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Bachelor Programmes fees 2019/2020 academic year

Programme Per academic year
(EUR)
Total per programme
(EUR)
Law and Business 3 500 10 500
Law and Diplomacy 3 500  10 500

One-year Masters Programmes fees 2019/2020 academic year

Programme Total per programme (EUR)
Full time Part time
International and European Law (academic) 5 500  7 100
Public International Law and Human Rights 5 500  7 100
Transborder Commercial Law 5 500  7 100
European Union Law and Policy 5 500  7 100
Law and Finance 6 500 10 000
Technology Law 6 500 10 000

 Two-year Masters Programmes fees 2019/2020 academic year 

Programme Total per programme (EUR)
Full time Part time
Law and Finance 11 000 15 000

 

Funding options

RGSL grants

RGSL Student Excellence Award

To acknowledge the achievements of RGSL students, celebrate academic excellence and foster competition among students, RGSL has established the RGSL Student Excellence Scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students with the highest grades in the previous study year. Eight Excellence Scholarships in form of 500 euro tuition fee waiver for the next semester are granted to two 2nd and two 3rd year students on the Law and Diplomacy programme and two 2nd year and two 3rd year students on the Law and Business study programme. 

Other RGSL tuition fee waivers

In academic year 2019/2020 RGSL offers 100% tuition fee waiver for one academic year for two best bachelor programme applicants from Latvia (outside of Riga and Pieriga regions).

In academic year 2019/2020 RGSL offers 100% tuition fee waiver for the best applicant for "Public International Law and Human Rights" masters programme. 

The succesful graduates of RGSL Excellence school receive a 15% tuition fee waiver for the first year of bachelor studies. 

RGSL offers additional tuition fee waivers for RGSL employees, children of RGSL employees, orphans, persons with 1st or 2nd degree of disability, graduates of RGSL bachelor programmes and graduates of SSE Riga.

If you want to learn more about the tution fee waivers at RGSL and how to apply for them, please contact the RGSL Study department. 

Early Admission Discount

To motivate excellent applicants that value knowledge and strive for excellence, all applicants – local and foreign – applying for the Bachelor and Masters studies by the Early Admission Deadline (15 April 2019) receive a 10% discount to the study fee for one academic year. 

Student loans

Students from Latvia and EU citizens, permanently residing in Latvia, are entitled to apply for a state guaranteed study loans. More information about the loans is available here

Latvian state scholarships for foreign students

In accordance with bilateral agreements on co-operation in education and science signed between Latvian government and several countries, Latvia offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions. The scholarships are administered by the State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA).

The call for the applications for 2019/2020 academic year is open from February 1 and will last until April 1, all information and the application links are at the VIAA home page.  

For the academic year 2017/2018, 413 applications from 34 countries were received, form those 331 were applications for studies, while 82 were applications for research. The most active were applicants from Azerbaijan, Kazahstan, Georgia and Ukraine, as well as Finland, Germany, Tajikistan, Turkey and China. 

The applicants from 40 countries – Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The United States of America, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan - were eligible for the scholarships. 

The amount of scholarship for students of bachelor and masters programmes last year was 500 EUR per month. 

Scholarships for RGSL Masters programmes for students from Russia

There are 8 scholarships available for the academic year 2019./2020 for eight students from Russia to cover their studies in one-year academic Masters programmes at RGSL in either of these three programmes: 

  •  Law and Finance (3 applications), 
  • Transborder Commercial Law (2 applications)
  • Technology Law (3 applications). 

The scholarships cover full RGSL tuition fee for the respective programme. In addition, the students will be granted a monthly stipend in the amount 525 USD to cover their living expenses, such as accommodation, food, etc. 
All the above-mentioned one-year programmes amount to 60 ECTS credit points. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students receive an LL.M diploma in the respective specialization.
The main focus of all study programmes at Riga Graduate School of Law is the concept of the Rule of Law, which is an underlying principle of any modern legal system. 

RGSL masters programmes are attractive to nationals from many countries, including Russia. Their goal is to strengthen their knowledge and discuss the importance of the concept of rule of law in the 21st century with likeminded colleagues. 

Online application by 10 July