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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through fulbrightscholars.org.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Latvia

1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

The Fulbright study and research program in Latvia gives participants the opportunity to complete research and study for one academic year at a university or relevant non-university institution, such as a research lab, archive, library, or museum. During the 9-month grant period (usually starting in September) grantees can broaden their professional, scientific, and artistic skills.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The grant period will be September 2023 to June 2024.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a Fulbright pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant, as well as an in-country orientation in September.

Candidate Profile

Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral to the dissertation level, will be considered. Graduate-level students are preferred. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian language proficiency (or Russian in certain communities) is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project. However, some study of either language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 

For programs in Latvian higher education institutions that are taught in English, Latvian language skills are not required. For enrollment in institutions that teach in Latvian, applicants must have the necessary language skills.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Yes
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter recommended but not required at deadline

A number of Latvian archives, libraries, museums, and research centers are available for research in the fields of History, Music, Latvian Language, and Political Science.

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and to submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation if an invitation is not available. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be responsible for finding their own housing in the country. The U.S. Embassy and host institution will provide helpful tips how to find a suitable housing.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Bodniecei@state.gov
Additional Online Resources

:
http://www.latvia.eu/

:
http://www.studyinlatvia.lv/

:
http://izm.gov.lv/en/education