Citizens from more than 40 eligible countries are welcome to apply online for the Latvian state scholarships for studies and research. Call for applications for the academic year 2023/2024 is open from 1st February to 1st April.
Eligible applicants and countries
Latvian state scholarships are provided for international students, researchers, academic and scientific teaching staff at Latvian higher education institutions.
Bachelor's students, who have already successfully completed at least 1 academic year at any higher education institution (HEI), can apply. Master’s, PhD students from any previous HEI are eligible applicants, as well as academic and scientific staff of Latvian or foreign higher education and research institutions.
Eligible countries are more than 40 countries from Europe, Asia, North and South America, which have signed an agreement on the co-operation in education and science with Latvia, or other partner countries.
Amount of the scholarship varies
The amount of the scholarship for studies is €500 per month for Bachelor’s and Master’s students and €700 per month for PhD students. The scholarship is awarded for up to 10 months for Bachelor’s and Master’s students and for up to 11 months for PhD students.
Not all the expenses are fully covered
Each applicant may submit only one application on an open call, and scholarships cannot be awarded concurrently with other grants. It should be noted that Latvian state scholarships do not fully cover all the expenses related to the studies, for example, tuition fee, travel expenses from a home country to and from Latvia and other expenses.
The application process takes place online in an electronic application system at https://scholarships.viaa.gov.lv/en/login. The application process is managed by the State Education Development Agency.
Detailed information, including application conditions, financial provisions, a full list of eligible countries, application procedure and documents, can be found on the website of the agency: https://www.viaa.gov.lv/en/studies.
For any further questions, please, contact:
Ms Marika Pīra
International Cooperation Programme Unit
Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org