|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|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||The doctoral study programme “Civil Engineering” through lectures, practical and laboratory classes and independent studies provide the following: in-depth knowledge of the relevant theoretical courses; acquiring the foundations of basic sciences related to civil engineering; mastering appropriate analytical and experimental methods. It also helps students to acquire processing methods of scientific results, obtaining the ability to defend one’s views at scientific discussions and write scientific publications in the corresponding scientific domains.
The degree of qualification students acquire is Doctor of Engineering.
Doctoral studies (four years) provide compulsory, specialisation and elective courses in the sector of electrical engineering and electrical technology. In the second phase of the study process, students carry out scientific research within the framework of an individual thesis.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/riga-technical-university-rtu/doctoral-studies/civil-engineering-doctors/
|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: 14 322 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 1390 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 937 (2018/19)
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.