Applications for International Degree Seeking Students

Applications for International Degree Seeking Students

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

April 1, 2019 –
July 15, 2019
Citizens of the
European Union (EU),
member states of the
European Economic
Area (EEU) and Swiss
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)
April 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2019
Applicants from countries listed in the Annex of the Regulation of the Cabinet
of Ministers No. 554 (See Annex No. 4.)

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

The candidate must complete the online application form and attach the following documents:

  • 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 3 cm x 4 cm (JPEG format, not as a PDF)

Upon completing the online application form, the candidate should send a confirmation email to before the application deadlines and confirm his/her willingness to pursue studies at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences.

I have submitted all the required documents – what happens next?

Unless you have already made the payment, an application fee invoice for 150 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 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: 21351
    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.

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, security deposit 500 EUR and health insurance for a year for 161.40 EUR (optional) 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) 


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: 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.