How to apply

The Riga Business School (RBS) admission process follows in the tradition of leading American universities. We assess both the intellectual and personal capabilities of every candidate.

To do this, we calculate the Riga Business School Admission Score:

Previous Education Performance 25%
English Proficiency + 25%
RBS Math Entrance Exam + 25%
Extra-curricular activities, Personal achievements, Interview. 25%

In total, you can earn 100 Points.

Admission process:

STEP 1

Take the TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency test

You have to demonstrate proficiency at English since the study process is entirely in English. The students must pass an international language exam to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be an TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT or IELTS.

The necessary scores are the following

TOEFL IBT 70
TOEFL ITP 550
IELTS 6.0

For Riga Business School candidates, TOEFL test is FREE OF CHARGE.

Next TOEFL ITP test dates:

9 March 17:00
26 March 10:00 and 13:00
7 April 17:00
23 April 10:00 and 13:00
1 June 12:00
29 June 10:00 and 14:00

Register* by contacting the RBS Information Center at:
+371 67089800/ info@rbs.lv
You will receive all instructions by email a day before the scheduled date
of the test.

*If you wish to receive your official score report, please inform us upon registration
(extra charge will be applied).

STEP 2

Submit your application here by July 10,

including information about secondary education (diploma and transcript) and extracurricular activities.

We carefully study the transcripts of all candidates. We pay explicit attention to subjects like Mathematics and English as well as other subjects related to Economics and Business. However, we also evaluate the overall performance of the students during the last two years of secondary education and the student’s performance on Central State Exams or equivalents.

In order to assess the personality of our students, we review their extracurricular activities. We encourage you to inform the admission officers with as detailed as possible about your extracurricular activities in the Admission Package. Examples of extracurricular activities are participation in Student Council, Sports, Volunteer activities, Internships, Cultural Activities, Hobbies, etc. These activities will be one of the subjects during the Admission Interview (step 4), therefore they impact your Admission Score.

STEP 3

Take the RBS Math Entrance Exam (MEE)

Mathematical competency is a keystone for studying at Riga Business School – you must have a good level of Math knowledge. MEE tests depth of mathematical understanding and knowledge in the last year of high school studies. The exam focuses on the topics important for successful studies of mathematics in the RBS BBA and BITL programs. All students who apply to studies in RBS will be automatically registered for the MEE that takes place on July 13, 10:00.

STEP 4

Participate in an interview

In July and August, potential students are invited to interviews with the faculty members. You will be asked about your motivation to apply for the studies as well as your extracurricular activities.

STEP 5

Register for studies

STEP 6

Start your studies on August 29!

Your first event at RBS will be Bonding Camp, which takes place from August 23 until August 25.

Have questions?

Apply for an individual consultation here

For more information and consultation please contact:
Dana Spickus
Assistant Director Bachelor Programs
+371 29364415
dana.spickus@rbs.lv