Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Optometry
Duration of studies: Full-time (3 years), Part-time (4 years)
Type of studies: Full-time, Part-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 02.02.2029..

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 6000 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 6000 EUR per Year

The curriculum of the bachelor study programme "Optometry" is based on the content of the European Diploma in Optometry and in line with the basic knowledge and skills requirements of the optometric profession standard in Latvia. Bachelor programme is the first step in professional optometrist education scheme in Latvia. The programme offers extensive profile studies of natural sciences including organic chemistry, biology, calculus, physics, medical courses including human anatomy and physiology, pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the eye, physiology of vision, specific courses in optometry – optics, geometrical optics, ophthalmic optics, optometric instruments, refractive defects, binocular vision and other. After graduation students can continue studies on master level.

Programme courses
More information about study programme and Study plan

Career opportunities
This programme prepares competitive graduates for Latvian and European labor markets.

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.  

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ERASMUS + study mobility 
ERASMUS + traineeship moblity   

Admission requirements

  1. General secondary high school diploma;
  2. English language proficiency.
  3. Grade in Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry or Biology must be no less than 6 in a 10 point grading system
  4. If the secondary education document does not indicate a grade in mathematics or physics, or chemistry or biology, it can be replaced by the grade of the mathematics or physics test organized by the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry of the University of Latvia. 

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

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Nov 2023; studies start in Sept 2024)



Contact person for more information
Director of the Programme             
Prof. Gunta Krūmiņa
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry
1 Jelgavas Street, Riga

Coordinator of the Programme