Latvia, Riga

RISEBA University

Bachelor, MBA

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RISEBA is a university type private higher educational institution fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Being one of the first private higher education institutions in Latvia, today RISEBA is among 10 largest higher education institutions in Latvia (both public and private) with almost 3000 students, including 200 international students, who attend 17 study programs of different levels and directions, and more than 8000 alumni.

Over the last two decades RISEBA has gone through a substantial transformation from a small ambitious business school to the university that provides, in addition to business and management programs, studies in communications, audiovisual media arts and architecture, thus transforming the institution into “the place where business meets arts”.

If you are interested in this university please click here to watch a promotional video on the school.

The Country

Latvia officially the Republic of Latvia: is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus, as well as a maritime border to the west with Sweden. Latvia has 2,070,371 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

Latvia is a democratic parliamentary republic established in 1918. The capital city is Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. Latvian is the official language. Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 118 administrative divisions, of which 109 are municipalities and 9 are cities.

Latvians and Livs are the indigenous people of Latvia. Latvian is an Indo-European language; it and Lithuanian are the only two surviving Baltic languages. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and musical traditions. Latvia and Estonia share a long common history. As a consequence of the Soviet occupation, both countries are home to a large number of ethnic Russians 26.9% in Latvia and 25.5% in Estonia, some of whom are non-citizens. Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic.

The City

Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 643,368 inhabitants (January 2014), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic States and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres (3.3 and 32.8 ft) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, and the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships. It is home to the European Union’s office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic States.

Class Information

To learn more about the different programs of studies that are offered at RISEBA click here.

Student Life

At RISEBA all students are encouraged to join the RISEBA student council. At RISEBA the student council has set Volleyball games twice a week.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at ISM

Health Insurance


315 EUR


287 EUR

500 EUR





177 EUR

250 EUR




16 EUR

25 EUR


*per month


RISEBA opened up one dormitory this year that can house up to 29 students. Unfortunately, RISEBA does not provide any more dormitories. The usual process is that students arrive to Riga and for the first couple of days/a week stay in the hostel, and then rent an apartment with other students. Click here for more information.

RISEBA has the agreement with OK Hotel , which is situated close to the school.

Travel Opportunities

Riga is divided into two parts by the river Daugava. Old (medieval) town is in the center of the city on the east side of the river. It is surrounded by a ring of ~19th – early 20th century architecture, followed by a mix of private 2-floor house districts (many also pre-WW2) and Soviet-era 5-18 floor apartment districts, with an occasional factory (especially near railroad lines). The term “centre” loosely refers to quite a large area around Old town limited by the river to the west, the railroad lines to the east and south, and without a definite boundary to the north.

The areas usually most interesting to tourists are the Old Town and the area around the Freedom Monument, located nearby. Old town is not the only place worth visiting though. Very old and well preserved city districts unvisited by tourists are Agenskalns and Tornakalns, just over the Stone bridge. The residential areas outside Riga center are largely made up of gray apartment blocks built in the typically Soviet style. These areas are nearly identical to those all over Eastern Europe. However, they do give an idea of how the vast majority of the people in Riga live and of the history of the area.