Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Asian studies
Duration of studies: 3 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 120 credit points or 180 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 6
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 6
Language of instruction: English
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 31.12.2024.

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2300 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 3050 EUR per Year

This programme combines language studies with culture and regional studies in relation to the language module chosen by the student. The language courses are taught by native speakers. The Bachelor programme is targeted towards maintaining continuity of the research work in Asian studies; it aims at ensuring quality of knowledge and skills needed to pursue further professional or academic studies at MA level.

Programme courses
Bachelor’s degree programme „Asian Studies” curriculum

Programme modules

The programme is divided into language modules:

  • Japanese language module;
  • Chinese language module
  • Korean language module;
  • Middle East studies: Arabic language module.

Study period and time of classes

The full – time degree programme covers three academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am till 6pm in the working days.

Career opportunities

Graduates can apply for work in schools and universities, business and culture oriented fields.

More information about study programme and Study plan

ERASMUS+ exchange possibilities

UL full-time students, regardless of their citizenship, have the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS + exchange program for studies or/and traineeship.  

More information:

ERASMUS + study mobility 
ERASMUS + traineeship moblity   

Admission requirements

1. General secondary high school diploma;
2. English language proficiency.

The average grade at the secondary education level should not be less than 60% of the maximum.

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)

1. The grade in English (60%)
2. Grade point average (20%);
3. A certificate of the Latvian language (20%).
Please note! Only EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term resident status holders can compete for a state-financed study place.

As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview.


Autumn Intake (application start: 02 Jan 2022; studies start in Sept 2022)



Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Prof. Jānis Priede,

Coordinator of the Programme          
Natālija Ambrosova
Phone: +371 67034926
Faculty of Humanities
4A Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050