University of Latvia (Riga)
University of Latvia (Riga) is a universitywide partner in Riga, Latvia.
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Semester I: 1st week of September – last week of January
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.
Students need B2 level English for this university.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
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.
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.
|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
|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 Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
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.