Study at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences!

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences offers 9 study programs for International Students in Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, all held in English.



The application deadlines 2023:
  • non-EU, non-EEA, non-Swiss Confederation citizens: March 1 - May 31 (CLOSED)

  • Eu, EEA, Swiss Confederation citizens: March 1 - July 24 (BA) / August 18 (MA, PhD)






Application procedure:

Application procedure for full time International students consists of several steps.

The application form must be submitted to apply for studies at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.  

Applicant must create an account to complete the online application. Online application form can be saved and completed in multiple sessions.  

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Latvian / Russian.  

Note! You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally arrive at the university. 

Each of the study programs have their own guidelines for the entry requirements (can be found here), however most often, they are the same. 


The average grade in the Diploma Supplement should be at least 60% of the maximum possible. 

All international students will be interviewed via online meeting by study program committee, video will be recorded and saved for the decision making at the study program admission committee meeting! 

Application steps (important)
Step 1

Applying for bachelor’s/master’s/PhD programme requires completed application form and upload of the following documents: 


  • High school / secondary school education diploma (Applying for Bachelor's degree); 
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma (Applying for Master's degree) 

  • Master's degree diploma (Applying for PhD.); 

  • Diploma supplement (Transcript of Records) 

  • Motivation letter (if required); 

  • Motivational video (for Tourism Competetiveness Management)

  • CV (if required) 

  • English language proficiency document. Not needed if the previous education is fully obtained in English.  

  • Copy of Passport or ID 

  • Master's or PhD thesis proposal  

  • Proof of application fee payment  

The application will be considered only after all the documents that are needed are uploaded, and proof of application fee payment is uploaded. The application fee is nonrefundable and does not guarantee acceptance. Application fee must be paid before the application is submitted (confirmation of payment must be included in the application). 

Some of the students will have to take study program specific online entrance examination and English language proficiency exam.

All the International students will be invited for online interview. 


Step 2

Application fee should be paid to the following bank account: 

The bank: Valsts Kase 
Address: Smilsu iela 1, Riga LV-1050 Latvia 
Bank code: TRELLV22 
Bank account number: LV38TREL9150130000000 
Bank payments should be marked: “Study registration fee: your name” 

After completing the application process, the applicant will be informed by the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences International Coordinator, who will forward all the attached documents to the study programme director for decision upon admission. Student will be invited for the online interview. If applicant is provisionally accepted, the documents will be sent to Academic department for submittion to the Academic Information Centre (AIC) for recognition (the estimated duration of the process is 4 to 6 weeks).


Step 3

After receiving the approval from study programme director and AIC , International Coordinator will send you an official letter if you are eligible to study at your chosen study program. 

Further formalities regarding admission process will be organized in collaboration with International Coordinator and Academic department of ViA.




Step 4

After completing all the previously mentioned steps, Academic department in collaboration with International Coordinator, will prepare the Study Agreement, you will receive it from the International Coordinator. 

Student will have to Sign the Study Agreement and Pay the Tuition fee.

Step 5

After signing the Study Agreement and paying the tuition fee, if needed, the VISA process will be started.

Step 6

Welcome to Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences!



Application fee and Tuition fee


Application fee (non-refundable) must be paid before the application is submitted (confirmation of payment must be included in the application):


Application fee amount EUR

UkraineFree of charge
Lithuania. Estonia, Georgia, Moldova50

EU, EEA countries, Swiss Confederation, USA, Australia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Canada, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam


International applicants from other countries




Tuition fee depends on the study program you wish to study. The tuition fee amount can be found under each study program. There you will find the sub-section “Tuition fees and expenses”. The exact amount of the tuition fee per year and the total tuition fee can be found there.



All the students that are eligible, are invited to apply for Latvian State Scholarship. Application deadline for academic year 2023/2024 is 1st of April, 2023.


Applicants from EU and EEA countries can apply for state funded study placement.

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships which cover tuition fee for the first year to most outstanding applicants in the programme. The eligibility criteria for scholarship applicants will be examined by Admission Committee. Some of the criteria is academic and professional accomplishments, research activity etc.


In some cases, home country offers some scholarships for students that are studying abroad (Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences do not have a list of these countries, students must do a research on their own).



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