All foreign students must have a life and health insurance:

  1. For EU citizen – at least European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  2. For non EU citizens – life and health insurance policy which is valid in Latvia and in all Schengen countries and which ensures at least the following health care services: emergency medical assistance costs; treatment costs of growing chronic illness; transport costs to the closest medical facility providing the Services mentioned above; transportation costs to return the patient to his/her home country in the case of a serious illness or death.

The insurance policy shall be valid for a period not less than student’s residence permit validity in Latvia. If the validity date of the policy expires during student’s stay in Latvia, the existing policy shall be extended or a new policy shall be purchased. Non-EU citizens can get the insurance policy at the local insurance companies: Ergo; If; BTA; Gjensidige; or Balta.