Latvia Study FAQs
Latvia is a leading country when it comes to quality education and world level universities. Their wide range of study programmes with great education facilities at an affordable cost makes it preferred destination among Indian students. Most of the universities in Latvia offer 100% English programmes, so the language is not the restriction when it comes to studying there. So you can apply without IELTS. Latvia has a higher visa success rate along with it also provides a 1-year post-study visa which helps to search for job and work opportunities.
Edugo Abroad is one of the leading education consultant services in India with a strong network with universities of Latvia. We have added frequently asked questions for the students for better understanding.
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FAQs for Study in Latvia
#1. How can I get student visa for Latvia?/ Admission process for latvia?
Ans. Below is the step wise procedure to get Student Visa :
Step 1 Applying for a course in any recognized university.
Step 2 In case the documents are well in order than the University will issue Invoice for Application Fees Payment.
Step 3 After the Application Fees are paid a Skype Interview is conducted by the University.
Step 4 Meanwhile if the student does not have any of the required English proficiency than the university will conduct the Entrance test of English.
Step 5 After passing the Skype Interview the university will issue offer letter and forward the documents of the student for AIC approval. It takes about 4 – 6 weeks for the getting the AIC result.
Then the University will provide the Acceptance Letter and Study Agreement. Once the student gets the study agreement and invoice he/she is required to make the fees payment (which includes basically tuition, hostel fees etc.) as per the invoice. Step 7 After making fees payment the university will provide the acceptance letter, AIC letter, accommodation letter and other visa documents.
Step 8 On receiving the documents the student has to submit the file according to the check list.
Step 9 Then student need to submit the file at VFS for visa purpose. Later within one week the VFS will provide the consulate interview schedule or Embassy Interview schedule to the student through mail. Once the interview is done, you will get result with io 7 Working days.
#2. How much gap is accepted for study in Latvia?
Ans. If you are going for bachelors then gap up to 5 years is acceptable while for masters up to 10 years is acceptable from visa point of view.
#3. Is IELTS required for Latvia?
Ans. No, a student can also study on the basis of MOI. IELTS are not mandatory to study in Latvia.
#4. What is the cost of living in Latvia?
Ans. Living in Latvia is way more cheaper compare to many other European Countries. The living cost in Latvia is around 300-600 Euros/ Month.
#5. How many intakes are there in Latvia?
Ans. There are major 2 intake in Latvia. Winter and spring Intake.
#6. How can I get admission in Latvia?
Ans. You can contact us at EDUGO ABROAD to get all the required details and admission in top Latvian Universities.
#7. What is the cost of study in Latvia?
Ans. The living cost in Latvia is around 300-600 Euros /Month while tuition fees for Graduates and post Graduates ranges between 2400 to 7000 Euros.
#8. Why should I study in Latvia?
Ans. There are many reason to choose Latvia as a study option. Located along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, Latvia is considered a geographic hotspot for its role as a crossroad between the East, West, North and South. Latvia is a multi-ethnic country and rich in different cultural and education traditions. It has been influenced by the varied traditions of its neighbouring countries, thus offering a multi-cultural experience for students taking up an education in Latvia.
Universities in Latvia offer an advanced education system. Institutions of higher education are small enough to operate functionally and effectively, ensuring each individual student approach to each student. The higher education institutions in Latvia are members of international cooperation within many different fields of study.
The education system is very flexible having huge experience to make different educations models. Latvian Institutes offers the benefits of the world class higher education system, majority programs are taught in English, affordable tuition fees and living cost, qualifications accepted across Europe. The education system in Latvia is also heavily involved in multi-national cooperation in the field of education and research, with the aim of further developing student competitiveness in both local and international job markets.
#9. Is Latvia good for education?
Ans. Definitely, Latvia is one of the best study destinations in Europe. At very lower fees this country provides education in top ranked universities.
#10. Are there any Scholarships for Indian students in Latvia?
Ans. As the tuition fees are very low, no Scholarship are available at present for Indian Student.
#11. What are the Top universities in Latvia?
Ans. To know about Top Universities, Kindly click here.
#12. Best programmes to study in Latvia?
Ans. Latvia is known for the business program offered by its universities. Also it is known for engineering programs offer by its public university – Riga Technical University.
#13. What are the Latvia student visa requirements?
Ans. To apply for Latvian Student Visa, You need to have following documents :
- Cover Letter
- Long stay visa application form
- Original Passport (valid for the entire duration of the course)
- Passport size photographs (45x35 mm with white background)
- Affidavit of Oath
- Apostle of Police Clearance Certificate (P.C.C.) (Compulsory)
- Apostle of Last Education (Compulsory)
- Academic Documents
- Invitation approved by University
- AIC Letter
- Acceptance letter from the University
- TT Copy
- Hostel and study Agreement from University
- Sponsor Affidavit
- Financial documents
#14. How to get PR for Latvia?
Ans. For getting PR, you need to have a stay in Latvia for around 5 Years and you must be earning 22,500 Euros/ Annum then you become eligible to become PR in Latvia.
#15. Is Latvia safe for students?
Ans. Latvia is an ideal destination for foreign students With its safe and welcoming cities and spectacular coastline, it is ideal for students and visitors alike. Located on the Baltic Sea, Latvia is somewhat of a crossroads between East and West.
#16. I need to learn Latvian to study?
Ans. There is not need to learn Latvian Language as most of the University provide the teaching in English and whole curriculum is taught in English.
#17. What are the master’s courses available in Latvia?
Ans. Latvian University provide a wide range of course curriculum for Masters. All the courses related to engineering, science and business is available in Latvia.
FAQs to Prepare for University Interview - Study in Latvia
During the process of getting university admission and visa for studying in Latvia, any student need to clear 2 interviews, First at university to get admission and once that is done and you have got your unconditional offer letter then you need to clear the embassy interview. The embassy interview of Latvia is a bit tricky but in both the interview majorly some common questions are asked such as :
#1. Tell us something about yourself?
Ans. For any academic interview, Introduction should include details as below:
Experience (if any)
Family context and some information about your personality (you can include hobbies or any extracurricular results)
#2. What is the reason for choosing further studies?
Ans. The student should link his academic background and experience with choosing their course for further study.
#3. Why did you choose Latvia for further studies?
Reference 1: Located along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, Latvia is considered a geographic hotspot for its role as a crossroad between the East, West, North and South. Latvia is a multi-ethnic country and rich in different cultural and education traditions. It has been influenced by the varied traditions of its neighboring countries, thus offering a multi-cultural experience for students taking up an education in Latvia. Universities in Latvia offer an advanced education system. Institutions of higher education are small enough to operate functionally and effectively, ensuring each individual student approach to each student. The higher education institutions in Latvia are members of international cooperation within many different fields of study. The education system is very flexible having huge experience to make different educations models. Latvian Institutes offers the benefits of the world class higher education system, majority programs are taught in English, affordable tuition fees and living cost, qualifications accepted across Europe. The education system in Latvia is also heavily involved in multi-national cooperation in the field of education and research, with the aim of further developing student competitiveness in both local and international job markets.
Reference 2: Riga is the capital of Latvia, the language spoken in Latvia is Latvian, but majority speaks in English. Latvia has 60 state & private colleges and Universities. More than 50 of these higher institutions have been established since Latvia became independent from the Soviet Union in 1990. One more interesting factor to study here is that after completing a Master degree, students are welcome to work at Latvia. Most students requires to show an invitation for a job before applying for a visa & work permit but students with some specialized skills may receive a work permit without a firm offer letter. Most of the Latvian institute offers both degree academics & professional, Erasmus program is also available in much University. The Latvian education offers a broad based curriculum and global prospective to equip students with relevant skills and qualification which will work as a spring board to brighter future. Many cafeterias in Latvia serve at least one Vegetarian option, also a student is allowed to cook their own food.
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#4. Why you want to study abroad and not in India?
- Main advantages of studying abroad for many international students is the possibility of immersing themselves in a totally different environment
- Possibility of obtaining the double degree.
- Studies abroad are mainly based on practical knowledge.
- You will acquire a greater knowledge of different cultures
- View your culture through a new lens
- Get an international degree and exposure.
- Increase the international job prospects.
- Acquire greater knowledge of different cultures.
- Meet several people.
- Discover new environment.
- Get a global mindset.
- Learn self-sufficiency and gain independence.
- Learn to appreciate smaller things more.
#5. Why this university?
Ans. Students must describe the key USP for choosing a particular university. The information we can include can be:
- Forms- Modules
- Alumnus network
#6. Who is your sponsor?
Ans. Please mention the name of your sponsor – It can be parents/gaurdians/siblings/self sponsor.
#7. How much does life in Latvia cost?
Ans. The cost of living is very affordable at Latvia for student. It cost around 300-600 euros/Month.
#8. What is your future goal?
Ans. (Below are some examples of future target)
Entrepreneur: after completing my study by the name of the university, I would go back to my hometown and start my organization which will focus on its development. I assure you that I will learn all the skills necessary to better manage my organization. I am confident that studying at university will give me a solid knowledge of the basic principles of this field and help me acquire the skills necessary to achieve my goal. Even my degree in Course from University will give me a solid foundation and a perfect channel to capitalize on my strengths.
Work in MNC: after completing my course, I would like to work with a renowned company in Europe, India or anywhere in the world. I wanted to become more effective and progressive in the field of my interest. I am looking forward to doing safe work in renowned companies such as ONGC, BHEL, TATA and many others. I am very confident that after completing this course I can start my professional career with a good position as information system manager, marketing manager, system developer etc.
Family affairs: after completing the course named after the university, I will return to India and join by hand in the family business. Since my father has always managed the business in a very simple and traditional way, but I want to expand it by implementing new ideas and taking our business to the next level. (For example, since my father runs a temporary shop and I want the chain to grow only in my place, but also in some other part of India, and then take it internationally. So, to bring an exhibition in the sector I will have need market research that will help me understand the essential market value for the business).
Questions for Embassy Interview. The embassy interview of Latvia is a bit tricky and they check your presence of mind and ability to frame answer. The most important thing to prepare before going for an Embassy interview is about the country. Below listed are few of the information asked to trick you and your confidence:
- About seasons of Country
- About temperature of country
- About neighboring countries
- Details about the profession of your sponsors.
- Current Currency exchange
- Documents required for visa process
- Documents required for application in university
- What is success as per you?
- Do you have fear of anything? How did you overcome that fear?
- Who inspire you to choose this college?