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Tuition fee €3,400 per year
Application fee €100 one-time
Registration fee €100 one-time

Baltic Center Registration Fee Includes:
– Consultations for selection of HEI
– Migration & visa consultation
– Registration in the Baltic Center database
HEI admission documents’ check
– General testing for all Baltic Center HEIs – Admission Examination
– Student’s admission to HEI, maximum 3 registrations per one fee.
& In case of HEI change at the request of a student, after the admission letter receiving from HEI, a transfer to another HEI is for an extra cost.
– Documents’ arrangement for the payments to HEI
– Bonus – on the written application of a student, preparation and transfer of the invitation for the embassy.
& The period of preparation from week to two months


The aim of the doctoral study programme “Economics “is to train highly-qualified specialists for independent academic, research and practical activities in the science of economics, in its sub-branches “Regional Economics” and “Finance and Credit”.

The major tasks of the doctoral study programme (further DSP) are:

to give students of the programme knowledge corresponding to the contemporary level of economics in the sub-branches of regional economics and finance and credit
to acquire contemporary research methods in economics;
to create optimal conditions for doctoral students’ research – opportunities to work in the library, to use modern information and communication technologies, regularly participate in scientific conferences in Latvia and abroad, have in-service training in other universities and research centers, publish their papers in internationally reviewed scientific editions;
to have practical training in conducting scientific research and teaching in a higher education establishment;
to provide conditions for developing and defending the doctoral thesis;
to promote the introduction of the latest findings and theories in economics in state and local government institutions, organizations and commercial companies.
As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the graduate will acquire and be able to demonstrate:


Students are able to demonstrate that they:

know and understand topical scientific theories and findings in economics;
know research methodology and contemporary research methods in the branch of economics, including sub-branches of regional economics, finance and credit;
know terminology of economics in English.

Students are able to:

independently evaluate and select methods adequate for the scientific research in economics;
apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to the particular research theme;
at conducting an original research, contribute to expanding the scope of knowledge or to creating a new understanding about the current knowledge in economics;
critically analyze the obtained research results, prepare them for the presentation at international conferences and publications in internationally reviewed editions;
regularly improve scientific qualification, implement scientific projects, carry out research and development tasks in various institutions and organizations.

Students are able to:

solve important tasks relating to research or innovations in the branch of economics by making independent, critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation;
independently put forward the research idea and relate the research theme to topical development tendencies in theory of contemporary economics;
use the opportunities provided by modern information and communication technologies to achieve the research goals;
plan, structure and manage large scope scientific projects, including international ones.
Doctoral students have possibilities:

to publish their articles in the journal “Regional Report”, „Social Sciences Bulletin” and the annual collections of research articles;
to participate in annual Doctoral students’ scientific conferences:
in 2011 on the theme “Development Strategy of Inter-Regional Economic Integration in the EU Conditions”;
in 2012 on the theme “Influence of Financial Capital on the Improvement of Competitiveness of Regional Economics”;
to have in-service training in the universities and research institutes in Lithuania, Poland, Germany and other countries;
to receive scholarship if the student studies for the state budget means.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Jan 1, 2020 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Winter intake

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States