RTU Riga Business School will implement the University of London International Foundation Programme

RTU Riga Business School becomes the only recognised teaching institution in the Baltic States with the right to implement the University of London International Foundation Programme!

On 03 October 2018, the RTU Riga Business School received the status of a Recognised Teaching Institution and the University of London’s permission to implement the International Foundation Programme.


What is the University of London International Foundation Programme (UoL IFP) at the RTU Riga Business School?

This is a unique opportunity to study a foundation course for entry into any British university, many universities in Europe, USA and Australia competing on equal terms with the graduates of British secondary schools (A-levels) and IB programmes. Talented high school students will be able to combine studying in the IFP programme with studying at high school. This way, students will be trained to meet the highest academic standards while living at home.

In the programme, students are expected to learn and pass exams in four subjects: Mathematics and Statistics; Economics, Sociology, International Relations. In addition, Academic English will be taught as a support subject. Apart from that, students planning to study at British or American universities will be consulted on the application process. For those wishing to get a bachelor's degree at RBS, part of the 1st year subjects will be credited.


Entry requirements for the UoL IFP at RBS

  • Age 17 or over (till 31 December 2018)
  • IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each sub-score)
  • Test in Mathematics (at RBS, November 2018)
  • Interview (at RBS, October-November 2018)

The selection of candidates will begin in October 2018, the classes in January 2019

Important dates:

  1. (Optional) Free English language test on October 19. Results on 22 October by mail.
  2. Registration for the IELTS till October 25.
  3. IELTS prep-course November 19-30.
  4. IELTS December 1.

For more information, contact

Sandija Berzina,

IFP Coordinator



Tatiana Ginzburg,

Director of RBS University Preparation Center


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The University of London and the RTU Riga Business School

The University of London was founded in 1836 and consists of 18 colleges and 9 specialised institutes. The RTU Riga Business School was founded in 1991 and offers undergraduate programmes in management, English language courses for adults, University Preparation Center for secondary school students and candidates for RBS as well as services of the testing centre.


What is a foundation programme?

Foundation is a programme that UK universities offer to foreign applicants from countries where secondary education differs from the British one. As a rule, this is a one-year programme after the successful completion of which a young person becomes a student of this particular university.


What is the University of London’s International Foundation Programme (UoL IFP)?

IFP is a programme for high school graduates developed by the prestigious University of London. Unlike the regular Foundation Programme, its graduates can use the certificate when entering any British university as well as many universities in Europe, USA and Australia competing on equal terms with the graduates of British high schools (A-levels) and IB programmes.