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Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) at RISEBA was established in 2011 and offers architecture studies in international settings in Latvia in two successive cycles – the Bachelor's Programme in Architecture and the Professional Master's Programme in Architecture. 

The aim of the bachelor’s programme is to prepare qualified, competent and skilled graduates. The objective of the program is to ensure the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, research, and analytical abilities and to provide students with the practical skills for working in architecture. Students are prepared for further studies in the field of architecture, urban planning, as well as other related fields of design.

The academic bachelor study programme "Architecture" is an international, contemporary and competitive architecture study programme taught in English. The number of recognised local and foreign professionals from architecture and related fields together with the students make up the faculty’s multicultural community thus opening the gateway to the international careers.

Degree awarded

Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Architecture


Language of instruction






Until 2nd February , 2029




140 CP (210 ETCS)


Study form


Full time day studies






Tuition fee per year


7380 EUR  (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries)

5360 EUR  (for citizens of Latvia)


Programme length


3,5 years


Programme director

Zane Vēja

Mg.arch Zane Vēja
Phone: +371 28308485, e-mail: zane.vē

Programme curriculum*


Semester 1

Fundamentals of Visual Structures and Composition

Basics of design I

Math (Calculus) I

Descriptive geometry I

Environmental psychology

Fine arts I

English for Architects I

Introduction to Architectural culture I

Semester 2

Basics of design II

Basics of building technologies 

Math (Calculus) II

Descriptive geometry II

Fine arts II

English for Architects II

History of art, architecture and urban design I

Study practice

Ethics and social responsibility in architecture

Semester 3

Architectural Design I

Building technologies and practices I

Introduction to architectural structural systems

Fine arts III

Computer media in architecture

History of art, architecture and urban design II


Practical philosophy

Semester 4

Architectural Design II

Building science and application I

Building technologies and practices II

Architectural structures I

Fine arts IV

Computer applications in design I

History of art, architecture and urban design III

Study practice

Civil protection

Semester 5

Architectural Design III

Building science and application II

Building technologies and practices III

Architectural structures II

Landscape architecture

Computer applications in design II

Architectural theory and criticism I

Latvian architecture

Semester 6

Architectural Design IV

Architectural structures III

Architectural theory and Criticism II

Building science and application III

Urban design

Project and construction management


Basics of work safety

Cultural heritage 

Semester 7

Interior (Fine arts)

Study practice

Basics of legal aspects 

Sustainable design 

Organization management 

Bachelor Thesis (Final/State Exam)

*RISEBA has the right to make adjustments up to 20% of the programme content.

Study methods

The Academic Bachelor’s Degree Study Programme in Architecture is implemented as a basic component of the study direction "Architecture and Construction" and 1st cycle in training of architects. The full bachelor‘s degree programme takes 7 semesters (140 credits / 210 ECTS) and concludes with the Thesis project defended in front of and judged by the State Examination Commission.

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International opportunities

Erasmus+ study mobility

* Any full-time student of the Bachelor's programme in Architecture who has completed at least one year of study can go to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

* A student can go to study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of the RISEBA partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2-12 months.

* The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and practice exchange programme abroad, the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during the mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover transport and accommodation costs.

* Erasmus+ Internship Mobility means that a student can do an internship in one of the companies they are interested in in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship for this internship period. The duration of the internship mobility is 2-12 months.

Find out more about Erasmus+ and apply here!


RISEBA Architecture and Media centre H2O 6: addressDurbes street 4, Riga, LV-1007, telephone+ 371 29349122, e-mail[email protected]

The studies are held at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6
The studies are held at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6
Every year second and third year students in the spring go study research practice outside Latvia.
Every year second and third year students in the spring go study research practice outside Latvia.
Every year second and third year students in the spring go study research practice outside Latvia.