|Type of study programme||Doctoral studies|
|Degree||Doctor of Engineering Science (Ph.D)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2021|
|Duration||4 years (full-time)|
|Credit points||192 (ECTS: 288)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||8500 EUR per year (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||A Doctoral degree is grounding for any research career. If you have a strong personal interest in the subject of your research, a strong sense of achievement and self-confidence or desire to pursue your career then it is time to apply. Experience in research work has a real value in the education system and in global society itself.
The programme includes Theoretical Part with the following main modules: Application of of Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering, Advanced Materials in Civil Engineering, Timber Materials and Structures, Structure Optimization, Bridges, Traffic Roads, Cement- based Composites and Structures.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/studies/phd-studies/#tab-id-4
|Requirements||• Master's degree or equivalent in the corresponding field
• Proficiency in the English language
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 14672 (2017/18)
Number of International students: 1447 (2017/18)
Number of academic staff: 976 (2017/18)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.