Study Information Technology at ViA and keep up with the time!

The aim of the study programme is to promote the development of the IT industry by educating new specialists, thus promoting the creation of new and innovative products and services with an emphasis on the following areas of specialization - cybersecurity and virtual reality, and smart technologies, by including the basic skills and knowledge required by the industry in the studies. 

During the studies, the students acquire an extensive basis of technical knowledge, which gives them the professional knowledge and skills required by the industry. As well as that, the studies offer an insight into user experience (UX), artificial intelligence (AI) - machine learning (ML) and computer vision (CV), cloud computing, virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality and data analysis.

In close cooperation with state institutions, national-level and internationally recognized industry companies, strengthening of the students' practical skills is ensured both in general and specialization courses and during study internships. A supportive environment, internships and job opportunities during the studies form essential support for both local and foreign students. 

The study programme is open to students from all over the world.

The following specialization fields are possible within the study programme: "CYBER SECURITY AND PROGRAMMING" or "DEVELOPMENT OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND MOBILE SYSTEMS".

From 2017 students have the unique opportunity to choose between two equalized yet different specializations!
This study programme allows to fully prepare specialists for today’s work environment – the graduates are able to adapt to changing working conditions, follow market demand, development trends and technological changes, understand the industry processes and their impact on society. Inese Džarcāne
Director of study programme

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Language: English
Duration: full-time 4 years (8 semesters)
ECTS: 240 
Degree title: programming engineer
Exchange opportunities:  Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.


professional bachelor's degree in information technologies


programming engineering


until December 31, 2023


Full time studies

Part time studies


4 years (8 semesters) in full time studies

5 years (10 semesters) in part time studies

Scholarships for 2023./2024. acad.y.

10 (ten) study places on state budget resources are available for intake 2023.

Citizens of the European Union countries, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and permanent residents of the European Union who hold a valid residence permit may use the right to study on state budget resources.

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,

STUDY FEES 2023./2024. acad.y.

EU 2445 EUR per year or 9780 EUR for 4 years*

non-EU 2810 EUR per year or 11240 EUR for 4 years*

*This is the full tuition fee. If you want to find out your possible tuition discount, go to the tuition calculator.


High school / secondary education

An additional condition for foreign applicants: the average grade in the Diploma Supplement should be at least 60% of the maximum possible.

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

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements

Accepted proof of proficiency: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 69+

Certificate of English language proficiency or a document confirming the language proficiency issued by an international testing institution during the last five years, attesting to the proficiency of the implementation language of the relevant study programme at least at B2 level. If the previous education has been acquired in English, the English proficiency certificate is not required.


Non-EU, Non-EEA applicants: May 31

EU/ EEA/ Swiss Confederation applicants: July 24 (students are eligible to apply for Latvian state funded study placements).

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.

For further information, get in touch with International Office at [email protected].