Win a Scholarship for Summer School in Latvia!

Deadline: 4 May, 2015
Open to: citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement with the Latvian State Education Development Agency and citizens who come from countries that offer scholarships to Latvian students, researchers and teaching stuff
Venue: Latvia (June through August, 2015)


You can now apply for one of the three Summer Schools to be organized this summer in Latvia: “Arcadia” organized by Riga Technical University, “Daugava River. Visible. Invisible” by Latvian University of Agriculture and “Latvia – Place for Creative Development” by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. There are 6 scholarships being available for each of the schools. The State Education Development Agency  of the Latvian Government is inviting applications for scholarships from 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.

Scholarships are awarded in any subject available at Latvian HEI. The Evaluation Committee of VIAA takes the decision on granting of Latvian scholarships. The organizing HEI informs all scholarship candidates about the final granting decision in June. Scholarships are offered for the duration of the summer school.


Citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement  with the Latvian State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA) can apply for the Latvian governmental scholarships for the summer schools: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Greece, Peru, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, China, Israel, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Spain, Czech Republic, South Korea, Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Finland, Mexico, Turkmenistan, France, Moldova and United Kingdom.

Also, citizens from countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students, researchers and teaching stuff, but who do not have the formal agreements and co-operation in education and science are still welcome to apply for these scholarships. These countries include: Austria, Iceland, Slovakia, United States of America, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

Costs and Scholarships

The amount of the scholarship being granted by the VIAA for the summer school in Latvia is EUR 711 per person. The participants of the summer school will have to cover the travel expenses to/from Latvia by themselves.

How to Apply?

The mode of applying is by post. Information on how to apply for the scholarship for participation in summer schools can be found on the website of the HEI organizing the summer school session. The

  • Application form for the summer school;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Motivation letter;
  • The application package has to be sent directly to the organizers of the summer schools with the following exceptions: Lithuanian, Estonian, Czech, Hungarian and Polish candidates have to send the dossiers to the competent authorities of their countries (see HERE).
The application deadline is 4th May, 2015.

Contact person:
Ms Aija Jakovica, 
Senior Specialist of the International Cooperation Programme Unit 
Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail:
Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra (VIAA, State Education Development Agency)

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