Application procedure for the Latvian state scholarships for studies and research
Citizens from more than 40 eligible countries are welcome to apply for Latvian state scholarships for studies and research in Latvian higher education institutions. Call for applications every year is open from 1st February to 1st April. Latvian state scholarships 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 (www.viaa.gov.lv) that administers scholarships.
- scholarships for studies (study programmes in English at www.studyinlatvia.lv here),
- fellowships for research.
Experience stories of previous scholarship holders
Yehoshua Wexler from Israel is studying medicine at Rīga Stradiņš University. 4 years ago he made a carefully considered decision to study in Latvia after a week-long introduction visit to our country. He was convinced by brand new facilities and premises in the university, professional atmosphere and inspiring international community. “I'm happy with my decision to study in Riga. It allows me to fulfill my aspiration of becoming a Medical Doctor in an international environment, and also offers me to enjoy the wonderful city of Rīga and Latvia with all it has to offer. I have received the Latvian state scholarship during academic year 2019/2020 which helps me focus on my studies without the possible economical worries which results in better grades and a better overall learning experience in Latvia. I have also applied for the scholarship for the next year, and the online application is very comfortable."
Jachin 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 www.viaa.gov.lv here.
Alex 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 www.viaa.gov.lv here.
Pavel 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 www.viaa.gov.lv here.
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