Step 1 – Registration

Register for Doctoral studies here: Create an account to complete the online application. It is possible to edit and complete the application in multiple sessions.

After completing sections for personal data and motivation letter, please upload:

  • A scanned copy of passport identification pages;
  • CV – detailing your educational background and professional experience, if applicable;
  •  A scanned copy of Elementary and Secondary schools certificates, Bachelor and Masters Degree or other equivalent qualifications (official final certificates and transcripts required;
  • English language proficiency certificate or other acceptable information, according to the set language requirement by the Riga Technical University; NOT REQUIRED FOR RTU GRADUATES
  • Study proposal;
  • Scientific plan;
  • Recommendation letter from scientific supervisor at RTU;
  • Publications, if applicable.

Note: Before SUBMITTING online application, please check if all your information is correct!

To proceed with further examination application fee shall be paid. Application fee is EUR 150 (non-refundable) per student.

Online application will be processed only after application fee received. Applicant will recieve an invoice with the needed details to make an international money transfer via bank when creating online application.

Step 2 - PHD study proposal

To apply for doctoral studies Riga Technical University, potential applicants have to submit a PhD study proposal.

Study proposal needs to set out the central issues or questions that you intend to address during your Doctoral studies. It should outline the general area of study within which your research falls, referring to the current state of knowledge and any recent debates on the topic. It has to demonstrate the originality of your proposed research. The proposal is the most important document that you submit as part of the application process. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the aptitude for Doctoral level research, for example, by demonstrating that you have the ability to reflect complex ideas clearly, concisely and critically. The proposal also helps us to match your research interest with an appropriate supervisor.

Prepare a scientific plan with the assigned scientific supervisor. Submit the completed scientific plan, along with a recommendation by the scientific supervisor, during registration.

Plan for the PhD thesis

Step 3 – Video interview

Once the first 3 steps have been fulfilled an invitation to complete a Video interview will be sent via the online application system.

After receiving all required documents the university sends those to ENIC/NARIC Center for evaluation. The ENIC/NARIC Center evaluates foreign qualifications. This process may take the time up to 1 month. Several cases may take longer.

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