According to some of the bilateral cooperation agreements the University of Latvia is paying a monthly scholarship to the exchange students who are studying within these agreements.
The exchange student should be officially nominated by his/ her home university for exchange period within the bilateral agreements. Students who come within regular ERASMUS+ program do not receive the scholarship from the University of Latvia.
The scholarship is paid around 25th date of each month. The calculation of the amount of scholarship depends on the exact time of the arrival and departure of the student. Thus students after arrival should register at the International Mobility Unit as soon as possible.
Exchange students who are eligible to receive the scholarship from the University of Latvia and whose study period in Latvia is shorter than 2 month will receive the scholarship at the International Mobility Unit in cash. Students whose study period at the University of Latvia is longer than 2 month will have to open the bank account in Latvia in order to receive the scholarship by bank transfer*. Bank transfer can be made after student has received in the Citizenship and Migration Affairs the residence permit or - for citizens of EU - registration certificate.
*International Mobility Unit shall assist in opening a bank account to scholarship grantees of the UL.
ERASMUS MUNDUS (EM) is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. Partnerships between European and Third Country higher education institutions include scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels (undergraduate, master, doctorate, postdoctorate and staff).
University of Latvia is currently a partner in various Erasmus Mundus projects. The call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 will be open in the following projects (more information will follow soon):
- AESOP - A European and South African Partnership on Heritage and Past (2013)
Project gives the opportunity for South African students, researchers and staff members to apply for scholarships and fellowships to study, teach, participate in research or administrative activities at the University of Latvia.
Project website: www.aesop-em.org/
- LEADER - Links in Europe and Asia for engineering, eDucation, Enterprise and Research exchanges (2014)
Project gives the opportunity for students, researchers and staff members from Asia (West) to apply for scholarships and fellowships to study, teach, participate in research or administrative activities at the University of Latvia.
Erasmus Mundus contact person at the University of Latvia:
International Mobility Unit, Student Services
Participation in other Erasmus Mundus projects:
Students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries are welcome to apply for Latvian scholarship to study, conduct a research or participate in summer school at the University of Latvia in the academic year 2015/2016. The scholarships are offered by the State Education Development Agency-SEDA (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA) in accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science.
How to apply? Information on application procedure and documents can be found on SEDA website (see the link).
Who can apply?
I Only citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement* on co-operation in education and science can apply for the Latvian government scholarships. These countries are:
Belgium (Flanders Community and
*The Agreements can be found at the following links:
**Scholarship holders from Poland who are granted a scholarship for studies and research in Latvian HEIs based on the Latvian and Polish Cultural and Educational Programme of Cooperation for the Years 2013 – 2016 receive their scholarship from the sending Party. Applicants from Poland are kindly asked to contact the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange of the Republic of Poland (http://www.buwiwm.edu.pl).
II Citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students, researchers and teaching staff without formal agreements on co-operation in education and science are welcome to apply for the Latvian scholarship as well. These countries are:
United States of America
More information: SEDA website
SEDA contact person at the University of Latvia:
Sintija Maculeviča, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +37167034336