Why study in Latvia?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Here are eight reasons for making your choice to study in Latvia. 

1. Small but spacious

Latvia is a friendly and welcoming country. Even though the typical Latvian is not an open book and more often smiles internally, we are good at building lifetime friendships. It is also very easy to get contacts, get introduced to like-minded people and build a career regardless of age or previous job experience. Latvia is not over-crowded with huge megapolises and unbelievable traffic-jams or mile-long lines. Instead, it offers a serene environment for studying and working, where you can choose how much buzz or peace and quiet you need. Latvia ranks high on the Global peace index as a country with low crime rates, a stable political scene and almost zero natural disasters[1].

2.Great value for money

The prices for studying and living in Latvia as a Northern European country are friendly, and students can afford to have more for less. Studies, including outstanding programmes in business, law, ICT or medicine, are available for reasonable tuition fees. Even elite university programmes are available for comparatively reasonable tuition fees. Studying here will enable students to get an internationally-recognized diploma and will serve as a springboard for excellent career and further education choices. Graduates will be equipped with relevant knowledge and core practical skills required to succeed in labour market. Moreover, the cost of living in Latvia is relatively low, so students can cover their expenses easily.

3.Knowledge base

Latvians are driven by the capacity to invent, adjust and evolve. Joint research and innovation hubs have stimulated the production of new products and technologies in such knowledge specialization areas as bio-economics, smart materials and engineering systems, smart energetics, bio-pharmacy and bio-medicine, ICT and others. Latvia can indeed be proud of its innovative technological solutions for cancer treatment, world’s best studio microphones, smart fabrics, drone jumps, wind tunnels and many others. The close cooperation between universities and industry practitioners facilitates the modelling of students’ competency using modern learning recourses.

4.Entrepreneurial hotspot

Latvia’s location provides a strategic position for business operations across the continent. One of Latvia’s competitive advantages is its dynamic and rapidly growing start-up environment that boosts student idea-testing and entrepreneurial mind-set. Newcomers are offered a pool of business incubators and co-working spaces, a diverse range of institutional investors and business angels, as well as social gatherings and meetups. Latvia has more than 400+ start-ups making it a home for great ideas. Latvia has been announced as one of the Europe’s entrepreneurial hotspots ranking 1st in Europe in early entrepreneurial activity[2] and is the 14th best country where to do business[3]. So…when