Step 1 – Arrangements at your home university
Make sure that you have checked with your home university that you receive credit points for your exchange studies at Riga Technical University.
Step 2 – Online application
Apply online at incomingexchange.rtu.lv . Only submitted online applications will be considered valid.
Step 3 – Requested documents
Fill in the required personal information in the online application and follow these steps:
- Attach copy of your passport;
- Attach official transcript of records in English (i.e. a list of courses you have completed);
Note! Master level students have to submit also bachelor level diploma supplement in English.
Note! Transcript of records has to reflect that student has successfully completed all academic requirements at home university. Students with failed grades and, accordingly with academic debts at home university, will not be accepted as exchange students at Riga Technical University.
- Submit an official English language proficiency confirmation (IELTS or TOEFL, Cambridge), stating knowledge of at least level B2 according to CEFR;
- Create a provisional study plan based on the study courses HERE.
- A Portfolio – if you are applying to the Faculty of Architecture.
Note! If you are applying to the Faculty of Architecture, your acceptance for exchange studies will depend on the evaluation of your portfolio and academic background. It is advisable that at the time of application, student is at least in 4th semester on a bachelor level studies, meaning – will have finished at least 2 years of studies in the field of architecture at the time of exchange.
Step 4 – Mobility documents
Acceptance letters by RTU, as well as Study Agreements and documents for visa application purposes (to non- EU students) will be provided to all selected candidates after they have successfully completed and submitted valid online application and signed the Learning Agreements with RTU.
NOTE! All mobility documents for the selected candidates are generated within the Incoming Exchange online application platform; therefore, it is essential that all personal details provided are 100% correct (official registered place of residence, personal data, etc.).
Step 5 – Immigration issues
As you are NOT a citizen of a member state of European Union or European Economic Area, or Switzerland, before coming to Latvia, check immigration requirements HERE.
When inserting your address in the application at incomingexchange.rtu.lv, make sure it is your official registered place of residence as this is crucial for immigration matters.
Step 6 – Other arrangements
Please, be informed about the following:
Please check accommodation with the university and see how to make a booking HERE.
Before applying, read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to duly plan your arrival and departure, please see Latvian academic calendar HERE.
If you will need daily practical assistance or simply a Latvian friend, who could help you in daily issues or teach you some Latvian language, then you may request a Buddy during your exchange semester. Here is the link to apply: www.bit.ly/RTUBuddy