Rigas Tehniska universitate

country rank  2
world rank  1850

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University Overview

Founded in 1862, Rigas Tehniska universitate (Riga Technical University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Riga (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Daugavpils, Liepaja, Ventspils, Cesis. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia), Rigas Tehniska universitate (RTU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Rigas Tehniska universitate (RTU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 158 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Riga Technical University
Acronym RTU
Founded 1862
Motto The World Demands Technical Minds!
Colours Green, black and white

University Location

Address Kalku Street 1
Riga (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
1658 Riga
T +371 (67) 089 300
F +371 (67) 089 302
Other locations Daugavpils, Liepaja, Ventspils, Cesis

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Kalku Street 1
Riga 1658
+371 670 89333

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rigas Tehniska universitate's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education EQANIE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN)
  • Baltic University Programme (BUP)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • European Union Universities of Small States Association (EU²S²)
  • European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers (EUPRIO)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020