How to choose your Erasmus+ study exchange destination

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Your Erasmus+ destination will be a combination of your preferences regarding the country and culture you desire to experience closer, your acceptable cost of living, your language skills as well as the existing RTU partnerships and available study subjects for the exchange students at the potential host university.

After deciding on your personal preferences, find out your RTU study subjects for the next semester. Then look for the topics covered in them, and find the corresponding topics within the study subjects available to incoming exchange students at the host university. Pay attention to the language of instruction as study subjects can be taught in the local language as well.

You can see the previous students’ Erasmus+ destinations here: Popularity of Partneruniversities.

See an Excel list with all partners and the links to their Erasmus+ information, application process, course list, and the available places for each cooperation, as well as TOP300 universities for RBS.

See RTU Erasmus+ partner universities and filter cooperation fields that correspond to your study program at RTU using the “Type to search programs” window, pay attention to the study level of the cooperation ( Bachelor / Master / PhD ).

0710 – is the most general cooperation field, and can be chosen by any student if the host university offers the necessary study subjects to incoming exchange students and if cooperation applies to the whole university, not a specific faculty that does not suit your study field.

Cooperation fields suitable for students from the faculty of:

  • Architecture: 0730-0731; 0739
  • Civil Engineering: 0730; 0732; 0739
  • geodesy, cartography, remote sensing – 0532; (0710)
  • Computer Science and Information Technology: 0610-0619; 0688; (0710)
  • E-Learning Technologies and Humanities: 0230-0239
  • Electrical and Environmental Engineering: 0713-0714; (0710)
  • Engineering Economics and Management: 0311; 0410-0419; 0540-0542
  • Materials Science and Applied Chemistry:
  • chemistry – 0512, 0530-0531, 0711; 0722 (materials); (0710)
  • design – 0212-0214; 0722 (materials); 0723 (textiles); (0710)
  • Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics: 0715-0716; (0710)
  • transport services – 1041; (0710)
  • medical engineering – 0914; (0710)
  • Power and Electrical Engineering: 0713-0714; (0710)
  • environmental sciences: 0520-0530, 0532-0539; 0588; 0712; (0710)

Riga Business School students have to choose RTU partners that are ranking within TOP 300:

You have to know the study subjects planned for your upcoming semester at RTU and find out the course descriptions.

You have to find very similar study subjects in the offer of the partner university, looking for similar topics, not the names of study subjects or programs. Course offer of the partner university you can locate looking for such keywords as the partner university name and “Erasmus incoming”, “Exchange”, and “Inbound mobility”.

At the partner university, within your Erasmus+ semester, you will have to study around 30 ECTS which is 20 credit points. Your study plan will be approved by your study program director and academic adviser at FSD.

Start your application, adding at least one host university.

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6 Sept 2023