Latvia - first cycle programmes

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Country: Latvia
Population (mln): 2,23
Official language/s: Latvian
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .lv
Calling code: +371
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 14.7
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 31.4
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 12.5
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 26.5
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,8
Country codes in education system: LV
Expected duration of education (years): 17,5

The first cycle leads to the award of a Bakalaurs (Bachelor' degree), which in most cases includes the preparation of a thesis. The duration of studies varies from three to four years. Holders are eligible for further studies towards a Maģistrs degree or higher professional education qualifications.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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