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ACADEMIC BACHELOR DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMME “ARCHITECTURE”

Application for RISEBA University undergraduate study programs usually opens in April and closes in the end of June. International students can apply for studies by filling out an electronic application or apply at RISEBA Information Centre (3, Meža Street, Riga). More information about terms of admissions and procedure is available at admissions section. In order to be admitted to RISEBA University, all students must meet general requirements for studying at RISEBA and the specific requirements for the ARCHITECTURE study programme.





Entrance requirements for EU citizens
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid ID or passport copy;
  • High school completion certificate or diploma + transcript of final school grades;
  • Proof of chosen study language proficiency. For studies in English: IELTS score 6.0+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent. Applicants who do not have internationally recognised test score will be requested to pass RISEBA English language test. English language test is not required if English is a native language or High school education was conducted in English or the grade in Centralized exam of Secondary school (of the Republic of Latvia) is C and higher;

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDY PROGRAMME:

  • Centralized exams (CE) in English and Mathematics. For those who have obtained secondary education until 2004, certificates of CE are not necessary. If a person has not passed the CE, RISEBA additionally organizes entrance examinations in English and Mathematics; The additional exam of Mathematics is not needed if the grade in CE of the Secondary school (of the Republic of Latvia) is D and higher or the grade in Secondary school record transcript (of the Republic of Latvia) in subject “Mathematics” is 6 and higher.
  • Drawing / Composition exam organised by RISEBA University. Exam in Drawing is not needed if candidate has successfully passed the final exam of RISEBA University Preparatory course in drawing;
  • International applicants may be invited for an interview and submit the portfolio of creative work (documentation of the previously performed works reflecting person’s individuality, creativity and capacity for work, in any field and techniques (photo, cinema, music, dance, computer graphics, multimedia, design, installations etc.)**.

The entry qualification documents for international applicants are accepted in English or Russian. Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original. You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university. Submitted copies of educational documents for international applicants (diploma and transcript of records) should be notary attested. Always check what is required for the programme you are interested in before submitting your online application.

Entrance requirements for non-EU citizens (apply using Dreamapply)
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid passport;
  • Copies of the diplomas from the previous education (completed secondary education or higher);
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS score 6.0+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent. Applicants who do not have internationally recognised test score will be requested to pass RISEBA English language test. English language test is not required if English is a native language or High school (Secondary education) was conducted in English or the grade in CE of Secondary school (of the Republic of Latvia) is C and higher;

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDY PROGRAMME:

  • Portfolio of creative work (drawings, paintings etc.) reflecting the true interests and passion of the candidate. Please send it as a PDF document not exceeding 5 MB (janis.dripe@riseba.lv, dina.suhanova@riseba.lv);
  • A motivation letter in English;
  • CV in English;
  • If necessary, there may be also a skype interview scheduled with the candidate.

The board of the faculty reviews the application and the portfolio and sends acceptance or refusal letter to the candidate not later than in 2 weeks time.
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PROFESSIONAL MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME "ARCHITECTURE" / postgraduate

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