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.

FSD Office

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

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 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 portal where you can find information about your studies! When you will get your Ortus account login and password compare the timetable you received from FSD with the classes that are shown on ORTUS! Check your Ortus account often to see what courses you have to take, what grades you have gotten, changes on your class scheduled etc. It is important to follow the information on ORTUS!

Student ID card

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.