Ventspils University of Applied Sciences – Education For Tomorrow!
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (VUAS) is a modern state higher education institution, which is developing in a dynamic manner, guaranteeing the possibility for students to acquire quality higher education and professional skills, and carrying out significant research work, for which the university has become internationally recognized.
The mission of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is to provide high-quality, up-to-date education corresponding to the current educational trends both in Europe and the world and to organize and develop a flexible educational system that implements principles of lifelong learning.
- VUAS was founded in 1997.
- In 2013, VUAS acquired scientific institution status.
- The Student-to-teacher ratio is just 5 students for every teacher.
- The average class size is about 20 students.
- Our faculty has experience with organizations in the EU and all over the world.
Why Choose Us?
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is located in the seaside town of Ventspils, Latvia. Latvia is a country in Northern Europe, a member of the European Union and the Eurozone. Latvia is not only at the very heart of the Baltic States, it is also an interesting cultural point where the West meets the East. Latvia is a safe and international student-friendly environment, with high living standards and low living costs.
Reasons to Study at VUAS
- High-quality study environment
- Scholarship opportunities
- A personal approach to every student from professors and staff
- Erasmus+ program (scholarship sponsored study abroad and internship opportunities)
- Excellent campus with a cozy atmosphere - living and learning all on campus
- Location near the Baltic Sea
- Placed in a clean and beautiful city where everything is within walking distance – beach, parks/green spaces, cinema, restaurants, water attraction park, etc.
- Different sports and other activities are available free of charge
- Memorable study experience
- The opportunity to meet new people from all over the globe
- Easy to explore Latvia and other EU countries in spare time!
Where Do Our Alumni Work?
Alumni of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences works as highly qualified specialists in local and international companies, state and municipality-owned enterprises, such as:
- European Parliament
- United Nations
- Uber Technologies Inc.
- NASA, etc.
Cooperation with Companies and the Local Government of Ventspils
VUAS provides the institutions and companies of the Kurzeme region and Ventspils City Council qualified employees, as well as offers lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.
The Local Government of Ventspils provides the funding to attract highly qualified academic personnel and high-level specialists of the field, scholarships for doctoral students, scientific and methodological publications, co-financing of different projects, cultural events, and sports activities for students.