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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.
The RTU Foreign Students Department (FSD) is the RTU structural unit, which has been working with International students coming from all around the world for more than 20 years.
RTU has established the Culture Centre to promote student solidarity, to create community spirit and provide the opportunity to develop one’s talent. The Centre helps students find the most appropriate kind of artistic self-expression.
12 artistic groups work within RTU Culture Centre.
At RTU sports activities are compulsory for all first-year students, and each student can select the most attractive activity from a wide range of sports: swimming, boxing, track and field athletics, movement therapy, wrestling, artistic gymnastics, aerobics, basketball, volleyball or indoor football.
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 Parliament is the oldest student self-government in Latvia, founded on 23 April 1992. Student Parliament is engaged in improvement of study quality and study environment, organizes different extra-curricular activities, consults the students on topical questions as well as cooperates with other student organizations in Latvia and abroad.
The RTU Robotics Club unites robot building enthusiasts. The clubs goal is to generate interest about robots and the associated industries, such as electronics, mechanics and programming, as well as to further the robotics movement in Latvia, to train new robot builders and to build world class robots.
The Higher Education Export Association (Latvia) together with ERGO Life Insurance SE Latvian Branch have developed International Student life Insurance for both EU and non-EU citizens.
A valid RTU student ID proves that you are currently studying in RTU and it also gives discounts, for example, in theatres, museums, clubs, shops, cafes etc.