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Apply for studies in EnglishIn order to apply for studies in English at RSU, please follow these eight easy steps.

1. Acquire information

Read the available information about the study programmes that RSU offers in English and choose the study programme that you are interested in.

Once you have chosen the study programme, find out about the admission requirements, application process and Admissions Procedure.

2. Apply for studies

Fill in and submit your application online via After the application is submitted electronically, you will receive an automatic e-mail from us with further instructions on how to apply for studies.

Online application is only the first step in the process! RSU accepts and works with paper form applications only sent to us by regular post (snail mail) along with a signed printout of the online application.

Make sure you put together a full application package with all the requested application documents mentioned on the Application Checklist.

Do not forget to check the application period start date and deadline, and send your application within the given deadline to an RSU representative or directly to RSU:

Once we receive your paper form application, we will send an email to acknowledge receipt within two weeks. For any inquiries, please contact the International Admissions Office at admissionsatrsu[pnkts]lv.

The application package must be complete (all necessary documents mentioned on the Application Checklist for each respective study programme.) Incomplete applications will not be considered! However the staff of the RSU International Admissions Office will help you to put together a complete application package when the initial paper form application is received by RSU.
3. Wait for the results

The decision of the RSU International Admissions Commission will be announced a maximum of two months after we have received the complete application package. You will be informed about the decision of the RSU International Admissions Commission electronically to the e-mail address that you provided in your online application. If the decision is positive, you will also receive a postal package from us containing an official RSU Offer of Study Place (with two annexes) and Registration Administration Fee Letter together with other relevant information to the postal address you provided in the online application.

Please be careful when entering your contact information in the application form, to make sure we can contact you!
4. Make the tuition fee payment and other relevant payments

To confirm your study place, make the tuition fee payment indicated in the Annex 1 of the official RSU Offer of Study Place and the registration administrative fee payment indicated in the Registration Administrative Fee Payment Letter within the deadlines stated in the letters. The payments shall be maid within two (2) weeks after the registration date of the offer of study place or the date of e-mail on the results of the competition (except for cases when RSU sets a different payment deadline due to a valid reason). Information about the payment deadline will be included in the offer of study place, the Registration Administrative Fee Payment Letter and e-mail on the results of the competition.

  • Tuition fee;
  • Registration administration fee EUR 1500.00 (non-refundable).
5. Prepare for arrival

After you confirm your study place, you will receive several information e-mails from us with relevant information about the studies, Orientation Week etc. You will be able to sign up for different events taking place during the Orientation Week and also state your study group preferences.

When you arrive in Riga to start your studies,  group changes are no longer possible! Please inform us about your study group preference before the beginning of the academic year.
6. Register for studies and sign the study contract

Registration for studies and signing of the study contract takes place during the Orientation Week (the last week before the official start of the semester). If you arrive later, please come to register to the International Admissions Office immediately upon arrival.

7. Congratulations! You are now a student of RSU!

Prepare for your studies, check your study timetable, start using the RSU student information systems, get to know your group mates, etc.

Make sure you know where your first class is, and arrive there on time! Please see here for information about the RSU Study Bases.

Good luck with your studies! Remember, we are here to help you!