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How to apply to RGSL programmes

Admission requirements

Admission criteria for Bachelor programmes

  • The average grade in diploma supplement corresponding to European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) level of C or higher (7 grade points according to Latvian 10 point grading scale);
  • Proficiency in English confirming at least level B2 or higher in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):
    • IELTS Academic Test (not older than 2 years) - the required score is at least 6.0;
    • TOEFL (not older than 2 years) - the required score is at least 550 points (for a computer test - 213; Internet based test - 80);
    • State Centralized English Examination  (applicants from Latvia) – minimum attainable requirement - 70%;
    • Applicants who have acquired previous education in English or are native English speakers are exempted from taking Proficiency tests in English.
    • Applicant is also exempted from Proficiency tests in English if he/she has completed secondary education in a European Union, European Economic Area country or the Swiss Confederation and his/her secondary education certificate includes English proficiency assessment that equals to B2 (or higher) level of the Common European Framework of Reference. 
  • State Centralized Examination results of the Secondary General Education from candidates from Latvia;
  • Academic and scientific achievements, active participation in youth organisations, and other relevant activities are highly desirable. 

Admission rules for Bachelor programmes are available here.


Admission criteria for Masters programmes

  • All masters programmes are available to students who have completed a bachelor, masters or equivalent degree in law or a related field (on the condition that basic knowledge of law and corresponding work experience can be demonstrated).
  • For students with a three-year bachelor degree, options are limited to the two-year masters programmes.
  • English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+.

Admission rules for Masters programmes are available here.

Application timeline

  • 12 April 2021 – Early admission deadline - 10% discount to the 1st year tuition fee
  • 30 April 2021 –  Admission deadline for non-EU countries applicants (Citizens of countries which have a visa waiver with Latvia, can submit their applications no later than 18 July 2021)
  • 18 July 2021 – General admission deadline
  • 30 August 2021 - Commencement of studies

Countries and territories whose citizen passport holders do not require a visa to enter Latvia and stay in its territory for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, can be found here. 

Documents

Applicants to the Bachelor programmes are requested to submit the following documents:

  • A secondary education diploma and transcript. A legalized (or approved with an Apostille) copy of the diploma and diploma transcript with a notarized English translations if the diploma is issued outside Latvia or is not in English. 
  • A Certificate of General Secondary Education for applicants from Latvia.
  • The passport/ ID card (page with photo and personal data).
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English. 
  • Achievements - academic and scientific, active participation in youth organisations, and other relevant activities. 
  • Motivation letter – write about yourself, elaborate on the choice of the programme, future perspectives and its connection with a degree, any specific interest of an area of research, your achievement overview and motivation to study, why you are a good candidate for this programme (max 2 000 characters). 
  • A copy of your passport and a passport size photo (the photo will be used for your student card in case of admission). 
     

Applicants to the Masters programmes are requested to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your diploma and diploma supplement (grade transcript). A certified English translation must be provided if the diploma was obtained outside Latvia.
  • English language proficiency proof - TOEFL or IELTS results not older than 3 years. The required minimum result is 550 points for TOEFL (for a computer test - 213; Internet based test - 80) or 6.0 for IELTS.
  • A motivation letter in English describing your educational, professional and social achievements (max 2 000 characters).
  • A copy of your passport and a passport size photo (the photo will be used for your student card in case of admission). 

Online application

Online application form is available here and will take no more than 30 minutes provided you have all attachments prepared. The application form can be saved, re-opened and resubmitted as you wish.

Transfer to RGSL

Students may transfer to RGSL from other universities, also during the academic year.

Admission and recognition of course work already performed at other universities will be done on an individual basis, so as to facilitate the transition into the RGSL programmes.

The normal application form should be used for transfer admission, and an additional application form should be used for course recognition.

 

 

More information & questions

More information & questions

Liene Briede
Head of Study Department
  /  +371 67039 236