Tuition fee €4,268 per year
Application fee €141 one-time

The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for the recognition of education documents by the Academic Information centre of Latvia. The application fee is non-refundable.

Payment of the application fee and the diploma recognition fee should be paid only after the receipt of the invoice and must be paid BY the deadline of the invoice, if for any reason you have failed to pay the fees by the said deadline please contact the admission coordinator.
The application will be processed only after the payment receipt (the official receipt issued by the bank) has been uploaded in the Apply system, take note: in the event of any changes made in the application you are to resubmit the application to confirm and save the changes.

Deposit €500 one-time

A one-time payment for students coming from third countries outside the EU/EEA is to be paid in full together with the full-year tuition fee payable upon arrival. The deposit is intended for coverage of possible immigration expenses and paid back upon request after graduation.

More information

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Programme structure

The study programme consists of three parts:

Part A (Compulsory), 198 ECTS

This includes the doctoral thesis (120 ECTS over three semesters), three promotional examinations, academic publications in philosophy (3 publications required, 9 ECTS total), regular research seminars, international research seminars in philosophy (15 ECTS total), study courses “Trends in 21st century Philosophy” and “International Philosophical Organisations” (12 ECTS total);

Part B (Limited choice), 12 ECTS

Limited choice courses include “New Developments in the 21st Century Philosophy of Culture”, “Relevant Issues in Aesthetics and Social Philosophy”, “Emerging Trends in Inter-Cultural Philosophy”, “Philosophy of Enlightenment”, “Approaches in Philosophical Humanism”, “Philosophy of History”;

Part C (Optional choice), 6 ECTS

Optional choice courses are focused on academic teaching skill development.

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States