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General Information

Capital: Riga
Languages: English, Latvian
Population : 2,255,128
Currency Latvian Lat (LVL).

Information about Latvia 

Latvia is situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic sea, sharing borders with Lithuania to the south, Estonia to the north, Russia to the east and Belarus to the southeast. Latvia is a Schengen Country.

The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918.The name "Latvija" comes from the ancient Latgallians, one of four Indo-European Baltic tribes, who along with Couronians, Selonians and Semigallians formed the ethnic core of today’s Latvian people

Studying in Latvia

You now have an opportunity to study in a new European Union country at relatively low costs. Latvia is an increasingly popular destination for students from developing countries. An increasing number of students from countries such as India, Nepal, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan and Bangladesh are choosing to study in Latvia.

Latvia is a new entrant to the European Union. The institutions of higher education present in the country provide excellent infrastructure and good higher educational opportunities. One of the major reasons why students opt for Latvia is the low tuitions fees and living costs that are only a fraction of what it is in most western nations. Besides, the universities in the country are well known for producing brilliant IT and engineering professionals.

Since the country is a member of the European Union, a degree acquired here is valued at par with that of other European nations. Students also get the opportunity to live in a European country without incurring the level of costs prevalent in European nations.

Most of the education institutions of higher education are located in the capital Riga, which is an attractive, lively, cosmopolitan city and far less expensive than its European counterparts. There is a regular quality assessment of the education system and this means that there is always a great emphasis on quality education. One of the main characteristics of Latvian education system is that all the recognized institutions in the country have an autonomous status, which means that these institutions are free to draft their policies and conduct research into various areas of studies. 

Many institutions in the country have also designed a special student-to-student programme in order to make international students feel at home. A pre-enrolled student helps a student arriving in the country in getting him settled, introducing him to other students, and assisting him in all practical matters.

Reasons to Study in Latvia
  • Tuition fees and living costs are generally lower than the costs in most "Western Countries". 
  • Universities are well known for producing high quality IT and engineering graduates.
  • No IELTS
  • No Funds To Show
  • Schengen Visa
  • 10+2 Pass Eligible
  • Gap Acceptable
  • Easy Embassy Interview
Cost of Study

Package is 3.5 lakhs which include Tuition Fees, Accommodation, material Fees, Visa Approval Charges excluding Air Ticket.

Cost of Living

Accommodation: USD $100 - $300
Food: USD $10.00 - $25.00
Transport: USD $2.00 - $3.00
Misc.: USD $100

The average monthly subsistence minimum for a basket of goods and services for one person is calculated as being LVL 167 (USD 327).

Intakes

The main Intakes are May and November.

Working in Latvia

Foreign students in the Latvia are allowed to take a part-time job.

Application Requirements 
  • Copy of passport  
  • 3 Photographs
  • Travel medical insurance policy valid for the whole Schengen area and covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended visit in the Schengen 
  • Payment or confirmation of the payment of visa application fee (cash or postal order) 
  • Proof of sufficient Funds & Sponsorship letter from parents
  • Academic records 



 


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