Recognised School Leaving Qualification(s)

  • Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu – Diploma of General Secondary Education AND
  • Sekmju izraksts – Statement of Record showing positive assessment in subjects taught in chosen profile and also in national examinations certified by a General Secondary Education Certificate (Visparejas videjas izglitibas sertifikats)
  • These are acceptable up to 500 points. To attain over 500 points, additional points will be awarded for successful completion of a first year university examination taken in Latvia provided it is taken in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for. Please note that in some cases, specific subjects may be needed to meet entry requirements.


Eligibility Requirements

Subject pass mark for University purposes: 

40% examined or 5 at school level

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8        2 H5 required      Pass in 6 distinct recognised subjects which should include at 55% in at least 2 examined subjects            

Pre 2009:

Level 8 2 H5 required  Grade C/6 in 2 subjects at Advanced Level and remainder at least Grade D


Applicants must present a school report showing grades attained in each subject  

English Language Competence:

The minimum acceptable level of English is 95% in the Atestats exam or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.


Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

 Subject Grade Comparison:

NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher  Latvian exam LC Ordinary   Latvian Exam    
H1 100% O1 60%
H2 90% O2 50%
H3 80% O3 48%
H4 70% O4 46%
H5 60% O5 43%
H6 50% O6 40% or 5 at school level  
H7 40%    


Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

Scoring Scheme for results - 2009 onwards:

Points Equivalence Table

Average Grade

Indicative Points Score  









60% 428
50% 361
40% 293

Applicants will be scored on their best 6 distinct subjects (normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes) which must include at least 3 state examined subjects. Only examined and subjects from the final year of school can be considered and they must be from a single sitting. The maximum attainable in this examination is 500.

Single Sitting: All subjects are examined at the same time and points are calculated based on a single sitting.

Bonus points for maths: Not applicable as Mathematics in Latvia is not offered at 2 levels.

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