Students that are interested in studying in Latvia will find the best advantages about progress their higher education to new heights. One aspect that has been given great recognition is that Latvia universities recognize ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and student identity cards from students as well as the institutions being able to provide singular education institution cards.
A great addition is that all EU students that have a driver’s license, their license is completely valid in Latvia.
Study in Latvia is an organization and available knowledge webpage that helps citizens from over 40 different countries to find available spots and apply for scholarships that will allow students to study in Latvia.
These scholarships are specifically for Ph.D. students only.
The universities that are in agreement with the Study in Latvia organization include:
- Art Academy of Latvia
- BA School of Business and Finances
- Baltic International Academy
- Daugavpils University
- European Christian Academy
- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
- Latvian Academy of Culture
- Latvian Academy of Sport Education
- Liepaja University
- Rīga Stradiņš University
- Riga Technical University
- RISEBA University of Applied Sciences
- Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
- Turiba University
- University of Latvia
However, certain universities may only use partial scholarship from this.
- International student are welcome to apply but they must pick a study program from Latvian HEI.
- Students that are applicable are the individuals that have successfully completed one full year of an academic program or course. These students are working towards a bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
- Must be attending to will be transferring to a Latvia university or college.
- Students will need to have previous chosen a study program through Latvian HEI.
Before the student can receive an application option, that student must have received an acceptance letter from Latvian HEI. This is a primary way of being accepted by a scholarship foundation or donated scholarship.
Students will need letter of recommendations at least 2, before progress further with this application.
How to Apply
The very first step involves the student choosing a study program available through Latvian HEI. This is the only way to be truly accepted as an eligible student for this opportunity. However, this should have happened when the student was a Bachelor’s or Master’s level student. So if the student has not done this beforehand and are currently a Ph.D. level student that do not qualify.
The applicants, who have obtained secondary education in the EU, EEA or Switzerland and if the issued diploma includes the assessment of the study language proficiency, which is equivalent to B2 level or higher, are not required to provide an internationally recognized language proficiency certificate and can apply for studies without additional proof of the study language knowledge.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The reward for this is spilt up monthly in €700 increments. Each student that is awarded this scholarship will receive a total of €700 per month for 11 months. The length duration of the student’s study program.
A student’s visa is needed for international students that are not citizens or permanent residents of Latvia. This means that international student will need to look for the Latvia Embassy in their own country and contact them to begin the student visa process. A student visa process will need an acceptance letter that is from Latvian HEI.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window time frame is spilt up into different Autumn and Spring application deadlines. With this in mind students may need to figure out (if they have not already) what season they will be attending.
The call for applications is open between February 1, 2023 to April 1, 2023. This is the first round for open application calls.
Deadline Time Line
The application deadlines are stated for the Autumn and Spring. Autumn takes place during July 1, 2023 for EU students only. Non-EU students that apply should send in June 1, 2023.
For the Spring application deadline EU students have until December 1, 2023. While non-EU students have until Mid-October to November 1, 2023.
Annual or Renewable Scholarship Options
This is an annual scholarship that chooses a series of students that first the eligibility that is mentioned throughout this scholarship. This scholarship is available for up to 10 months which is considered renewable until that student reaches Ph.D. degree status. Where after that student will need to apply for the Ph.D. version of this scholarship.
All applicants should consult the contact webpage that is in the contact section of this page if a question has not been answered. Beforehand check the university’s FAQs page to see if anything can be answered right away.
Anyone can sign up to receive a university website newsletter to stay updated on the latest information.
We also suggest that all applicants read through the information guideline page that is available through the original scholarship link. This way, the individual can navigate the website correctly and identify the real scholarship online application. So far there has been no mention of any delays for this opportunity or any cancellations.