International opportunities

The additional application to Erasmus programme and scholarship has started for participation in Spring Semester.

Students have to fill in the application form, as well as send a motivation letter in English to [email protected]

An application form is available here.


erasmusERASMUS (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is one of the most popular student and faculty exchange programs in lifelong learning. It promotes academic development in the European Union (EU).

It involves the opportunity for teaching staff to share experiences, and provide students with the chance to spend part of their study time in another country university within European Union and gaining internship experience in a foreign company.

Erasmus program involves all 27 EU Member States, 3 European Economic Area countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), as well as Switzerland and Turkey.

The Programme fosters not only learning and understanding the host country, but also a sense of community among students from different countries. The Erasmus experience is considered both a time for learning as well as a chance to socialize.

Read more about the programme at Academic Programme Agency website:
All full time first and the second year undergraduate programme students may apply to conduct the exchange studies during their second or third year of studies. Also, full-time first-year master programme and doctoral studies students may apply for Erasmus exchange programme.

Programme implementation terms

Full-time students, who have completed at least one year of studies, can participate in the Erasmus programme.     Students can choose to go on exchange in one of the partner institutions, depending on the program.
By applying for the ERASMUS programme, you will have an opportunity to spend one semester studying at one of the partner institutions. The study period will be academically recognized, 
For more information on the terms of ERASMUS programme implementation, please see the Terms of Erasmus programme implementation at RISEBA.  It includes information about general rules, application process, eligibility criteria, as well as academic recognition after students’ return.

Eligibility criteria 

Full-time 2nd and 3rd-year bachelor students, as well as Master and Doctorate students, can apply for the ERASMUS exchange programme.  

The students are selected according to the following criteria: 
-Average mark above 7;
-No academic and financial debts
-English language proficiency
Additionally, students have to submit a motivation letter by email to [email protected] or leaving at the information center for Erasmus Coordinator

Partner institutions 

RISEBA has valid ERASMUS bilateral exchange agreements with more than 110 institutions across Europe. Students can choose and include in the application forms three priority partner institutions (according to their study programme).

List of Partner institutions

Tuition fee and scholarships

Students do not have to pay any tuition fee at the partner institution. However, it is the students’ responsibility to continue paying tuition fee at RISEBA according to their paying plan.

Best students will be awarded Erasmus Scholarships to cover their subsistence costs during the exchange period. The scholarship amount is limited, therefore those students who meet the criteria have the possibility to participate in the programme anyway, but they will have to cover their costs by their own.

Latvian State scholarships for doctoral students

In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science concluded between Latvian government and a few countries Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2021/2022 academic year. The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia has delegated the administration of the Latvian state scholarships to the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).

International opportunities

Detailed information about Latvian state scholarships: HERE.

After your return

After the end of the exchange period, students have to submit the following documents to the Erasmus Coordinator:
-Statement of Host Institution – signed and stamped by partner institution coordinator
-Student report – filled in and signed by the student
-Learning agreement – signed and stamped by the partner institution
-Transcript of Records

Information in the learning agreement should correspond to the information in the Transcript of Records.

The Erasmus exchange period is academically confirmed only when all the above-mentioned documents have been submitted to RISEBA Erasmus Coordinator