Riga Technical University

Latvia

Public

Riga Technical University

Riga, Latvia

Public

Spring and Autumn

Intakes

64%

Acceptance Rate

32:1

Acceptance Rate

Spring and Autumn

Intakes

64%

Acceptance Rate

32:1

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1862, the institute was formerly known as Riga Polytechnicum and was one of the first polytechnic colleges in Russia. The institute offers programs in agriculture, chemistry, engineering, mechanics, trade, and architecture, in German. Riga Polytechnical Institute was re-established in 1958 by dividing the engineering faculties from the State University of Latvia. In 1990, it was renamed Riga Technical University. The University has affiliations with BSRUN, BALTECH, NORDTEK, and EUt+. RTU is the highest-rated Latvian higher education college in the Times Higher Education Rating in the 2020 Sustainability Assessment,  which assesses the performance of institutions in sustainable development, placed in the group of the highest-rated universities.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The Campus is home to a wide range of departments that a student may need – faculties, library, laboratories, students’ hostel, Students Parliament, Student Service Center, creative laboratories and interest centers, swimming pool, promenade, and a shopping center. The campus provides a vibrant social life. Students here can easily develop their talent by singing, dancing, acting, or playing music in one of the artistic groups of RTU or doing sports in one of RTU sports teams. Currently, there are five programs, taught in English at the Faculty from undergraduate to doctoral levels, faculties ranging from Civil Engineering to Aeronautics.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Riga Technical University has more than 150 years of history as a center of scientific excellence and has Nobel prize awardees, prime ministers as former students. Riga Technical University has been awarded the European Quality Mark and EU Supplement Diploma award. The institute’s library is the oldest library in Latvia and has been accredited of national importance and has about 2 million units of information. The notable alumni are Wilhelm Ostwald – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, faculty 1881–1887, Alfred Rosenberg – German politician, Nazi Minister of Occupied Eastern Territories, executed for war crimes, alumnus and Paul Walden – chemist, invented ethyl ammonium nitrate as the first example of an ionic liquid, alumnus. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Riga Technical University values diversity in all its dimensions. The College has more than 14,300 student enrolments out of which about 27,600 are undergraduates and about 490 are docturals with about 561 faculty members on its premises. They have about 1,800 students hailing from all over the world on the campus. The male to female ratio is 65:35 at Riga Technical University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Amazon, Oracle, KPMG US, Google, and others.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1862, the institute was formerly known as Riga Polytechnicum and was one of the first polytechnic colleges in Russia. The institute offers programs in agriculture, chemistry, engineering, mechanics, trade, and architecture, in German. Riga Polytechnical Institute was re-established in 1958 by dividing the engineering faculties from the State University of Latvia. In 1990, it was renamed Riga Technical University. The University has affiliations with BSRUN, BALTECH, NORDTEK, and EUt+. RTU is the highest-rated Latvian higher education college in the Times Higher Education Rating in the 2020 Sustainability Assessment,  which assesses the performance of institutions in sustainable development, placed in the group of the highest-rated universities.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The Campus is home to a wide range of departments that a student may need – faculties, library, laboratories, students’ hostel, Students Parliament, Student Service Center, creative laboratories and interest centers, swimming pool, promenade, and a shopping center. The campus provides a vibrant social life. Students here can easily develop their talent by singing, dancing, acting, or playing music in one of the artistic groups of RTU or doing sports in one of RTU sports teams. Currently, there are five programs, taught in English at the Faculty from undergraduate to doctoral levels, faculties ranging from Civil Engineering to Aeronautics.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Riga Technical University has more than 150 years of history as a center of scientific excellence and has Nobel prize awardees, prime ministers as former students. Riga Technical University has been awarded the European Quality Mark and EU Supplement Diploma award. The institute’s library is the oldest library in Latvia and has been accredited of national importance and has about 2 million units of information. The notable alumni are Wilhelm Ostwald – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, faculty 1881–1887, Alfred Rosenberg – German politician, Nazi Minister of Occupied Eastern Territories, executed for war crimes, alumnus and Paul Walden – chemist, invented ethyl ammonium nitrate as the first example of an ionic liquid, alumnus. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Riga Technical University values diversity in all its dimensions. The College has more than 14,300 student enrolments out of which about 27,600 are undergraduates and about 490 are docturals with about 561 faculty members on its premises. They have about 1,800 students hailing from all over the world on the campus. The male to female ratio is 65:35 at Riga Technical University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Amazon, Oracle, KPMG US, Google, and others.

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International Students %

18%

International Students %

18%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

1001–1200

Global Ranking

Times-2022

1001–1200

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

It depends on several circumstances such as – whether your educational documents are available and they have been uploaded, whether application fee payment has been received, whether entrance examinations and interviews have been passed and other circumstances. On average the application process may take from 3 up to 12 weeks.
It depends on several circumstances such as – whether your educational documents are available and they have been uploaded, whether application fee payment has been received, whether entrance examinations and interviews have been passed and other circumstances. On average the application process may take from 3 up to 12 weeks.
When we review your application, there are several criteria, which we take into consideration – average grade, working experience, gap between previous studies, motivation to study and other criteria. You can apply, but every student’s case is different and will be reviewed individually.
When we review your application, there are several criteria, which we take into consideration – average grade, working experience, gap between previous studies, motivation to study and other criteria. You can apply, but every student’s case is different and will be reviewed individually.
Yes, you can. Bachelor students can do part time job (20 hours per week). Master and PhD students can do a full time (40 hours per week) job after completing the first study year. You have to find a job yourself. You are responsible for it.
Yes, you can. Bachelor students can do part time job (20 hours per week). Master and PhD students can do a full time (40 hours per week) job after completing the first study year. You have to find a job yourself. You are responsible for it.
An application form has to be filled and submitted to the admissions committee.
An application form has to be filled and submitted to the admissions committee.
The tuition fee for the first study year has to be paid in full (one installment). Starting from second study year the tuition fee can be paid per semester in which case your residence permit will be extended for one semester only.
The tuition fee for the first study year has to be paid in full (one installment). Starting from second study year the tuition fee can be paid per semester in which case your residence permit will be extended for one semester only.

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