Riga Technical University


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Riga Technical University History

Riga Technical University was established in the year 1862 as Riga Polytechnicum and was renamed to Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1896. The university relocated to Moscow during World War I and returned to join the newly established University of Latvia in 1918. The institute was re-established in 1958 after splitting from University of Latvia and was eventually renamed to Riga Technical University in 1990.

Riga Technical University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Riga Technical University comprises of 9 faculties offering various programs in subjects like Architectural Design, Fine Arts, Radio systems, Sports, Social Sciences, Technical Translation, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Power Supply, Environment and Energy Systems, Management of Information Systems, and Modelling and Simulation to name a few.

Riga Technical University’s Riga Business School provides management education within the university. The school offers MBA programs in English in close co-operation with various international business schools.

Riga Technical University Campuses

Riga Technical University is located in Latvia’s capital city Riga. The city and university offer a vibrant student culture and exceptional facilities to its students. The university Scientific Library consists of a wide range of books, e-books, journals, periodicals, and volumes. Students can also benefit from the recreational facilities offered on-campus by a dedicated sports centre.

Riga Technical University also provides halls of residence for both national and international students. The university is also home to various research centres, career and counseling services, as well as leisure facilities for students including swimming pool, promenade, and shopping centre.

Riga Technical University Achievements

Riga Technical University was highly appreciated by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for maintaining exceptional co-operation with entrepreneurs and industry. The university is ranked 57th among Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) universities, which is the second highest ranking university in Latvia.

Riga Technical University is ranked highly by the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia. As a result, the graduates of the university are highly valued by Latvian employers often work at prestigious positions nationally.

Riga Technical University USP

Riga Technical University offers its MBA program in close partnership with the prestigious State University of New York at Buffalo, USA and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Riga Business School is regarded as one of the best business schools in the Baltic region. The university also offers the number of scholarships in coordination with the State Education Development Agency.

Riga Technical University’s acceptance rate varies from program to program. Some courses such as Robotics, Political Science, and Economics are highly prestigious and have very low acceptance rate. The tuition fee to varies as per the chosen program and level of study.

Riga Technical University Notable Alumni

Ignacy Mo?cicki (former President of Poland), Alfred Rosenberg (German politician and Nazi Minister of Occupied Eastern Territories), Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (Creator of the three-phase alternating current power transmission system), and Valdis Dombrovskis (former Prime Minister of Latvia).

Riga Technical University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Latvia. To be able to get a successful admission in Riga Technical University in Latvia students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Riga Technical University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: EUR 3500

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Riga Technical University Deadlines

Bachelors : July 15

Masters: July 15

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Riga Technical University Rankings


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