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Latvijas Universitate

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Founded in 1919, the Latvijas Universitate (University of Latvia) is a for-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Riga (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia), Latvijas Universitate (LU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Latvian higher education institution. Latvijas Universitate (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 104-year-old Latvian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this Latvian higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Latvijas Universitate's Control Typepublic


Latvijas Universitate's Entity Typefor-profit


Latvijas Universitate' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Latvijas Universitate's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Latvia
Acronym LU
Founded 1919
Motto Scientiae at patriae
For science and fatherland
Colours Dark blue, silver and white

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University Location

Address Raina Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Latvijas Universitate's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Latvijas Universitate Phone Number +371 (67) 033 997
Latvijas Universitate Fax Number +371

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Latvijas Universitate's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Latvijas Universitate's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Latvijas Universitate's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Latvijas Universitate.

Latvijas Universitate: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Latvijas Universitate's admission information.

Latvijas Universitate's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Latvijas Universitate's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Latvijas Universitate a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Latvijas Universitate's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Latvijas Universitate's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Latvia has more than 800 international students.

Latvijas Universitate's Admission Office Admission Office

Raina Boulevard 19
Riga 1586

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Latvijas Universitate.

Latvijas Universitate's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Latvijas Universitate has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Latvijas Universitate's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Latvijas Universitate's Control Type Control Type

Latvijas Universitate is a public higher education institution.

Latvijas Universitate's Entity Type Entity Type

Latvijas Universitate is a for-profit higher education institution.

Latvijas Universitate's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Latvijas Universitate's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Latvijas Universitate does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Latvijas Universitate's main facilities:

Latvijas Universitate's Library University Library

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Latvijas Universitate's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Latvijas Universitate's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Latvijas Universitate's main services:

Latvijas Universitate's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Latvijas Universitate's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Latvijas Universitate's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Latvijas Universitate's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Latvijas Universitate's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Latvijas Universitate's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Latvijas Universitate is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Latvijas Universitate 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)
  • Utrecht Network
  • ISEP
  • European University Foundation (EUF)
  • AUF
  • Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Latvijas Universitate 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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Video Presentation

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2023

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