Latvian Scholarships for participation in summer schools
In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science, the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglitibas attistibas agentura – VIAA) offers scholarships to students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2015/2016 academic year.
Only citizens from countries which have signed an agreement on co-operation in education and science can apply for the Latvian government scholarships.
These countries are: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium (Flanders Community and French Community of Belgium), Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students, researchers and teaching staff without formal agreements on co-operation in education and science are welcome to apply for the Latvian scholarship as well. These countries are: Denmark, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Only students and academic staff of foreign HEIs are eligible for the Latvian scholarship for participation in summer schools.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
The amount of the Latvian scholarship for summer school is LVL 500. If the Latvian scholarship does not cover all expenses of the summer school, the scholarship holder has to pay the difference himself. The finances for scholarships will be transferred by VIAA to the summer school organizers, no money will be handed out to the Latvian scholarship holders. The participants of the summer schools have to cover travel expenses from the country of origin to the summer school location in Latvia themselves.
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