American University of Central Asia - AUCA - VIDZEMES AUGSTSKOLA


Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) is a state higher education institution, which offers 17 study programmes at the Faculty of Society and Science and the Faculty of Engineering. In 2017, ViA celebrated the completion of its 20th academic year. The structure of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

Requirements for the Exchange Program Applicants:

1. You should be a full time sophomore or junior student at AUCA 
2. You must be nominated by AUCA 
3. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 
4. Exchange students should be proficient in English to follow courses successfully and complete coursework 


Admission Deadlines

Admission to ViA is carried out each academic year at AUCA.  Depending on the number of students participating in the exchange, the call for an exchange is announced either each semester (Spring and Fall) or once per academic year (Spring or Fall).  All AUCA students are notified through their institutional emails of the call for applications.  Furthermore, you can also obtain information about the opening of an exchange program through this website.  The site will be updated each time before the call for application.  

Application Process

All students, willing to apply for exchange programs, must do so through system will require students to login through AUCA account only. The recommendation letters are now must be filled in by AUCA professors only using a form within the electronic system. The AUCA students have to send a link to professors' AUCA emails, who will fill in a recommendation form for a student.  

If you have any questions regarding the program, please send your questions to

The application will require students to upload/complete the following documents by Monday 5 PM on February 12, 2024. After the deadline, the system will be closed automatically, and students will not be able to complete the application.

I. Statement of purpose, explaining why you want to study at ViA, how it will benefit your studies at AUCA, and what you hope to achieve through this experience.

II. Transcript (non-official can be uploaded, too)
III. 2 (two) Recommendation forms from Professors (online submission)
IV. Resume/CV
V. Study Plan for the semester 

Exchange students must have a good command of English or Latvian in order to study at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences: they must be able to follow lectures, communicate and write papers in one of these languages.

Please read more details and guides before you decide to apply: 



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