When it comes to studying abroad and in a different country like Latvia, it can be a taxing moment when it comes down to researching what available scholarships there are to pursue. From government grants, to university entrance scholarships that are handed out upon sending in the submission admissions application.
We will break down what scholarships and fellowships are available in each country, along with the title of those scholarships. This way it can be much easier during a student’s research when they decide to look up the full details of that scholarship to see if they are an eligible match.
Along with scholarships, we will place any internships or work-study programs that may be readily available for international students.
Below is a list of scholarships available to both domestic citizens of Latvia and international students interested in studying in the country.
Scholarships in Latvia
- University of Latvia Scholarships
- Riga Technical University Scholarships
- Turība University Scholarships
- Latvian State Scholarships
- Latvian Research Fellowship
- WSU Polatajko Family Scholarship for Students of Eastern European Descent
- Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship
- Riga Stradins University Scholarship Program
- Daugavpils University Scholarship programs
- Stanford University’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies – Grants and Scholarships
- The Vidzeme University Of Applied Sciences Scholarships
- The Baltic International Summer School (BISS) Fellowship
- The Fulbright Scholar Program
- Latvia – Ambassadors Fund for Summer Work Travel
- Fully Funded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in Europe
- University of the Azores Scholarship Programs – They offer bachelor, master’s and doctorate level scholarship options
Student Visa in Latvia
Yes, international students will need to acquire a student visa before arriving in Latvia. As standard procedure it is easier on the student to acquire a student visa before arriving so there is no problems with crossing the border into the country. At times, it can be difficult for student upon arrival if they do not have all of their paperwork stating which university they are attending in Latvia, or what they intend to study. Along with not having a student visa to all the student to stay the full academic term.
More than 5,500 international students enroll into the main universities in Latvia every year. With the country’s incredible dedication to higher education, it is no shock that college students would flock to this region.
Learn the Local Language
This is one of the bigger points for any country. Each country releases a huge amount of ‘language scholarships’ that is dedicated to the students who are currently learning the local language and who intend to pursue a higher education in the cultural history of Latvia.
Each country will have a language proficiency exam to place ethe student in classes where they are familiar with the language. This is a regular occurrence to ensure that the student does not immediately fall behind in their coursework because simply they do not understand the language.
Most universities will place international students into free language programs so the students can begin basic level exercises to help them to learn the local or official language of the country.