A student from Mexico has started his master's studies at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

In the autumn semester of 2019, José Andrés Guzmán Díaz from Mexico has joined Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) to study in our Master's programme "Media and Information Literacy".

Thanks to a scholarship granted by the State Education Development Agency of Latvia, the student José Andrés Guzmán Díaz from Mexico has started his studies in the Master’s programme “Media and Information Literacy”.

José Andrés admits that he chose Latvia because the weather conditions seemed suitable and the nature – beautiful, allowing him to indulge in thought and reading. "As I was curious to get to know more about Latvia, I learned about its history, its unique language and its beautiful architecture, especially in Riga," Jose reveals.

Since 2018, ViA has been implementing three new Master's degree programmes in English, which have been developed as part of the project "Development and Approbation of New Master's Programs for the Promotion of International Competitiveness of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences" (No.8.2.1.0 /18/A/011.) In total, five Master's degree programmes in English will be developed: "Media and Information Literacy", "Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies", "Cyber Security Engineering", "Strategic Communication and Governance" and a tourism study programme in cooperation with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

The total budget of the project is EUR 500 000, of which 85% is financed from the European Social Fund and 15% from the state budget of Latvia. The project will be implemented from April 2019 till November 2023 and is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF).