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STUDY IN LATVIA

Labeled as the “Pearl of the Baltic States” and “Europe’s Best Kept Secret”, Latvia boasts distinct qualities which sets it apart from its European neighbors. The country has one of the best conservatories for wildlife, with its vast collection of forests, intricate networks of rivers, and gorgeous lakes contributing to 44% of the country’s total territory.
The unique weather is also an attractive prospect for those willing to live and take up an education in Latvia. Its geographical location allows for a more diverse climate, where conditions are generally mild and humid, with no abrupt changes in temperature.
Many consider the history of Latvia as one of the best underdog stories, as it has successfully overcome a tumultuous past to transform itself into a highly developed country, with a world-renowned culture which anyone who is pursuing an education in Latvia could enjoy. It is also a member of many international organizations, such as the EU, NATO and UN.
The study guide sections below offer further and more detailed information on what to expect when undertaking an education in Latvia.

Living Costs & Student Accommodation in Latvia

Student accommodation in Latvia is normally provided for by the universities through student dormitories or hostels. Universities also have international student advisors who provide housing assistance or advice.

It is recommended that prospective students should work with their chosen institution regarding accommodation as the real estate market in Latvia can be a little bit tricky to navigate.

Student accommodation in Latvia is normally provided for by the universities through student dormitories or hostels. Universities also have international student advisors who provide housing assistance or advice.

It is recommended that prospective students should work with their chosen institution regarding accommodation as the real estate market in Latvia can be a little bit tricky to navigate.

  1. Student hostel/dormitories
    €70 – €120
  2. Solo Flat
    €250 – €350
  3. Shared Flat
    €100 – €200

€120 – 250

Public transport (with student discount): €16 for each month (buses, trams, trolleybuses)

One-way ticket for public transport: €1.15

Taxi (city center to suburbs): €7 – €15 (only 1 transfer)

Cost of Living in Riga

While living costs in Latvia will depend on the city, type of accommodation and one’s lifestyle, everyday expenses in this Baltic state are still generally cheaper compared to many European countries.

It is estimated that around €450 – 700 (USD$ 553 – USD$ 861) is enough to cover necessities such as food, transportation, utilities and accommodation for a month.

The following list provides further details on the average monthly expenses per Latvian city:

CITIES

Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia and is the largest metropolis in the three Baltic States. Dubbed as the European Capital of Culture in 2014, students wanting to come to Riga will get to combine a world-class cultural experience with the highest quality of education available in Latvia.

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Ventspils

Ventspils has distinguished itself as one of Latvia’s best success stories by managing to reach new heights of development in recent years, successfully transforming itself into a flourishing city known for its friendly community, sprawling infrastructures and vast collection of cultural and leisure facilities

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