February 1965 is considered to be the time of establishment of RTU Ventspils Affiliation, when Riga Polytechnical Institute established Ventspils Education and Consultation Office as a place where extramural students could attend tutorials. Since 1992 it is also possible to study at full time study programs. The aim of RTU Ventspils Affiliation is to provide engineering education to the residents of Venspils City and Region.
RTU study programs have undergone international examination and are accredited, thus gaining a confirmation about the high quality of education provided by RTU. This has been asserted also by Latvian employers, when graduates recommend RTU as the priority higher education institution in Latvia.