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Riga Technical University

Established in 1862, Riga Technical University (RTU) is a technical public university and the oldest technical university in the Baltics. It was founded as the first polytechnical institute in Imperial Russia. It offered degrees in agriculture, chemistry, engineering, mechanics, trade and architecture, with education in German language. RTU had won the first place among universities in Latvia in the international U-Multirank rating. The employment of its graduates is rated at the A level, the highest achievable level. The university puts an impressive emphasis on sustainability: it was recognized as the 14th best in the world in the “Climate Action” field of the global ranking made by Times Higher Education.


  • Latvia


  • Riga ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

July 1

Spring semester application deadline

January 15

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

Not specified

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [English]Anatomy & Physiology [English]Business & Management Studies [English]Chemistry [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Economics & Econometrics [English]Engineering Chemical [English]Engineering CiviI & Structural [English]Engineering Electrical & Electronic [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]Environmental Sciences [English]Medicine [English]Modern Languages [English]Physics & Astronomy [English]Politics & International Studies [English]

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QS World Universities by Subject

Engineering and Technology
Business & Management Studies
Computer Science & Information Systems
Engineering Electrical & Electronic
Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

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