University of Latvia students
University of Latvia students. © Photo Toms Grīnbergs

Prospective international students are invited to submit applications for studies at the University of Latvia for autumn 2022 admission. Among wide variety of study programmes in 13 faculties, several newly-developed study programmes are offered, such as biotechnology, epidemiology, geoinformatics, languages, business studies, and intercultural studies*.


New study programmes in current fields

The University of Latvia offers fifteen bachelor’s study programmes and thirteen master’s study programmes. Responding to current global challenges, several new study programmes in topical and in interdisciplinary fields have been developed: new bachelor’s degree programmes include "East-West Intercultural Studies", "English, European Languages and Business Studies", "Biotechnology and Bioengineering", and professional study programme "Geoinformatics". The new master’s programmes are "English Studies" and "Epidemiology and Medical Statistics". The new study programmes also encompass the fields of computer science, business, international relations, industrial engineering, optometry, cultural studies and education.

Doctoral studies present a choice among fifteen study programmes in a variety of fields representing all the classic disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, geology, physics, astronomy and mechanics, economics and management, global economics and leadership, education management, education science, law, philosophy, psychology. Newly-created doctoral study programmes opened for admission this year are "Language and Culture Studies" at the Faculty of Humanities, as well as "Theology and Religious Studies" at the Faculty of Theology.

Observe deadlines

Currently there are more than 800 foreign students studying at the University of Latvia. To complete your admission successfully, please pay attention to application deadlines, which can vary depending on the country of residence.

For bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral study programmes, the citizens of non-EU/EEA countries and citizens of visa-free countries must apply until 27.06.2022. If you are an EU and EEA citizen, your application must be submitted until 25.07.2022. Citizens of the countries with additional assessment must submit their applications until 30.05.2022.

The University of Latvia also provides two professional study programmes – "Dentistry" and "Medicine". Those interested in acquiring one of these programmes, are welcome to submit their applications until 15.06.2022 (citizens of non-EU/EEA countries and citizens of visa-free countries) or until 01.07.2022 (EU and EEA citizens). Citizens of the countries with additional assessment must apply until 24.04.2022.

Information and all the requirements on admission for studies at the University of Latvia are available on the UL website.

If you have additional questions about admission procedure, you are welcome to inquire via e-mail or telephone (+371) 67034408 or (+371) 25456011.

About University of Latvia

The University of Latvia consistently retains the position of the national, leading and most influential higher education institution in Latvia. In terms of the total number of students, the University of Latvia is also the largest university in the country. It is the largest comprehensive university in Latvia, extensively contributing both to the development of the entire education system and to the overall growth of the country's economy.

The University of Latvia is a modern centre of academic and professional studies, which, along with research in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, technical sciences and medicine, provides opportunities to acquire various types and levels of higher education programmes to the residents of Latvia and other countries. UL has a crucial role in the development of society's academic traditions, national economy, education, environment and health protection, Latvian language and culture.

*Programmes have been developed within the framework of the project "Design of Internationally Competitive Study Programmes Promoting the Development of the National Economy of Latvia at the University of Latvia" (project No. / 18 / A / 015). Eight faculties of the University of Latvia are participating in the project and seventeen new study programmes are being developed. The cooperation partners of the project are University of Daugavpils, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga Technical University, Art Academy of Latvia, University of Tartu. The elaboration of all the new study programmes, their licensing, approbation and accreditation is planned to be completed in the period until November 2023.