University of Latvia (Riga)


University of Latvia (Riga) is a universitywide partner in Riga, Latvia.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – last week of January
Semester II: 1st week of February – 1st week of July

Orientation generally commences the 1st week of September for Semester I and the 1st week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place in January for Semester I and in June for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

Students need B2 level English for this university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas

Faculty of Medicine can accept very limited number of students.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

The official language of instruction is Latvian. Courses offered for exchange students are taught in English.

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Housing assistance

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.

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Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs per month are around €450-€750, depending on your lifestyle. 


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


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.



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

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.