Riga Technical University or Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte (RTU) - public higher education institution in Latvia. RTU was founded in 1862. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Riga.

University ranking. Riga Technical University is one of the best universities of Latvia. The university has its well deserved place among the top 5% of the world’s best universities.

Application process and the cost of tuition. For evaluation the university uses the applicant's academic performance and examination results. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. RTU has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 2,500 USD/year. Doing your master’s studies at RTU is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 3,316 USD. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Here you can choose from a wide array of full-time programs, however the students are not limited to them as the university also offers online courses and programs. For more information you can visit the official website of the university http://www.rtu.lv.

The composition of the university. Riga Technical University is medium in scale, teaching no more than 20 thousand students at a time. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. The academic staff includes more than 2000 teachers and professors. The students may participate in various student exchange programs. The university is also present on social media platforms: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of RTU. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. Riga Technical University is a part of a few associations like - 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 (EUS), European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers Association (EUPRIO).
Ranking   1862   2
Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte
Country Latvia
City Riga
Bachelor (foreigners) 2,487 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 3,316 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 2,227 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 3,282 USD/year.
Living expenses $395 -805 USD/month
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1862
Abbreviation RTU
Teachers 1,999
Students 19,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Latvijas Republikas Izglitibas un zinatnes ministrija
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 (EUS)
• European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers Association (EUPRIO)
Rankings
World ranking 1862
Country ranking 2
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 1862
Cost of living in Riga
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 117 185
Food 126 265
Transportation 44 78
Communications and utilities 62 102
Clothing 23 85
Sports and leisure 23 90
Total 395 805
Accommodation in Riga USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 118
Shared room in city centre 187
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 211
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 312
Alternative title
lt Rygos technikos universitetas
lv Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte
Russian Рижский технический университет
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