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Latvian state scholarships and fellowships

Scholarships for studies


*Latvian state scholarships are available for studies, and fellowships - for research.
*A scholarship can be received by Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students for studies.
*A fellowship can be received by scientific and academic staff for conducting research.
*Citizens from about 40 countries can apply.
*Each applicant can submit only one application on an open call.

Language of instruction
*English, German, Latvian or another EU language.

The academic year in Latvia
*From 1st September to 30th June (in exceptional cases dates may vary).

Art der Förderung

*Studies in Latvia are not free of charge in foreign languages. An average tuition fee ranges from €1,600 to €4,000 per year. For medicine or executive business programmes the cost may be up to €15,000 per year.
*Scholarships do not fully cover all the expenses related to your studies (tuition fee, living costs, and other expenses).
*Scholarships and fellowships cannot be awarded concurrently with other grants.
*Travel expenses from a home country to Latvia and back are not covered by Latvian state scholarships or fellowships.
*A scholarship or fellowship holder is required to make his own arrangements for the insurance coverage.
*A fellowship covers accommodation and daily allowance.


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 higher education institution or at a Latvian higher education institution, if they already have been studying in Latvia) at the moment of application (February, March 2021).

Scholarships for bachelor`s and master`s studies are granted for one academic year – a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months).

Scholarship for master`s 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 re-apply for the Latvian scholarship. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded not more than for two consecutive terms to one individual.

More Information: https://viaa.gov.lv/eng/scholarships_gov/latvian_scholarships/scholarships_for_studies/?tl_id=22800&tls_id=54779


*A call for applications is open annually from 1st February to 1st April.
*The application process takes place online in the electronic application system at https://scholarships.viaa.gov.lv.
*The application process is managed by the State Education Development Agency.

Bewerbungsfrist: 01.02.2021 und 01.04.2021.

Weitere Informationen


  • Allgemeine Förderung (Lebenshaltungskosten)


  • USA
  • Osteuropa
  • Europa
  • Asien
  • Nordamerika


  • Studium

Angestrebter Abschluss

  • Bachelor
  • Master


Latvian state scholarships and fellowships
Vaļņu street 1
LV-1050 Riga, Latvia

Telefon: 67814322
Telefax: 67814344
E-Mail: info@viaa.gov.lv
Internet: webmaster@viaa.gov.lv


Marika Pīra
Telefon: + 371 67 814 331
E-Mail: scholarships@viaa.gov.lv
Internet: www.viaa.gov.lv/scholarships

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