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Credits and grading system

ECTS credits are a numerical value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete the courses. They reflect the quantity of work each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at DU, which are, lectures, practical work, seminars, fieldwork, private study – in the library or at home – and examinations or other assessment activities.

Thus, ECTS is based on a full student workload and not limited to contact hours only. At DU degree programmes are designed in a way that one academic year corresponds to 40 credit points (local). This comparing to the ECTS system, where studies are taking up a full academic year correspond to 60 ECTS. Thus, one credit point in DU awards 1.5 ECTS credits.

Studies are based on three levels – Bachelor, Master and Doctoral (PhD). All courses are measured in credits. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is implemented in all faculties of the university. One year of studies at DU equals to 60 credits, i.e. 30 per semester. More information on credit point system can be read here.

Ten-point grading scale is used to access the knowledge of the university students.

Achievement level Grade and MeaningApprox. ECTS grade
  very high 10 izcili (with distinction) A
very high  9 teicami (excellent) A
high 8 ļoti labi (very good) B
high   7 labi (good) C
  medium 6 gandrīz labi (almost good) D
medium  5 viduvēji (satisfactory) E
  medium  4 gandrīz viduvēji (almost satisfactory)      E/FX
  low 3-1 negatīvs vērtējums (unsatisfactory) Fail

Accommodation

1. Daugavpils Universitātes dienesta viesnīca

Address: Sporta iela 8

– 10-15 min by walk to university

– Each floor consists of: six flats and one shared kitchen and restroom.

3rd floor – fully renovated .Flat consists of: two rooms (single and double room) and shared bath. Single room (1 bed) – 200€/month. Double room (2 beds), shared with other foreign student – 150€. Towels & sheets provided (changed twice a month). Kitchen: stove, dishwasher. Free laundry and dryer. It is possible to bring/buy your own kitchen utensils (although lots of them is left by the former students or shared by dorm-mates).

4th floor – not renovated. Flat consists of: two rooms (double and tripple room) and shared bath. A bed anywhere – 55€/month. Room shared with a foreign student. Towels & sheets provided (changed twice a month). Kitchen: stove, free laundry and dryer. It is possible to bring/buy your own kitchen utensils (although lots of them is left by the former students or shared by dorm-mates).

2. Daugavpils medicīnas koledžas dienesta viesnīca

Address: Miera iela 3/5 (25-35 mins by walk to university)

– 5th floor consists of: many rooms, two shared kitchens and two shared bathrooms. Price for each bed is 50€/month.

-3rd floor has two rooms with bathrooms inside, kitchen on 4th floor. Price for each room is 150€/month.

Laundry and dryer costs 2€ per use.

3. Daugavpils Universitātes kopmītne

Address: Parādes iela 11 (5 mins by walk to university)

– Dormitory with an access for students with limited mobility. Adapted bathrooms and lift. Bathrooms and kitchens on the floors.

! Payment of the dorm can be done:

  1. via bank transfer (see details below) or
  2. by cash at the Vienibas str. 13 (cash desk)
    Cash desk working hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:00

! Details for payment via bank transfer:

DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITY

VAT No. LV90000065985

Address: Vienibas iela 13, Daugavpils, LV-5400

Account No. LV15TREL9150210000000

Bank: Valsts Kase, kods: TRELLV22

PAYMENT PURPOSE:

EKK 21382,  name surname, date of birth, Sporta iela 8, month

Example:

EKK 21382, Sara Lapina, 10/01/2000, Sporta iela 8, February

!!! Paymend confirmation (PDF file) must be sent to saimniecibasdala@du.lv

Tenancy agreement for a bed in living quarters of hall of residence of Daugavpils University

Appendix to the tenancy agreement for a bed in living quarters of hall of residence of Daugavpils University

Visa information

All non-EU citizens must have residence permit to study in Latvia. In order to apply for a Latvian D-type national visa, you should have an acceptance letter from host University first (please, mind the deadlines of applications). Once you fill the application form and upload needed documents, our Erasmus+ coordinators will make an invitation number in the Migration Department. After approximately 2 weeks our Erasmus+ coordinators will send an invitation number.

Then, please contact Embassy of Latvia in your country, you will need the invitation number and submit the following documents:

  • D-visa application form with signature;
  • copy of passport (valid at least 3 months after departing from Latvia); present the original;
  • 1 photo (34 mm x 45 mm);
  • valid health insurance (need to be valid for the whole Schengen area for the whole period of stay in Latvia; the minimum amount insured for D-visa is EUR 42 600);
  • document confirming necessary subsistence (minimum 500 EUR/month): if you receive scholarship, you need to provide a document that confirms that you receive the scholarship); if you do not receive any scholarship – you should provide a bank statement (in English) confirming that you have sufficient financial means to live in Latvia for the whole period of your stay, i.e., 600 EUR multiplied with months that you will spend in Latvia (e.g., 600 EUR x 5 months= 3000 EUR). Original copy must be presented with a signature and stamp + credit/debit card affiliated to your bank account;
  • original of the Acceptance Letter confirming that you are accepted as an exchange student at our University;
  • document confirming your accommodation address in Latvia.

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a joint document for all European Union, European Economic Area countries and Switzerland Confederation that confirms the rights of citizens to receive state-funded emergency and necessary healthcare services to the same extent that it has secured the country’s population.
The EHIC ensures that the necessary and urgent medical care is given to the same extent as is provided to the country’s residents, where a patient is receiving medical help.
This medical help will be provided by the hospitals and the doctors who provide state-guaranteed health care services.
Find more information about EHIC in Latvia, provided services etc. here: http://www.vmnvd.gov.lv/en/nhs-services/european-health-insurance-card-ehic

All international students coming to Latvia have to obtain an internationally recognized health insurance policy.

Latvian Language courses

AUTUMN SEMESTER

THE LATVIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS I

Study Course CodeValo1306/Valo1333
Branch of ScienceFurther Education
Credits4
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits6
Total Number of Contact Hours64
Number of hours for seminars64

Course lecturer(-s)

Dr.philol., doc. Svetlana Polkovņikova
Mg.philol., lekt. Inguna Teilāne

Study Course Abstract

The aim of this study course is to develop the communication skills of students in the Latvian language; to learn grammar and vocabulary of the Latvian language.

Course Plan

Course structure: practical work – 64 h.
1.Introduction to the Latvian phonetics and alphabet.
2. Acquaintance. Speech etiquette.
3. Study and work.
4. Numbers. Phone number.
5. Address. States. Capital city.
6. People and languages.
7. Temporary and spatial concepts.
8. Urban environment.
9. Life to villages. Designation of color.
10. Place of residence.
11. My family.
12. Arrangement of my house.
13. Day regimen.
14. Transport and orientation in the city.
15. Designations of the direction.
16. Hours, minutes. Meal.
17. Daily occupations.
18. Purchases. Clothes.
19. Designations of quantity, volume, weight, etc.
20. Cooking.
21. In cafe and at restaurant.
22. Free time. Hobby.
23. Sports and cultural actions.
24. Travel.
25. Seasons. Weather.

26. Latvian culture.

Course content

Introduction to the Latvian phonetics and alphabet. Acquaintance. Speech etiquette.
Study and work. Numbers. Phone number. Address. States. Capital city. People and languages. Temporary and spatial concepts. Urban environment. Life to villages. Designation of color. Place of residence. My family. Arrangement of my house.
Day regimen. Transport and orientation in the city. Designations of the direction.
Hours, minutes. Meal. Daily occupations. Purchases. Clothes. Designations of quantity, volume, weight, etc. Cooking. In cafe and at restaurant. Free time. Hobby. Sports and cultural actions. Travel. Seasons. Weather. Latvian culture.

Compulsory Reading List

1.Auziņa, Ilze, Berķe, Maija, Lazareva, Anta, Šalme Arvils. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Mācību grāmata. ¬– Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2014.
2.Auziņa, Ilze, Berķe, Maija, Lazareva, Anta, Šalme Arvils. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Darba burtnīca. ¬– Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2014.
3.Klēvere-Vehli, Inga, Naua, Nikole. Latviešu valoda studentiem. – Rīga, 2012.
4.Svarinska, Asja. Latviešu valoda. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2003. 4. Лиегениеце Л., Латышский язык для всех. .– Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005.

Further Reading List

1.Budviķe I., Šiliņa A., Vizule R. Palīgā! 1. līmenis. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.
2..Budviķe I., Šiliņa A., Vizule R. Palīgā! 1. līmenis. Darba burtnīca. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.
3.Budvike, Inta PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvās gramatikas vingrinājumi.1.-2. burtnīca / Inta Budvike, Nikola Nau. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2003.
4.Cīrule, Līga PALĪGĀ! Mācībgrāmata pieaugušajiem. 2. līmenis / Līga Cīrule. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2004.
5.Nau, Nikola PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvās gramatikas vingrinājumi. 1. burtnīca / Nikola Nau, Vineta Vaivade. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2003.
7.Nau, Nikola PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvā gramatika / Nikola Nau. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2002.
8. Šalme, Arvils, Ūdris, Pēteris. Do it in Latvian! – Rīga 2005. 8.Корст-Стрейпа Л. Лёгкий путь к латышскому языку. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.

Periodicals and Other Sources

www.learnlatvian.com
www.maciunmacies.lv, www.sazinastilts.lv/language-learning

SPRING SEMESTER

THE LATVIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS II

Study Course CodeValo1334/Valo1335
Branch of ScienceFurther Education
Credits4
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits6
Total Number of Contact Hours64
Number of hours for seminars64

Course lecturer(-s)

Dr.philol., doc. Svetlana Polkovņikova
Mg.philol., lekt. Inguna Teilāne
Mg.philol., Inese Zuģicka

Study Course Abstract

The aim of this study course is to develop the communication skills of students in the Latvian language; to learn grammar and vocabulary of the Latvian language.

Course Plan

Course structure: practical work – 32 h.

1. Transport and orientation in the city.
2. Designations of the direction.
3. Hours, minutes. Meal.
4. Daily occupations.
5. Purchases. Clothes.
6. Designations of quantity, volume, weight, etc.
7. Cooking.
8. In cafe and at restaurant.
9. Free time. Hobby.
10. Sports and cultural actions.
11. Travel.
12. Seasons. Weather. 13. Latvian culture.

Course content

Transport and orientation in the city. Designations of the direction. Hours, minutes. Meal. Daily occupations. Purchases. Clothes. Designations of quantity, volume, weight, etc. Cooking. In cafe and at restaurant. Free time. Hobby. Sports and cultural actions. Travel. Seasons. Weather. Latvian culture.

Compulsory Reading List

1.Auziņa, Ilze, Berķe, Maija, Lazareva, Anta, Šalme Arvils. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Mācību grāmata. ¬– Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2014.
2.Auziņa, Ilze, Berķe, Maija, Lazareva, Anta, Šalme Arvils. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Darba burtnīca. ¬– Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2014.
3.Klēvere-Vehli, Inga, Naua, Nikole. Latviešu valoda studentiem. – Rīga, 2012.
4.Svarinska, Asja. Latviešu valoda. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2003. 4. Лиегениеце Л., Латышский язык для всех. .– Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005.

Further Reading List

1.Budviķe I., Šiliņa A., Vizule R. Palīgā! 1. līmenis. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.
2..Budviķe I., Šiliņa A., Vizule R. Palīgā! 1. līmenis. Darba burtnīca. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.
3.Budvike, Inta PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvās gramatikas vingrinājumi.1.-2. burtnīca / Inta Budvike, Nikola Nau. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2003.
4.Cīrule, Līga PALĪGĀ! Mācībgrāmata pieaugušajiem. 2. līmenis / Līga Cīrule. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2004.
5.Nau, Nikola PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvās gramatikas vingrinājumi. 1. burtnīca / Nikola Nau, Vineta Vaivade. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2003.
7.Nau, Nikola PALĪGĀ! Komunikatīvā gramatika / Nikola Nau. – Rīga: LVAVP, 2002.
8. Šalme, Arvils, Ūdris, Pēteris. Do it in Latvian! – Rīga 2005. 8.Корст-Стрейпа Л. Лёгкий путь к латышскому языку. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.

Periodicals and Other Sources

speaklanguages.com/latvian/

Health Care institutions in Daugavpils

Daugavpils Regional Hospital: http://www.slimnica.daugavpils.lv/centra-poliklinika

Daugavpils Children Health Centre: https://dbvc.lv/

Health centre “Olvi”: https://www.vca.lv/olvi.html

Daugavpils Dentistry Clinics: http://zobi.daugavpils.lv/kontakti/

Medical Cabinet – in case of an illness, students can visit the DU Medical Cabinet at Parades street 11 –8a, Daugavpils. Working days: Mon-Fri; working hours: 08.00-14.00. Sat-Sat closed. Visit is free of charge.

How to arrive to Daugavpils

By car:

Riga – Daugavpils. By A6 road. Travel time – 3-3.5 hours

By train:

From Riga railway station. Travel time – 3-3.5 hours

From Vilnius railway station. Travel time – 2 hours 40 minutes

By bus:

From Riga bus station. Travel time – 3.5 hours

From Utena bus station. Travel time – 1.5 hours

From Kiev bus station. Travel time – 14.5 hours

Information Offices:

Daugavpils bus station, 10 Viestura Street, +371 65423000

“Lietuvos geležinkeliai” Lithuanian Railway Company, information and train schedule for Vilnius-Daugavpils-Vilnius route –  www.traukiniobilietas.lt

Public Transport:

Latvian state scholarships for international students