Study abroad semester in Latvia
Latvia has gained independence from USSR in 1991. Then, it joined the EU and is now a member of the Eurozone. It is located on the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania. It has no official religion. Population is stable and literate. Riga is a major economical center in the Eurozone. National identity is revamping after years of foreign occupation. Winter sports are popular in Latvia, with skiing, ice skating, and ice hockey being some of the favorite activities during pastime.
What are the best universities in Latvia for semester students?
Are you still undecided whether or not Latvia might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 2 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Latvia. Let’s check some statistics about them.
Here you can see the positions of the Latvian institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.
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|Riga Technical University||701-750||1001+||-||-||-||4||-||-|
|Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Undergraduate level)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Riga Technical University is a nice institution, included in both the prestigious QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Stockholm School of Economics in Riga has not been included in rankings for Latvia since it is not a Latvian university. However, Stockholm School of Economics is a highly prestigious and reputable academic institution.
Costs and fees of studying in Latvia
Latvia is quite a cheap country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are below 600€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.
When it comes to university’s fees, Latvia is medium expensive, with a median 4150€/semester for free mover students.