Admission/How to Apply


Deadlines for Autumn 2024

20 January, 2024  Application period begins for Autumn 2024 intake 
1 May, 2024  Application deadline for applicants from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Pakistan, Tunisia 
15 June, 2024 Application deadline for applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal 
15 July, 2024 Application deadline for  applicants from other countries
1 August, 2024 Application deadline for applicants from EU, EEA + EU candidate countries 
2 September, 2024 Classes commence for Autumn 2024


Application Procedure

Step 1 – Online application

You will have to create an account to complete the online application. You may complete it in multiple sessions.

Once you have filled in your personal data and inserted the motivational statement highlighting why you would like to attend the chosen programme and explaining your future academic and career goals, you will be needing the following documents:

  • copy of the secondary education certificate with a transcript in the original language and an official translation to English;
  • copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate with a transcript in the original language and an official translation to English (if applying for Master’s studies);
  • copy of the Master’s degree certificate with a transcript in the original language and an official translation to (if applying for Doctoral studies);
  • PhD work proposal (approx. 10 pages; if applying for Doctoral studies);
  • English language certificate - if you have such certificate (please see below on the Accepted ones);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A copy of the passport;

General admission requirements:

1.60% or higher of maximum possible results in your previous education is expected in order to qualify for studies at RTU;

2.English proficiency minimum B2 level - Internationally recognized English proficiency test (see below) or letter confirming that previous studies medium of instructions were in English Language. In case of any doubts, RTU reserves the rights to ask for an official language certificate as listed above.

IELTS minimum overall grade of 5.5
TOFEL iBT minimum 72
TOFEL paper-based minimum 532
TOEIC minimum 780
Cambridge exam FCE
Pearson PTE

minimum 59

Duolingo minimum 95

**TOFEL institutional code for Riga Technical University is 8498

Step 2 – Application fee & application submission

Pay the application fee of EUR150 (NON- REFUNDABLE). The invoice can be found under the FINANCE section. We suggest to use ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION, however you can make a bank transfer using details indicated on the invoice. Candidate pays all bank commission fees for an international transfer.

After application fee has been paid, attach transaction receipt on your online application profile under DOCUMENTS section. Depending on the type of transaction, the payment may take up to 7 business days to reach our account. If you have paid properly before the deadline, you have nothing to worry about.

When payment will reach our account, INVOICE will be marked as PAID. When receiving message that INVOICE has been paid, you can SUBMIT your online application.  After application has been SUBMITTED, RTU will issue Conditional Acceptance letter.

Application review process will begin only after application fee received, and application has been SUBMITTED.

Step 3 – Application reviewing

After you have received CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE LETTER, you will be invited to do a pre-recorded video interview and given access details to the entrance examination (if applicable for your choice of programme).

After all above done University will make a decision on your admission. Final admission decision is usually announced on average within 3 weeks’ time.

Results on admission are informed after all the above steps of application process have been done.

If you require assistance, please contact the Riga Technical University International Cooperation Department:

Admission office
+371 67 089766+371 67 089020