Exchange Programme Overview

Exchange Programmes
The Exchange Programmes at SSE Riga are open to students (in some cases also tofaculty and administrators) from partner institutions; students in the LifelongLearning Programme – Erasmus Student and Teacher Mobility; and the Higher Education Support Program (HESP). Each semester approximately 30 exchange students areinvited to SSE Riga, and each autumn 30-40 third year SSE Riga students leave for exchange for onesemester.

Courses and Evaluation
Provided that the incoming exchange student has sufficient knowledge, he/she is free tochoose between courses in the first, second or third year of the SSE Riga B.Sc.programme. Teaching at SSE Riga is very intensive and interactive and anaverage day involves at least eight hours of work at school (lectures,seminars, assignment, reports). Successful studies require a full-timecommitment.

The coursesat SSE Riga run one or two at a time. During the courses, which usually run for 3-6 weeks, students are assessed continuously. Furthermore written exams aregiven in each course. Exchange students are not allowed to take re-exams. Academicperformance is evaluated according to a 200-point scale: 0-99=fail;100-139=pass; 140-159=pass with merit; 160-200=excellent. The school uses theEuropean Credit Transfer (ECTS) system. Hence, the grades are transformed toECTS grades and the work load of the courses is assessed according to ECTScredits, where one full working week at SSE Riga equals 1.5 ECTS credits.

See Course Catalogue, 2010-2011

Schedule of core programme 2011-2012

Schedule of Elective courses 2011-2012

Fact Sheet 2010-2011

Exchange Brochure

There is no tuition fee for incoming exchange students. However, exchange students have to cover other costs, e.g., traveling costs, costs for a visa, insurance costs, living expenses, including accommodation, costs for handouts and printouts.

SSE Riga can offer accommodation for about 80 EUR per month. More information see here.  The compulsory payment for handouts and printouts for one semester is about 110 EUR. Overall monthly expenditures while living in Riga, Latvia are about 400 EUR.

The deadline for application for studies in the spring semester is October 30th (October 1st for HESP programme applicants). For studies starting in the autumn, the deadline is April 30th (April 1st for HESP programme applicants).
Each applicant has to submit the following documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Photocopy of passport (photo page)
  3. Learning Agreement
  4. Transcripts of records
  5. Statement of purpose: Why you want to study at SSE Riga, how the SSE Riga programme fits into your overall studies, and your objectives.

Application documents should be sent by post to the following address:

International Office
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Strēlnieku iela 4a
Riga, LV-1010

Contact Person

Evita Lūkina

International Coordinator
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Strēlnieku iela 4a, Riga, LV 1010, Latvia
Tel: + 371 6 701 5804
Fax: + 371 6 783 0249

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FACT_SHEET_form_academic-year-2010-2011.doc72.5 KB
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Electives_Schedule2010_2011.xls39 KB
Electives_Schedule2011_2012.xls45 KB