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.

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 2019 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.
  • For Baltic candidates, State exam confirmation or results.
  • A statement of purpose (1800-4500 characters).
  • 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

Admissions Test takes place on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

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, Vilnius, Tallinn, Chisinau, Kiev, Minsk, Saint Petersburg, and Tibilisi. Applicants will be informed about the testing location by e-mail.

Results: All candidates invited for an interview will be informed by e-mail on April 30, 2020.

Step 3: Come to the interview

Interviews will take place May 11-24, 2020.

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 official letter will be sent out by post to selected candidates on May 28, 2020.

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.

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, 2020 in order to start the residence permit process.

Register for studies

Register for studies by August 1, 2020.

To become a student of SSE Riga, an accepted candidate should register by August 1, 2020 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 on August 17, 2020.

If you have questions concerning the admissions process, please contact

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