In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science signed between Latvian government and several countries, Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions. The scholarships are administered by the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).
The call for the applications for 2019/2020 academic year is open from February 1 and will last until April 1, all information and the application links are at the VIAA home page.
For the academic year 2017/2018, 413 applications from 34 countries were received, form those 331 were applications for studies, while 82 were applications for research. The most active were applicants from Azerbaijan, Kazahstan, Georgia and Ukraine, as well as Finland, Germany, Tajikistan, Turkey and China.
The applicants from 40 countries – Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The United States of America, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan - were eligible for the scholarships.
The amount of scholarship for students of bachelor and masters programmes last year was 500 EUR per month.