During the last year of studies students can either stay in SSE Riga and specialize in selected fields, or spend a semester abroad by choosing an exchange programme at a partner university (Erasmus + or bilateral agreements) and have an opportunity to choose specialization other than offered at SSE Riga.
Undergraduates are encouraged to take this opportunity as it contributes heavily to personal development and ensures a wider professional perspective. Students are spread among many different countries due to SSE Riga policy not to send more than 2 students per partner University. The most desired countries are Spain, France and Italy.
Students can participate in one of three exchange programmes offered by SSE Riga.
Erasmus+: Granted one-semester student mobility program within EU countries (including Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia). The list of SSE Riga’s Erasmus+ partner institutions is available here. Students can improve communication, language, and inter-cultural skills and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers in both studies and work.
Erasmus+ traineeship: Granted two months to 1-year long work or internship abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions or recent graduates.
Exchange outside the EU: SSE Riga students have an opportunity to participate in the exchange program outside the EU. In this case, students can apply for the Peter Högfeldt and Anders Paalzow Scholarships which will cover some of the expenses during their stay in the host country.
As one of the novelties, students can either do a physical, a virtual or a blended type of mobility.
Guidelines for International Student Mobility
Eligible to apply
The mobility programme is available only for academically successful students who have demonstrated social activity and in addition have knowledge of host university study language if other than English.
Application process: December 5, 2022 — January 9, 2023
Online application form: https://exchange.sseriga.edu/
Selection process: January 9, 2023 — March 17, 2023
- Academic performance evaluation
- Social involvement evaluation
All eligible candidates will be ranked according to the adjusted ranking (weighted GPA + points for re-exams combined with social engagement results) and grants/placements will be awarded according to the position in this ranking.
Selection for the exchange programme is highly competitive. The following criteria are used for third-year students, in order of importance:
- Academic performance
- Student involvement in activities, clubs, and organizations
- Knowledge of the host country language
- Applicant's ability to represent SSE Riga well