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  • Locations: Riga, Latvia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Latvian, Russian
Academic Field: Agriculture, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, History, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sciences, Sociology, Sustainability Studies Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

University of Latvia

The University of Latvia is a university located in Riga, Latvia. Established in 1919, University of Latvia is the largest university in the Baltic states. The university is ranked 701st – 750th in the world. The University of Latvia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels of study with more than 23,000 students, including PhD and exchange students. The University of Latvia named at that time "The Latvia Higher School" was founded on September 28, 1919 on the basis of the former Riga Polytechnic (founded in 1862). The first rector of the university was chemist Paul Walden. In 1923, this school received its now resumed name – the University of Latvia (Universitas Latviensis).

University Website 
Website for International Students


 Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 693,064 inhabitants (January 2014), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city is an important seaport and a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltic Sea region. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. The city is the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden. 


Areas of study open to exchange students in English:

Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, Optometry, Medicine, and more

Course Offerings/Syllabi

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Language Requirements

The University of Latvia offers an Intensive Latvian Language Course free of charge. It is a great opportunity to study one of the still existing Baltic languages. The main objective of the course is to teach the Latvian language, and, of course, give an insight to the Latvian culture, its uniqueness and social aspects of the everyday life. After completion of the course students are able to communicate with locals and use simple phrases and sentences in common social situations, for example, dialogues in shops, public transport, mutual discussions etc.

Important Dates




Program Dates:  August 29th - December 23rd January 5th - June 4th
Exam Period(s):  January 3rd - 8th June 5th - July 2nd 

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Costs of Living in Euro:

  • Housing: 300
  • Meals: 300
  • Local Transportation: 20
  • Health Insurance: 50



The University of Latvia has contracts with dormitories and apartments.
For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website

Helpful Links

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.