Studies at RTU are implemented by nine faculties, including 33 institutes. RTU has study and science centres in Daugavpils, Liepāja, Ventspils and Cēsis; it comprises Riga Business School, BALTECH – a consortium of seven engineering universities from the Baltic Sea Region, as well as Engineering High School. 

RTU trademark is high quality internationally competitive engineering education based on more than a century-and-a-half old academic traditions appropriate to meet new technological challenges. 

Study programs at RTU have been persistently developed in cooperation with employers to provide tertiary education in cutting-edge technologies and engineering that meets the needs of the global labor market. It helps RTU graduates to easily integrate in the labor market and to develop a successful professional career. At the same time RTU provides opportunities to pursue a career in science to the alumni who are interested in research, offering them the chance to enroll for Doctoral studies.

RTU is the largest university in Latvia by number of students and one of the largest universities in the Baltic States by number of foreign students. We are very proud because the number of students willing to study at RTU indicates high quality of education we provide that has been recognized by both local and foreign students.

RTU Vice-Rector for Studies Professor Dr. sc. ing. Uldis Sukovskis

Bachelor studies

Master studies

Doctoral studies

RTU is the leader in research and innovation in the Baltic States. University research is an integral part of the study process.

Incoming Exchange studies

Apply online at to become an exchange student at Riga Technical University.


In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science, the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA) offers scholarships to students, researchers and teaching staff of several countries for studies in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Scientific Library

The Scientific Library of RTU is an academic library of state significance accredited within the State United Library Information System with the largest collection of traditional sources on engineering and architecture in Latvia – approximately 1.5 million items. The library provides access to a number of electronic resources – databases with 47 000 e-journals and 148 000 e-books – which are available at the library premises and remotely to the registered users.

Short Term & Foundation courses

You can learn in Intensive English Summer School, Short Term Courses and Foundation Courses.


RTU students have the opportunity to live in one out of seven cozy apartment buildings or dormitory type students’ hostels. RTU offers accommodation in double and triple rooms. All rooms are furnished. All hostels provide such facilities as kitchenette, WC and shower, as well as self-service laundry services and Internet.  Some hostels also house a mini gym. Any RTU student can apply for a residential permit at one of the students’ hostels in accordance with the allocation criteria and procedures.

Student life

Along with intensive study and research work RTU provides students with the opportunity to get involved in an entire range of extra-curricular activities. Students can approve themselves at different artistic amateur groups, in sports activities, as well as working in student self-governments and parliament.

RTU Grand Graduation