Study Information Technology at ViA and keep up with the time!

The aim of the study programme is to promote the development of the IT industry by educating new specialists, thus promoting the creation of new and innovative products and services with an emphasis on the following areas of specialization - cybersecurity and virtual reality, and smart technologies, by including the basic skills and knowledge required by the industry in the studies. 

During the studies, the students acquire an extensive basis of technical knowledge, which gives them the professional knowledge and skills required by the industry. As well as that, the studies offer an insight into user experience (UX), artificial intelligence (AI) - machine learning (ML) and computer vision (CV), cloud computing, virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality and data analysis.

In close cooperation with state institutions, national-level and internationally recognized industry companies, strengthening of the students' practical skills is ensured both in general and specialization courses and during study internships. A supportive environment, internships and job opportunities during the studies form essential support for both local and foreign students. 

The study programme is open to students from all over the world.

The following specialization fields are possible within the study programme: "CYBER SECURITY AND PROGRAMMING" or "DEVELOPMENT OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND MOBILE SYSTEMS".

From 2017 students have the unique opportunity to choose between two equalized yet different specializations!
This study programme allows to fully prepare specialists for today’s work environment – the graduates are able to adapt to changing working conditions, follow market demand, development trends and technological changes, understand the industry processes and their impact on society.
Mg.sc.comp. Mairita Zaķe
Director of study programme
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DEGREE TO BE OBTAINED

professional bachelor's degree in information technologies

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
STUDY DIRECTION ACCREDITED

until December 31, 2022

TYPE OF STUDIES

Full time studies

Part time studies

DURATION OF STUDIES

4 years (8 semesters) in full time studies

5 years (10 semesters) in part time studies

Scholarships for 2020./2021. acad.y.

5 scholarships available to non-EU, non-EEA students 
(others students are eligible to apply for Latvian state funded study placements).

STUDY FEES 2020./2021. acad.y.

EU 1558 per year or 6232 for 4 years 

non-EU 2280 per year or 9120 for 4 years

 

Requirements

Mandatory requirement:
Exam results - 70%;
average grade in the following subjects:
mathematics / algebra and geometry, computer science / applied informatics, one of the lessons for science subjects *** - 25%;
Extra points:
Computer test or exam - 5%.
Minimum score of the competition - 30 points

 

*** - grade in one of the science subjects: biology, chemistry, physics, science, environmental science, astronomy, etc.

 

For further information, get in touch with International Office at international@va.lv.

FAST FACTS

Language: English
Duration: full-time 4 years (8 semesters)
ECTS: 240 
Degree title: programming engineer
Exchange opportunities:  Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Non-EU, Non-EEA applicants: August 3 (Five SCHOLARSHIPS that cover tuition fees are available to non-EU, non-EEA students for this program).

EU/ EEA/ Swiss Confederation applicants: August 3 (students are eligible to apply for Latvian state funded study placements).

For further information, get in touch with International Office at international@va.lv.