How to Apply

How to Apply

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. Application deadline: April 8, 2020.

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

In the light of recently taken measures by governments to limit the spread of COVID-19 we are adjusting but not stopping our recruitment process. As this is a rapidly evolving situation we are asking you to check this section for updates.

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.

Q&A about the Admissions Procedure 2020


How to apply?

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 in 2020 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. 
    Results of state centralized exam in English can be replaced with other international English tests, please see comparison and rating of results. Please note, that this year we will not require state exam grades if it is not possible to take them or they are not offered. Instead, grades in Mathematics and English will be considered. 

All applicants who fulfil the formal entry requirements are welcome to submit an on-line application form.

Step 1: Online Application

Application deadline is April 8, 2020.

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 the Summer of 2020 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 2019/2020.
  • Evidence of work experience, achievements, extracurricular activities (optional).
  • Enclosures must be uploaded – grade transcript, copy of passport or ID card, 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: Online Admissions Test

The Admissions Test will be organized online on May 23. The tests will involve basic math, logical aptitude and English language topics.

Applicants should have a computer with camera and microphone, stable internet connection and a room where no one will disturb for approx. 2 hours. 

All applicants will be informed about the details by e-mail.

Step 3: Online Interview

Approximately 240 of the top-performing candidates, according to the SSE Riga Admissions Test results, will be selected for online interviews.

Interviews will be organized online in June. Interviews will also involve a case study.

The top 130 candidates will be selected to study at SSE Riga.

Candidates who will graduate by Summer 2020 will receive conditional acceptance after the Admissions Committee receives documentation confirming the completion of secondary school-level education and the final grade transcript.

Register for studies

To become a student of SSE Riga, an accepted candidate should register by August 1, 2020 (the date to be confirmed yet) and upload copies of the following documents to online application form.

  • Secondary school diploma.
  • Grade transcript.
  • State examination certificates (if available)

If a candidate does not register for studies on time, the Admissions Committee has the right to invite the next candidate from the reserve list.

SSE Riga will provide support for international students to get the residence permit.

Start your studies

The new academic year begins in late August 17, 2020.

SSE Riga team closely monitors all the pandemic-related developments and we are working to minimise any disruption to the programme. In case travelling to Riga for international students will be still restricted when we start the study semester in the Autumn 2020, we will offer the courses online as well. 

If you have questions concerning the admissions process, please contact or send an email to our Student Ambassador, who will gladly guide you through the online application form. Good luck!









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