Study in Latvia

In Latvia, there is both state-financed and fee-paying higher education. In order to single out the most able students, whose studies are publicly financed, higher education institutions carry out a procedure of student selection.

Latvia has two sorts of higher education programs: academic and professional (for example translators, bank staff, business lawyers, pilots etc.). University-type higher education institutions offer both academic and professional education, while the “non-university type” institutions provide only professional education.

Academic higher education in Latvia follows the Bologna system and is divided into three levels: bachelors studies, masters studies, and doctoral studies. A Bachelor degree is received after three or four years of study, while a masters degree is obtained on successful completion of a second phase of academic higher education, lasting one or two years

Only graduates holding a masters degree or equivalent higher education diploma may take up doctoral studies. These last three to four years, involving advanced studies, examinations and the preparation and defense of a doctoral thesis.

Tuition fees and living costs are generally lower than the costs in most “Western Countries”. Universities are well known for producing high quality IT and engineering graduates. EU membership means that a degree from Latvia is equivalent to other EU countries, making it easier to get credentials recognized.

You will have all the benefits of living in a European country with lower costs than many westernized EU nations. The capital of Latvia, Riga, is an attractive, lively, cosmopolitan city, but less expensive than many other Western European capitals.

Latvia student visa guide

Latvia student Visa Requirements:

A wholly completed and signed Visa application form
Letter of admission from the University / College in Latvia
Confirmation of the payment of the tuition fee
Invitation letter from University / college in Latvia
2 photocopies of Student Educational Documents (10 & 12 class mark sheet, certificates, provisionalwork experience).
For Bachelors – ( 12th Certificate + mark sheet apostle )
For Masters – Highest degree of the student should be legalized from the ministry of external affairs (MEA) and states
For PHD – (Bachelors + Masters should be legalized from the ministry of external affairs (MEA) and states)
Please bring all your original educational documents and your work experience letter if you have any at the time of Embassy Interview.

Financial coverage of the expenses can be certified with the following documents:

Student need to show $5000 USD (2.5 Lacks INR approx) with one day old fund acceptable in his /her account and should have ATM debit card of same bank.
Bank statement & Bank Certificate

In case Sponsor:-

Sponsors has to submit Affidavit
Need to show 6 months Bank statement
Bank certificate should be in the letter Head of the bank with stamp
2 years ITR copy of sponsors name
Apostle PCC ( Police Clearing Certificate )
If student is working then Company ID proof and 2 years ITR copy
Health & Travel Insurance
The certificate of confirm accommodation in Latvia.
Visa fees (60 Euros – 4200 INR approx) – should be in cash only
4 recent passport – size color photos with white background. ( 35 – 40 mm )
Agreement From university if any (Example: Riga Technical University or Riga stradins university)
After applying the visa the waiting time will be 45 – 60 Days.

Cost of living in Latvia

Average monthly living expenses are estimated to be between 300 to 400 Euro / Month.

Part time jobs in Latvia

Students cannot do part time jobs during their study period. Truematics strongly not recommend any students to do any kind of part time jobs during study period.