Student rights and obligations - Riga Stradiņš University

Student Rights and Obligations

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Student rights

  • Acquire higher education in the chosen academic or professional study programme, or in the academic and professional study profile in accordance with the accepted University documents.

  • Demand and receive an adequate material and technical provision for a well-organised study process within the possibilities the University can offer.

  • Use University premises, library, equipment, objects of culture, sport, medicine, etc. which are envisaged for the study process.

  • Take academic leave and resume studies.

  • Receive all the necessary information on all questions directly referring to studies in due time.

  • Express and defend one’s point of view openly as long as it does not infringe on other person’s rights and legal interests.

  • Elect and be elected in the Student Council, participate in self-government institutions.

  • Attend study activities at other universities and to take the necessary examinations.

  • Submit an appeal on the evaluation of knowledge and skills, as well as on University officials’ or collegial institutions’ decisions concerning the studies.

  • Form societies, hobby groups and clubs.

  • File complaints, proposals and applications.

  • Participate in the work of University’s collegial representative and governing institutions, as well as executive institutions which comply with current laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia, the University's internal laws and regulations or the University's instructive documents of specific cases.

  • Within the framework of study freedom, students have the right to choose the faculty (department, academic school); change the study programme during study period, change it for another in a different higher educational establishment or faculty (department, institute) in accordance with the order set by the University's internal rules.

  • Students may attend lectures in other higher educational establishments or faculties (departments, institutes).

  • Carry out research in accordance with the University's internal rules or the order set by the University's instructive documents

  • Plan and acquire optional subjects for individual studies.


Student obligations

  • Use University premises, equipment and other University objects only for the envisaged aims and during study process.

  • Use University premises, equipment and other University objects which have been given provided study purposes with care and accuracy, neither damaging nor doing harm, which might lower their quality. This is not binding as to routine loss of quality, which occurs during the study process.

  • Observe preventive, security and fire prevention rules.

  • Pay respect to academic and general staff as well as to other students.

  • Fulfil the instructions of the academic staff precisely and in time, as long as they do not contradict with the laws and regulations.

  • Take into account all the University corporative identity principles.

  • Carry a valid University student’s identity card at all times.

  • Be sober and never be in a state of inebriation, drug abuse, or under effect of toxic or psychotropic substances on the University grounds.

  • Meet the requirements of personal hygiene while at the University.

  • Take into account the traditional conceptions of the academic environment in the choice of the home page while using the University internet connection.

  • Get the University computer user’s name and password within five working days after the start or restart of the studies.

  • Pay the tuition fee on the exact dates and of the exact amount as set by the University's order as well as to fulfil other financial obligations towards the University should any arise.

  • Pay for the use of the University’s paid services in due time.

  • Do not use any kind of electronic or digital means of communication during the academic study process if no permission from the academic staff has been granted.

  • Any plagiarism or infringement of copyright or related rights in the academic process are inadmissable.

  • Have all the written work for the study process be signed and dated.

  • Pay for the damage inflicted upon the University or other legal or physical persons due to a student’s fault.

  • All quarrels and disagreements resulting from the study process have to be solved within the University setting.

  • Submit the grade book to the University within five working days after the end of session (if a grade book is provided for in the internal rules of the University).


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