Degree to be achieved: Bachelor Degree in Humanities in Language Studies
Duration of studies: 6 semesters (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: German and English
Accreditation: The programme is accredited till 07.12.2029. 

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2500 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 3350 EUR per Year

The sub-programme will be attractive to anyone interested in the German language and literature - not only in Germany, but also in other "German" countries and regions of Europe. Students will gain knowledge in German language and literature, as well as knowledge of Latvian cultural history as Germans had great importance in the history and culture of the entire Baltics. During their studies, students learn in depth German as well as a second foreign language. Students are also offered professional orientation courses in translation and German language didactics.

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

Career opportunities

Job opportunities are wide: state and municipal institutions, foreign affairs departments, national embassies (cultural and / or public relations / media information specialist), media companies and publishing houses (editor, proofreader, advertising specialist), translation agencies, research institutions (language specialist, consultant ), libraries, museums (knowledge of language / literature materials, organizer of cultural / educational events), schools, language courses (teacher).

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. The average grade of the secondary education document in all subjects must be at least 6 (on a 10-point scale). 
  3. German language proficiency
  4. English language proficiency

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

1. The grade in English (30%);
2. The grade in German (50%);
3. Grade point average (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: 2 Jan 2024; studies start in Sept 2024)



Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Prof. Ineta Balode

Coordinator of the Programme          
Sandra Tanne
Phone: +371 67034914
Faculty of Humanities
4A Visvalža Street, Riga, LV-1050

The programme has been developed within the framework of the project "Design of Internationally Competitive Study Programmes Promoting the Development of the National Economy of Latvia at the University of Latvia" (project No. / 18 / A / 015).