Non-EU nationals have to check, if they need a visa to enter Latvia. The visa validity period depends on each specific case. Please, see more detailed information below.
For details on how to apply for a student residence permit, see information in OCMA webpage → Residence permits. Note that it may take up to several weeks to obtain a visa or a residence permit, so the application procedures should start as early as possible.
Please contact the university for detailed information on the admission procedure as each university's admission procedure may vary.