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Study in Latvia


About Latvia

Latvia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Situated on the Baltic coast, Latvia is a low-lying country with large forests that supply timber for construction and paper industries. The environment is rich in wildlife. Ethnically, the population is 59% Latvian and 29% Russian, and more than a third live in the capital Riga. Riga is the largest city in the three Baltic states with a population of 730 000. Its Freedom Statue is one of the highest monuments in Europe, at 43 meters. Latvia covers a Total area of 65 000 km² with more than 2.3million population. Latvia is a member of the Schengen area since 2007.

Education System

Education system is administered at three levels – national, municipal and institutional. The Parliament, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Education and Science are the main decision-making bodies at a national level. The Ministry of Education and Science is the education policy-making institution that also issues the licenses for opening comprehensive education institutions and sets educational standards along with the teacher training content and procedures.Academic higher education programmes are based upon fundamental and/or applied science; they usually comprise a thesis at the end of each stage and lead to a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree. Duration of Bachelor’s programmes may be 3 or 4 years at different institutions. The 3-4-year Bachelor’s degree is considered as a complete academic qualification. Master’s degree is awarded after the second stage of academic education and requires at least 5 years of university studies.


  • September/October
  • June/July


  •  Minimum Completion of 12 years education at school
  • IELTS score 6
  • 50% above in Higher Secondary level.

Documents Required

  •  Passport
  • Academic Transcript, certificates and mark sheets
  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bank Statements for past 6 months
  • Income Source
  • A document stating student’s English proficiency qualification by the school or university in your country of residence or IELTS, TOEFL test certificates.
  • If working, work experience certificate
  • Police Report