University of Latvia (Riga)


Universitywide / Faculty


This means this exchange destination is available to all students of Utrecht University

Student Experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – 1st week of February
Semester II: 2nd week of February – 1st week of July



Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

The official language of instruction is Latvian. Some programmes and courses are available in other foreign languages. Courses offered for exchange students are taught in English.

More information

Housing assistance

Yes, see the housing options

Estimated living costs per month

International students should bear in mind that if they wish to travel, buy fresh fruit and vegetables, make frequent telephone calls, and lead an active social life, they should expect to spend about EUR 400-600 monthly.

Rent for accommodation is around 100-300 euros, depending on size and whether you share or not.


Latvian credit point is defined as a one-week full-time study workload. An average workload of a full-time study year in most HE programmes is 40 credit points. Latvian credit point system is compatible with ECTS. The number of ECTS credits is found by multiplying the number of Latvian credit points by a factor of 1.5.

Grading system: 1 – 10
Minimum pass: 4

Number of places available

2 places per year



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.