|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Master of Humanities in Philology)|
|Accreditation||Study programme is accredited|
|Tuition fee||€3,000 per year|
|Application fee||€141 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.
Payment of application fee and diploma recognition fee should be paid only after receiving invoice, and must be paid ONLY till deadline of invoice, if for any reason you couldn’t pay fee’s till deadline please contact with admission coordinator.
A one-time payment for students coming from outside the EU/EEA to be paid in full along with the full year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended to cover possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants for Master degree studies are required to have completed Bachelor degree or higher professional education in Humanities 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.
Please note that the University of Latvia is in the process of accreditation of new study programme “Linguistics, Literature and Regional Culture Studies, subprogram: Germanic Studies”. This programme will be offered instead of programme “German Philology”. Study agreements will be concluded in the programme “Linguistics, Literature and Regional Culture Studies, subprogram: Germanic Studies” after the license will be received in May/June 2021.
Applicants must prove their German language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:
Applicants whose previous education is obtained in German are exempt from this requirement.
For citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal – complex test in the form of a Skype interview
Master’s degree study programme “German Philology” is a modern programme developed according to the actual trends in German Linguistics and is conducted in cooperation with the Ventspils University College. It is designed for students with German language proficiency and interest in German speaking countries as the prospective professional or research field. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of German language, literature un culture to be prepared for the professional career. The programme takes great emphasis on cross-cultural discourse, which is consistent with the requirements set by the labor market. Highly-qualified professors, including guest lecturers from Germany and Sweden, ensure an interesting and qualitative study process. The programme also envisages students’ mobility within the framework of Erasmus in the institutions of higher education in European Union. Graduates may continue further studies in a doctoral programme in Latvia or abroad.
The full – time degree programme covers two academic years. Classes are three to four times a week in the evenings of working days from 4.30pm till 9.30pm.
Main courses: Paradigmata of Culture Studies, Introduction to Media and Communication Studies, Linguistic Pragmatics, Theory of Language, History of German Philology, Scientific Research Practice etc.
The programme comprises general philology study courses as elective field courses with one of the following specialization: Linguistics, Literary Theory, German Literature, German-Latvian language translations.
After successful completion of the programme graduates may work in secondary and higher education institutions, research centres, publishing houses and translation offices, government or private institutions in Latvia, Germany, Austria or Switzerland.