Applications for International Degree Seeking Students
 

The general application procedure for all English-taught study programs:

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Application deadline for International Degree Seeking Students

Applications for studies in English-taught study programs are accepted  for studies in the Autumn (September) semester only.

July 30, 2020 Citizens of the European Union (EU), member states of the European Economic Area (EEU) and Swiss Confederation. Countries whose citizens may enter Latvia without a visa. (See Annex No. 5) Citizens of countries not listed in the Annex of the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 554. (See Annex No. 4)
July 10, 2020 Applicants from countries listed in the Annex of the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 554 (See Annex No. 4.)
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The general application procedure for all English-taught study programs:

The candidate must complete the online application form http://application.venta.lv/ and attach the following documents:

  • Documents of Secondary or Higher education.  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.
  • The average grade should be at least 60%.
  • The grade in core subjects (Mathematics and/ or English) should be above minimum passing grade.    
  • The student must present a valid International English test IELTS (6.0 and over), TOEFL (PBT) 570 or (IBT) 70, London Language Test or Longman Language Test. 
  • If the language of instruction in previous education was English, letter of proof is accepted instead of international test results.
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume);
  • Motivation letter;
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport (including a note “Submitted for use by Ventspils University of Applied Sciences”, date and time);
  • One photo 3 cm x 4 cm (in case the applicant has signed the consent of the Data Subject).
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I have submitted all the required documents – what happens next?

Unless you have already made the payment, an application fee invoice for 150 EUR (or 75 EUR*) will be sent to you. The deadline for paying it is usually two weeks from the date of issue.

How to pay the application fee:

  • You can transfer the application fee (150/75 EUR) via Western Union or Money Gram. For details contact the International Office of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (VUAS)

  • You can transfer the fee to the university’s account. Payment details: Receiver: Ventspils Augstskola Account no: LV23TREL9150140000000 Bank: Valsts Kase Bank address: Smilsu street 1, Riga, LV-1919, Latvia Swift Code: TRELLV22 Code: 21379 Purpose: Application fee payment

After receiving the payment, we will proceed with the application process and let you know if we have all we need from you and then send your documents for evaluation. You can read here about the academic recognition of foreign qualifications. The recognition process takes about a month and a half.

* Applicants who are citizens of the EU/EEA countries or Switzerland. Applicants who are not citizens of the EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, but who have acquired their secondary/higher education in the countries of the European Union.

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The long awaited decision about your education documents has been received. Next steps:

  • A Skype interview and/or entry tests for the desired programme;

  • A new invoice that includes first year tuition fee and security deposit 500** EUR will be sent to you. Other items (like courier fee etc.) will be added depending on the country you are from;

  • Drafting of your study contract;

  • Applying for D category visa to enter Latvia;

  • Applying for a temporary Residence permit.

For a complete information on immigration matters please see Escaping the Immigration Maze (Entering Latvia)

Agents:

For information about the current agents to whom we have entrusted the honor of acting in benefit of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences please contact International Office: international@venta.lv and we will send you their contacts.

Should you wish to become a representative of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, please contact VUAS International Office.

**  Applicants who are from the EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, or who have acquired their previous education in the countries of the European Union are exempted from paying the security deposit.