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  • Locations: Riga, Latvia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/14/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Jenna Hunter-Skidmore
Language of Instruction: English, Latvian, Russian Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

KU is a member of the Mid-America Universities International consortium, MAUI, which provides KU students with access to sites within a partner consortium in Europe called the Utrecht Network.  The network of schools and programs abroad enables KU students to study at sites throughout Europe during the fall or spring semesters as well as for an entire academic year. MAUI-Utrecht Network sites are total immersion programs; in most cases, students register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses, have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students. This means that a student applying for MAUI-Utrecht Network site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

Language Considerations

Most sites offer language courses to improve your knowledge of the language spoken in that particular country, some sites offer all coursework in English, and some require advanced language proficiency in order to be accepted. The University of Missouri – St. Louis has maintained a list of courses offered in English at some of the Utrecht Network universities. This list is available here, and is updated as often as possible.  Additionally, the institution may list course information below.

University of Latvia


Maui


For the most up-to-date institutional information, visit the Mid-America Universities International website.

 
University’s Full Name University of Latvia
Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014 2 for one academic year (5 months autumn semester, 5 months spring semester
Areas of study open for exchange students All areas are open for exchange students, especially social sciences and Humanities
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties None
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students None
Utrecht Network contact person

Ms Beate Ramina
Raina Blvd. 19, LV-1586, Riga, Latvia
Ph: +371 67034350,
fax:+371 67243091

e-mail: ad@lu.lv
General university web site www.lu.lv
International office web site http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/
Academic Calendar

Autumn 2013
02.09.13 – 26.01.14

Spring 2014
03.02.14 – 30.06.14

Examination Period(s)

Autumn 2013
02.01.14 – 26.01.14


Spring 2014
02.06.14 – 29.06.14

Orientation session(s)

Autumn 2013
26.08.13 – 01.09.13


Spring 2014
27.01.14 – 02.02.14

ECTS available http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/courses/
Application deadline(s) for admission

Autumn semester
May 15th

Spring semester
November 15th

Application material on the web site or paper copies only

http://www.lu.lv/eng/admission/application_exch.php

Course registration deadline(s) Registration for courses is at the registration week
Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection?

Each faculty has an international coordinator giving advice and support in the selection of courses. Students cannot register to courses online. The registration to courses can be done in 2 ways: Register at the first lectures on the registration protocol given by the professor; Register at the faculty’s secretary office

Language requirements English language B1
Language test certificate required? Together with the application, TOEFL, IELTS or University issued document confirming English language proficiency.
Preparatory language course for incoming students

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/courses/erasmus/
6 ECTS

1 ECTS – 50LVL, total 300 LVL
Courses taught in English

There are available courses in English for both levels

http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/exchange/courses/
Internships available? Yes, should be arranged in advance.
Student jobs available/allowed? Allowed
Housing assistance http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/
Housing options http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/
Housing application deadline(s) http://www.lu.lv/eng/services/accommodation/
Cost estimates per month

Housing: On campus: starting from € 70 at the university dormitory per month, off campus: starting from € 130 per month
Meal: about € 350 per month
Local transportation: € 20 per month
Textbooks: € 23 for copying
Health Insurance: € 20

Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N) No
Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed Allowed, but it should be in English and cover 30 000 LVL
Health facilities at the university Psychologist
Summer courses available? Summer Schools
Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country? Yes (if necessary)
Last update of this information April 2013

Eligibility

Eligibility varies by site considerably. Some MAUI sites have GPA, language and level (JR/SR) requirements. Most requirements are listed on the institutional information above.  Additionally, some sites are more competitive than others and have less open spaces available.  Before applying, KU students should plan to meet with a program coordinator to review the site restrictions, eligibility and chances of placement to ensure the site is a good fit for them.

Costs & Tuition

Like all KU exchange programs, the cost of tuition and fees would be paid to KU.  Additionally, each European partner site will have estimated on-site costs listed above.

Financial Aid

KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.

KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online.  The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Academic Year & Fall programs and October 1 for Spring programs.