Scholarships for studies and research


Call for applications for the Latvian state scholarships for studies and research

Scholarships 2.pngCitizens from more than 40 eligible countries are welcome to apply for Latvian state scholarships for studies and research 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.

More information about application conditions, eligible countries, procedure and financial provisions is provided under links below at webpage of the State Education Development Agency of Latvia ( that administers scholarships. 

Useful links to information sources for international students in Latvia.


Experience stories of previous scholarship holders

Applying Technology to music.jpgJachin Pousson from the United States of America is currently a doctoral degree student in Systematic Musicology at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy (JVLMA). He has received Latvian state scholarship for research during academic year 2019/2020, but this is not his first year in Latvia. He first arrived in Riga as an Erasmus student from Copenhagen. When Jachin completed the Bachelor’s degree, he decided to continue studying towards a Master’s degree in composition at JVLMA which he completed in 2015. Currently he is pursuing a doctoral degree in Systematic Musicology at JVLMA. Read more at here


Marko Rotko Muzejs.jpgAlex Fedosseyev from Kazakhstan has arrived in Latvia for continuing education in history. He has chosen Daugavpils University master programme of Arts in History and received Latvian state scholarship for study period 2018 – 2020. Alex decided to proceed his continuing education in history and looked for the mixture of the Soviet fundamental and narrowly specialized “western” education. As an exchange student in Lithuania, Alex already had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Baltic states and the state of historical education in it, which also predetermined his choice. Read more at here


IMG_0077.JPGPavel Štoll from the Czech Republic has used the Latvian state scholarship to continue his research at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia. His research focuses on Czech-Latvian cultural ties, in particular relating to the Moravian Church, which originated in the Czech lands and started to function in Vidzeme in the 18th century. The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia had a deep interest in the contribution of the Moravian Church to the Latvian culture, and they invited him several times to scientific conferences on this topic. Read more at here


For any further questions, please, contact:
Ms Marika Pīra
Senior Specialist
International Cooperation Programme Unit
Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail:
State Education Development Agency