The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration in order to promote international identification, exchanges and to strengthen good reputation. 
The University of Latvia has been always active in international collaboration. Nowadays the objective is to focus on the content and quality in order to make internationalization a balanced element of education and research. 
The internationalization processes take place in the following areas:

  • bilateral cooperation agreements (with 233 universities in 51 countries);
  • membership in the international university organizations and networks;
  • participation in international educational and research programmes and projects;
  • exchanges of students and teachers (exchange statistics);
  • international cooperation on the faculty, institute, department and individual levels.

By participating in international university organizations and active membership in networks such as EUA (The European University Association), UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe), BSRUN (Baltic Sea Region Universities Network), UTRECHT Network, Campus Europea/EUF the University of Latvia strives to intensify different types of exchanges and to widen possibilities for internationalization of studies and research.

Active participation within bilateral partnership agreements and European programmes has promoted wide cooperation activities within ERASMUS+ programme. The number of agreements with European partner universities has grown tremendously within last 5 years anticipating more intensive exchanges of students and teachers. At present the University of Latvia has signed 1020 agreements with 447 institutions in 33 European programme and 38 Inter-institutional agreement with 17 partner countries. 

The University of Latvia is also active in initiating and participating in ERASMUS+ projects (Capacity Building, Strategic Partnership, Knowledge Alliances, Jean Monnet). The University of Latvia strategy is to introduce innovative methods in education, to pay more attention to the development of staff competences. The ERASMUS+ projects help much the UL to achieve these strategic goals. One of the latest examples is the ERASMUS+ KA 203 project "Best+" (www.blendedmobility.eu) with the aim to create a new form of professional development for university staff using blended mobility.
The University of Latvia is the only Latvian institution with active participation in Erasmus Mundus programme. Successful participation in ten Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects: JoinEU-SEE I, II, III; Triple I I, II; Aurora I, II; Centauri; Lot 3b; Mover; AESOP; LEADER has remarkably increased the number of international exchange and degree students from Western Balkan countries, Russia, Central and Southeast Asia, South Africa. The University of Latvia participated also in MISOCO Joint master’s degree programme International Migration and Social Cohesion.

The University of Latvia has become an attractive place to study both for full time and exchange international students. The number of available programmes and courses on English increase every year. The University of Latvia is glad that the faculties are active in involving visiting professors within the study process. 
Cooperation in research has been also very active and productive. Participation in the 7th RTD Framework Programme Horizon 2020, EU, UNESCO etc. projects has ensured unity of studies and research, has allowed to develop top level research projects and to create Centres of Excellence, e.g.: UNESCO Biomedical Research and Study Centre, EU Solid State Physics Institute, EU Institute of Physics.

Contacts:

Institutional coordination:
Mrs. Alina Grzibovska
Head of International Relations
University of Latvia
19 Raina blvd., Room 134
Riga, LV1586
Latvia
phone: +371 67033997
e-mail: ad@lu.lv

How to apply for exchange studies within bilateral/network cooperation agreements?  

The selection of the candidates take place at the beginning of each study semester and is organised by the international coordinator of the respective faculty. (Exception: Department of Asian studies select their candidates individually).   

Candidate shall address to the Mobility Division of the Student Services Department with an already approved and signed nomination form issued by the respective faculty, which is accordingly forwarded to the chosen partner university/network.

Student nomination does not guarantee a study exchange place in the chosen partner university/network. For successful processing of application procedure in partner university/network, student shall follow all required procedures and set deadlines.

Important!

Application requirements for exchange studies abroad may differ from university to university.   

Majority of bilateral/network cooperation agreements do not foresee scholarship for studies abroad, but gives an opportunity to study in a partner university with waived tuition fee.

In case of questions, please, contact exchange@lu.lv or ad@lu.lv.

Students may also apply to scholarships offered by foreign governments based on bilateral agreements between the countries. More information can be found here: http://viaa.gov.lv/lat/stipendijas/stipendiju_piedavajumi/. Please check your eligibility. Application procedure shall be completed individually.

University of Latvia has 233 partner institutions in 51 countries:

Albania

Argentina  

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Belarus

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Columbia

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany  

Georgia

Greece

India

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan 

Lithuania

  • European Humanities University 
  • Mykolas Romeris University 
  • Vilnius University (BAISS) 
  • Vilnius University (Joint declaration on strategic cooperation between the universities of Latvia, Tartu and Vilnius) 
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences 

Malaysia

Mexico

Montenegro

Moldova

Norway

People's Republic of China

Poland

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Spain

Republic of Korea

Russia

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

USA

Uzbekistan

Faculty of Biology

Dr. Biol., Assoc. Prof. Līga Ozoliņa-Molla
Phone: +371 67033920
E-mail: liga.ozolina-molla@lu.lv

Faculty of Computing

Prof. Juris Borzovs
Phone: +371 67034489
E-mail: juris.borzovs@lu.lv

Faculty of Chemistry

Dr.chem., Doc. Agnese Osīte
Phone: +371 67034370
E-mail: agnese.osite@lu.lv

Faculty of Business, Management and Economics

Zane Svilāne
Phone: +371 67034789
E-mail: zane.svilane@lu.lv 

Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art

Laura Fomina
Phone: +371 67034848
E-mail: laura.fomina@lu.lv 

Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences

Dr.geogr., Prof. Zaiga Krišjāne
Phone: +371 67336373
E-mail: zaiga.krisjane@lu.lv

Faculty of History and Philosophy


Dr. Artis Svece
Phone: +371 67282389
E-mail: svece@latnet.lv

Faculty of Humanities

Jekaterina Čerņevska
Phone: +371 67034847
E-mail: jekaterina.cernevska@lu.lv  

Faculty of Law

Daina Andrejeva
Phone: +371 67034466
E-mail: daina.andrejeva@lu.lv

Faculty of Medicine

Ivars Pēkainis
E-mail: ivars.pekainis@lu.lv 

Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry

Department of Physics
Dr. Jānis Cīmurs
E-mail: janis.cimurs@lu.lv

Department of Mathematics
Assoc. Prof. Ingrīda Uļjane
E-mail: ingrida.uljane@lu.lv

Department of Optometry
Aija Tolstoja
E-mail: aija.tolstoja@lu.lv

Faculty of Social Sciences

Aleksandra Kjakste
E-mail: aleksandra.kjakste@lu.lv  

Faculty of Theology

Dr.theol., Doc. Jānis Rudzītis-Neimanis
Phone: +371 67034441
E-mail: janis.rudzitis@lu.lv  

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EUF/Campus Europae koordinētāja: 
Alīna Gržibovska
Ārlietu vadītāja
Tālr.: + 371 67033997
E-pasts: aline.grzibovska@lu.lv