Study in latvia

Latvia Statistics
Geography-Population
Capital: Riga Area: 64,589 km ² Climate: humid, continental and temperate owing to the maritime influence of the Baltic Sea Total Population: 2,217,969 (est. 2010) Languages: Latvian

Government-Economy

Government Type: Parliamentary republicNational Holiday:November 18 GDP: $31.173 billion (est. 2010)
GDP – per capita (PPP): $ 13,833 (est. 2010)

Information for Foreign Students in LatviaGetting There Riga International Airport has direct flights to/from various European cities (London, Madrid, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo, etc), Middle East (Beirut, Tel Aviv, Dubai), CIS (Moscow, Kiev, Minsk) as well as North America (New York City).

Obtaining a Visa Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. For EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) citizens, an officially approved ID card (or a passport) is sufficient for entry. In no case will they need a visa for a stay of any length. Others will need a passport for entry.

Accommodation
Although you might not find plenty of 5 star hotels all around Latvia, you will find comfortable places to stay for a reasonable price. There are many hotels to choose from. Prices start from 20 LVL outside of Riga and from 40 LVL in Riga. The network of youth hostels is also developing. Dormitory rooms come around 10 lats, single, double rooms start from 20 lats and above.

Money Currency used in Latvia is the Latvian lat (LVL). ATMs are widely available throughout Latvia (including Riga International Airport), even in many small towns.

Health
There is no problem turning to any doctor or hospital to seek medical help, just by paying an outside patient fee.

Safety
It is generally safe to travel around on your own, although some petty crime exists. A thing to watch out for is bicycle theft, and it is advisable not to leave valuable things in your car. Mind the forest roads, collisions with wildlife animals can easily occur.

Transportation
It is advisable to go by train instead of bus from Riga to the following towns: Jurmala, Tukums, Jelgava, Salaspils, Jekabpils, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Sigulda, Cesis and Saulkrasti. Check the official Latvian Railroad (Latvijas dzelzcels) website (http://sirius.ldz.lv/sari/saraksts.asp) for timetables. If you are going to other cities, there are most likely only a couple trains per day or there are no trains going at all. Trains are usually cheaper and you don't need to worry about having no seat. Trains are usually crowded on peak days of summer. There is also a vast network of bus connections around Latvia. Buy a bus ticket at the bus station or on bus when boarding. If you have luggage, ask the bus driver to put it in the trunk. It depends on the bus company, if they will charge extra. There are express bus connections to major towns, which can save a lot of time.

Official Selection of the best Business Schools in Latvia

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2017

RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology

1 145‰

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (RTU) - FACULTY OF ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (FEEM) AND RIGA BUSINESS SCHOOL (RBS)

2 101‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2017

Latvia University - Faculty of Economics and Management

1 134‰

BA School of Business and Finance

2 28‰

Best Master’s programs in Latvia

Learn the ranking results of the best masters in Latvia here:

http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-in-latvia.html