seasons and very Safe environment.

Economy

Latvia has had one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe.The private sector accounted for nearly 68% of the country's GDP. American companies are the major investor and the major importer too. It has been ranked 14th in the World for ease of doing business.

Major Industries

Automotive, Railroad cars, Agricultural machinery, Fertilizers, Electronics, Synthetic fibers, Pharmaceuticals, Processed foods, Textiles.

Languages Spoken

Latvian is the Official Language but Russian, English, German are most spoken.

Quick Facts
Capital Riga
Currency Latvian Lats (1 Lat= Rs 11)
From Year 2014 Euro is a major currency
Total Area 64,589 Square Kilometres
Population 1.95 Million.
Literacy 99%
Major Cities Daugavpils, Liepaja, Jelgava, Jurmala, Ventspils, Rezekne
Climate Summer :June to August 19-35 °C
Winter - 6 °C (From December to March).
Calling Code +371
  • Why Study in Latvia
  • Education in Latvia
  • Institutions and courses in Latvia
  • Entry Requirements
  • Student Visa Process

Why study in Latvia

  • World Ranked Government engineering universities.
  • Student can study at Indian cost
  • All universities issue European Union Degree valid all over the world including India.
  • Quality Education at low tuition fee which starts from INR 1.5 Lakhs Per Year
  • All Programs are taught in English
  • Paid Internships with all post graduate programmes
  • Internship abroad in partnership with Leading industrial companies for Business and Hospitality students
  • World class Laboratories for Research
  • All universities are either Government or Government Approved University
  • Wide range of Programs in Engineering , Business Management , Medicine etc.
  • No IELTS, TOEFL or any other English language examination required.
  • Students have an option of transferring to other countries under ERASMUS Scheme.
  • Erasmus Exchange with grants on Living Expenses for International students
  • Bilateral exchange programmes with partners in Europe, Asia and America
  • Double degree programmes from worldwide partners
  • Students are allowed to work during studies. So you can earn while you Learn
  • Easy Fund Proof – One Day old funds are acceptable with INR 4 Lakhs in Student personal bank account
  • Enjoy European lifestyle in Latvia at Low Living cost of INR. 10000 per month including accommodation, food and transport cost etc
  • Hostel Accommodation and other utilities available for as low as INR 5000 per month with all universities
  • High Visa Success Rate
  • Student will get Schengen Visa which allow you to visit all 26 Schengen countries

Education in Latvia

Latvia has top ranked Government Universities offering wide range of programs in the field of Technical, Medical and Economic, Business, researchers etc. Their policy of science and technology has a goal of transition from labor-consuming economy to knowledge-based economy. The government aims at a 1.5% GDP funding for research and development in the field of Organic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Information Technologies.

Latvian Qualification Framework (LQF) which is similar to European Qualification Framework (EQF) which consists of Eight Reference level and imparts all level of education which are included in the Cabinet of Minister’s Regulations. The Learning outcomes are described in 3 dimensions namely Knowledge, Skills and Competence.

Erasmus+ Programs

Erasmus+ is the European Union Program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014 – 2020.Under ERASMUS, University students will get a chance to transfer to other European Universities to study in order to contribute to their qualifications, skills, experience.

The ERASMUS program has been initiated with the purpose of enabling the students to enrich themselves with knowledge and experience of learning and living in other European Countries and also experiencing the culture of the country.

This helps to the develop the cooperation between institutions and enrich educational environment of host institutions to contribute towards the development well- qualified and experienced international young talents as well as future professionals.

Higher education institutions with more than 4000 in total, present in countries such as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia Norway, Turkey and the FYR of Macedonia are involved in ERASMUS activities. Erasmus programs in abroad can last from 2 to 12 months.

Cost of Education

Business, Management and Informatics: Aprox EUR 2000 – 6000 per year

Engineering and Technology: Aprox EUR 2200 – 4000 per year

Medical courses: Aprox EUR 7000 – 15000 per year

Intake

September (Application deadline: June)

January (Application deadline: November)

Institutions and courses in Latvia

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State Universities

  • Daugavpils University
  • Latvia Universityof Agriculture
  • Liepaja University
  • Riga Stradins University
  • Riga Technical University
  • University Of Latvia
  • Ba School Of Business And Finances
  • JazepsVitola Latvian Academy Of Music
  • Latvian Academy Of Culture
  • Latvian Academy Of Sport Education
  • Latvian Maritime Academy
  • National Defence Academy Of Latvia
  • Rezekne Academy Of Technologies
  • The Art Academy Of Latvia
  • Ventspils University College
  • Vidzeme University Of Applied Sciences

Private Higher Education Institutions

  • Turiba University College
  • Isma University College
  • Latvian Christian Academy
  • Riga Aeronautical Institute
  • Riga Graduate School Of Law
  • Riseba University College
  • Stockholm School Of Economics In Riga
  • The Baltic International Academy
  • The University College Of Economics & Culture
  • Transport And Telecommunication Institute

Popular Courses

  • Business Informatics
  • Computer Systems
  • Geomatics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering (Roads and Bridges)
  • Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Aviation Transport
  • Transport System Engineering
  • Power and Heat Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computerised Control of Electrical Technologies
  • Medical Engineering and Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Technical Translation
  • Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Finance
  • Civil Construction and Real Estate Management
  • MBA IT / Marketing / Finance

Entry Requirements

  • Academic qualification with 65% Marks can get direct admission
  • If the Academic qualification is less than 65%, entrance test is required
  • Minimum Second class is required and Third Class are not accepted
  • 3 year bachelor’s degree accepted except General BSC and BA
  • Students applying for UG should not be older than 24 Years of age.
  • Work Experience is not mandatory for MBA
  • No IELTS / GMAT are required
  • Proof of previous studies in English for English proficiency certificate
  • Must possess good English Proficiency to face the interview

Documents Required for Admission

  • All educational Documents from Std X onwards
  • Work Experience if any
  • Valid Passport
  • CV
  • SOP
  • Application fees
  • Photo

Student Visa Process

Student Visa Checklist

  • Student visa application form
  • Student Visa Fee: E – visa Resident Permit Application Fee
  • Photographs -6 Numbers, Size - 35×45 mm. coloured, with white background
  • Passport
  • Legalized Educational Documents
  • Work experience proof if any
  • Apostiled documents of Last Education
  • Fund Proof Documents of Bank Balance Certificate for Min.INR 4 Lakhs in Student Bank Account It should not be older than 15 days
  • Copy of International Debit card for the same bank account
  • Legalized Police Clearance certificate required from Passport office or Local police station(Apostle by Ministry Of External Affairs)
  • Security Deposit of Euro 500 to University which is refundable after completion of the program.
  • Signed study agreement
  • Proof of tuition fee payment
  • Proof of state duty payment

Interview Questions

  1. Tell me About yourself
  2. Why are you going to Latvia?
  3. What are you going to Study in Latvia?
  4. At which university you’ve taken admission?
  5. Where is this University?
  6. Where is this university located?
  7. What do you know about this City?
  8. Did you visit college web site?
  9. Who will be the contact person in Latvia?
  10. Why did you choose Latvia and why not other European Countries?
  11. Why did you choose University?
  12. How Did you find this University?
  13. What is mean by Erasmus Programmes?
  14. What is your course?
  15. Why have not applied same course in India?
  16. When does your class start?
  1. When does your course finish?
  2. What is the duration of the course?
  3. Why did you choose this Course?
  4. What Will you Learn in this Course?
  5. How this course will help?
  6. What is the tuition fees for your course?
  7. Have you paid the Fees amount in Full?
  8. How did you pay your first instalment?
  9. Do you have sufficient fund proof?
  10. How much do you have ?
  11. What is your means of available funds?
  12. How did you get this Funds?
  13. If Education Loan, How did you get this Loan?
  14. Who is your sponsor for studies?
  15. What is he?
  16. What is your family income?
  1. Will this course be helpful in your career growth?
  2. Do you know what kind of job you will get on return to India?
  3. When did you decide to study overseas?
  4. What did you do during the gap period after HSLC?
  5. What you know about the living cost of the city, which you are going to stay?
  6. What are you doing now?
  7. Is this course not available in India?
  8. Are you allowed to do part time jobs?
  9. What is the local currency in Latvia?
  10. What is the today’s Currency Conversion rate?
  11. Where will you stay? or have you booked your accommodation?
  12. When are you going or planning to travel?
  13. Do you have your flight ticket copy?
  14. Will you stay back in Latvia after your studies?
  15. Do you have any relatives in Latvia?
  16. Have you ever travelled overseas?

Note:

Students are advised to carry their original documents along with photocopies for verification.