Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Latvian, Russian Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
Program Description:
Latvia1

The University of Latvia, with its 23,000 students, 13 faculties, and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltic States. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programs. At the University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. Students have access to the library as well as the living-learning labratory of the country's capital, Riga, as the university is located in the center of the town in beautiful, historic buildings.  

Latvia2Location
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With more than 700,000 inhabitants, Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Its location offers a central hub for exploring the Baltic States and Scandanavia. 




Academic Calendar
OSU University of Latvia
Fall Fall Semester:
August - January
Spring Spring Semester:
February - June

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website. 

Courses
Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 

OSU students studying at University of Latvia can taken courses in Russian, arts, biology, chemistry, education, history, natural resources, psychology, physics, and more! Click here to search for courses offered to exchange students.

Latvia3Requirements
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

Costs
For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

Housing
The University of Latvia has contracts with dormitories and apartments. Click here for more information.

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information. The university also has a website on immigration requirements.

Helpful Links
Information for Exchange Students
Information for Accepted Exchange Students




Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/02/2018 03/30/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/02/2018 03/30/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 06/30/2018 08/18/2018 TBA TBA