Studies abroad

Application for exchange studies for the spring semester takes place in September (until September 29, 2023), and in February for the autumn semester (until February 10, 2024).

The Faculty of Computing implements study exchanges within the framework of the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme, which is funded by the European Commission. The Erasmus programme provides for two types of student mobility – studies and internships. The aim of the Erasmus student mobility is to provide an opportunity to gain academic, linguistic and cultural experience by studying or doing internships in other European countries, and to promote education of new qualified and internationally experienced professionals. It provides a student's studies at one of the EU and EEA partner universities and the recognition of study results at a home university. The duration of studies is from 3 months to one academic year. The usual practice, however, is to apply for one semester. Mobility is based on Erasmus bilateral agreements concluded between Erasmus+ Programme partner universities. These agreements fix the number of mutual exchange students, as well as the level of studies (bachelor's, master's, doctoral) in each academic year.

Coordinator of the Faculty of Computing – Prof. Zane Bičevska
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A student must contact a foreign university or internship organisation in order to find out the possibilities and decide whether he/she is satisfied with them. The faculty cannot make a decision for you.

  • Universiteit Gent
  • Brno University of Technology
  • TU Darmstadt
  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology/ Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Universität Osnabrück
  • Reutlingen University
  • Aarhus Universitet
  • Universidad de Alcalá        
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid  
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • University of Helsinki
  • Université Paris - Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC)
  • Free University of Bolzen-Bolzano
  • "Universita' degli Studi di Catania
  • Sapienza - Universita' di Roma
  • Universita degli Studi di Salerno
  • Vilnius University
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Gdansk
  • Lodz University of Technology
  • Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities
  • Instituto Europeu de Estudos Superiores
  • Instituto Politecnico Do Porto
  • ISLA - The Higher Institute of Management and Administration of Santarém
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Bitlis Eren University
  • University of Lincoln

Full list of FC partner universities


Students can apply for exchange studies in the spring semester until September 29, 2023, but for exchange studies in the autumn semester – from the beginning of February till 10 February. When choosing a university, one of the most important criteria is language in which the study courses are offered. You need to be sure that your studies at a foreign university of your choice, and, in particular, the courses that interest you, are taught in the language you speak.

To participate in Erasmus student exchange, you must meet the following basic selection criteria:

  • you can prove good knowledge of a foreign language;
  • you have clear justification for studying at a foreign university;
  • you have not previously used more than 12 months of Erasmus+ mobility (studies or internship) at any of these study levels: bachelor's, master's, doctoral level;
  • you have successfully completed at least the first year of study at the undergraduate level;
  • at the time of application you are not studying for the last semester before receiving the diploma;
  • you are registered for studies in the study programme of the University of Latvia (you are not on sabbatical leave);
  • you have no study or tuition fee debts.

If the language skills and average mark (at least 7) requirements are met, preference will be given to disciplined students who are loyal to the University and the faculty and who have invested their time to improve them.

When applying for studies abroad, the coordinator must receive the following documents:

  • Transcript of Records for the last completed semester, for the first year master’s students – for bachelor’s studies.
  • Application form. Attention: the forms must be filled in on the computer. The photograph in the application form must be affixed in the place where the "Place for the photograph" is indicated, not next to it.
  • Proof of foreign language skills.

The number and amount of scholarships at the University of Latvia are determined centrally for each academic year separately. The Faculty of Computing has the opportunity to award several scholarships each year, but the number of places is also limited by host universities. A competition is announced for scholarship places. Students who are not granted a scholarship but who are eligible for Erasmus student status may decide to participate in an exchange programme without funding (at their own expense).

Attention: scholarships and the procedure for their payment may change from year to year.

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Internship abroad

More about internship abroad please read here.