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Study in Latvia

About Latvia

Latvia in Northern Europe situated on the shore of the Baltic Sea and bordered by Estonia to the North, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast. Approximate 98% of the country lies under 200 m altitude . Latvia conatains over 12,000 rivers, only 17 among of them are longer than 100 km and over 3,000 short lakes, most of which are atrophy and drain into the Baltic Sea .

The climate is affected by the rampant southwesterly winds coming from the Atlantic. Humidity is high, and the skies are generally cloudy . There are only 30 to 40 days of sunshine per year . Different type of birds population like Nightangle ,nightingale , blackbird, woodpecker, owl, grouse, finch, quail, and lark are found in its forest .

Latvia is a egalitarian parliamentary that was settled in 1918. Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia .The economy of Latvia is diverse, and by the early 21st century most industry are private Latvian is an Indo-European language is the official language of Latvia . It is an integrated state, divided into 118 administrative portion, of which 9 are citites and 109 are municipalities . Latvia's major cities have their own government and its judicial system Latvia's judicial system consist of district courts, regional courts, and a Supreme Court. Education is free and compulsory until age 16 The Latvian Academy of Sciences (1946) in Riga is one of the top research institutes in the country.

Why study in Latvia

The country is a relatively new study destination and there is no dearth in terms of prospects and streams of study in Latvia. The system of higher education in the country follows the Bologna process and therefore follows the highest level of academic and professional studies. Compared to other countries in the European Union, the cost of the living and study are also comparatively affordable. The universities of the country are known for training the best and high proficient IT and engineering graduates.EU membership also means that the degrees earned by the universities are equivalent to other European universities and are also globally recognized. The system of education in the country is divided into State financed and fee paying education institutions. The country is attractive, lively, enriching and cosmopolitan in nature

Universities and colleges in Latvia

1 Latvijas Universitate-Riga
2 Rigas Tehniska universitate-Riga ...
3 Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas universitate-Jelgava ...
4 Rigas Ekonomikas augstskola-Riga
5 Vidzemes Augstskola-Valmiera
6 Transporta un sakaru instituts-Riga
7 Rigas Juridiska augstskola-Riga
8 Biznesa augstskola Turiba-Riga ...
9 Ventspils Augstskola-Ventspils
10 Banku augstskola-Riga
11 Daugavpils Universitate-Daugavpils ...
12 Rigas Stradina universitate-Riga ...
13 Rezeknes Augstskola-Rezekne ...
14 Baltijas Starptautiska akademija-Riga ...
15 Latvijas Makslas akademija-Riga ...
16 Latvijas Kulturas akademija-Riga
17 Rigas Pedagogijas un izglitibas vadibas akademija-Riga
18 Informacijas sistemu mened˛menta augstskola-Riga ...
19 Jazepa Vitola Latvijas Muzikas akademija-Riga
20 Rigas Starptautiska ekonomikas un biznesa administracijas augstskola-Riga ...
21 Liepajas Universitate-Liepaja
22 Latvijas Juras akademija-Riga
23 Latvijas Sporta pedagogijas akademija-Riga
24 Ekonomikas un kulturas augstskola-Riga ...
25 Latvijas Kristiga akademija-Jurmala
26 Sociala darba un socialas pedagogijas augstskola Attistiba-Riga
27 Socialo tehnologiju augstskola-Riga
28 Rigas Aeronavigacijas instituts-Riga
29 Starptautiska praktiskas psihologijas augstskola-Riga
30 Baltijas Psihologijas un mened˛menta augstskola-Riga ...

Student visa requirements

Student Visa Requirements for Study in Latvia
The application for student visas can be obtained from the Latvian embassy and also be obtained from the official website of the Latvian embassy. The following documents are required for the same.
•Completion of visa application. This form can be completed in German, French, Russian and English
•Passport or travel document which must be original and at the same time have the concerned validity
•Passport size photograph
•Student status letter
•Health insurance to cover the duration of stay in the country (insurance is available at the post offices)
•Proof of travel plans
•Proof of Accomodation
•Letter of invitation
•Proof of sufficient financial support
•*Schenegen visa fee
•Self addressed special delivery envelope
•Copies of all documents that are required
Upon submitting the application candidates are also required to submit a copy of their passport. Original passports would only be required for authentication. The embassy has the reserve right for asking any other authentication. Incomplete applications would not be accepted. Visa processing depends upon the nationality of the candidate. All regulations consular fees or services are subject to change without any prior notice.

Embassy in india

Embassy of Latvia in New Delhi
Honorary Consulate of Latvia in New Delhi, India
57, Golf Links, New Delhi 110 003
New Delhi 110 021
Phone: +91-98 100 643 88
Fax: +91-11-436 006 00

Embassy of Latvia in Chennai
Consulate of Latvia
Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Chennai, India
Khivraj Complex II, 2nd Floor, 480, Anna Salai, Nandanam
Chennai - 600035
Phone: +91-44- 24340252
Fax: +91-44- 24340254

Useful Links

Useful Links for Latvia
Latvian Chamber of Trade & Industry
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is a non-governmental, voluntary organisation uniting Latvian companies of different sectors.
SOLVIT - Overcoming Trade Barriers
If you are facing trade barriers caused by the misapplication of EU law, or resulting from national regulation or practices that go against the spirit of the Single Market then BIS EU Market Access Team might be able to help.
British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
The BCCL is a members association set up in 1996 to foster business relationships between Latvia and the UK.
Latvian Investment Development Agency
LIAA promotes Latvian business development. Provides information on Latvian trade and investing in Latvia. Available in English and other languages. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Provides a range of economic and social statistical data. Available in Latvian and English.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) uses the tools of investment to help build market economies and democracies in countries from central Europe to central Asia.
Latvijas Banka - Bank of Latvia
The Bank of Latvia ( provides information on the bank itself, plus financial data, legal information, publications, etc. Available in Latvian and English.
The Latvian Institute
Provides general information about Latvia, including links to government websites.
BT 1
BT 1 is an online trade fair and exhibition calendar which is available in Latvian, Russian and English.
Institute of Baltic Studies
IBS is an independent non-profit research and development centre established in Estonia. Some publications are freely available.
SIMAP Gateway to European public procurement provides access to most important information about public procurement in Europe.
The Virtual Community of World Conference of Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs) lists the members of the European Trade Promotion Organisation (ETPO), together with their websites.
Europa is the Gateway to the European Union portal, which provides news and information on all aspects of the EU.
COBCOE is a not for profit umbrella organisation working closely with its British bilateral member chambers in Europe to advance international trade and business with the United Kingdom.