Art Academy of Latvia does not have its own dormitory, however we will help you with information on finding accomodation opportunities in Riga. To rent an appartment or a room in a shared flat costs from 150EUR-400EUR per month, depending on location and the facilities. Also you can visit our partners at 1home.eu, academicguesthouse.com, globalhome.lv and rigastudentsrent.com to check their offer.
Students are obliged to have a sufficient health insurance valid in Latvia during their stay as exchange students. Students have to take care of appropriate health insurance by themselves. Students must have European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), this card confirms the rights to receive state-funded emergency and necessary healthcare services. The EHIC card is issued free of charge and valid for three years. More information: ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559.
Citizens of EU, EEA and Switzerland
Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland may enter the Republic of Latvia without visa and stay for 90 days within a 6 months period. If the duration of the stay is longer, student must apply for a residence permit in the Department of Citizenship and Migration in Latvia minimum 1 month prior termination of 90 days period. Students must have a valid passport or ID card during their stay in Latvia. Document’s term of validity should be at least 6 months longer than your planned duration of stay in Latvia.
Student need to submit to the regional Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs the following documents for a residence permit:
- Official Application Form
- Passport or ID card
- Photo (3x4cm)
- European Health Insurance Card
- Learning Agreement/ Letter of Acceptance (provided by Art Academy of Latvia)