University of Birmingham and Latvia

We welcome students from Latvia. There are currently 3 Latvian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Our admissions and recruitment teams are available to provide you with support during all stages of your enquiry and application to the University. We offer a range of ways to speak to our staff and current students to get information and advice on living and studying in Birmingham.

On your country page, you can find information concerning entry requirements, funding, events in your country, and contact details for our in country representatives.

Laimdota Zizmare

Drug Discovery and Medical Chemistry MSc

““Lectures and seminars are led by both excellent academics and representatives from the field that gives both great background and a deeper understanding of the industry. University is also about social involvement and they provide over 250 different societies and student groups, job and volunteering opportunities. I myself have joined the University Chorus and Toastmasters public speaking club to meet people from all over the globe and make the most out of my postgraduate degree.””

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.

English Language

You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

For further information visit the Birmingham International Academy website.

Undergraduate

Candidates from Latvia generally require either A levels, an IB Diploma or a recognised foundation programme qualification in order to be considered for entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme. Holders of the Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education) are not eligible for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes.

Postgraduate

Holders of a good pre-2000 Magistrs or post-2000 Bakalaurs from a recognised university, or a good Postgraduate Diploma (professional programme) from a recognised university or institution of Higher Education, with a minimum overall grade of 7.5 out of 10 for 2:1 equivalency, or 6.5 out of 10 for 2:2 equivalency, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a good Postgraduate Diploma (professional programme) from a recognised university or institution of Higher Education, with a minimum overall grade of 7.5 out of 10, or a post-2000 Magistrs, will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

Funding

Find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate funding opportunities.

Scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain our students, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships.

Find out more about our fees and other funding opportunities for undergraduate study and postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to: admissions@bham.ac.uk

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: studyabroad@bham.ac.uk 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to: c.e.pattison@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Representatives

The University of Birmingham representatives in Latvia are Kalba and Dream Foundation.

Kalba.Lv
Office 201, 21 Merkela Street
Riga, LV-1050

Tel: +371 67304428, +371 25677720
Email: studies@kalba.lv
Web: www.kalba.lv

Dream Foundation 
Brivibas iela 85 (3. stavs)
Riga, LV-1001

Tel: +371 295 638 27
Email: latvia@dreamfoundation.eu
Web: www.dreamfoundation.eu

 

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

Careers

We offer dedicated support for international students, including an international careers consultant and a team of international student ambassadors. We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.

Alumni

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

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