Having a desire to study abroad? Then don’t look any farther. The city of Riga has numerous universities and colleges that cater not only for their local students, but for their foreign learners as well.

Choose among these renowned universities in Riga:


University of Latvia

Established in 1919, the University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitate) has graduated most of Latvia’s leaders and important political, scientific, and cultural heroes. With almost 30,000 students, the university is the premier institution of higher education in Riga. Though established on the site of the former Riga Polytechnic, the University of Latvia was the first traditional university in the history of Latvia.

Rīga Stradiņš University

Rīga Stradiņš University is a state founded university, which offers various study programs and ensures the realization of scientific projects, providing training of experts in healthcare and social sciences who work in Latvia, and across the world. Rīga Stradiņš University is the only university in Latvia, which has traditionally been integrated in the healthcare system of the country, and therefore ensures a successful run of the university, which is a precondition for an effective existence of the healthcare system in Latvia. RSU is autonomous and academically free to pursue its goals and tasks, working for the benefit of the state and society, and offering a wide array of academic and professional education and research opportunities in the fields of healthcare, social care, social sciences and natural sciences.


Riga Polytechnicum

Was first established in 1862 and was the first polytechnical institute in Imperial Russia. It offered degrees in agriculture, chemistry, engineering, mechanics, trade and architecture, with education in German language. In 1896, it was renamed Riga Polytechnical Institute and the language of instruction was changed to Russian. When the World War I started in 1914, Riga Polytechnical Institute was evacuated to Moscow and worked there until 1918. After that, part of the faculty returned to Latvia and joined the newly established University of Latvia. Others stayed in Russia and taught at universities there.

Regardless of the program and course you take up, your academic future is ensured if you enroll in one of these universities.