University of Latvia offers two student hotels for International students: “Prima” and ”Reznas” student hotel.  There is a well-developed public transportation and it takes about 20 minutes to reach the city centre, main building of the University of Latvia as well as the Old Town.

The minimum length of stay for long term is two months and the Tenant is obligated to pay the rent for first 2 months in order to book the room.

"PRIMA" MAZĀ LUBĀNAS IELA 6, Riga, LV-1019
"Prima” student hotel is located in a 9 floor building. The price depends on the number of beds and tenants living in the room. All over the rooms are combined by 2 with shared WC and shower. Namely, WC and shower are shared by 3 tenants on 6th-8th floor or by 5 tenants on 2nd-5th floor.

“Reznas” MAZĀ LUBĀNAS IELA 11, Riga, LV-1019

NB! only for exchange students

“Reznas” student hotel is located in a 5 floor building. Rooms are shared with one other tenant. Two shared WC’s, showers and a kitchen available on each floor.

How to get there?

Take the trolleybus No. 15 (runs every 5 minutes in working days; every 10 minutes on weekends and holidays). Trolleybus stop is located next to the main building of the University of Latvia. Get off at the stop named „Reznas iela” (it’s the 8th stop on route from the University of Latvia).

Riga city public transport routes and timetables at the homepage of SIA "Rīgas satiksme" www.rigassatiksme.lv

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Long term accommodation:

1. International degree and exchange students should proceed with the payment for accommodation only upon the acceptance for studies at the UL.
2. The minimum length of stay for long term accommodation is two months and the Tenant is obligated pay the rent for first 2 months in order to book the room.
3. The room reservation is completed as soon as the payment is transferred to the UL bank account.
4. If there are any changes in the reservation period, send the information to the administrator (see the contact information below).
5. If student cancels the reservation or decides to terminate the contract, the first payment will not be refunded.

6.The Lease contract will be signed upon arrival at the chosen student hotel. It is also highly recommended to present a proof of payment for first two months on the arrival at the student hotel. 

Short term accommodation at “Prima” student hotel
1. This option is available only for students are accepted for studies at the University of Latvia
2. The maximum length of stay for short term accommodation is one month.
3. The payment for short term accommodation must be done upon arrival at “Prima” hostel.
4. If there are any changes in the reservation period, send the information to the administrator (see the contact information below) not later than one month before the arrival date.

APPLICATION PERIOD for incoming exchange students

For the incoming exchange students application for student hotels:

  • Autumn semester/ full year: April 15 – June 25
  • Spring semester: November 15 - December 25

APPLICATION PERIOD for international degree students

International degree students can apply for the student hotel only upon the acceptance for studies at the University of Latvia. For more information please contact International student advisor for degree studies: studies@lu.lv

APPLICATION for students of other universities

Students who have applied for studies at other higher education institutions in Latvia may apply only for “Prima” student hostel throughout the year by sending an e-mail to: prima@lu.lv. But please note that University of Latvia exchange and international degree students will have the priority.

Provided services at Prima

Provided services at Rēzna 

International and safety rules in Prima

International and safety rules in Rēzna

1. Apply using the electronic system LUIS

Students may electronically apply for rental rights at the UL Halls of residence on July, using the Information System of the University of Latvia (LUIS). Students are offered a
place in hall of residence depending on the faculty for which the student is registered, but the
rental rights in the residence hall indicated in the electronic application are not guaranteed. The
LUIS username and password is received at the faculty during registration, or at the Student
Services Department (Raiņa bulvāris 19, room 125).

2. Upload in LUIS or submit the additional documents

On July the students who belong to one of the groups listed below, upload in
LUIS or submit at the Student Services Department (Raiņa bulvāris 19, room 125) the document
confirming the respective status, granting priority in obtain the rental rights:

  •  student with special needs or orphan;
  •  student living in a family with three or more underage children;
  •  student living in a family where all the family members receive old age or disability pension;
  • student living in a family with poverty status.

3. Find out the results

The UL Infrastructure Department passes the decision of rental right allocation to students of
the faculties on July. Student applications are ranged according to the following criteria:

  •  level of studies and semester at the University of Latvia – the undergraduate studies of the first year have a higher priority than those of the subsequent years, including postgraduate and doctoral students;
  •  the distance of student's declared place of residence from Riga – those who officially reside further away from Riga, will have a priority over those who reside nearer to Riga.

Infrastructure Department announces the decision regarding allocation
of rental rights by sending an SMS to the telephone number indicated by the student. The
status of student's application will also be published at the LUIS under heading "Halls of
residence".

4. Pay for the residence
The student who has received the confirmation of rental rights allocation, must pay the rental
fee for September and the security deposit amounting to one month's fee by bank transfer to the University of Latvia account.

5. Sign the rental agreement

Sign the agreement with the director of residence hall,presenting a valid ID and document confirming the bank transfer of rental fee and security deposit.

“Reznas” 

  •  Double room 100 EUR/month per person;

“Prima”

Long term accommodation in “Prima” hostel

  • Triple room 100 EUR/month per person;
  • Double room (with a bunk bed) 130 EUR/month per person;
  • Double room (with 2 single beds) 150 EUR/month per person;
  • Single room 270 EUR/month per person;

Short term accommodation in “Prima” hostel for period till maximum of one month

  • Single room EUR 15/night 9th floor;
  • Double room EUR 10/night 9th floor,;
  • Any free place EUR 7/night.

Recipient: Latvijas Universitāte
Name of the bank: Luminor Bank AS
Code: NDEALV2X
Account: LV51NDEA0000082414423
Purpose of payment:  ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE HALL, FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, PERSONAL IDENTITY NUMBER OR BIRTH DATE OF THE STUDENT, RENT FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH, AND SECURITY DEPOSIT.


According to the UL order of 25.02.2008. No. 1/45, the UL residence hall tenants who study at the UL must complete all the payments for residence hall rental, fines for late payment and security deposit by noncash transactions to the University of Latvia account.

University of Latvia Student Council (ULSC) in cooperation with University of Latvia Infrastructure Department implements the Social Programme, created to assist those students of the UL who require social support. This is an opportunity for the University of Latvia students to apply for up to 50% discount from their rental fees for lodging in the UL residence hall. To apply for a discount for a period of one semester, the student must be enrolled in full time bachelor's or master's studies at the UL and be in need of financial support. Application to the programme is open twice a year – before the beginning of the autumn semester, when the graduates leave the residence halls and the first year students settle in, and before the beginning of the spring semester. Overall, the programme can assist up to 10% of all the students living in the UL halls of residence, and after the applicants submit the documents supporting their need their applications are revised by the programme commission.

More information available upon inquiry at
University of Latvia Student Council
Email: lusp@lusp.lv
Tel.: (+371) 67034317

 

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If you are interested in renting an apartment and have any questions, please contact with Artūrs Slišāns by e-mail: arturs@globalhome.lv. In order to facilitate the housing search, it is suggested to send the following information:

1) What is the address of your faculty you will be studying in Riga?
2) What is your rental period expected (dates from/till)?
3) How many bedrooms do you need or what appartment are you looking for (single/2 bedroom/shared etc.)?
4) What is your expected budget (including utilities)?
6) Do you have any other specifics that we should know of (pets/elevator as a must/floor)?

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