Student Guide to RTU
STUDENT ID CARD
What is RTU student ID?
A valid RTU student ID proves that you are currently studying in RTU, it serves as an electronic door lock in several faculties and an entrance card in the main building of RTU in 1 Kalku Street, as well as, it gives discounts, for example, in theaters, museums, clubs, shops, cafes etc.
Where and when can you get the RTU student ID?
Student Services (Studentu Serviss)
Kipsala Campuss, Dormitory Building
|Monday||8am – 8pm|
|Tuesday||8am – 8pm|
|Wednesday||8am – 8pm|
|Thursday||8am – 8pm|
|Friday||8am – 8pm|
|Saturday||10am – 4pm|
What documents do you need?
Residence permit decision and passport or ID card.
How much does the RTU student ID card cost?
First year students get it for free. Extension is free of charge. In case of loss renewal of the card costs 8 EUR.
How long is the RTU student Id card valid?
One study year (from 1st September till 1st October of the following year)
International Student Identity Card:
It is the only international card for pupils, students and teachers which serves as its owner’s identity document all over the world, as well as offers the widest range of discounts in the world with more than 550 discounts in Latvia and 40 000 discounts in 120 countries of the world!
Get your card at ISIC office! More info: https://www.isic.lv/en/
RTU Career Centre was established in October, 2007, to enable cooperation and communication between the university, students, graduates and companies as well as to assist student integration in the labour market and development of his/her career.
The Career Centre main tasks are:
- To start and maintain cooperation with enterprises
- To offer support at programm choose, stydy process and transition to labor market
- To consult students about job and practice possibilities and newest trends in the labor market
- To organize different workshops to help students improve their competiveness in the labor market
- To manage educational projects, like Career day, business interest club «Briefcase», Golden fund, Student business incubator etc.
The Career Centre offers to students:
- Center Library resources, where students can find books about personality development
- Various career support projects
- Help with job and practice search (vacancies publishing)
- Workshops about self and career development topics
- Guest lecturers workshops
- Individual career counsultations for pupiuls and students
- Individual psychological consultations
All services are free of charge!
The Career Centre has initiated and implemented several projects since its establishment in 2007.
RTU Student Business Incubator was established in February, 2010. Thisproject gives students the opportunity to implement their business ideas using RTU and external resources and incubator privileges (infrastructure, consultations, legal and accountancy service, etc.) offered for one year. Student Business Incubator goals are to promote and to support RTU students and graduates convincing them that a new, perspective, creative, innovative, competitive business idea might be implemented and to motivate students to act as merchants, contributing to economic development, creating jobs and rising local businesses competitiveness. To apply for Student Business Incubator potential participants must complete application form and create a presentation of business idea.
RTU Career Day is organized annually since 2004. This is a day when students can meet the representatives of enterprises in the exhibition centre and find job or practical placement, as well as get information about particular companies. Different workshops are held during this day, for example, how to write a CV, cover letter and how to prepare for a job interview etc.
Business Interest Club “Portfelis” (Briefcase) was established in 2010. The project’s aim is to provide opportunities for students of technical specialities to learn business and management through theoretical lectures and practical exercise. Objectives of the project are to promote support for student business initiatives and to promote student cooperation with enterprises
To develop students’ social skills the Career Centre organizes regular workshops for students, for example, “What is career?”, “How to “sell” yourself?”, “How to deal with stress before exams?”, “Leadership”, etc.
RTU Scientific Library
5 Paula Valdena Street, Riga
Phone: +371 67089146, Fax: +371 67089474
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE INSURANCE
Insurance is an obligatory requirement to claim for residence permit ID card.
The insurance should be the following:
- Valid throughout the territory of Schengen Zone;
- Cover the entire period of the intended stay;
- With the minimum coverage of EUR 43 000.
If your current insurance policy does not meet the requirements mentioned above, you may buy an insurance in Latvia. Bachelor students have to buy their insurance shortly after registration at the university. Master students have to make their insurances as soon as their RP decision comes out.
The Higher Education Export Association (Latvia) together with ERGO Life Insurance SE Latvian Branch have developed International Student life Insurance for both EU and non-EU citizens.
It is specially designed for International students obtaining their higher education in the Baltic countries. This Health Insurance policy programme corresponds to the criteria for Obtaining Residence Permit in Latvia and programme includes both out-patient and in-patient services.
Please click here to see detailed description of health insurance programme.
The cost for the insurance EUR 161.40!
If you have more questions or wish to sign up for please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A portal where you can find information about your studies!
When you get your Ortus account login and password, compare the timetable you received from ICFSD with the classes that are shown on ORTUS!
Check your Ortus account often to see what courses you have to take, what grades you have gotten, changes on your class scheduled etc.
It is important to follow the information on ORTUS!!!
NOTE! ORTUS login & password also is used to access RTU-WiFi – available in all RTU buildings