Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1996 and in 2001 acquired the status of a state university. In 2002, it was accredited for an indefinite period.ViA offers high-quality and flexible study programmes that successfully balance theory and practice. These are adapted to the current needs of society and changes in the labour market. The quality of the studies is ensured by experienced and professional teaching staff, advanced study methods, as well as by students who know what they want to achieve and how to succeed.
Both Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences faculties are located in Valmiera city center. Near to the faculties are also cafes, supermarkets, a library, a cinema, a theater, a hairdresser, etc. Whether you’re interested in sports as a participant or a spectator, Valmiera has plenty to offer. In 2019 new swimming pool was built, new BMX track was opened where the European Championship has been held. Basketball, floorball, hockey and many, many more. Ready to joy for your team? P.S. Best basketball, football, hockey, etc. players can get university scholarships. Students can be part of various clubs. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences has a professional basketball team Valmiera glass/Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Professional football team Valmiera glass/Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, hockey team Valmiera, professional floorball club “Valmiera”, youth choir “Skan”, various folk dance groups, Vidzeme University of Applied student union and many, many more.