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1 ACADEMIC INFORMATION CENTRE

2 bilde

3 LATVIA

4 ABOUT LATVIA Bilde Member of European Union Capital Riga 1,9 million inhabitants State language Latvian Currency EUR Maritime climate - warm in summer (20 o C), cold in winter (-5 o C) Hans Poldoja, Riga via Flickr Attribution License

5 Higher Education Institutions in Latvia HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS in 2013 STATE 6 universities PRIVATE 15 higher education institutions established by legal bodies 13 other state institutions of higher education 8 colleges established by legal bodies 17 state colleges

6 HIGHER EDUCATION STRUCTURE Academic programmes leading to academic/scientific degrees: Bachelor (academic degree, 3-4 years) Master (academic degree, 1-2 years) Doctor (scientific degree), 3-4 years) 1st level professional programmes ( college programmes ) providing a professional qualification, access to the labour market and access to a related professional programme on Bachelor level 2nd level professional programmes providing the so-called professional Bachelor and Master degree and a professional qualification, making graduates eligible for further academic studies, and, eventually, a Doctoral degree, or only a professional qualification providing access to labour market Long study programmes in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary medicine (5-10 years)

7 47 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED BOLOGNA AGREEMENT Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia- Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Holy See Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation Serbia Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Uzbekistan

8 COUNTRIES SENDING THEIR STUDENTS TO LATVIA Countries Sending their Students to Latvia Country Student Country Student Country Student Germany 746 Estonia 88 Egypt 19 Russia 483 Italy 56 Korea 18 Uzbekistan 366 Poland 54 Denmark, Israel, Rumania 14 Ukraine 233 Great Britain 53 China 13 Lithuania 209 Austria 43 Belgium 12 Turkey 199 Czech Republic 40 Algeria, Armenia 11 Sweden 198 Nigeria 38 Greece 10 Belarus 170 Portugal 37 Cameroon 9 India 149 Moldova 36 Croatia, Hungary 7 Kazakhstan 143 Netherlands 34 Bulgaria 6 France 134 Sri Lanka 33 Lebanon, Switzerland 5 Norway 133 USA 32 Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Maroko, Syria 4 Azerbaijan 125 Nepal 27 Ireland, Cyprus, Slovenia, Turkmenistan 3 Georgia 106 Tajikistan 24 Albania, Australia, Brazil, Iceland, Japan, Luxemburg, Serbia, Singapoor, Taivan, Thailand Spain 106 Slovakia 22 Bangladesh, Bosnia and Hercogovin, South Africa, Ghana, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, New Zeland, Canada, Cote d Ivoire, Laos, Macedonia, Finland 93 Pakistan 21 Malaysia, Palestin, Montenegro, Tunisia, Zambia, Stateless person Total: 82 country

9 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Bilateral agreements Common international projects Student and staff exchange inviting guest lecturers, staff mobilities to HEIs abroad, student mobilities, student training in HEIs abroad, foreign students studies in Latvia Joint study programmes and courses External support in development of HEIs in partner countries

10 EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES Erasmus+ ( ) Nordplus Comenius Erasmus Erasmus Mundus Leonardo da Vinci Grundtvig Youth in Action Jean Monnet Sports cooperation between Baltic and Nordic countries

11 R POPULAR STUDY PROGRAMMES Medical Sciences Business Studies and Management Sciences Engineering and Technology Mathematics and Informatics

12 STUDY PROGRAMMES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES 2013/ Higher Education Institutions offer study programmes in foreign languages 217 programmes are offered: 98 Bachelor 69 Master 50 Doctoral

13 FIELDS OF STUDY PROGRAMMES (offered in foreign language) Business and administration Engineering and Technologies Computer science Humanities Architecture and building Social and behavioral science Arts Law Transport services Mathematics and statistics Information & communication science Health care Social welfare Physical sciences Personal services Education science Environmental protection Life sciences

14 Admission Requirements ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor studies Master studies General Certificate of Secondary Education / Certificate of Secondary Vocational Education English language proficiency certificates (IELETS/TOEFL) Bachelor s degree or equivalent degree Not centralised Each Higher Education institution has its own admission board and criteria

15 Why Should Students Come to Latvia? WHY STUDY IN LATVIA? A degree recognised in 28 EU countries One of the greenest and most beautiful countries in Europe International opportunities Low tuition fee and costs Students from more than 80 countries Safe and welcoming country

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17 WHAT STUDENTS SAY?

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