|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Master of Social Sciences in European Studies)|
|Tuition fee||€2,150.00 per year|
|Application fee||€141.00 one-time
The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for education documents recognition from the Academic Information centre of Latvia.
Application fee is non-refundable and must be transferred to the UL bank account. Bank account details available here: www.lu.lv/eng/general/contactinformation/account/
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education comprising at least 3 years of full time studies providing access to Master’s level study programmes.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English. Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille. More information available HERE
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:
Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English (in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Scotland and Ireland) are exempt from this requirement.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The applicant is required to submit CV.
The Master’s degree study programme „European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic programme offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Programme allows specialisation in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations. The teaching staff consists of high level national and international academics and practitioners with extensive experience in the relevant areas from Latvia, EU institutions, partner universities in Europe and overseas represent teaching staff of the programme.
The full-time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are in the evenings of working days from 6.15pm till 9.30pm.
EU: Government and Institutions; European Economic Integration; EU Regional Policy and Social Dimension; EU Funds and Project Management, Economies of the Baltic States; EU External Policy; Research Methodology Seminar; European Law; Diplomatic and Legal French; Master Thesis.
More than 500 graduates work: in EU, national, international, public institutions and companies; as political, economic, and legal advisers; in diplomatic services; as lobbyists at EU level; as international journalists; in universities and research centres; some pursuing a Ph.D. studies. More information on career opportunities of programme graduates can be found here.