University of Latvia

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world rank  1171

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University Overview

Founded in 1919, 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 (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Latvian higher education institution. Latvijas Universitate (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 101 years old Latvian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Latvian higher education organization a 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.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym LU
Founded 1919
Motto Scientiae at patriae
For science and fatherland
Colours Dark blue, silver and white

University Location

Address Raina Boulevard 19
Riga
1586 Riga
Latvia
Tel +371 (67) 033 997
Fax +371

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Raina Boulevard 19
Riga 1586
67034408

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Latvia's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021