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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 19 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Lativia.

Academic year: September 1 – May 31

Major school holidays/break:

  • June 1 – August 31
  • Easter Break
  • Late October
  • Late December – early January

Major exam period: May – June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 – 4 years

The language of instruction in universities: Latvian. There are a limited number of programs available in English.

Degrees offered: Students can receive a Bachelor's, Master’s and Doctorate degree in Humanities, Natural and Formal Sciences, Social Sciences and Applied Sciences. Students can study Law and Medicine at undergraduate level and obtain bachelor's degree in Law or Medicine.