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1080
Students enrolled in this school.
4
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
1
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

In recent years, the capital city of Latvia – Riga – has become an important cultural and economic centre in Europe and students' Mecca that attracts thousands of students from other countries. Riga’s possibilities are endless – dynamically developing, sparkling, lively and, at the same time, quiet, peaceful, always young and able to provide students a possibility to receive European level education and start their career.

Advantages of studying in Riga in the UCEC: The UCEC is the University College of Economics and Culture (in Latvian: Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola – EKA).The UCEC – an international, accredited higher education institution with traditions that are in line with the principles of higher education followed by the oldest European universities and colleges. if you can come to Latvia and receive a Diploma of European standard.Among other advantages while studying at UCEC – visa and residence permit of an EU country. During summer holidays the whole Europe is open for our students.Career and business possibilities with the UCEC:After receiving the UCEC’s Diploma, you can stay in Latvia (where all the European labour market is available) or get starting position to set up your own business. The main points here – motivation and knowledge received.Education received in the UCEC will help you in case you decide to return home: you will easily find a good job in a branch of western company, institution and international company working with western partners, or have a chance to set up your own individual business.

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Housing options.

The university does not provide housing.Apartments in town can be found from 200 - 350 euros per month.

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