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EKA University of Economics and Culture

Country: Latvia

City: Riga

WWW: www.augstskola.lv

Type of school: Private Universities

 

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The University of Economics and Culture (UEC)

 

The UEC is located in Riga, Lomonosova Str. 1, building 5 – the street is named after the great scientist whose activity combined creative, academic, and professional traditions. The building, where the UEC is located today, was built in 1909. Now the building is fully renovated and its technical equipment fully conforms to standards of higher education institutions of Europe.

 

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

 

The UEC 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 University College of Economics and Culture was founded on July 23, 1998.
  • On February 8, 2001, the UEC received Accreditation Sheet of the University College of Economics and Culture (No. 017). On November 16, 2006, the UEC was granted permanent accreditation.
  • 67% of the UEC academic staff are lecturers with Doctor Degree.
  • The UEC 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 University College of Economics and Culture partners is expanded with new partners. Every year students and lecturers participate in exchange programmes.
  • The UEC 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.
  • Students of the UEC choose dynamic, creative and modern life style – they are the same as their university! Come and join us, your study years will be unforgettable!

 

At the moment the UEC offers 14 study programs to acquire bachelor or master degree. Studies happen in three languages: Latvian, Russian, and English.

 

Study programs in English:

 

Management

Degree: Bachelor
Period of study : 3 years
Lectures are held: in the building of the UEC at weekdays 09:00-18:00
Tuition fee: 2000.00 EUR/year

 


Business Administration MBA

Degree: Master
Period of study : 2 - 2,2 years
Tuition fee: 2000.00 EUR/year

 


Study programs in Russian:

 

Interior Design

Degree: Professional Bachelor
Period of study : 4 years
Lectures are held: in the building of the UEC at weekdays 09:00-18:00
Tuition fee: 2 000.00 EUR/year


Management

Degree: bachelor
Period of study : 3 years
Lectures are held: in the building of the UEC at weekdays 09:00-18:00
Tuition fee: 1 800.00 EUR/year

 


Innovative Economics and Entrepreneurship

Degree: Professional Bachelor
Period of study : 4 years
Lectures are held: in the building of the UEC at weekdays 09:00-18:00
Tuition fee: 1 800.00 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 program

Period of study 3 - 4 years

Management

 


Professional Bachelor programs

Period of study 4 - 4,5 years

Innovative Economics and Entrepreneurship

Accounting and Audit

Translation and Interpreting

Interior Design

Cultural Management

 


Master degree programs:

Period of study 2 - 2,5 years

Governmental Management

Cultural diplomacy and International Management

 

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Fall Semester

 

The study process begins on October 1st.
Admission lasts until 29th of September.

 

Spring Semester

 

The study process begins on February 1st.
Admission lasts until 28th of January.

While your documents are in the process obtaining a residence permit-you can start distance studies!
To start you need only an Internet connection - you can watch lectures in our classrooms in Riga at any convenient time for you.
And when the documents will be finalized and you will arrive to Riga - you will be able to join the group, without worrying that you passed some important study information.

 

6 steps for international students admission

 

Step 1

 

You have to send following documents to admission commission email international@eka.edu.lv :

  • Signed and scanned Application form ;
  • A copy of passport;
  • If an enrolee has changed name or surname, it is required to provide a copy of the document confirming change of name or surname;
  • Notarized copy of general secondary education diploma + transcript of records – for enrolees entering Bachelor study programs;
  • Notarized copy of higher education diploma + transcript of records – for enrolees entering Master study programs.
  • Documents shall be provided in one of the following languages: Latvian, English, French, Russian and German. If original documents are in other languages than mentioned above, documents shall be translated into English and notarized.

 

Step 2

Within 3 days you will receive registration fee invoice for 200 EUR for documents processing. Registration fee includes document processing, organisation of Diploma recognition by Academic Information Centre of Latvia (www.aic.lv – necessary procedure to start studies in any of Latvia’s higher education institutions), settling the invitation and consultation when preparing documents to receive residence permit in EU country.

 

You have to send following documents to admission commission email international@eka.edu.lv:

  • Hotel booking form (scanned version with signature).
    Scanned copy of payment order of Registration fee (200EUR)
  • In case you have problems with Diploma recognition, visa, or residence permit or you cannot start studies at the UEC, registration fee is not refundable

 

Step 3

 

The UEC sends your education documents to Academic Information Centre of Latvia www.aic.lv (the process can take up to 4 months).

 

After academic recognition of foreign qualification from www.aic.lv, the UEC sends an enrolee a written confirmation of being accepted to enter studies, Study Agreement, and the first study year tuition fee invoice.

 

When making a payment, please indicate your name, surname and payment aim.

 

Our bank details:

Beneficiary: "Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola" SIA
Address: Lomonosova 1/5, Riga, LV-1019
United registration number: 40003402986
Bank: A/S Citadeles banka
Account number: LV54PARX0000350971017
SWIFT: PARXLV22

 

You have to send following documents to admission commission email international@eka.edu.lv:

  • Scanned version of signed agreement between you and the UEC
  • Scanned copy of payment order for the first study year tuition fee in the UEC.
  • Inform us in written in which Embassy of Latvia you submit documents for residence permit.

 

Step 4

 

The UEC prepares invitation for you to start residence permit receipt procedure. The UEC sends you by post following documents:

  • An invitation
  • Study Agreement original signed by the UEC.
  • A copy of note confirming academic recognition of foreign qualification (AIC)
  • A rent agreement and house-owner guarantee (if you do not know where to live, we can offer you
  • student hostel reservation. In this case, we will send you all the documents confirming this kind of stay).
  • A copy of the UEC accreditation documents and study programs.

 

Step 5

 

Document processing for residence permit

 

Step 6

 

Congratulations! You have successfully undergone the procedure of receiving residence permit and received positive answer.

 

After arriving to Riga you have to visit the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs to receive permit, order ID card. www.pmlp.gov.lv/en/home/services/residence-permits/procedure-of-registration-of-the-residence-permit.html

 

By the moment you receive ID card you have to prepare:

  • Original note of fluorography or X-ray examination results
  • Health insurance policy (for full residence permit period, minimal limit 43000 EUR, including repatriation, coverage territory: Latvia and Schengen area)

 

Students of the EKA University choose dynamic, creative and interesting life style because this describes the UEC perfectly!

 

Come and join us, your study years will be unforgettable!

 

ADMISSION REGULATIONS

INTERNAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS

Contact details:

 

Lomonosova 1, korp. 5, Rīgā, LV-1019 Latvija

Phone: +371 28451054
Emial: international@eka.edu.lv

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