Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Humanities in Philology
Duration of studies: 4 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 160 credit points or 240 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 6
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 6
Language of instruction: French and Spanish or Italian, or 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: French Philology”. This programme will be offered instead of programme “French Philology”. Study agreements will be concluded in the programme “Philology, subprogram: French Philology” after the license will be received in May/June 2021.

The programme “French Philology” offers simultaneous studies of two Romanic and German languages. The goal of the programme is to prepare multi competence specialists, who have not only a good command of two Romance languages but know also the history, geography, culture, economics and politics of the respective language speaking countries. The studies of the specific areal, courses for professional purposes (translation, business language, language teaching methodology), basics of economics and law, diplomacy, politics, academic studies and research. The programme envisages students’ mobility within the framework of Erasmus in the institutions of higher learning of France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Germany. Some courses have been delivered by guest lecturers. After successful completion of the programme graduates may pursue further studies in the Master’s degree programme ‘Romance Languages and Culture’ or any other relevant programme.

Programme courses
Bachelor’s degree programme „French Philology” curriculum

Programme modules

The study programme offers elective module of second foreign language studies:

French - Spanish module
French - Italian module
French - German module

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

Career opportunities
After graduation students can work as translators, assistant managers etc. in government or private institutions in Latvia and abroad where knowledge of Romance and German languages and knowledge of Romance and German language speaking countries history, geography, culture, economics and politics and diplomacy are required.

Admission requirements

1.General secondary high school diploma;
2. English language proficiency. French language knowledge will be considered as advantage.

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

1. The grade in French or English or German (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. Jeļena Vladimirska

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