Want to study abroad? Come to Riga! We are closer than you thought.
With two interdisciplinary Bachelor programmes “Law and Business” and “Law and Diplomacy”, strong international environment, top professors from all over Europe and vibrant student life, our students believe the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) has been a great choice for them.
Richard David Egozov (Germany), Law and Diplomacy Bachelor programme 1st year student: ''I chose to study at RGSL because of the international community and all the benefits that come from it. Another important point was that at RGSL you are part of RGSL instead of just a student, and that was very appealing to me.''
Katariina Komulainen (Finland), Law and Diplomacy Bachelor programme 1st year student: “I found RGSL after 4 months of Googling and having idea of third-degree in law outside of Finland but within a reasonable distance. RGSL studies are extremely student orientated. In Finland, the emphasis is on conservative and subject-based teaching and learning whereas RGSL has adopted agile and continuous improvement in their core functions that enable the student satisfaction to be high at a constant rate.”
Seema Murtuza (Bangladesh), Law and Business Bachelor programme 2nd year student: ''What made RGSL stand out was its interdisciplinarity. I will forever be indebted to RGSL for the opportunities, experience and friendships it has enabled. RGSL is more than a school, it is a community, a family of students, academics and lecturers alike who are open and willing to go one step beyond what is required; and it is that one extra step that makes RGSL a RGSL.”
We are happy to see the results of our Early Admission with over 30% increase in students who have applied and already have been conditionally accepted to start their studies in September 2020.
You are welcome to join them and secure your study place now. Let us briefly tell you why.
Careers in law, business or diplomacy is in the core of what we offer. Studies in English, strong international environment and interdisciplinarity are the main reasons our students choose us.
According to a 2017 report by the Institute for the Future, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. Therefore our challenge is to think ahead and equip our students with the skills allowing to navigate a difficult global job market.
We are in constant dialogue with our students and employers to improve our interdisciplinary approach and create new courses and teaching modules. According to our Rector Dr. Pietro Sullo, our ambition is to form permanent learners and promote the idea that, although sometimes challenging, learning is essentially pleasure.
More about our programmes can be found here: https://www.rgsl.edu.lv/programmes
We have a strong international environment with students and faculty coming from more than 30 countries. We are active also on the Erasmus network, with more than 40 partner universities to host our students.
Last year, students from Armenia, Bangladesh, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Russia, Sweden and USA started to study in one if our two bachelor programmes. We hosted Erasmus exchange students from our partner universities in Belgium, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
Our Rector, Dr. Pietro Sullo is Italian, with an extensive research and teaching experience. Our faculty consists of scholars and professionals from all over Europe – our Professor Ineta Ziemele has been newly re-elected as President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, and we gather guest professors and lecturers from top European universities.
As a small law school, students and faculty know each other by name, and more often than not, the students enter the professional world via the contacts they obtained during studies.
Life after graduation
Our Alumni surveys show that 92% of our graduates are employed, and 58% of them have started study-related, professional job already during their studies. Erasmus and other internship opportunities offered by our industry partners – various law firms, businesses and startups as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and various embassies in Riga and abroad, certainly help.
Graduates have indicated that they work as lawyers, project managers, business analysts, researchers, civil servants, consultants, data protection specialists. Many graduates have indicated that they also hold senior positions such as running their own companies, being heads of departments, and working in international organizations. About a third of graduates are employed in the service sector, a fifth work in public administration, 15% in a research organization, just as much in the ICT sector. 20% of graduates have started their own business, while about 15% are planning to start their own business in the near future.
Our graduates who decide to continue their Masters studies, get accepted in prestigious universities all over the world, including University of Leuven (Belgium), University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and others.
Apply now and secure your study place already!
Go to https://apply.rgsl.edu.lv/
• Choose your Bachelor study programme,
• Fill in the form in the link,
• Attach an academic transcript from I Semester (average grade 7 and up),
• Write a motivation letter,
• Attach a copy of your ID/Passport
If your application fits our admission criteria, we will provide you with Conditional Acceptance. This means that your application was successful and you only have to send us the results of your centralized exams in summer.
If the results of exams do not contradict with your grades from I Semester, you will receive a final confirmation.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications – the deadline is 31 July!