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Five Latvian universities ranked in the THE Impact Rankings 2021

23-04-2021

THE Impact Ranking 2021 web and TW.pngFive Latvian universities – The University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies and Liepaja University – are ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2021, released on the 21st of April 2021. 

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Autumn admission 2021 at Latvian higher education institutions has started

25-03-2021

Study in Latvia Autumn Admission 2021.pngThe admission process for the Autumn 2021 intake at Latvian higher education institutions (HEI) has been started and will continue until July or August, but some HEI have early admission deadlines this Spring with discounts for study fees. Study in Latvia invites you to choose studies at one of the 18 Latvian higher education institutions and 100 study programmes, which have been selected based on a set of quality criteria defined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. 

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Two Latvian universities included in QS Rankings by Subject 2021

11-03-2021

QS Ranking by Subject Latvia 2021.pngRiga Technical University (RTU) and Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) have been included in the prestigious international ranking QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, released last week. RTU has improved its position and ranked among 201-220 best universities in architecture, as well as experienced an increase in engineering and technology. RSU is included in the top of the world's best universities in the field of medicine for the first time, ranking in the 501-550 position. 

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Call for participation in summer schools in Latvia 2021

12-02-2021

Call for participation in Latvian summer schools 2021.pngInternational students, academic and research staff have an opportunity to apply for the participation in summer schools in Latvia financed by the Latvian state scholarships. Call for applications is open from 1 February to 1 April. In 2021, candidates  may choose from 8 summer schools organized by Latvian higher education institutions. 

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Call for the Latvian state scholarships for studies and research

03-02-2021

Latvian state scholarships 2021_0.pngCitizens from more than 40 eligible countries are welcome to apply online for the Latvian state scholarships for studies and research. Call for applications for the academic year 2021/2022 is open from 1st February to 1st April. Latvian state scholarships are provided for international students, researchers, academic and scientific teaching staff at Latvian higher education institutions.

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International students may enter Latvia

25-01-2021

International students may enter Latvia 2021 2.pngAccording to the decision of the Latvian government on 21 January 2021, international students may travel to Latvia if they meet all the travel restrictions set by the government. When entering Latvia, proof of a negative Covid-19 test must be presented, which must be taken not earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier's vehicle or before crossing the Latvian border individually.

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Latvian universities ranked in the QS University Rankings EECA 2021

18-12-2020

 Map of Europe from space during the day5 top high-ranking universities from Latvia in the QS University Rankings Emerging Europe & Central Asia (EECA) 2021 are the University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, and Daugavpils University, as the newest results have been published on 16 December 2020.

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In 2021, the first study semester for new international students will take place remotely

09-12-2020

A young man sitting in front of the computer and looking in the papers on the tableThose international students who will start their studies in Latvian higher education institutions for the first time after January 1, 2021, in the first semester will study and take examinations only remotely. If the practical part of the studies is planned in the first semester, the higher education institution must transfer it to another study semester. This decision is temporary and will be reviewed as soon as studies at Latvian higher education institutions can resume.

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UPDATED: State of emergency has been extended in Latvia until 6 April 

16-11-2020, updated 02-12-2020 

A young woman with a face mask stands somewhere outdoorsFrom 9 November a new state of emergency was declared in Latvia in order to control the spread of Covid-19 in a view of the epidemiological assessments of the growing risks. On December 1 state of emergency has been extended until 25 January. During this period strict medical safety measures are introduced, while ensuring compliance with the basic rights of the country’s residents and enabling them to access essential services. 

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Application deadlines for Winter admission are approaching

24-11-2020

 A young girl with a knitted cap, scarf and audio headphones in a smiling pose in a city in a snowstorm. Smiling girl with knitted hat, scarf, gloves and headphones in a snowstorm outdoors. Flag of Winter Admission and Study in Latvia logo on the picture. The admission process for the February 2021 intake at Latvian higher education institutions is ongoing and deadlines are approaching. Interested students are welcome to apply by December, in some cases by January, and start their studies in February.

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Three Latvian universities ranked in the THE Subject Rankings 2021

02-11-2020

 A human hand puts plastic cubes with a star drawing on themThree Latvian universities – University of LatviaRiga Technical University and Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies – are ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2021, released on the 28th of October, 2020. With 11 tables dedicated to 11 different subject areas, the THE Subject Rankings help compare universities across the world in a specific subject area. 

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Winter admission at Latvian higher education institutions has started

05-10-2020

Smiling girl with knitted cap, scarf, gloves and headphones in a city during snowstorm outdoors. Flag of Winter Admission and Study in Latvia logo on the picture. In Latvia, the admission at several higher education institutions (HEI) takes place twice a year. The admission process for the February 2021 intake has started and interested students are welcome to apply this autumn according to the deadlines set by the universities and start their studies the next semester.

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RSU approved for participation in Erasmus+ Joint Master programme

18-09-2020

Female students of Rīga Stradiņš University in the front of walking crowd of the students. For the first time a Latvian higher education institution - Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) - has been approved for the participation in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme. It is a prestigious, integrated and international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of universities in Erasmus+ countries.

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Three Latvian universities ranked in the THE World University Rankings 2021

08-09-2020

Thumbs up of six humans on a blue sky backgroundThree Latvian universities – Riga Technical University, University of Latvia and Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies have been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, as the newest results show published on 2nd September, 2020.

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Latvia sets out rules for study process in the new study year

29-07-2020

Undefined girl in the front of the picture sitting by the table and filling in papers. As of 1 August 2020 higher education institutions will be allowed to restart the study process in a face-to-face (full time) mode. The government kas adopted a list of precautionary measures recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in education institutions.  These decisions include a number of specific measures that will govern the study process for foreign students in Latvian higher education institutions. 

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Four Latvian Universities ranked in SCImago Institutions Ranking 2020

24-07-2020

 The human hand with the index finger touches the touch screen, from which a hologram of colored cubes appearsFour Latvian universities have been ranked in the SCImago Institutions Ranking 2020, which evaluates the scientific activities of not only universities but also of research institutions around the world. The ranking is based on the data retrieved from databases that provide information on various scientific results, as well as from platforms collecting data on the impact of research on society.

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Latvia has increased the controlling of travellers to limit the spread of Covid-19

17-07-2020

A girl at the airport from the back and hand luggage at handOn Wednesday, 15 July, the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia adopted several decisions in order to be able to collect information about travellers entering Latvia more effectively, thus improving the ability to check compliance with self-isolation rules and to trace the spread of the Covid-19 infection. The need for third-country nationals to travel to Latvia to obtain visas and residence permits has also been reduced.

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Changes made to the admission requirements regarding the proof of the study language proficiency

14-07-2020

 Exclamation mark from the clouds on a blue sky background. Flag with the inscription Winter Admisson and Study in Latvia logo on the side.As a result of the emerged restrictions in the past months, applicants have had more limited opportunities to timely provide the necessary internationally recognized English proficiency certificate. In order to reduce the impact of the current crises on the opportunities of international students to apply for studies in Latvia, the amendments were made on 3 July to the admission requirements regarding the proof of the study language proficiency. 

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Two Latvian universities join the European Universities Initiative

13-07-2020

Smiling young man and a girl, the European Universities identity mark on the pictureOn Thursday, 9 July the European Commission (EC) announced that 24 additional alliances of the European Universities will join the first 17 alliances of higher education institutions selected already in 2019. Two Latvian universities - Riga Technical University and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences - will join the consortia of the European Universities Initiative.

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Results of the call for Latvian state scholarships 2020/2021

07-07-2020

Table with a part of laptop, note books, green plant and label Results of the Latvian state scholarshipsThe application call for the Latvian state scholarships competition for studies and research for the academic year 2020/2021 is completed. 119 applicants from 27 countries have been nominated for a study or research scholarship. In 2020, 348 applications where received, thus the competition among the applicants was quite tough.

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Latvian universities at a glance in U-Multirank

25-06-2020

 Students graduated in uniform throwing in the air Graduation cap in the bright sunlight in the backgroundTwenty universities in Latvia participated in U-Multirank in 2020 showing strong overall performance in International Orientation and Regional Engagement. U-Multirank is a unique, multidimensional and international ranking of higher education institutions. It allows students to compare university performance in an interactive way.

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Autumn admission 2020 updates in higher education institutions

17-06-2020

 Four smiling young and multicultural students walk in the university premises. Autumn admission flag and Study in Latvia logo on the picture. Despite the global situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the admission process for the Autumn 2020 intake in Latvian higher education institutions has been going on with some adjustments this year. Study in Latvia invites to choose studies at one of the 17 Latvian universities and more than 100 study programmes. 

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Three Latvian universities ranked in QS World University Rankings 2021

12-06-2020

 Colored pencils of different heights on a white backgroundThree universities from Latvia - Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga Stradiņš University (RSU), and the University of Latvia (UL) - have been ranked in QS World University Rankings 2021, which is one of the world's most influential and also the most widely known international university rankings.

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The fourth call for PostDocLatvia research proposals

08-06-2020

PostDocLatvia logo and text "The Fourth Call for Proposals" on the orange area of visual identityThe State Education Development Agency (VIAA) has announced the fourth competition for selecting research applications under the Post-doctoral Research Aid programme. Researchers who have acquired PhD degree less than 5 years before the deadline for application submission and foreign researchers, including from non-EU countries, are encouraged to apply. 

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State of emergency extended until June 9, some restrictions eased

08-05-2020

 Two human hands put the word "Covid-19" from the medicine tabletsThe emergency situation in place in Latvia due to COVID-19 has been extended until June 9, but some of the strict measures in place currently will be slightly relaxed. Restrictions will be eased in the areas of education, sports, various events and gatherings, transportation, and tourism. Strict adherence to all physical distancing and epidemiological safety measures on a daily basis in all areas are still in force. 

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Four Latvian universities ranked in the THE Impact Rankings 2020

27-04-2020

 Green sprout grown in mossFour Latvian universities – Riga Technical University, University of Latvia, Riga Stradiņš University and Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies – are ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, released on 22nd of April, 2020. THE University Impact Rankings show how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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The results of the Latvian state scholarship competition will be announced in June

14-04-2020

 The girl browses the contents of her tablet on the carpet in a home environment, which shows the "Scholarships" menuOn 1st of April, 2020, the application for Latvian state scholarships for studies and research for the 2020/2021 academic year was completed. This year, the State Education Development Agency of Latvia has received 348 applications from foreigners in 33 countries. An administrative and quality evaluation of the applications has been started and the results of the scholarship competition will be announced in June 2020.

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The state of emergency has been declared in Latvia to control coronavirus

16-03-2020

 A man, officially dressed, conveys a message through a loudspeakerFollowing the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic, trom 13th of March to 14th of April the state of emergency has been declared in Latvia in order to control the spread of the coronvirus Covid-19. With additional precautionary measures, which came into force on 16th of March the restrictions will affect the work of educational establishments, public assembly, movement outside the state borders and other areas. 

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Campaign about IT study opportunities in Latvia is launched in Ukraine and Lithuania

24-02-2020

People sitting in the event (seminar) of the organization BITS Education. In order to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) graduates in Latvia, the IT Education Foundation’s project “Baltic IT Society” or BITS has launched a campaign in Ukraine and Lithuania about IT study opportunities in Latvia. This will help to meet the goal of 3000 IT graduates per year that are needed for the labor market in Latvia. The BITS platform compiles the nine best IT study programs in different universities of Latvia, and information is available electronically.

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Call for applications for the Latvian state scholarships for studies, research and summer schools

03-02-2020

Four students sitting in the grass with backpacks and papers, only legs displayed. Text "Open call for Latvian state scholarships" and Study in Latvia logo on the picture. Citizens from more than 40 eligible countries are welcome to apply for Latvian state scholarships for studies, research and summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions. Deadline to submit an application is 1st of April 2020. Latvian state scholarships for academic year 2020/2021 are provided for international students, researchers and teaching staff. 

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