Liepaja University

Liepaja University is an accredited state higher educational establishment, which implements study programmes at all three study levels: basic studies, Master and Doctorate studies.

Every year, about 30 study programmes are implemented and we have produced more than 20 thousand graduates.

Liepaja University is a symbol of education, science and culture of Liepaja and Kurzeme region that provides with competitive, internationally recognized varied education. The LiepU develops innovative research, ensures the sustainability of society development, economic knowledge development in Latvia as a lawful partner in the European Union.

The University is persistently developing its learning and scientific environment and investing in the professional qualification of teaching staff to improve the performance of the university and ensure the best study quality for prospective and current students.

KUT Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Programs (4 yrs)

2200 EUR/year – Information Technology

2200 EUR/year – Computer Sciences

2200 EUR/year – European Language and Culture Studies

Master’s  (2 yrs)

2800 EUR/year – Information Technology

3100 EUR/year – New Media Art

2800 EUR/year – Ecotechnologies

PhD Program (1 yr)

4700 EUR/program – New Media Art

4200 EUR/program – E-Study Technologies and Management

Language of Teaching

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Any courses taught in any language apart from English  are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly English.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has NO application/enrollment fee.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

Application Deadlines

Spring/February Intake: starts – 26th August, ends – 1st December (best to apply before October)

Autumn/September Intake: starts – 26th January, ends – 1st July (best to apply before June)

NB: Application is open throughout the year

Application Documents


Submit the documents of the secondary education and the documents of the higher level education (if applying for masters or doctoral studies)

Must have sufficient knowledge of the language in which the studies are held

Have to submit IELTS certificate

Submit legalized certificate of the secondary education with a transcript and/or a certificate of higher education with a transcript

Copy of passport (all pages)

Passport sized photos (3×4 cm)

Provide document on the change of a given name and surname (if necessary)

Transfer Students

Official stamped and signed descriptions of courses already taken along with stamped and signed official university Transcript or equivalent 

Must complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Master’s degree credits (credits Earned at other universities)


Fill and submit application form

Submit copy of your international passport

Submit scanned copies of your original certificates of higher education (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or Specialist’s diploma) with full transcripts.

Submit scanned copies of your health certificates including HIV test and TB test.

For documents issued in English or French, certified translations in  English language are to be submitted.

YOUR CV (for masters & PhD)

PORTFOLIO (required for Architecture Applicants)



MASTER THESIS (optional – for PhD)

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

.Non-English speaking international students will need to submit Three (3) copies Certified True Copy of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent any of these – SAT, GRE, IGCSE PTE).

Cost of Housing

The Average cost of living in Liepaja ranges from €345-€400 per month.

Rent is 36 EUR per month for a room (if in the room live 2 and more persons),

50 EUR (2 persons) and 90 EUR (1 person). 

Private housing range from EUR 145 – 290 per month.

Liepaja University offers to international students live in the Student Hostel. Due to high demand, students should give the Foreign Affairs Department ample notice of their intention to live in student dormitories. International students are usually housed in shared rooms (2-3 persons) with a common kitchen, shower and toilets. Linen, blankets, pillows, and kitchen utensils are provided. 

Liepaja University Student Hostels’ rooms are furnished, a fridge is in each room, Free Wifi and a laundry.                

If student do not wish to stay at a dormitory, private housing arrangements should be made before arriving in Latvia.

Travel with Visa — If you are a non-Latvian citizen, you will need to obtain a visa at a consulate in your home country before your arrival in Latvia. Once you have arrived in Latvia, you will need to apply and obtain a residence permit before your visa expires in order to prolong your stay.

Education Requirements for Student Visa

Student visa to come study in Latvia is easy to obtain. You apply for student visa from the closest embassy to you.

Once you have your admission letter

confirmation letter from university (proof of payment of first tuition fees)

and has provided documents requested by the embassy.

There is no reason to reject your student visa application. In all our dealings, our students have never been rejected visa. But we have heard of a few students (not our own) who were rejected because they didn’t get the documents needed. But when they reapplied, it was granted them.

Visa Requirements & Documents

Document language:

All documents executed in a foreign language (except English) shall be accompanied by their translation into English. Translation of all documents must be notarized.

In order to apply for a student visa to study in Latvia you will need to submit several documents. These documents include:

legalized certificate of the secondary education with a transcipt and/or a certificate of higher level education with a transcript;

a copy of passport (all pages);

photo cards (3×4 cm);

a document on the change of a given name and surname (if necessary);

a payment document certifying that the registration fee is paid in the amount of 150,- euro* to the account of LiepU (registration fee is not refunded).

Pre-Arrival Medical Screening Report

Yellow Fever Immunization Certificate

Health Insurance Requirement

International students will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice.

You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in Latvia; this is part of your tuition fees.