Resuming studies

Studies at the UL can be resumed to complete the education to the certain education level in the programmes that are offered by the UL at the time of resuming studies. If the study programme has changed during the intermission of studies (new courses, changes in credit points amount), the director of study programme compares the completed part of the programme to the current programme and issues a decision regarding the previously completed courses that can be recognised in framework of the current programme. Based on the recognised courses, the director of study programme establishes the study semester, with which a student can resume studies. Beginning studies in a different programme, students can initiate recognition of previously completed courses by submitting statement of records, confirming the previously completed courses and received evaluation. The statement of records is available upon request at Student Services, Raiņa bulvāris 19, room 125, or at the UL Archive, Raiņa bulvāris 19, room 25. If the completed study courses correspond to the results of the selected programme, they are recognised and included in the execution of study plan.

Additional information and document submission: study programme secretaries.

Application deadlines: at the faculty offering the selected programme until the last working day of registration week according to the Academic calendar.

Those students who wish to obtain higher education but are not sure whether the previously commenced studies are right for them, can receive free career counselling at the UL Career Centre. Appointments electronically by email or by telephone (+371) 67034410.

Transferring to UL is available if you have previously studied at a Latvian or foreign institution of higher education for no less than 2 semesters or have acquired 40 credit points in the previous study programme. More information on study programmes available at the UL can be found on the UL website.

To apply for a transfer, submit an application form and a transcript of your previous studies to the UL faculty of your choice. Director of the study programme will evaluate your previously completed courses and will make a decision on which courses are equivalent to the ones in your new study programme, and which additional examinations are to be taken. Study courses from previous studies are equivalent if the amount of credit points received are equal in both study programmes or it is larger in the previous study programme. The amount of additional courses required for the transfer cannot be larger than 20 credit points. Taking additional courses or examinations is only possible for a fee.

State funding is not continued when a student transfers from another institution of higher education to the UL.

When resuming studies after an intermission, previously acquired academic, professional and non-academic education learning outcomes can be put through the recognition procedure. When submitting an application form, documentation that proves previous learning outcomes must be attached – certifications, qualifications, recommendations, project results, job descriptions etc.

Knowledge, skills and competencies acquired through professional experience can only be recognized:

  • within the part of the study programme that is dedicated to internship;
  • as learning outcomes in such a study programme or study module that confirm practical knowledge the student has acquired.

Knowledge, skills and competencies acquired through non-academic education can be recognized if they correspond to the level of higher education and have been achieved:

  • in a continuing education programme, professional development programme or in another education programme (except for education programmes at the level of primary education, secondary education or higher education), where the knowledge, skills and competencies gained correspond to learning outcomes that are to be achieved by a course or a module of the study programme.
  • in other ways outside of formal education (e.g. independent studies). Within study programmes that prepare specialists in regulated professions, the knowledge, skills and competencies gained through non-academic education can only be recognized as such learning outcomes (of a study course or a module) that confirm theoretical knowledge.

Learning outcomes achieved in previous higher education can be recognized if the outcomes achieved through previous study courses or study modules correspond to the outcomes of study courses or modules of the relevant higher education institution.

 (Transcript of Cabinet Regulation No. 505)

If the previously achieved learning outcomes are recognized, the student is relieved of a part of the study load. The dean of your faculty can reduce the study fee, considering the amount of credit points received from the courses in the particular semester.

Admission dates: for UL students in their faculty and other applicants in Student services every year from the 1st of September to the 31st of May of the following year.

Application and document submission: for UL students – to their study programme secretary, for other applicants – to Student Services, at Raiņa Boulevard 19, room 125.  

Pricelist of Study Services at the University of Latvia


Faculty of Biology
Faculty secretary and student registrar: Liliāna Teļeševa, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67033920.
Faculty student registrar: Diāna Marcinkēviča, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67033920.

Faculty of Computing
Faculty secretary: Rudīte Ekmane, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034488.
Student registrar for Bachelor’s study programmes: Ārija Sproģe, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034505.
Student registrar for Master’s study programmes: Ella Arša, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67224363.
Student registrar for Doctorate’s study programmes: Anita Ermuša, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67224363.

Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry
Coordinator of international affairs: Karlīna Engere, e-mail:
Faculty secretary: Madara Ziņģe, e-mail:

Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences
Faculty secretary: Gunta Vigule, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67033914.      
Faculty student registrars:
Gunta Lukstiņa, e-mail:;
Antra Dūle, e-mail:, telephone: +371 28638894.

Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty secretary: Vija Gutāne, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67033900.
Faculty student registrar: Igors Kļimenkovs, e-mail:

Faculty of Medicine
Coordinator of international affairs: Santa Strēle-Ivbule, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67033814.

Faculty of Humanities
Coordinator of international affairs: Anastasija Vedela, e-mail:, telephone: +371 6703 4915.
Faculty secretary: Maira Dandzberga, e-mail:, telephone: +371 6703 4908.

Faculty of Theology
Faculty secretary: Nelda Kikjauka, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034441.
Faculty student registrar: Ilze Stikāne, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034441.

Faculty of History and Philosophy
Student registrar for Philosophy studies: Inta Briede, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034991.
Student registrar for History studies: Sigita Šnē, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034992.

Faculty of Business, Management and Economics
Coordinator of international affairs: Zane Svilāne, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034942.
Faculty student registrars:
Laila Lisenko, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034984;
Zanda Nilendere, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034983;
Astra Zaļkalne, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034986;
Alla Ščukina, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034963;
Larisa Staņuka, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034962;
Agnese Hadaņonoka, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034990.

Faculty of Law
Coordinator of international affairs: Daina Andrejeva, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034460.
Faculty secretary: Baiba Brūvere, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034560.

Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Coordinator of international affairs: Laura Fomina, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034846.
Faculty secretary: Santa Čakire, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034848.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Coordinator of international affairs: Aleksandra Kjakste, e-mail:
Faculty secretary: Anete Zasa, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67140233.


Applicants that have received higher education abroad participate in the general admissions process to compete for a place in the study programme of their choice, based on the enrolment criteria of the particular study programme.

Before applying for studies:

1. The prospective student has to receive academic recognition of the document of education issued abroad. Certificate of recognition is issued by the Academic Information Centre.

2. The prospective student has to receive a confirmation of the authenticity (legalisation) of the document of education issued abroad.

For a document issued abroad to be valid in Latvia:

1) If the document is issued in a member state of the 1961 Hague convention “Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents”, the authenticity of the document has to be certified with “Apostille” by the competent institution of the particular foreign state, in accordance with the 3rd article of the aforementioned convention.

2) If the document is issued by a state which is not a member of the 1961 Hague convention, it is legalised by the competent institution of the state that has issued it, or by its embassy or consulate, and, afterwards, in an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Latvia, or by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Please be informed that as of April 1, 2019, public documents issued in Ukraine, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Kyrgyz Republic must be legalised or certified with Apostille in a competent foreign authority.

As of November 24, 2010, legalisation requirement for documents issued by the members of EU, EEA or the Swiss Confederation is abolished. It means that documents issued by these states do not require any additional confirmation (legalisation or “Apostille”) to be used in Latvia.

Member countries in the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Member countries of the European Economic Area: all EU member states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Swiss Confederation.

For more information on legalisation of documents visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Upon admission applicants must present the following document originals:

1) Passport

2) Legalised (if required) document of education and a certificate of recognition by Academic Information Centre.

3) A supplement of the document of education – a transcript (if possible, with an added description of the marking system, which includes information on the scale of grades and evaluation of each grade). A translation of the document of education and its supplement in Latvian or English has to be certified by a notary, if the documents have not already been issued in the aforementioned languages.

Curriculum Vitae is to be attached to your application, if it is included in the enrolment criteria for the study programme.

For more information contact Student Services: Laila Jansone, e-mail:, telephone: +371 67034407.