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Latvian Scholarships for studies in Latvian Higher Education Institutions

Only citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement or offer scholarships for Latvian students can apply for the Latvian government scholarships. See the section Signed Agreements.

NEW CONDITION  Scholarships for applicants from one country may not exceed 10% from the total grant amount of the year in question.

Applications for bachelor`s and the first level of professional higher education studies will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies (at their home HEI or at a Latvian HEI if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March, April 2014).

Scholarships for bachelor`s  and master`s  studies are granted for a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months).

NEW OFFER  Scholarship for master`s  studies in the study programmes of Latvian philology, Latvian literature, Latvian culture and Latvian history can be granted for two academic years, i.e. for the duration of master`s study programme.

If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one more year, she/he has to apply for the Latvian scholarship again. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded not more than for two consecutive termsto one individual..
In general, the academic year in Latvia lasts from September 1 to June 30.

Information about application procedure available on the State Education Development Agency page.

Financial provisions

The amount of the Latvian scholarship for studies is:

a) for bachelor and master students – EUR 500 per month;

b) for PhD students – EUR 670 per month.

Republic of Latvia Cabinet regulations No. 68 – Procedures for Granting Scholarships to Foreigners

For more information on the Latvian Scholarship please visit the webpage of the State Education Development Agency.

Contact person for more information:

Ms Aija Jakovica, Senior Specialist of the International Cooperation Programme Unit
Telephone: + 371 67814331
E-mail: aija.jakovica@viaa.gov.lv; scholarships@viaa.gov.lv