image/svg+xml Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) A blank map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and countries fully surrounded by the EHEA. Every country has an id which is its ISO-3116-1-ALPHA2 code in lower case. Members of the EU have a class="eu", all EHEA countries have a class="europe", non-EHEA countries have a class="nonehea". Image based on by Júlio "Tintazul" Reis and Marian "maix" Sigler. Made by Colin Tück, EQAR, 2017 Released under CreativeCommons Attribution ShareAlike (
  • Membership in EQAR
    Latvia has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since May 2011.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education in Latvia is offered by academies (akadēmijas), universities (universitātes), colleges (koledža) and universities of applied sciences (augstskolas).

    The body overseing the national network of educational institutions, setting the educational standards and determining teacher training content and procedures is the Ministry of Education and Science.

  • National external quality assurance requirements
    • Accreditation of study directions (groups of study programmes in a field or discipline)

    • Licensing of study programme
      grants rights to a higher education institution or its branches to implement a new study programme.

    • Accreditation of an institution of higher education or college
      Higher education institutions are accredited under this process for an indefinite term.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Latvia higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.

    In August 2017 Latvian government has approved an amendment to the Law on HEIs. The amendment will allow the agencies registered with the EQAR will operate in Latvia as of 2018 and submitted to the Parliament for ratification.

    Read more: countries where higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Latvia the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.

    Read more: countries where the European Approach is available to higher education institutions

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Latvia