Dzirnavu Street 16/k2 (entrance from Strelnieku Street), Riga LV-1010

Post address:
Vaļņu Street 2, Riga LV-1050

Visiting hours:
Mondays 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesdays 9:00 - 13:00
Thursdays 13:00 - 17:00

Please apply before the visit

Phone:   (+371) 67225155
  E-mail: aic []

Education in Latvia

The Latvian education system consists of pre-school education, basic education, secondary education and higher education. General education in Latvia in total lasts 12 years consisting of compulsory 9-years basic education and 3-years secondary education. Additionally pre-school education at age of 5-6 is compulsory in Latvia.

Basic education stage comprises general basic education (grades 1-9) and vocational basic education. Secondary education stage comprises general secondary education, vocational secondary education and vocational education. Higher education comprises both academic and professional study programmes.

  • More information on educational system: Ministry of Education and Science website
  • More information on study programmes for foreign students: Study in Latvia Study in Europe
  • Latvian Self-Assessment Report about referencing the Latvian education system to the EQF and the QF-EHEA (2nd version, May 2012): Latvian English
  • Latvian one-off Report on Validation "Implementation of Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning Outcomes in Latvia" (2018): Latvian English
  • Updated Self-Assessment Report about referencing the Latvian Qualifications Framework to the EQF and the QF-EHEA (2018): Latvian English