During the last year of studies students can either stay in SSE Riga and specialize in selected fields, or spend a semester abroad by choosing an exchange program (Erasmus, HESP or bilateral agreements). Undergraduates are encouraged to take this opportunity as it contributes heavily to personal development and ensures a wider professional perspective. Each semester approximately 30 exchange students are invited to SSE Riga, and each autumn 30-40 third year SSE Riga students leave for exchange for one semester.
SSE Riga has an Erasmus University Charter. This gives the opportunity for SSE Riga students to study at a partner University for 3 to 12 months as exchange students, and for teaching staff to deliver lectures for up to 1 week/8 teaching hours at a partner university. Administration can have up to one week of exchange in order to exchange experiences with colleagues at partner institutions.
Higher Education Support Program (HESP)
SSE Riga is also a member of the international Higher Education Support Program (HESP). Inter alia this means that students, faculty, administrative and library staff who are nationals of Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia (the HESP region) can apply for HESP Mobility grants to visit SSE Riga. More information as well as applications forms can be found at the HESP site.