Studying in this University means getting the possibility of an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities (philology, philosophy, history, theology a.o.), pedagogy, social sciences (economics, communication studies, political science, psychology, sociology, law, management a.o.), sciences (biology, physics, geography, geology, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science a.o.), and health sciences (pharmacy, nursing). Based on the former Riga Polytechnic, which was founded in 1862, the University of Latvia has reached high educational standards during the past century.
The University of Latvia welcomes about 250 students from abroad each year. The LU’s website is worth visiting as it provides all necessary information and answers all upcoming questions regarding semester abroad in Latvia. The spring as well as the fall semester starts earlier than in Germany and includes an examination period of about 4 weeks at the end of the semester.