University of Latvia
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Laipni lūdzam Latvijas! – Welcome to Latvia at the University of Latvia!
Have you ever heard of the University of Latvia? In fact, with its outstanding reputation, the University of Latvia (UL) is one of the most popular universities in Europe. In Latvia, UL is the university with the highest number of students (28,000).
University and Campus
Almost 1000 international students decide to study at the university every year. Especially because of the wide range of studies and the environment of UL, the university is very popular among applicants. If you are interested in Latvian culture, you will be enthusiastic about the extracurricular activities offered by UL. For example, UL has 10 choirs, several folk-dance groups, a student theatre, and an orchestra. The sports teams at UL also offer a lot of variation. Among others, there is a basketball, floorball, football, volleyball, and cheerleading team. So, there is something for everyone, whether you just want to cheer or actively participate.
The City – Riga
Riga is the capital of Latvia and with its 630,000 inhabitants the largest city in the country as well as in the entire Baltic region. So, if you want to experience the Latvian big city flair up close, you are in good hands here. Due to the fact that the city was built as early as 1150, the buildings have a unique architecture that is more than worth seeing. In the old town there are several monuments, which were influenced by romanticism, gothic, and baroque. In the centre of the city stands, among other things, the 42.7-meter high Freedom Monument, which is a symbol of independence. Also particularly fascinating are the facades of the Art Nouveau buildings along Albert Street (Alberta iela), which attract many people with their luxurious appearance.
Those who want to spend a semester abroad at UL should pack warm clothes for the winter months, as there could be some very severe sub-zero temperatures and snowfall.
Who should apply for this exchange program?
The exchange is possible for the Master of Philosophy program, who can do their mobility module there at the Department of Cognitive Science and Semantics, and open for the Bachelor of MKW program.
The application deadline is 31 January!
More information about the University of Latvia can be found here.