SSE Riga is seeking ways to provide support to young people fleeing Ukraine to continue their education. 

Two options are available for Ukrainian nationals to join our BSc programme in Economics and Business: as a full-time student or as an exchange student (with the possibility to become a full-time student later). 

The first option means becoming a full-time student at SSE Riga! A candidate must either already have completed secondary school education or plan to do so in 2022. You then fill out the application form available on the SSE Riga website no later than April 25, 2022. The application process is online and free of charge.  If you have questions, please contact BSc Programme Recruitment Officer Daiga Brakmane via email or +371 2200 31 80 (only via WhatsApp).

The second option is offered to Ukrainian students already studying at a university in Ukraine – namely, to become an exchange student at SSE Riga. This is a short-term solution that allows students to finish an academic year that has already started – but to do so in Riga and get the credit points recognized at their home university after their return. The solution allows you to join current courses even as quickly as the following day after reaching out to us. Please make sure to check out our web section for incoming exchange students and contact BSc Programme Manager Jekaterina Silkalna for more details if you are interested in joining classes at short notice.

Scholarships and Financial Aid 

SSE Riga is working on scholarship schemes and additional funding, of which the following is the latest summary:

  • The Ukrainian Student Scholarship offers a tuition fee waiver of EUR 2,100 per year for three years, thus reducing the tuition fee to EUR 4,550 per year for all Ukrainian students. 
  • Additionally, up to 10 partial or full tuition fee scholarships (based on excellence) are available for students from Ukraine.
  • A fundraising campaign initiated by the Alumni Association of SSE Riga is in progress with the goal of providing several scholarships for Ukrainian students as well as covering dorm rent.
  • Dialogue with the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science continues on the opportunity to provide scholarships for Ukrainian students.