Latvian authorities are expecting 10,000 refugees from Ukraine, fewer than neighbouring countries have registered so far. The country, like all other European Union countries, provides temporary protection to people displaced from Ukraine because of the armed conflict.
Find out here valuable information for refugees and asylum-seekers provided by the UN Refugee Agency for Northern Europe. The website includes categories on accommodation, social support, and healthcare, among others.
The Study in Latvia website provides detailed information on study opportunities, scholarships, housing, and other support.
Below, you’ll find some of the support programmes and initiatives for displaced Ukrainian students:
Study programmes and opportunities
- Study in Latvia provides here a list of Latvian universities offering support to students from Ukraine.
- A list of universities in Latvia that offer help to Ukrainian students is also available here(izm.gov.lv)
- Daugavpils University (DU) offers free service hotels and free tuition to Ukrainian students.
- Riga Technical University (RTU) invites Ukrainian students and academic staff members who have to leave home due to the war started by Russia to continue their academic work in Latvia at RTU.
- Ukrainian students can join bachelor’s study programs in English at Liepaja University.
Scholarships and financial aid
- Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences offers 20 scholarships for students from Ukraine to study in one of its study programs at bachelor, master or PhD programs. All the students from Ukraine are exempt from the Application fee and they can apply for transfer to the studies in later study years (the 2nd or 3rd study year) in the chosen study program.
- All Ukrainian students are invited to apply for the Latvian State Scholarship.
- According to a law passed in March, every child who has arrived from Ukraine will receive pre-school and primary education in Latvian or a minority language, and will not be required to pass state examinations.
- General information about qualification recognition and education in Latvia can be found on the country's dedicated ENIC-NARIC page, which is in charge of informing people about academic and professional mobility, as well as procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.
- Key information about the Education System in Latvia is on the Eurydice Latvia overview Page.
- This European Commission information page provides critical information about your rights when crossing the border into an EU country, qualifying for temporary protection, applying for international protection, and travelling within the European Union.
* Please note we give our best to constantly update the information posted here, but we may not be able to track all specific changes that may occur.