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University of Latvia

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Overview

The University of Latvia with its 15,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within ERASMUS programme.

Expenses

Daily necessities like food and some services are still relatively inexpensive by Western standards.

The majority of shops are open from 9-10 a.m. till 6-7 p.m. on weekdays and till 5 p.m. on Saturdays (shopping malls mainly work 10 a.m.-9 p.m.). The majority of shops are closed on Sundays, except the shopping malls and some small food stores. Recommendable are the popular market places where you can buy fresh products (vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, berries and dairy products, flowers) from the countryside.

International students should bear in mind that if they wish to travel, buy fresh fruit and vegetables, make frequent telephone calls, and lead an active social life, they should expect to spend about EUR 400-600 monthly.

If you want to buy something to remind you of your stay in Latvia, most likely it will be local handicrafts, works of art or books. Latvia is famous for its chocolate, manufactured by the oldest Latvian enterprise ‘’Laima’’, as well as for ceramics and amber.

Accommodation

University of Latvia (UL) offers two student hotels for International students “Prima hostel” and ”Reznas student hotel”. Both of them are located in Riga, Reznas street. There is a well-developed public transportation, it takes about 20 minutes to reach city centre, main building of the University of Latvia as well as Old town and Central Railway station.

The hostel "PRIMA" is located in a 9 floor building reconstructed in 2006 with capacity of 360 tenants. Rooms available at PRIMA are the size of 10-12m² or 15-17m², where the price depends on the number of beds and tenants living in the room. All over the rooms are combined by 2 with shared WC and shower. Namely, WC and shower are shared by 3 tenants on 6th-8th floor or by 5 tenants on 2nd-5th floor.

Reznas student hotel is located in a 5 floor building. Rooms are the size of 18 m² and are shared with one other tenant. Two shared WC’s, showers and a kitchen available on each floor.

More information: http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/

Overview

The University of Latvia with its 15,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within ERASMUS programme.

Expenses

Daily necessities like food and some services are still relatively inexpensive by Western standards.

The majority of shops are open from 9-10 a.m. till 6-7 p.m. on weekdays and till 5 p.m. on Saturdays (shopping malls mainly work 10 a.m.-9 p.m.). The majority of shops are closed on Sundays, except the shopping malls and some small food stores. Recommendable are the popular market places where you can buy fresh products (vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, berries and dairy products, flowers) from the countryside.

International students should bear in mind that if they wish to travel, buy fresh fruit and vegetables, make frequent telephone calls, and lead an active social life, they should expect to spend about EUR 400-600 monthly.

If you want to buy something to remind you of your stay in Latvia, most likely it will be local handicrafts, works of art or books. Latvia is famous for its chocolate, manufactured by the oldest Latvian enterprise ‘’Laima’’, as well as for ceramics and amber.

Accommodation

University of Latvia (UL) offers two student hotels for International students “Prima hostel” and ”Reznas student hotel”. Both of them are located in Riga, Reznas street. There is a well-developed public transportation, it takes about 20 minutes to reach city centre, main building of the University of Latvia as well as Old town and Central Railway station.

The hostel "PRIMA" is located in a 9 floor building reconstructed in 2006 with capacity of 360 tenants. Rooms available at PRIMA are the size of 10-12m² or 15-17m², where the price depends on the number of beds and tenants living in the room. All over the rooms are combined by 2 with shared WC and shower. Namely, WC and shower are shared by 3 tenants on 6th-8th floor or by 5 tenants on 2nd-5th floor.

Reznas student hotel is located in a 5 floor building. Rooms are the size of 18 m² and are shared with one other tenant. Two shared WC’s, showers and a kitchen available on each floor.

More information: http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/

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Undergraduate

BachelorPreparatory courses: Business Administration
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorPreparatory courses: Computer Science
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Computing
BachelorPreparatory courses: Asian Studies
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
BachelorPreparatory courses: English Philology
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
BachelorPreparatory courses: German Philology
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
BachelorPreparatory courses: International Economics and Commercial Diplomacy
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorPreparatory courses: Modern Language and Business Studies
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Postgraduate

MasterInternational Business with specialization in Export Management
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
MasterEuropean Studies
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
MasterEnglish Philology
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterBaltic Sea Region Studies
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterCultural and Social Anthropology
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterEducational Sciences
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterOptometry
Postgraduate, part-time
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

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Doctoral

DoctorateManagement Science
Doctoral, full-time
DoctorateBiology
Doctoral, full-time
DoctorateEducational Management
Doctoral, part-time
DoctorateDemography
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DoctorateEducational Management
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DoctorateEnvironmental Science
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Departments

Faculty of Economics and Management
Riga

MasterInternational Business with specialization in Export Management
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
MasterEuropean Studies
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorPreparatory courses: Business Administration
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorPreparatory courses: International Economics and Commercial Diplomacy
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorBusiness Administration
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management
BachelorInternational Economics and Commercial Diplomacy
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Economics and Management

Faculty of Humanities
Riga

MasterEnglish Philology
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterBaltic Sea Region Studies
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterCultural and Social Anthropology
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterOrientalistics
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterRomance Languages and Culture Studies
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
MasterGerman Philology
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities
BachelorPreparatory courses: Asian Studies
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Humanities

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Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Riga

MasterEducational Sciences
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterEducational Treatment of Diversity
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterEducational Sciences
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterPedagogy: Sub-programme: Tertiary and Adult Education
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterEducational Sciences
Postgraduate, part-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterTeacher. Sub-programme: Teacher – Master’s Degree in Education
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
MasterTeacher. Sub-programme: Basic Education English Teacher
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art

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Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
Riga

MasterOptometry
Postgraduate, part-time
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
MasterOptometry
Postgraduate, full-time
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
BachelorOptometry
Undergraduate, part-time
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
BachelorOptometry
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Faculty of Computing
Riga

BachelorPreparatory courses: Computer Science
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Computing
BachelorComputer Science
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Computing

Faculty of Chemistry
Riga

BachelorPreparatory courses: Chemistry
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Chemistry
BachelorChemistry
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Chemistry

Faculty of Medicine
Riga

ProfessionalPreparatory courses: Dentistry
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Medicine
ProfessionalMedicine
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Medicine
ProfessionalDentistry
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Social Sciences
Riga

BachelorEuropean Integration and Global Development
Undergraduate, full-time
Faculty of Social Sciences