|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Physics (Dr. Phys.)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-2023|
|Duration||3 years (full-time)|
|Credit points||144 (ECTS: 216)|
|Study language||Latvian and English (LV-EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in Latvian and English according to an individual plan.|
|Fees||2134 ((EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and permanent residence holders)) or 6402 EUR (Other countries citizens) per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The goal of Physics, Astronomy and Mechanics Doctoral Study Programme is to ensure obtaining the of the scientific qualification in the following scientific sub-sectors of physics, astronomy or mechanics: Solid state physics, Didactics of physics, Physics of condensed environment, Chemical physics, Laser physics and spectroscopy, Materials’ physics, Medical physics, Atomic and molecular physics.
Depending on the sub-sector chosen for the studies, the PhD student must demonstrate a high level of theoretical and practical qualification in materials’ and semiconductor physics, physics of condensed environment, topics of polymer mechanics, general conceptions and methodology issues of chemical physics, the general principles of mathematical modelling of irreversible processes in the framework of continuum, fundamentals of atomic and molecular optics, the sub-sector of laser physics and spectroscopy, the physical progresses in live organisms, as well as various sub-sectors of astrophysics and fundamental astronomy, and didactics of physics.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/doctoral-study-programmes/study-programmes-for-international-students/physics-astronomy-and-mechanics/
|Requirements||Master’s degree in Physics (Mg. phys.) or Master’s degree in Chemistry (Mg. chem.), or Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences (Mg. ing.) and the higher education diplomas corresponding to the previously listed Master’s degrees.|
3 years (full-time)
The University of Latvia is the largest higher education institution in Latvia, and the richest in traditions. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes: you can obtain an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities, pedagogy, social sciences, sciences, and health sciences. The UL also offers professional qualifications or bachelor’s or master’s degree, including MD, qualifications of doctor, teacher, social worker, economist, translator/interpreter etc.
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Number of International students: 638 (2019/20)
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Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.