The application call for the Latvian state scholarships competition for studies and research for the academic year 2020/2021 is completed. 119 applicants from 27 countries have been nominated for a study or research scholarship.
The evaluation committee, comprised of the representatives from the State Education Development Agency of Latvia, Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and Student Union of Latvia completed the evaluation of applications.
In 2020, 348 applications were received, thus the competition among the applicants was quite tough.
The number of applications submitted for the study scholarships was 261, out of which 95 applicants have been nominated for the Latvian state scholarships to pursue studies at Latvian higher education institutions.
For the research fellowships 87 applications were submitted, and 24 researchers have been nominated for the research fellowship to be conducted at Latvian scientific institutes or higher education institutions.
In total the scholarship nominees represent nationals of 27 countries. The top three countries of the scholarship receivers are Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Finland.
The next call for the Latvian state scholarships is planned early in 2021. More information about the Latvian state scholarships can be found here.