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The Faculty of European Studies was established in 1998 and has a contemporary focus on training future public officials, diplomatic attaches, competitive entrepreneurs, and experts in the fields of business management, marketing and advertising.


Knowledge that can be used in practice, together with excellent skills and critical thinking are required to work and achieve our goals successfully in this ever-changing world. The professional location of our graduates is proof of the capacity of their competences, knowledge and skills. International companies and institutions, embassies worldwide, the realisation of creative business ideas or work in the government sector in Latvia all demonstrate the professional and personal development of our graduates and their achievement of excellence. The Faculty of European Studies invites you to enjoy your studies, promotes personal growth and hopes you achieve the height of success professionally!

Assoc. Prof. Marta Urbāne, Dean of Faculty of European Studies


The study process at the Faculty of European Studies is organised in the form of modules-based learning. The module system is widely used in Europe and offers the students the opportunity to acquire a more profound understanding of essential disciplines: 

  • maximum of three subjects taught at a time;
  • knowledge tests are taken at the end of each study course and not in the form of examination sessions; 
  • small number of students in each group ensures individual approach to each student. 

Languages of instruction

Latvian and English. The students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of German, French and Spanish.


Considering the academic performance and the interests of students, Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) renders assistance in ensuring placement possibilities at local and international companies, Ministries of the Republic of Latvia, foreign embassies and EU institutions. 

Mobility programmes

2nd year students may enrich their knowledge and gain intercultural experience at other European universities that are participating in the international mobility programme Erasmus+.

Study programmes



ProgrammeHead of ProgrammeStudy typeDurationState funded study places
International Business and LawFull time on-site1,5 years1
International Business and LawFull time on-site2 years1
International Governance and DiplomacyFull time on-site2 years0
International Relations and Diplomacy Full time on-site2 years
Management of International Marketing and BusinessFull time on-site2 years2
Management of International Marketing and BusinessFull time on-site1,5 years2
Russia and Eurasia StudiesFull time on-site / Part time on-site / Part time distance learning2 years / 2,5 years0


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