All students are required to pay an annual tuition fee, which includes charges for tuition (scheduled lectures, practical and laboratory classes, tutorials), teaching and supervision, testing and examination as well as use of lecture halls, rooms, laboratories, clinics and equipment throughout the academic year. The tuition fee also includes dental materials for those studying in the Faculty of Dentistry. Tuition fee is payable for each year, or semester (see below) in which the student is enrolled.
1. TUITION FEE PAYMENT POLICY
1.1. Payment Period
Tuition fee payment schedule for all academic years is stipulated by the Study Contract that each student signs with the University, which constitutes an integral part of the Study Contract and remains effective as long as the Study Contract is effective. Tuition fee payment must be made in accordance with the schedule set in the Study Contract.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland have the option of paying the tuition fee either for one study year or one semester. Citizens of countries outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland have to make the payment for a full study year.
1.2. Payment Deadline
Tuition fee payment deadlines are outlined in the schedule of the Study Contract, and must be paid by the indicated deadline.
1.3. Tuition Fee Payment Term Extension
In order to receive an extension for the term of payment of the tuition fee, students should fill in the Application for the REVIEW OF THE TUITION FEE PAYMENT TERM and submit it to the RSU International Student Department, Dean's Office - Room D-407, no later than by the deadline stated in the Study Contract. Once received, the Dean will review the application form and applicant will be individually informed of the result. Applications for tuition fee payment term extension will not be reviewed after the payment deadline stated in the Study Contract
1.4. Sanctions for Non-Payment of Fees
Should the student fail to make the tuition fee payment by the indicated deadline, a fine will be calculated as stipulated by the Study Contract. Upon no reaction to reminders to pay the tuition fee, student shall be excluded from the University upon not paying the tuition fee as stipulated by the Study Contract.
!!! Upon not paying the tuition fee, the student shall not be excluded from the University automatically as of the beginning of the semester. Upon no reaction to reminders to pay the tuition fee , student shall be excluded from the University upon not paying the tuition fee. Bond money (Security deposit) can be withheld to cover the debt to the University (according to Rector's Decree No 2-3/108 of 19.04.2016). This situation is not considered as leaving upon students’ request!
1.5. Payment Options
The University accepts direct bank transfers only, preferably in euros (EUR); however, other currencies are accepted as well, e.g., USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
When sending payments by direct bank transfer to the University’s bank account, ensure your name, surname, and semester is quoted on the transfer to ensure that the funds can be allocated correctly on arrival. You should allow a minimum of 5 working days for the payment to clear.
1.6. Payment by Instalments
Payment by instalments is only accepted, if the total sum is received before the deadline.
1.7. Payment Recipient
Tuition fee must be transferred preferably to the following RSU bank account (EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK and other currencies):
Rīga Stradiņš University
Dzirciema Street 16, Rīga, LV–1007, Latvia
IBAN Account No.:
1a Balasta dambis, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvia
Purpose of Payment:
Your Name and Surname, semester (e.g. John Doe, 4th semester), tuition fee for studies at RSU
The Study Contract also states other options of the bank account.
1.8. Bank Charges and Currency Exchange Differences
All bank charges including exchange rate shortfalls are the liability of the student. The recipient – Rīga Stradiņš University, must receive the tuition fee payment in full amount, as stipulated by the Study Contract.
1.9. No Contract
The payment of the tuition fee (or any of its amounts) does not itself constitute an agreement between the University and the respective payer. Only upon acceptance by the University, and request for enrolment by the student shall a contract come into being.
1.10. Tuition Fee Payment by Third Parties (including family members)
The University accepts payments for student fees from third parties, including family members. However, the liability for paying fees will always remain with the student – payment of fees will not constitute a binding contract between the University and third party. Third party shall have no right to demand a refund from the University of any payment made on behalf of a student.
When the tuition fee is paid by third parties, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all of the information, as set out in Paragraph 1.7, is included in the payment made by the third party.
1.11. Students Receiving Fee Support from Sponsors
If a sponsor, e.g., a government agency or any other organisation, is paying the tuition fee, the student is liable for ensuring that the payment is made to the University in time and in full amount.
1.12. Tuition Fee Payment upon Resuming of Studies (incl.continuing studies after failing a course)
Should a student fail a course, the student cannot continue his/her studies and is excluded from the University. Should the student wish to return to the University after a time away or repeat the failed course(s) and continue with studies, he/she must fill in Application regarding STATUS CHANGE and submit it to the RSU International Student Department, Dean's Office - Room D-407. Upon submitting the application, the student is enrolled at the University and is entitled to repeat the failed subjects. An individual calculation for the subject(s) to be repeated will be made as soon as the application is submitted. This calculation along with the tuition fee for the remaining study years will be included in a new Study Contract for the remaining study period, which will become effective upon resumption of studies.
!!! Students should note that the individual calculation and payment schedule upon signing of the new Study Contract is made in accordance with the most recently confirmed tuition fee. The previous Study Contract is not binding anymore.
1.13. Dropping Courses
Students should note that they may drop a course only until the beginning of each semester; no changes can be made once the semester is in progress, and therefore no refund of the tuition fee is possible. Details of study plan changes must be approved by the Dean of the International Student Department no later than on the last day before the beginning of the respective semester.
1.14. Tuition Fee Refund upon Termination of Studies
1.14.1. Should a student terminate studies at RSU, he/she is authorised to receive a partial refund of the tuition fee paid by him/her; however, no more than in the amount stipulated by the Study Contract. Each refundable sum is calculated individually and depends on how long the student studied at RSU in the respective semester, when the studies were terminated.
!!! Students should note that the calculation for the refundable sum of the tuition fee is made according to the number of calendar days of the financial year, regardless the number of lectures, classes or other activities held at the University or attended by the student.
1.14.2. In order to receive the tuition fee refund, students must fill in the Application form for PAYMENT REFUND and submit it to the RSU International Student Department, Dean's Office. Unused part of the tuition fee is usually returned within 2 months after official date of the termination of studies.
NB! Please provide exact bank information (including SWIFT/BIC code) in the application form, so that a refund can be made. Failure to do so will delay the refund severely or prevent it altogether.
1.15. Bond Money Refund upon Termination of Studies / Graduation
In order to receive the bond money refund, students must fill in the Application form for PAYMENT REFUND
and submit it to the RSU International Student Department, Room D-407. Additionally, the student must receive a confirmation from the RSU Library that he/she has returned all books to the Library by collecting a stamp from the Library on Application regarding PAYMENT REFUND. The refund of the bond money cannot be executed wihtout the approval of the RSU Library.
NB! Please provide exact bank information in the application form, so that a refund can be made. Failure to do so will delay the refund severely or prevent it altogether. Bond money refund is usually returned within 2 months after graduation or termination of studies.
2. Tuition Fee Support and Scholarships
2.1. Financial Support and Advice
Students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties in paying their tuition fees should seek help at the earliest opportunity and contact the International Student Department, Room D-407, in the first instance. The University will be sympathetic and assist where it can.
2.2. Financial Support
Financial support for studies at RSU is available to the nationals of the following countries and organisations:
Sweden: Centrala studiestödsnämnden
The Netherlands: Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs
Additionally, RSU offers its full-time students of the International Student Department tuition fee discounts, which are announced every semester.
2.3. Latvian State Scholarships for International Students
Students studying in Latvia are eligible for scholarships offered by the State Education Development Agency (SEDA). More information on scholarships offered by SEDA is available on their website.
3. Contact Details for Fees Office
Project Administrator, International Student Department
Address: 16 Dzirciema Street, Block D, Room 409
Phone: +371 67 409 067