After applicant submits the application to the University of Latvia, foreign student’s previous education documents (diploma and diploma supplement or transcript of records) are being forwarded to the Academic Information Centre (AIC) in Republic of Latvia.
AIC is an institution established in 1994 by the Ministry of Education and Science and University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. AIC is the Latvian representative to the European diploma recognition networks ENIC/NARIC.
The academic recognition is necessary, if the student has a foreign qualification (diploma) and he/she wants to continue studies in Latvia. AIC evaluates the level of your qualification compared to Latvian educational system. The University makes the decision on the admission based on the statement issued by the AIC. In case the Academic Information Centre does not issue a positive academic recognition of previous education documents, University keeps the rights to terminate the application.
Since August 1, 2015, AIC is a paid services. Cost for recognition of foreign diploma – 41.00 EUR
More information on the Centre’s functions, education system in Latvia, education documents etc. can be found in AIC webpage.