Admission Process in 2018

Admission process for academic year 2018/2019 is closed!


SSE Riga runs a three-step selection process: Assessment of satisfactory fulfillment of eligibility criteria, the SSE Riga Admissions Test, and interviews.

The Admissions Procedure is free of charge, with the aim of selecting the most talented students to study in the BSc in Economics and Business programme. Every student admitted to SSE Riga can receive financial support if needed. There are grants programmes and loans at favorable conditions available to cover tuition fees and living costs.


To Begin: Check Eligibility

Note that to be eligible to apply to SSE Riga,
a candidate must meet the formal requirements.

  • A secondary school education completed by July 2018 or earlier.
  • Minimum grades in Mathematics and English: 7 on a scale of 10, or equivalent on a comparable scale.
  • State examination results in Mathematics and English are required.

All applicants who fulfil the formal entry requirements are welcome to submit an
on-line application form. State examination results in Mathematics and English are required for candidates who completed their secondary education in 2011, or will complete it in 2012 in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania  


Step 1: Fill In the On-line Application

Till April 8, 2018

 You will have the option to begin your application and then complete it at a later date. Note that only fully-completed forms will be considered for the next step in the selection process.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Personal info, contact information.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA), grades in Mathematics and English.
    Candidates who will complete their secondary education by July of 2018 will provide information on their academic performance (grades in Mathematics and English and overall grade point average) for the first semester of the academic year 2017/2018.
  • For Baltic candidates, State exam confirmation or results.
  • A statement of purpose (1800-4500 characters).
    SSE Riga video: How to Write a Statement of Purpose >
  • Evidence of work experience, achievements, extracurricular activities
  • Enclosures must be uploaded – grade transcript, passport copy, diplomas, certificates etc.

On-line application forms will be reviewed, and applicants who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria will be selected for the SSE Riga Admissions Test.


Step 2: Take the SSE Riga Admissions Test

 On Saturday, April 21, 2018

It consists of the following: Logical aptitude tests, English language tests, and mathematics. The tests aim to evaluate analytical and critical thinking skills. All tests are in English. To take the tests, applicants should have a pen, a pencil and an eraser; no other materials are allowed. The tests will take place in Riga (for Baltic candidates), Chisinau, Kiev, Minsk, Saint Petersburg, and Tibilisi. Applicants will be informed about the testing location by e-mail.

Test taking strategies: A Practical Overview > and Presentation >

Results: All candidates invited for an interview will be informed by e-mail on April 26, 2018.


Step 3: Come to the Interview

May 7-20, 2018

Approximately 220 of the top-performing candidates, according to
the SSE Riga Admissions Test results, will be selected for interviews.

The top 130 candidates will be selected to study at SSE Riga. The offiicial letter will be sent out by post to selected candidates on May 24, 2018.

 Candidates from Baltic countries who will graduate by July, 2018 will receive conditional acceptance after the Admissions Committee receives and evaluates the State Exam results in Mathematics and English.

Candidates from other countries who will graduate by July, 2018 will receive conditional acceptance after the Admissions Committee receives documentation confirming the completion of secondary school-level education and the final grade transcript.

All candidates from countries for which a residence permit is required to stay in Latvia for periods over 90 days will be asked to confirm their placement by June 1, 2018 in order to start the residence permit process.


Registration and Matriculation

Register by August 1, 2018

To become a student of SSE Riga, an accepted candidate should register by August 1, 2018 and upload copies of the following documents to online application form.

  • Secondary school diploma.
  • Grade transcript.
  • State examination certificates.

If a candidate does not register for studies on time, the Admissions Committee assume that you do not intend to study at SSE Riga.


Start your Studies

The new academic year begins on August 20, 2018.


If you have questions concerning the admissions process, please contact:

Admission Regulations 2018/2019

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