I.Ā Application conditions

Citizens from countriesĀ that have signed an agreement with Latvia or offer scholarships for Latvian citizens can apply for the Latvian state scholarships. To see countries, citizens of which are eligible to apply for the scholarships, look at the sectionĀ ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.

Language of instruction at Latvian higher education institutions is mainly Latvian, however there are a few study programmes offered in English (please, visit the websiteĀ www.studyinlatvia.lvĀ for more information).

Applications for bachelor`s and the first level of professional higher education studies will be accepted from students who have successfully completedĀ at leastĀ one academic yearĀ 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 applicationĀ (February, March 2022).

Scholarships for bachelor`sĀ  and master`sĀ  studies are granted for one academic year ā€“Ā a time period up to 10 monthsĀ (for PhD-students ā€“ up to 11 months).

Scholarship for master`sĀ 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.

The academic year in Latvia lasts from 1stĀ September to 30thĀ June.

II.Ā Application procedure (open call 1stĀ FebruaryĀ 2022,Ā deadline 1stĀ April 2022)

An applicant has to register in the system and make a profile with a unique login and password.


After that an application form can be filled in on-line and necessary documents can be attached there as well. The system will require following documents to be uploaded:

studies scholarships Latvia

*Abbreviation HEI reads as ā€œhigher education institutionā€

CV Europass template:Ā europass.cedefop.europa.eu

All documents, which are not in Latvian or English, shall be translated into Latvian or English.

Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

If applicants are nominated by a competent authority of their countries ā€“ Ministry of Education, Agency for Education etc. ā€“, they have to contact the authority and send application documents to the authority as well, if required.)

III.Ā Financial provisions

The amount of the Latvian state scholarship for studies is:

Latvian state scholarships 2022
  • ll study programmes in English at Latvian higher education institutions are not free of charge. The Latvian scholarship holder can use the scholarship for covering of the tuition fee or for accommodation and meals. Please take into account that the amount of the scholarship is not high enough to cover all expenses in Latvia.
  • In limited numbers the host higher education institution provides the scholarship holder with a place in a studentsā€™ dormitory or a guesthouse.
  • The Latvian scholarship cannot be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.
  • Scholarship holders are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage.Ā 
  • Scholarships for applicants from one countryĀ may not exceed 10% from the total grant amount for study scholarships.

IV.Ā Evaluation of applications and information on results

All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of VIAA.

All candidates will receive an official decision sent by e-mail in JuneĀ 2022Ā and will be available on the profile of the candidate on the on-line application system.

Please visit the website of the VIAA forĀ useful links to information sourcesĀ for foreign students in the Republic of Latvia.

The Latvian state scholarshipĀ shall be granted according to the Cabinet Regulation No. 68Ā ā€œProcedures for Granting Scholarships to Foreignersā€Ā (in Latvian –Ā “Stipendiju pieŔķirÅ”anas kārtÄ«ba ārzemniekiem”), adopted 24 January 2012.

Additional information on the scholarships granted by VIAA can be obtained in the International Cooperation Programme Unit, Management and External Cooperation Department, VIAA.

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Call for applications for the Latvian state scholarships 2022/2023

In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science concluded between Latvian government and a few countries Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studiesĀ and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in theĀ 2022/2023Ā academic year. The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia has delegated the administration of the Latvian state scholarships to the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglÄ«tÄ«bas attÄ«stÄ«bas aÄ£entÅ«ra ā€“ VIAA).

I.Ā Citizens from countriesĀ that have signedĀ an Agreement*Ā on co-operation in education and science

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. BelgiumĀ (FederationWallonia – Brussels)
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Croatia
  5. Cyprus
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Georgia
  9. Israel
  10. Italy
  11. Kazakhstan
  12. Kyrgyzstan
  13. Mexico
  14. Moldova
  15. Mongolia
  16. Peru
  17. Poland
  18. South Korea
  19. Spain
  20. Tajikistan
  21. The People`s Republic of China
  22. Turkey
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Ukraine
  25. Uzbekistan
  26. Vietnam

Intergovernmental agreement*The Agreements can be found at the following links:

Other education field agreements

II.Ā Citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students,Ā researchersĀ andĀ teaching staffĀ without formal agreements on co-operation in education and science

  1. Austria
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Denmark
  4. Estonia
  5. Germany
  6. Greece
  7. Hungary
  8. Iceland
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Lithuania
  12. Norway
  13. Slovakia
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. The United States of America

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