University of Latvia
2010
Latvia
2.2 million inhabitants
Riga
 Founded 1201
 Largest city in the Baltic States and the 3rd largest
(after St.Petersburg and Stockholm) in the Northern
Baltic region
 705 703 inhabitants
Distance from Riga
 Baltic Sea – 10 km
 Vilnius (capital of Lithuania) – 296 km
 Stockholm – 325 km
 Tallinn (capital of Estonia) – 330 km
 Helsinki – 430 km
 Minsk (capital of Byelorussia) – 485 km
 St. Petersburg – 592 km
 Warsaw – 656 km
University of Latvia
University of Latvia
Founded in 1919
One of the largest Universities in the
Eastern Baltic region, largest in
Latvia (23% of all students)
Leading research university in Latvia
UL students
Total number of students 19600 (October, 2010)
Natural sciences
24%
Social sciences
Part time students 24%
45%
Full time students 76%
Humanities
31%
Males 30%
State
financed
students 37%
Tuition fee
is paid by
63%
Females
70%
UL study programmes
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Bachelor - 32
Master - 39
Doctoral - 22
Professional - 24
Postgraduate Medical
Education – 1 (35)
Study Programmes in English
or Native Language
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Bachelor’s Degree Programs:
MODERN LANGUAGES AND BUISNESS STUDIES
ENGLISH PHILOLOGY
GERMAN PHILOLOGY
FRENCH PHILOLOGY
Master's Degree Programs:
BALTIC SEA REGION STUDIES
EUROPEAN STUDIES
MBA (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS)
EDUCATIONAL TREATMENT OF DIVERSITY
ENGLISH PHILOLOGY
GERMAN PHILOLOGY
FRENCH PHILOLOGY
UL Excellence Centers
• EU Solid State Physics Institute
• Centre of Excellence for Basic Research
in Nanoscale Physics and Applications
• UNESCO Biomedical Research and
Study Centre
• UNESCO department at Institute for
Enviromental Studies and Management
• Jean Monnet Chair
UL services
The University assists with visa
arrangements
Student Service
International Relations Department
Orientation meeting & social
activities
Erasmus Student Network and
Student Council
Erasmus Student Network and
Student Council
 Excursions
 Introductions to faculties and university
facilities
 Sports events
 Thematic parties
Estimated living expenses
Accommodation in dormitory: € 90 to
€ 280 per month
Accommodation deposit in dorms: 1
months rent (refunded)
Food: € 200 per month
Spending money: € 100 per month
Public transport: € 13 to € 25 per
month
Accomodation
 Assistance in finding the housing
 Student dormitory (both local and
international students)
• fully furnished
• free wireless internet
http://www.hotelprima.lv/eng
UL social activities
11 choirs
4 dance ensembles
Student theatre
Chamber orchestra
Brass band
Applied Art Studio
Having fun Latvian way
Bungee jumping
Snowboarding
Mežakaķis track
Rodeļi
Bobsleigh
Catapult
Having fun Latvian way
Boat ride on Gauja river
Aerodium/Sigulda
Zorbing in Rāmkalni
Paintball, horse rides,
teniss, plane & hot air balloon flight,
sauna
Thank you for your
attention!
www.lu.lv
[email protected]
contact person for CENTAURI [email protected]
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