New state of emergency has been declared in Latvia until December 6  


Stare-of-emergency-Latvia-Pexels-by-Anna-Shvets.pngFrom 9 November to 6 December a new state of emergency has been declared in Latvia in order to control the spread of Covid-19 in a view of the epidemiological assessments of the growing risks. 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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Three Latvian universities ranked in the THE Subject Rankings 2021


Latvia-in-THE-Subject-Rankings-2021.pngThree 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


Study in Latvia Winter Admission 2021.pngIn 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


RSU in Erasmus+ Joint Master programme.pngFor 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


Latvian-universities-in-THE-World-University-Ranking-2021.pngThree 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


Study process Covid updateAs 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


Latvia at Scimago Ranking 2020.pngFour 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


Traveler registration in Latvia .pngOn 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


Changes language requirements Study in Latvia.pngAs 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


eui-banner-201911.jpgOn 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


Results Latvian state scholarships 2020.pngThe 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


Latvia in U-Multirank 2020.pngTwenty 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


Autumn Admission Study in Latvia Facebook.pngDespite 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


QS Ranking.pngThree 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


PostDocLatvia Fourth Call for Proposals.pngThe 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


Covid-19 state of emergency extended.pngThe 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


THE Impact rankings 2020.pngFour 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 scholarships competition.pngOn 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


State_of_urgency.jpgFollowing 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


BITS-Education-Study-in-Latvia-3.jpgIn 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


4.pngCitizens 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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