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We give a warm welcome to all our international students who are coming to study here at TSI. We realise that you are managing your academic life whilst coping with  a new day-to-day reality of settling in a new country, making friends, dealing with money issues and, perhaps a new job. Specialist advice and support are invaluable for all of us, and we are here to give you a hand.

This guide offers useful information about Latvia, guidelines on admission process and the most useful contacts.

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We are planning to start our academic year from  February 7, 2022. If you cannot come to Latvia, no worries – start your studies remotely! We will provide all the materials and online lectures, and arrive when borders will be open.

Get acquainted with our study programs that are offered in the Winter Intake, as well as other news in our catalog


  • Dormitories/Student Hostels EUR 100-200
  • Flat renting (shared) EUR 100-200
  • Flat renting (not shared) EUR 250-350


EUR 150-250 to cook at home
In the city centre, EUR 5.00 -9.00 per meal


Public transport per student per month EUR 16.00 unlimited (www.rigassatiksme.lv)
Taxi EUR 7.00 – 10.00 per one transfer

Leisure (depending on the needs) around EUR 100

Total expenses for the necessary things can range from EUR 400 to 700 per month (depending on individual needs)

Total expenses per year from EUR 4,800

Total costs for one year with the Tuition Fee (for the Bachelor’s degree) from EUR 8,500

With an active residence permit, all international students have a right to work up to 20h/week.

Every TSI student starting from 2nd year (BSc) / 2nd semester (MSc) has an opportunity to spend a semester and study his/her study program in one of the foreign universities, who have a cooperation contract with TSI.

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International Mobility (Credit Mobility) programme is the programme for foreign university students wishing to study abroad for a semester or two in order to gain an international experience apart from the Erasmus programme.

This programme allows students from the Universities, where study plan includes long term Internship or Credit Mobility, to benefit from the international mobility and obtain a number of Credits in their field of study to be transferred to their home University.

The programme allows participants to explore new areas of knowledge, teaching methods and approaches as well as to master a foreign language and strengthen cross cultural competencies.

Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) offers International Mobility programmes on Bachelor. Master and PhD level in different directions: Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, Transport and Logistics, Aviation Transport, Economics and Management. Tuition Fees for one semester of studies range from 1 000 to 1500 EUR depending on the programme.

Students studying at TSI for a semester or two have the same opportunities as the other students of TSI: participation in the welcome week, self-government events, excursions to enterprises and scientific conferences; library and a sports centre are open for students to use.

TSI is located in Riga, the capital of the Republic of Latvia, at the heart of the Baltic region connecting the West and East. Over half its territory is covered by forest, so Latvia is a very green place. The seaside, forests and idyllic countryside are all within a 30 minute drive from Riga and allows to enjoy the 500 km long coastline and pleasantly uncrowded beaches.

Latvia is a multi-ethnic country with amazing folk traditions and culture,  has a vibrant cultural life and offers a friendly environment for studying and working. Latvia ranks high on the Global peace index as a country with low crime rates, a stable political scene and almost zero natural disasters.

The prices for studying and living in Latvia as a Northern European country are friendly, and students can cover their expenses easily. 

More information:
Riga & Latvia: www.studyinlatvia.lv; www.latvia.travel/en; www.liveriga.com
TSI study programmes: https://tsi.lv/study_programmes/
Practical information: https://tsi.lv/future-students/international/

For more information please contact TSI International Office: Anzelika Smagina, Smagina.A@tsi.lv.

Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) taking care of the health and safety of its students, informs foreign students about vaccination opportunities and procedures in Latvia, against the spread of COVID-19 virus:

  1. if you have a bank account registered in Latvia, you can book an appointment on www.manavakcina.lv. At vaccination place please come only after receiving confirmation of the vaccination process from the website manavakcina.lv, arriving at the vaccination office/centre not earlier than 15 minutes before your confirmed vaccination time
  2. If you do not have a bank account, you can book your appointment by calling 8989, at a place, day, and time convenient for you
  3. or you can go to the vaccination points in shopping centres without an appointment (or you can make an appointment by calling 8989 or on the website www.manavakcina.lv)


Before vaccination against COVID-19 infection, you must present the following documents to verify identity:

  • Passport or ID card
  • for foreign full-time students – a student card or statement issued by the TSI Student Experience and Retention Department
  • Permanent Residence Permit (card) or Temporary Residence Permit (card), if one has been issued for residence in the Republic of Latvia


The list of medical institutions and general practitioners offices providing vaccination provided on the map. More information HERE or by calling 8989.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Е-mail: admission@tsi.lv
Тelephone: +371 29 990 841
WhatsApp: +371 29 990 841
Skype: infotsi

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