|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2021|
|Duration||Full-time studies – 6 years (first and second cycle studies)|
|Credit points||244 (ECTS: 366)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||Study language is English. During studies international students join groups of local students or study according to an individual plan. Optional Latvian language and culture course is offered to international students|
|Fees||6500 EUR (per year) (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||Veterinary medicine is a scientifically-practical branch, that studies animal diseases, diagnoses them, carries out treatments, prophylaxis and abatement, as well as supervises and controls hygiene of food products and prevents illnesses common for both people and animals. It deals with environment protection form pollution, as well as takes care of ethical, esthetical and economical needs of pet and animal owners.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, laboratory works, and practice in clinic. Main study courses offered include Latin, anatomy, chemistry, physiology, surgery. Students in this programme acquire knowledge of the structure and function of healthy animals, of their husbandry, reproduction, hygiene and their feeding, knowledge of the behaviour and protection of animals, knowledge of the causes, nature, course, effects, diagnosis and treatment of the animal diseases, including a special knowledge of the diseases which may be transmitted to humans, knowledge of preventive medicine, knowledge of the hygiene and technology involved in the production, manufacture and putting into circulation of animal foodstuffs or foodstuffs of animal origin intended for human consumption.
Veterinary medicine education provided by LLU is internationally recognized by EAEVE.
|Study programme link||www.llu.lv/en/veterinary_medicine
|Requirements||The program is open for applicants with completed secondary education, namely, you need to be eligible for university studies in your own country. You need to have at least "Satisfactory" grade in Biology or Chemisrtry, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76) and need to pass an entrance test in biology and chemistry.|
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU), founded in 1939, is a centre of education, science and culture. Its mission is to develop the intellectual potential for sustainable future of Latvia and, especially, rural areas. LLU offers 62 qualitative, accredited academic and professional higher education programmes. It is the only higher educational establishment in Latvia offering the study programmes in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, food science and landscape architecture. Also LLU offers studies in Engineering, Social Sciences, and Information technologies. Diplomas issued by LLU are recognised inside and outside the European Borders.
By implementing various large projects, LLU has developed significant research oriented activities, as well as projects improving material and technical basis for research and study needs. As an institution LLU pays also a significant attention to the strategic objectives to implement higher education process in close connection with research and technology transfer. With help of LLU Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre many results of science have reached the producers. Research and the study activities at LLU go hand in hand.
The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city. Here you will enjoy green and natural environment combined with sophisticated studies and research, as well as joyful social and cultural events.
Population in the city of Jelgava: 56 383
Total number of students: 3880 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 77 (2018/19)
Number of elected academic staff: 319 (2018/19)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: LLU offers a comfortable accommodation possibilities in the dormitory in the city center - students are usually housed in shared rooms (2 persons). The costs start at 83 EUR per month.