Located in North Eastern Europe, by the Baltic Sea, Latvia has always been a multi-ethnic country, rich in different cultural and education traditions, and sees its role as a bridge between the East and the West. The higher education institutions in Latvia are members of international cooperation within many different fields of study.

1. Education in Latvia

In Latvia, there is both state-financed and fee-paying higher education. In order to single out the most able students, whose studies are publicly financed, higher education institutions carry out a procedure of student selection.

Latvia has two sorts of higher education programs - academic and professional (for example translators, bank staff, business lawyers, pilots etc.). University-type higher education institutions offer both academic and professional education, while the "non-university type" institutions provide only professional education.

2. Most Popular Courses

bachelor's degree or a Master's degree, are lot of choices that are available to you. Apart from that doctorate degrees can be obtained in the country in a number of fields. In order to understand what type of degree that you would like to earn, you should first of all have a view of the most popular degrees in Latvia. Courses to choose from for which Latvia are famous are:

  • Law
  • Art & Humanities
  • English Language
  • History & Language
  • Visual Arts
  • Western American Literature
  • Fundamentals of Philosophy
3. Cost of Living

According to the European Employment services, the country has a fairly lower standard of living as compared to other European countries. Therefore students from abroad can spend more on their everyday needs.

Average cost of living per month


  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 70-120 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 250-350 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 100-200EUR

Food: 120-250 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 5-9 EUR per meal)

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