2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships for International Students in Latvia


2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships for International Students in Latvia , and applications are submitted till 1st April 2015 Each year State Education . Development Agency (VIAA) offers Latvian Government scholarships for International students from those countries which have signed an agreement or offer scholarships for Latvian students. The amount of the Latvian scholarship for bachelor and master students is EUR 500 per month and for PhD students is EUR 670 per month. Scholarships for bachelor and master studies are granted for a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months) except for master`s studies Latvian philology, Latvian literature, Latvian culture and Latvian history which can be granted for two academic years. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Latvia

Level: undergraduate, master and PhD degree.

Field(s): any subject available at Latvian HEI.

Deadline: 1st April 2015

Funded By: State Education Development Agency (VIAA)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 

2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships are targeted for Citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Belgium (Flanders Community and French Community of Belgium), Greece,  Peru, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, China, Israel, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Spain, Czech Republic, South Korea, Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Finland, Mexico, Turkmenistan, France, Moldova and United Kingdom) or offer scholarships for Latvian students (Austria, Iceland, Slovakia, United States of America, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Norway and Switzerland) can apply for these Latvian government scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Available budged for the Latvian scholarships for the academic year 2015/2016 allows to grant up to 30 scholarships for studies at Latvian HEIs.

Scholarship Duration:  2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships for bachelor and master studies are granted for a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months). Scholarship for masters studies in the study programmes of Latvian philology, Latvian literature, Latvian culture and Latvian history can be granted for two academic years, i.e. for the duration of master`s study programme. If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one more year, she/he has to apply for the Latvian scholarship again. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded not more than for two consecutive terms to one individual. In general, the academic year in Latvia lasts from September 1 to June 30.

Scholarship covers: The amount of the 2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships for bachelor and master students is EUR 500 per month and for PhD students is EUR 670 per month.

Description

Only citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement with Latvia or offer scholarships for Latvian students can apply for the 2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships. See the section Signed Agreements.

Tuition language at Latvian higher education institutions is Latvian, but there are a lot of study programmes offered in English.

Eligibility

‣ 2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships  applications for bachelor`s and the first level of professional higher education studies will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies (at their home HEI or at a Latvian HEI if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March, 2015).

‣ Only citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement or offer scholarships for Latvian students can apply for the Latvian government scholarships.

Notification for 2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships

 The list of accepted candidates will be published on the website of VIAA (English version) at the end of June 2015. All candidates will be informed personally about the results by e-mail.

Scholarship Application Method 

 Applicants should apply by post. The following documents are necessary to apply for the 2015-2016 Latvian Government Study Scholarships : 

  • Application form:
  • Curriculum Vitae (applicants are asked to use the Europass CV form);
  • Letter of motivation  (also including activities outside studies related to study field);
  • Certified photocopies of diplomas, including diploma supplements or equivalent documents  or a transcript of records ( if studies are not finished yet);
  • Two letters of recommendation of the academic staff dated not earlier than six months prior to the date of submission of the application;
  • A letter of the relevant Latvian HEI confirming the possibility to study in the chosen study programme and the language of studies (Latvian or other EU official language).  Please contact the International Relations Department/Unit or Foreign Students Department/Unit of the Latvian HEI directly; List of contact persons in the Latvian HEIs:
  • Study or academic work plan for planned duration of receiving a scholarship. Please use the form
  • Certificate or other document certifying the language proficiency required for studies;
  • Copy of passport.

 Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for study and research stays is 1st April 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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