Vislielākais burtu izmērs
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General Conditions
Pēdējās izmaiņas veiktas:
24.02.2015

1.1. Calculation of competitive evaluation results and ranking of applicants:

1.1.1. the competitive evaluation result is calculated for each applicant, based on the following equation:

  • 1st variant of the formula for calculating the evaluation result – centralized examinations, specifying: name of the centralized examination (name of the centralized examination part (ratio x maximum number of points = maximally obtainable points));
  • 2nd variant of the formula for calculating the evaluation result – yearly grades in a document of secondary education, specifying: name of a grade (ratio x maximum number of points = maximally obtainable points);
  • if in calculating the evaluation result, in addition to the centralized examinations and yearly grades in a document of secondary education, the entrance examination at the UL is used as well, it is specified in the formula: name of the entrance examination (ratio x maximum number of points = maximally obtainable points);

1.1.2. bonus points are granted to the applicants who were awarded medal places at the Latvian national Olympiads in school subjects, Latvian national scientific conferences for pupils, research and creative work competitions organized by the UL and classes at the schools of young specialists organized by the UL, in accordance with the requirements for admission to study programmes. Bonus points are added to the competitive evaluation in compliance with the competitive criteria;

1.1.3. advantages in applying for a study place are granted to the applicants, who were awarded medal places at the Latvian national, international or open Olympiads in school subjects, Latvian national scientific conferences for pupils, research and creative work competitions organized by the UL and classes at the schools of young specialists organized by the UL, in accordance with the requirements for admission to study programmes. Advantages entitle the aforesaid persons to acquire a study place out of competition. Should the number of applicants who acquired the advantages be larger than the number of the state-funded study places determined for the relevant study programme, a study place out of competition will be granted to the applicants with the higher competitive evaluation result according to the competitive criteria;

1.1.4. ranking of applicants is based on the sum of points acquired at the competition, which consists of the competitive evaluation according to the competitive criteria in the 1000-point system, bonus points and advantages.

1.2.  The requirement for admission to study programmes is a previously acquired secondary education, which is confirmed by a document of secondary education – the general secondary education certificate or the vocational secondary education diploma, which confirms that the secondary vocational education programme, which the educate started studying after acquiring the basic education was completed.

1.3. Applicants, who have completed the secondary education beginning with the year 2004, participate in the general competition for the right to register for studies in the relevant study programmes on the basis of specified centralized school-leaving examinations. A competitive evaluation for these applicants is determined in accordance with the 1st variant of the formula for calculating the evaluation result. The percentage value of the average score of the specified centralized school-leaving examinations required for calculating a competitive evaluation shall be not lower than 10 (ten) per cent.

1.4. Applicants, who have completed the secondary education before the year 2004 (exclusive), as well as applicants, who have completed the secondary education abroad, or persons with special needs may participate in the general competition for the right to register for studies in the relevant study programmes, on the basis of yearly grades stated in a document of secondary education. A competitive evaluation for these applicants is determined in accordance with the 2nd variant of the formula for calculating the evaluation result. Yearly grades in a document of secondary education required for calculating a competitive evaluation shall be positive (not lower than 4).

1.5. Applicants who, pursuant to the regulations, have been exempted from national centralised school-leaving examinations, but are not recognized as the persons with special needs, may participate in the general competition for the right to register for studies in the relevant study programmes following the procedure for the persons with special needs.

1.6. Yearly grades in a document of secondary education as required for the admission to the study programmes, in accordance with the requirements in the study programmes, shall be positive (not lower than 4).

1.7. An average yearly grade in the specified school subjects set out in a document of secondary education as required for the admission to the study programmes is based on the following secondary education subjects:

1.7.1. in the educational programmes with the Latvian language of instruction: Latvian, Latvian Literature, English, Russian, German, French, Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry), Informatics, History of Latvia and the World, Economics, if such are stated in a document of secondary education;

1.7.2. in the educational programs for national minorities: Latvian and Latvian Literature, National Minority Language, National Minority Literature, National Minority Language and Literature, English, German, French, Russian, Mathematics (Algebra Geometry), Informatics, History of Latvia and the World, Economics, if such are stated in a document of secondary education.

1.8. If a yearly grade in a document of secondary education is determined according to the 5-point scale, it is equivalent to a yearly grade in a document of secondary education according to the 10-point scale. A yearly grade of 5 (excellent) obtained in the relevant subject conforms to a grade of 9 (excellent), a grade of 4 (good) – to a grade of 7 (good), a grade of 3 (satisfactory) – to a grade of 5 (satisfactory).

1.9. A yearly grade in a document of secondary education, as required for the admission to the study programmes, is equivalent to a centralized examination grade in the relevant subject as supported by a centralized examination certificate. A grade in a document of secondary education is equivalent to the percentage value of the average score of the specified centralized school-leaving examinations divided by 10. The percentage value of the average score of the specified centralized school-leaving examinations shall be not lower than 10 (ten) per cent.

1.10. Applicants who do not have a required yearly grade in Latvian in a document of secondary education may have it replaced by:

1.10.1. the state language proficiency level attested by the following documents:

1.10.1.1.The certificate of proficiency in State language issued by the Ministry of Justice(from January 1, 1992 through August 31, 2000);

1.10.1.2.The certificate of proficiency in State language confirming the knowledge at least at the first level of B grade level and issued by the National Centre for Education (NCE) of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) (from September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2009);

1.10.1.3.The certificate of proficiency in the State language confirming the knowledge at least at level A2 and issued by the National Centre for Education (NCE) of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) (since September 1, 2009);

1.10.2. The certificate of proficiency in Latvian issued by the Language Centre at the University of Latvia with a minimum grade – 4 (almost satisfactory) on a 10-point scale.

1.11. Levels obtained at the examination in the State language skills comply with the following yearly grades in a document of secondary education:

From 1 January, 1992 till 31 August 2000

From 1 September, 2000 till 31 August, 2009

From 1 September, 2009

10-point system 5-point system

Third (highest) level

III B

C2

10

5

 

III A

C1

9

5

Second (medium) level

II B

B2

7

4

 

II A

B1

6

4

First (lowest) level

I B

A2

5

3

 

1.12. A grade in a foreign language in a document of secondary education required for admission (in accordance with the admission requirements set forth by study programmes) is equivalent to, unless otherwise specified, a positive grade in an internationally recognized language test. A grade in an internationally recognized language test is aligned with a grade in a document of secondary education on a 10-point scale by the Student Service following the grade explanatory descriptions and consulting experts, if required.

1.13. Should the relevant study programmes require international applicants who have completed their secondary education abroad to prove language proficiency (in accordance with the admission requirements set forth by the study programmes) a grade in a foreign language in a document of completed educational programme is equal to other approved documents demonstrating language proficiency. Faculty have the right to inspect and review the aforementioned document demonstrating language proficiency and decide on its recognition.

1.14. Centralised examination certificates are valid from the date of issue of the said certificate, when the percentage value of the score acquired in every part of the exam is entered in the aforementioned certificate.

1.15. Language of instruction, unless otherwise specified, is Latvian.