Study in Latvia


Gargi Tomar
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

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Officially known as the Republic of Latvia, the country ‘Latvia’ is located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The capital city of Latvia is ‘Riga’ is the most densely populated city of the country. 1 in 3 of the population of Latvia lives in Riga. An amazing fact about Latvia is that the internet speed in the country is among the fastest in the world. It is also one of the greenest countries of Europe with 54% of the areas covered with forest. 

When it comes to education, Latvia is an ideal place for international students because of its vibrant and multicultural environment and affordable study and living expenses. Latvia attracts a number of international students from all over the world for higher education. According to the study, the number of international students in Latvia has trebled in the past three years with more than 5000 international students enrolled in a year. One-third of the population of international students in Latvia come from India. Some of the top courses opted by international students at Latvia include Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Engineering and Management. The low cost of study, quality education and technological advancement draws the attention of most Indian students towards Latvia. The cost of living at Lavia is also relatively low compared to other European countries making it a fascinating destination for foreigners. 

Latvia not only offers academic programmes but also professional courses that help students acquire industry-driven skills for better chances of job opportunities. The country is considered as one of the emerging economies of Europe. A non- European foreigner can apply for a resident permit for work in Latvia which can be obtained within the help of the employer. Finding a job for a foreigner is relatively easy if they have the required skills and  command in English language.

The top universities of Latvia include Riga Technical University, Riga Stradins University and University of Latvia. These universities rank among the top 1000 universities of the world. The courses offered in the universities in Latvia gives insights of usage of academics at industries and workplace. Business Economics, Life Science, Medicine and Management are some of the popular courses offered in Latvia. The courses offered to international students are taught in English language. 

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