University of Latvia: Statistics



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#998 of 14,131 In the World
#382 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 28 In Latvia
#1 of 21 In Riga
#472 of 2,461 For Atomic and Molecular physics
Top50% For 103 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive entrance according to the results of the centralized examination following general or special secondary school certificate
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for University of Latvia based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Latvia is a world-class research university with 14,391 scientific papers published and 156,745 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Computer Science.


University of Latvia majors

by publication & citation count

8,675 / 96,478
8,632 / 98,225
8,281 / 109,791
7,485 / 99,843
Quantum and Particle physics
6,874 / 76,611
Environmental Science
6,520 / 74,340
Materials Science
5,670 / 69,476
Organic Chemistry
5,605 / 75,667
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,576 / 44,394
Computer Science
4,552 / 40,771
3,901 / 53,890
Optical Engineering
3,479 / 38,167
3,469 / 43,631
Geography and Cartography
3,262 / 32,454
3,210 / 17,031
2,936 / 46,058
Metallurgical Engineering
2,710 / 35,295
Political Science
2,706 / 17,076
2,632 / 39,952
2,588 / 36,123
2,522 / 16,248
2,405 / 22,422
2,341 / 21,096
2,253 / 18,777
2,101 / 26,175
Electrical Engineering
2,067 / 21,021
1,995 / 10,193
Condensed Matter Physics
1,995 / 29,557
1,952 / 10,905
1,799 / 13,623
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,782 / 10,764
Chemical Engineering
1,765 / 24,941
1,695 / 18,020
1,664 / 22,676
Nuclear Physics
1,639 / 19,860
1,619 / 13,062
1,587 / 9,541
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,493 / 19,737
1,452 / 24,771
Physical chemistry
1,431 / 17,356

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 100
1992 71 155
1993 73 192
1994 93 290
1995 114 320
1996 114 494
1997 168 516
1998 152 539
1999 167 737
2000 191 986
2001 224 1119
2002 237 1311
2003 243 1385
2004 250 1748
2005 300 2055
2006 276 2339
2007 311 2967
2008 340 2981
2009 294 3383
2010 358 3534
2011 503 4354
2012 527 4843
2013 562 5470
2014 690 5743
2015 738 6488
2016 664 7363
2017 630 7472
2018 751 8620
2019 792 10581
2020 942 12954
2021 1083 15395
2022 1151 17592
2023 1095 19558
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Latvia gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree €2,000 - €4,000
Master's Degree €2,500 - €5,000
Doctoral Degree €3,000 - €6,000

The University of Latvia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Latvia.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doktora Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Economics, Educational Administration, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theology

University of Latvia alumni

  1. Mikhail Tal

    Mikhail Tal
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    1936-1992 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Latvia
    In 1958 graduated with Staatsexamen in Russian
    journalistchess composerwriterchess player

    Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal was a Soviet-Latvian chess player and the eighth World Chess Champion. He is considered a creative genius and is widely regarded as one of the most influential chess players. Tal played in an attacking and daring combinatorial style. His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Vladislav Zubok said of him, "Every game for him was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem".

  2. Agata Muceniece

    Agata Muceniece
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    1989-.. (age 35)
    actortelevision presentermodel

    Agata Edgarovna Muceniece is a Latvian actress, model, and television presenter.

  3. Efim Shifrin

    Efim Shifrin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1956-.. (age 68)
    television presenterhumoristautobiographerpresenterstage actor

    Efim Zalmanovich Shifrin (Russian: Ефи́м (Нахи́м) Залма́нович Шифри́н; born March 25, 1956) is a Soviet and Russian actor, humorist, singer. Creator and artistic director of "Shifrin-Theater".

  4. Raimonds Vējonis

    Raimonds Vējonis
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1966-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Latvia
    Studied in 1989

    Raimonds Vējonis is a Latvian politician who served as the 9th President of Latvia from 2015 to 2019 and the president of the Latvian Basketball Association since 2020.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Latvia faculties and divisions

Centre : Baltic Studies Baltic Languages
Centre : Environmental Studies and Management Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Centre : European and Transition Studies European Studies
Centre : Family Health Education Health Education
Centre : Gender Studies Gender Studies
Centre : Judaic Studies Judaic Religious Studies
Centre : Language Baltic Languages, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Centre : Lithuanistics Baltic Languages, Cultural Studies
Centre : North American Studies American Studies
College : P. Stradiņš Medical College - LU PSK Aesthetics, Medicine, Nursing, Podiatry, Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty : Biology Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Zoology
Faculty : Chemistry Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Science Education
Faculty : Computing Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Software Engineering
Faculty : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Demography and Population, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Environmental Management, European Studies, Finance, Insurance, International Business, International Economics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Safety Engineering, Statistics, Tourism, Transport Management
Faculty : Education, Psychology and Art Adult Education, Art Education, Computer Education, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Handicrafts, Health Education, Home Economics, Humanities and Social Science Education, Literature, Native Language Education, Pedagogy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training
Faculty : Geography and Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Science Education
Faculty : History and Philosophy Archaeology, Contemporary History, History, Logic, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Philosophy
Faculty : Humanities Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Baltic Languages, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, English, English Studies, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Linguistics, Oriental Languages, Philology, Romance Languages, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, History of Law, Human Rights, International Law, Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Histology, Medicine, Nursing, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery
Faculty : Physics and Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Science, Laser Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanics, Optics, Optometry, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Science Education, Statistics, Thermal Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Library Science, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Theology Bible, Ethics, History of Religion, Religion, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Theology
Research Division : Advanced Social and Political Sciences Development Studies, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Regional Studies, Social Sciences
Research Division : Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science
Research Division : Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optics, Physics
Research Division : Biology Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Zoology
Research Division : Cardiology Cardiology, Epidemiology, Medicine
Research Division : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences
Research Division : Experimental and Clinical Medicine Biology, Cell Biology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, Medicine, Oncology, Physiology
Research Division : Geodesy and Geo-informatics Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Geophysics
Research Division : History of Latvia Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnology, History, Medieval Studies
Research Division : Latvian Language Grammar, Linguistics, Native Language, Terminology
Research Division : Literature, Folklore and Art Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Folklore, Literature, Musicology, Theatre
Research Division : Mathematics and Computer Science Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Mathematics and Computer Science, Systems Analysis
Research Division : Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Food Technology, Microbiology, Physiology
Research Division : Pedagogy Computer Education, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Pedagogy
Research Division : Philosophy and Sociology Philosophy, Sociology
Research Division : Physics Mechanics, Physics
Research Division : Polymer Mechanics Materials Engineering, Mechanics, Physics
Research Division : Solid State Physics Materials Engineering, Optometry, Physics, Radiophysics

General information

Alternative names LU
Latvijas Universitate
Founded 1919
Accreditation Ministry of Education and Science (Izglītības un Zinātnes Ministrija)
Motto Scientiae at patriae
For science and fatherland
Colors dark blue, silver, white

Location and contacts

Address Raina boulevard 19
Riga, LV-1586
City population 606,000

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