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.
Doctoral study programmes offer a degree in biology, economics, computer science, demography, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, physics, geography, geology, engineering, law, chemistry, communication studies, medicine, mathematics, pedagogy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies, management, linguistics, history, and environmental science.
At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent 4 main areas of enquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: 17 060 (2012/13)
Number of International students: 540 (2012/13)
Number of academic staff: 902 (2012/13)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or tripple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The payment for the dormitory is starting at 60 Ls (85 EUR, 114 USD) per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.
University of Latvia
|Degree:Doctor of Geography Type of study programme:Doctoral studies|
|Language:Latvian and English (LV-EN)|
|Duration:3 years/Full time, 4 years/Part-time Fees:2134 or 6403 EUR / 1500 or 3600 LVL per year (2013/14)|
University of Latvia
|Degree:Doctor of Geology Type of study programme:Doctoral studies|
|Duration:3 years/Full time, 4 years/Part-time Fees:3200 – 6400 EUR per year|