EKA University


According to the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, Diploma issued by the EKA is recognized in all the EU countries and other countries of the world. The academic staff includes both local and foreign lecturers.

The EKA offers modern study environment – real and virtual lecture rooms, modern library where you can find large variety of books and periodicals, audio materials, video materials, electronic data basis, and informative Internet resources in Russian, English, German and other languages.

Some facts and dates:

  • The EKA University of Applied Sciences was founded on July 23, 1998.
  • On February 8, 2001, the EKA received Accreditation Sheet of the University of Economics and Culture (No. 017). On November 16, 2006, the EKA was granted permanent accreditation.
  • 67% of the EKA academic staff are lecturers with Doctor Degree.
  • The EKA has concluded ERASMUS cooperation agreements with higher educational institutions in France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Hungary. Every year the list of the EKA University of Applied Sciences partners is expanded with new partners. Every year students and lecturers participate in exchange programmes.
  • The EKA is a member of the Baltic University Programme that unites 160 universities in 14 countries of the Baltic Sea region.
  • In 2013, the University hosted the first Fulbright programme scholar. The programme is financed by the US State Department.
  • EKA is a member of several Latvian and international associations, for example: Higher Education Export Association of Latvia, Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association​, Latvian Association of Private Universities, Latvian Employers Confederation, Baltic Management Development Association.
  • In 2019 EKA achieved ranking top positions in U-Multirank rating among Latvian private higher education institutions

Admission Requirements

Fall Semester

  • The study process for Bachelors begins on October 1.
  • Admission lasts till August 1 (if student resides outside Latvia).

Spring Semester

  • The study process for Bachelors begins on February 1.
  • Admission lasts till October 15 (if student resides outside Latvia).

Admission for Master studies

  •  All year long.

Study Programs

At the moment the EKA University of Applied Sciences offers study programs to acquire bachelor or master degree in two languages: Latvian and English.

Study programs in English:

  • Management 
  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Period of study: 3 years
  • Tuition fee: 2100 EUR/year
  • Information Technologies (Programming)
  • Degree: Professional Bachelor
  • Period of study: 4 years
  • Tuition fee: 2 500 EUR/year
  • Business Administration
  • Degree: Master
  • Period of study: 2 - 2,2 years
  • Tuition fee: 2200 EUR/year

Study programs in Latvian:

College level programs

Period of study 2- 2,5 years

  • International Trade and Logistics
  • Creative Marketing and Sales Management
  • Management of Entertainment Industry

Bachelor programs

Period of study 3 - 4 years

  • Management
  • Business Economics
  • Law

Professional Bachelor programs

Period of study 4 - 4,5 years

  • Information Technologies (Programming)
  • Accounting and Audit
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Interior Design
  • Culture Management
  • Computer Game Design and Graphics

Master degree program

Period of study 2 - 2,5 years

  • Business Administration

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee at the EKA University of Applied Sciences(EKA) is:

  • Euro 2100/year (Bachelor programme “Management”)
  • Euro 2500/year (Information Technologies (Programming))
  • Еuro 2200/year (Master programme “Business Administration”)

Tuition fee covers everything needed for successful study process: participation in lectures, private consultations, all necessary hand-out materials, use of methodical materials and access to electronic scientific data bases.

When enrolling at the EKA, the tuition fee should be paid right after study agreement is signed.

Accommodation in Riga

Student hostels

  • The "TOMO" hostel
  • Hostel Valdemara Residence
  • 1Home Student Hotel
  • Student Hostel Prima


  • MERKELA APARTMENT - luxury apartment for students in the center of Riga (150 sq. m)
  • STABU APARTMENT - cozy apartment for students in the center of Riga (100 sq. m)
  • Old Town - 20-25 min by walking, plenty of shops and cafes across the street, public transport.

Rent of apartments for students

You can rent apartments close to the EKA (you will need to contact the owner directly and sign the agreement).

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