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Fall Semester

The study process for Bachelors begins on October 1.
Admission lasts until August 15 (if student resides outside Latvia).

Spring Semester

The study process for Bachelors begins on February 1.
Admission lasts until  November 15 (if student resides outside Latvia).

Admission for Master studies - all year long.

6 steps for international students admission

Step 1

Please send following documents to the email international@eka.edu.lv :

  • Signed and scanned Application form;
  • A copy of a passport;
  • If an enrolee has changed name or surname, it is required to provide a copy of the document confirming change of name or surname;
  • Notarized copy of general secondary education diploma + transcript of records;
  • Notarized copy of higher education diploma + transcript of records – for enrolees entering Master study programs;
  • Copy of International English language certificate (original must be shown upon arrival);
  • Applicants for Master degree -  CV and motivation letter.

Documents shall be provided in one of the following languages: Latvian, English, French, Russian and German. If original documents are in other languages than mentioned above, documents shall be translated into English and notarized.


Step 2

If you are eligible for studies, within 7 days you will receive a link to online test. After you will take it, we will inform you about the results.

Those, who will answer correctly to 60%-100% of the test questions will be transferred to the next step - an interview via Skype (you will need camera and microphone on your computer to participate in the interview). You will be informed about the timing.


If you will pass the interview, you will receive registration fee invoice for 200 EUR for documents processing in 7 days. Registration fee includes document processing, organisation of Diploma recognition by Academic Information Centre of Latvia (AIC) (www.aic.lv – necessary procedure to start studies in any of Latvia’s higher education institution), settling the invitation and consultation when preparing documents to receive residence permit in EU country.

You need to send following documents to admission commission email international@eka.edu.lv:

  • Hotel booking form (scanned version with signature).
  • Scanned copy of payment order of registration fee (200 EUR)

In case you have problems with Diploma recognition, visa, or residence permit or you cannot start studies at University of Economics and Culture(EKA), registration fee is not refundable


Step 3

EKA sends your education documents to AIC (approx.1 month).

After academic recognition of foreign qualification from www.aic.lv, EKA sends an enrolee a written confirmation of being accepted to enter studies, Study Agreement, and the first study year tuition fee invoice.

When making a payment, please indicate your name, surname and payment aim. 

Our bank details:

Beneficiary: "Ekonomikas un kulturas augstskola" SIA
Address: Lomonosova 1/5, Riga, LV-1019
United registration number: 40003402986
Bank: A/S Citadeles banka
Account number: LV54PARX0000350971017

You have to send following documents to admission commission email international@eka.edu.lv:

  • Scanned version of signed agreement between you and University
  • Scanned copy of payment order for the first study year tuition fee
  • Inform us in written in which Embassy of Latvia you submit documents for residence permit.


Step 4

EKA prepares invitation for you to start visa procedure. EKA sends you by post following documents:

  • An invitation
  • Original Study agreement
  • A copy of note confirming academic recognition of foreign qualification (AIC)
  • A rent agreement and house-owner guarantee (if you do not know where to live, we can offer you student hostel reservation. In this case, we will send you all the documents confirming this kind of stay).
  • A copy of the EKA accreditation documents and study programs.


Step 5

Document processing for residence permit


Step 6

Congratulations! You have successfully undergone the procedure of receiving residence permit and received positive answer.

After arriving to Riga you have to visit the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) to receive permit, order ID card. http://www.pmlp.gov.lv/en/home/services/residence-permits/procedure-of-registration-of-the-residence-permit.html

By the moment you receive ID card you have to prepare:

  • Original note of fluorography or X-ray examination results
  • Health insurance policy (for full residence permit period, minimal limit 43000 EUR, including repatriation, coverage territory: Latvia and Schengen area)


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