|| Latvian Scholarships for studies
Please be sure to read all information carefully before starting the scholarship application.
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 higher education institution or at a Latvian higher education institution, if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March 2018).
Scholarships for bachelor`s and master`s studies are granted for one academic year - a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students - up to 11 months).
If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one more year, she/he has to re-apply for the Latvian scholarship. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded not more than for two consecutive terms to one individual.
The academic year in Latvia lasts from 1st September to 30th June.
Application process (deadline 1st April 2018)
An applicant has to register in the system and make a profile with a unique login and password. On-line application form is here. After that an application form can be filled in on-line and necessary documents can be attached there as well. The system will require following documents to be uploaded:
Curriculum Vitae (CV). Please use the Europass template:
Letter of motivation (including activities outside studies related to the study field in Latvia or in the home country, e. g. work in professional organizations, participation in scientific conferences, international projects)
Photocopies of diplomas of higher education and supplements or a transcript of records of the last two study semesters (if studies are not completed)
Copies of two letters of recommendation from academic staff members, signed within the last six months
A copy of a letter of the Academy, confirming the foreigner's opportunity to study in the chosen study programme and informing about the language of instruction (Latvian or other EU official language). Please send to the contact person of the Academy your CV and diploma supplement (or transcript of records of the last two semesters if studies are not completed jet) as well as other documentation from this list.
Study plan for duration of the scholarship. Study plan must be developed together with the contact person of the Academy and accepted by all parts.
A copy of a certificate or other document certifying the language proficiency required for studies
Copy of an ID (identification document) or a passport.
Attention! All documents, which are not in Latvian or English, shall be translated into Latvian or English.
Attention! Any incomplete applications will not be considered.
The amount of the Latvian state scholarship for studies is:
- for bachelor`s and master`s students - 500 EUR per month;
- for PhD students - 670 EUR per month.
All study programmes in English at Academy are not free of charge. The Latvian scholarship holder can use the scholarship for covering of the tuition fee or for accommodation and meals. Please take into account that the amount of the scholarship is not high enough to cover all expenses in Latvia. You should think carefully before applying.
Requests for accommodation at the international student dormitories need to be submitted one month before arriving at a respective higher education institution. You can find all information about accommodation by link. Please, take into account that the cost is variable.
In any month in which the foreign student is present in the territory of Latvia for less than 15 calendar days no scholarship is provided.
The Latvian scholarship cannot be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.
Travel expenses from a home country to and from Latvia are not covered by the Latvian scholarship.
Scholarship holders are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage. Information about insurance.
Scholarships for applicants from one country may not exceed 10% from the total grant amount for study scholarships.
Evaluation of applications and information on results
All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of the State Education Development Agency.
The list of accepted candidates will be published on the website of the State Education Development Agency: www.viaa.gov.lv/scholarshipsat the beginning of June 2018. All candidates will receive an official decision sent by e-mail in June 2018.