Ukraine students and researchers can receive Latvian state scholarships

Ukrainian civilians who, due to the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine, were forced to flee to Latvia for security reasons will be able to continue their studies and research in Latvia. Students will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship to continue their studies and researchers will have a support to continue academic or scientific work within existing research cooperation programs. The scholarship fund will be administered by the State Education Development Agency (VIAA).

Applications should be submitted through Latvian higher education or scientific institution. Individual applications will not be accepted. 

In solidarity with the academic community of Ukraine, Latvian higher education and scientific institutions offer internships to researchers from Ukraine at their institution. If the institution offers an internship (without remuneration) to researchers from Ukraine, the state will provide a research fellowship for scientific and academic work of 900 euros a month until 31st  August this year.

As part of this programme, the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) offers Ukraine scientists participation in research projects in organic chemistry, biochemistry and physical organic chemistry.  LIOS will ensure access to the infrastructure required for scientific activities.

For participation in the programme, please contact the Deputy Director for Science in LIOS, Prof. Aigars Jirgensons (