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.


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 by July 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.

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

Step 1: Fill in the on-line 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 July 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: Take the SSE Riga Admissions Test

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the SSE Riga Admissions Test will not take place on April 25th as planned.

Most likely the Admissions Test will be organized online later this Spring. SSE Riga will do its best to provide all applicants an opportunity to take part in the SSE Riga admissions process no matter where they live. 

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

Step 3: Come to the interview

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

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

Candidates from Baltic countries who will graduate by July, 2020 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, 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 a candidate does not register for studies on time, the Admissions Committee has the right to invite the next candidate from the reserve list.

Start your studies

The new academic year begins in mid-August, 2020.

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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