Latvian state scholarships for summer schools
Foreign students, academic and research staff have an oppurtunity to apply for the Latvian state scholarship for participation in summer schools in Latvia. Call for applications every year is open from 1st February to 1st April.
In 2020 one interested was able to choose from 8 summer schools organized by Latvian higher education institutions. This year, summer schools will be dedicated to topics such as ethnotourism and ecotourism, bryology, art history, Latvian language and culture, robotics, 3D Animation, wooden architecture and Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions.
The necessary documents for the summer schools must be submitted directly to the organizers of the summer schools and they will inform all the applicants about the results of the scholarship competition.
More information about application conditions, eligible applicants, procedure, financial provisions and list of summer schools is provided under links below at webpage of the State Education Development Agency of Latvia (www.viaa.gov.lv) that administers scholarships.
Experience stories of previous summer schools in 2019
Summer school “Robotics. Real Life Applications of Intelligent Design” organized by Riga Technical University (RTU) took place in July 2019 and lasted for 4 weeks. Participants were acquainted with development of robotics and related industries in Latvia, improved their theoretical and practical knowledge in robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D modelling, development of prototypes and real models, and the guests were also acquainted with history, language and culture of Latvia. The school programme included theoretical lectures, practical classes and study tours in companies of the industry. Read more at www.viaa.gov.lv.
University of Daugavpils hosted an international summer school “Discover Latvia through Latgale Region” where 13 students and academic staff from the USA, Belgium, Czech Republic, South Korea, Georgia, Croatia, Peru, Turkey, and Uzbekistan studied Latvian language, culture, history, and entrepreneurship in the Latgale region. The lecture topics and study content were related to practical experience and current economic issues. All knowledge gained was provided interactively using immersion and CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning). Read more at www.viaa.gov.lv.
For any further questions, please, contact:
Ms Marika Pīra
International Cooperation Programme Unit
Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Education Development Agency