Where to study? Make your choice at Skola 2023!

Latvia’s biggest education opportunities event, the Skola 2023 fair, is coming to Ķīpsala on 3–5 March and will gather the most active and creative universities, vocational schools, and training centres under one roof. Come to the fair and discover the extensive opportunities to study in Latvia and abroad. Let your choices motivate you!

‘We can only choose what we know! Only Skola offers its guests the best and the most complete look at what education opportunities are out there. Perhaps, it is in Ķīpsala that you think about a field to study that you have never considered! Over the 28 years of its existence, the fair has provided thousands and thousands of young people with a decisive impulse in choosing their path in education. So come, discover, and make your best choice!’ Sanita Blomniece, Skola fair manager, offered her invitation.

Choose your university!
The best and biggest public and private universities will welcome future students at Skola 2023 in Ķīpsala: Riga Technical University, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Latvian Academy of Culture, National Defence Academy of Latvia, RTU Latvian Maritime Academy, Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia, P. Stradiņš Medical College of the University of Latvia, Daugavpils University, Rēzekne Academy of Technologies, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Turība University, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, ISMA University of Applied Sciences, BA School of Business and Finance, Baltic International Academy, RTU Riga Business School, Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga Aeronautical Institute, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, etc.

For the first time at Skola, there will be a national booth of Ukraine, with at least 20 Ukrainian universities and the Euro-Ukrainian Centre for Higher Education project presenting young people with the possibility of obtaining a double diploma by studying in Latvia and Ukraine.

Learn a profession after primary school
If, after graduating from primary or secondary school, you plan to learn the profession of a car mechanic, pastry chef, hairdresser, or another trade, come to Skola 2023 to meet representatives of professional education competence centres: colleges, technical schools, and vocational secondary schools. Discover the details of various professions and get advice!

Informative, exciting events
If you are fascinated by the world of IT, go the Datorium tech stage on 3 and 4 March. For the second year in a row, pupils of the Datorium school will be there to help you get a better understanding of the exciting and vast field of IT. Meanwhile, on the Open stage, the teachers will give 20-minute presentations about what they currently have to offer.

Haven’t decided yet?
If you don’t know what you want to do in your life and what to study, use the opportunity to talk to career councillors at the fair and check out comprehensive career selection tests at the booth of the State Education Development Agency. The test will make it possible for you to measure your interest in various fields, to find out what kind of work environment is best for you, to assess your strengths, and to discover the most suitable profession.

If you want to study abroad
Want to study abroad? Go ahead! At the fair, you will get the latest information about education opportunities from representatives of foreign education institutions, the French Institute in Latvia, DAAD-Informationszentrum, and Kalba. In Ķīpsala, you will be able to discuss and learn about foreign universities, study programmes, study financing, and your prospects , admission rules, and the study process, which tends to be very different from the study process in Latvia, among other things. Meanwhile, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation will offer Year-11 pupils an opportunity to go to a free month-long educational camp in the US. In any case, before you make your final decision, we’ll see you at Skola 2023! For more details about the fair, visit: www.bt1.lv/skola

Simultaneously with Skola 2023, the Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre will be the venue of Latvian Book Fair 2023, providing an opportunity to meet favourite writers, enjoy readings of works by their authors, participate in book opening events, and discover the latest things that publishers have to offer. The fair can be accessed for free with tickets to Skola 2023. More details: www.bt1.lv/bt1/lbf

The Skola fair is organised by the BT 1 international exhibition company.

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Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre, at Ķīpsalas iela 8, Riga

Event hours:
3–4 March, 10:00–18:00
5 March, 10:00–17:00

School group tickets (10+ pupils): EUR 3
Tickets pre-sold online: EUR 4
Ticket price at the fair: EUR 5
Children under 7: free of charge