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University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

The University of Latvia with its 17,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programs. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. At present the University of Latvia has signed more than 500 agreements with 326 institutions in 31 European countries within ERASMUS program. Each year, approximately 300 students of the UL study abroad with the help of international exchange programs, thus perfecting their skills and abilities; in turn, the University of Latvia welcomes approx. 250 international students.

The University of Latvia has preserved its main goal – to be the centre of the Latvian intellectual life by formulating new tasks and goals. At present new faculties and study programs have been created with the aim to improve the quality of the studies by focusing on scientific research activities. Over the ninety years of its existence, from a higher school of a hundred lecturers with less than one thousand students, the University of Latvia has evolved into one of the leading Latvian higher educational institutions with approximately 22 thousand students and more than 1,400 lecturers forming the teaching staff. The development of the University of Latvia is based on rich and extensive historical heritage as well as experience and is an ongoing process.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $200 to $350
Meals - $150 to $250
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (One time only)

Courses Available in English:

International Business, English, and German Studies. There are possible other areas not listed, please visit the Centre for Global Competency for more information.


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