Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Asian studies
Duration of studies: 3 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 180 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Study programme is accredited
Tuition fee

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 four language modules:

  • Japanese language module;
  • Sinology module: Chinese, Classical Chinese (Wenyan);
  • India and Indonesia module: Hindi or Tibetan or Indonesian language;
  • Middle East module: Arabic or Turkish language.

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.

Admission requirements

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

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.

Admission requirements for citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal:

1. Results of one of the internationally recognized tests (IELTS, TOEFL etc.) at least level B2 at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or passed UL English Test;

2. Skype interview which includes questions about profiling subjects and motivation.

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2020; studies start in Sept 2020)



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