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Last Update
12.02.2015

Application procedure for transfer students

The academic year is divided into two semesters - autumn semester (from September till January) and spring semester (from February till June). Application must be submitted on admission platform www.apply.lu.lv.

Application deadlines for transfer students from foreign universities are:

for the Autumn semester

for the Spring semester

For undergraduate studies

For EU, EEA citizens and permanent residents – July 1;

For citizens from other countries – May 15.

 

 

 

 

For EU citizens and permanent residents – December 1

For citizens from other countries – November 15.

 

For postgraduate studies

For EU, EEA citizens and permanent residents – July 1;

For citizens from other countries – May 15.

 


The deadline for transfer students who want to transfer from a higher education institution located in Latvia: the last day of the registration week of a semester (see Academic Calendar).

Transfer conditions:

Transfer students who present a minimum of 60 ECTS points will be considered for admission to the 3rd semester. At least 30ECTS points of them must agree with the curricula of the chosen study programme.

Note!  According to the curricula it is possible to transfer to professional study programme “Medicine” only till 5th semester.

Necessary documents (have to be uploaded on portal www.apply.lu.lv):

1) diploma of previous education (secondary education diploma and grade transcript or undergraduate degree and diploma supplement) in original language

2) education documents. If education documents original language is not Latvian or English, a notarized translation in English must be provided.

3) grade transcript and course descriptions issued by the university that the student has attended. If the grade transcript and course descriptions original language is not Latvian or English, a notarized translation in English must be provided.

4)  CV (for postgraduate studies);

5) document confirming proficiency of the language of instruction (if necessary);

6) passport or ID

Education documents must be legalized. Find more information about the legalization procedure and the list of countries which are exempt from the legalization procedure below.

Application fee:

1. is 100 Euro for EU and EEA citizens and their family members*;
2. is 100 Euro for citizens from non – EU countries.

* Under this clause family members are: the spouse, children who are under the age of 21 or are dependants, and dependent parents or grandparents of either the EU citizen or of the non-EU spouse.

Recognition of documents in Latvia

Academic Recognition

Document legalization (certification of document authenticity)

All education documents submitted to the University of Latvia are sent to the Academic Information Centre for academic recognition. In the academic recognition has been defined whether the applicant is capable of continuing studies in the chosen direction and at the chosen level.

Documents for academic recognition can be submitted by applicant personally or by the staff of the University of Latvia. 

Legalization is not a notarial act. It means the verification of the signature and seal of a document.

Detailed information about legalization procedure is available on UL website

Education documents issued in EU, EEA countries or Switzerland are exempt from the legalization procedure.


The tuition fee is in the same amount as the tuition fee for students in the respective study programme and in the respective study semester.

For international degree students the visa and residence permits arrangement is under the responsibility of the Student Services/Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia.  

Contact information for prospective students:

Student Services
University of Latvia
19 Raina Blvd., Riga
LV - 1586, Latvia

Phone: +371 67034408
E-mail: studies@lu.lv

Faculty of Medicine
University of Latvia
19 Raina Blvd., Riga
LV-1586, Latvia

Phone: +371 67034379
E-mail: lumedi@lu.lv