Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Philology
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: German
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 30.06.2024.

Tuition fee

Please note that the University of Latvia is in the process of accreditation of new study programme “Philology, subprogram: German Philology”. This programme will be offered instead of programme “German Philology”. Study agreements will be concluded in the programme “Philology, subprogram: German Philology” after the license will be received in May/June 2021.

This programme is designed for students who are interested in the studies of the language and literature of the German-speaking countries, associate their future with advanced German studies and seek in-depth knowledge of the language and literature along with studies of Latvia’s cultural heritage, considering the relevance of the German language in the Baltic history and culture. Students will appreciate the quality of Germanic studies, translation skills, and a comprehensive view of the German literature and history, which will contribute to career advancement. After successful completion of the programme graduates may pursue further studies in the Master’s degree programme ‘German Philology’ or any other relevant programme.

Programme modules
The programme offers two-module directions of the curriculum, majoring in either linguistics and translation or culture and literature.

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

After successful completion of the programme graduates work in any field that requires a previous education in humanities.

Admission requirements
1. General secondary high school diploma;
2. German language proficiency.

Enrollment criteria (for students competing for the state-financed study place)
1. The grade in German, English or French (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.

More information and Study plan


Autumn Intake (application start: 4 Jan 2021; studies start in Sept 2021)



Contact person for more information

Director of the Programme                
Prof. Ineta Balode

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