• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Languages and Cultural Environment programme at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences aims:

  • To provide students with in-depth theoretical knowledge and to develop their research skills and abilities.
  • To ensure training of competitive specialists for the national and international labour markets. 
  • To ensure training of specialists who will work for private economic entities in Latvia, in other EU member states and in countries outside the EU.
  • To provide students with a set of theoretical knowledge and skills on matters regarding the selected language, culture, and intercultural communication as well as other fields that will allow students to successfully compete and adapt as quickly as possible to the work environment upon graduation, thus successfully adapting to work for administrative institutions in Latvia, the European Union, and other countries. 
  • To prepare students for further studies in doctoral study programmes in Latvia (including Ventspils University College’s and Liepāja University’s collaborative Linguistics doctoral study programme) and abroad by providing advanced research skills provided via courses on research methodology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories and Models of Intercultural Communication
  • Linguistic Research in Interdisciplinary Aspect 
  • Latvian Language: Editing of Media Texts 
  • Methodology of Interdisciplinary Research
  • Corpus Analysis of E-media Language
  • Chinese Language Contrasts 
  • Chinese Society, Culture and Traditions
  • Culture History in Digital Word 
  • Latvian Language: Text Editing Methology
  • Trends of English Language Development

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Documents of Secondary or Higher education. The average grade should be at least 60%. Original documents in English, German, French or Russian may be submitted. All other languages must be translated into English. Translations need to be notary attested and certified.
  • IELTS (6.0 and over), TOEFL (PBT) 550 or (IBT) 70, London Language Test or Longman Language Test. If the candidate has not passed an international English language test, the candidate ought to pass VUAS online English language test (achieving at least 60%) free of charge.
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume);
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport (including a note “Submitted for use by Ventspils University of Applied Sciences”, date and time);
  • One photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2270 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2270 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2270 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2270 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • The tuition fee may be paid in two equal instalments, except for the first study year, which requires the tuition fee to be paid in full.
  • Tuition fee payment for the whole study period 4540 EUR. 

Living costs for Ventspils

  • 250 - 370 LVL/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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