Information for enrolled students prior to arrival

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Welcome to Riga Stradiņš University (RSU)! Please take your time to read the information on this web page in order to prepare for your studies at RSU.

Once you have confirmed your study place, the details below will help you prepare for studying and living in Rīga!



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June – August

  • Before you leave home, please make sure you have arranged everything you need to move to Rīga (e.g., visa, health insurance, travel, budget, bank cards, etc.)

Date indicated in the letter you received from RSU International Admissions Office


    Complete your payments by this date. All payments must be settled in order to prepare all your study related technical and documentation items (Student ID, public transportation card, etc.).

June – August


    Arrange a place to stay in Rīga; for details on the recommended hotels and hostels, see this section of our website. If you choose to rent a private apartment, read the information sheet we have prepared for you.

14 August


    In order to help us plan the Orientation Week, please fill out this arrival data form.

Prior to arrival


    You will find a lot of useful information in the Welcome Guide. Most questions that students ask during their first weeks of studies are already answered in this guide.


    Getting to the university from Rīga city centre is easy and takes only about 15 minutes. Please see this section for public transport options, suggestions, etc.


    Please read the Regulations of Studies and RSU Internal Rules of Studies.
    During the Orientation Week you will be asked to confirm with your signature that you have read these rules and accept them.


The Orientation Week is from Monday, 28 August till Saturday, 2 September 2017. It is designed to introduce you to the University premises, your classmates, student life and Rīga.

  • We expect you to arrive in Riga prior to August 28, so that you can participate in the various activities scheduled during the Orientation Week

  • We strongly recommend that you participate the Orientation Week in it, although is not compulsory

  • Below is the preliminary Orientation Week programme

  • Before the Orientation Week we will open a registration form for the Orientation Week activities, e.g., movie event, trip to Rundāle Palace, the Old Riga tour, the Latvian food tasting etc. All the information will be sent via e-mail


Monday, August 28

10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
10:30 Greeting by Dr. Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department
10:40 Brief introduction to RSU
11:00 Practical information
12:00 Lunch
12:45 RSU Student Union & International Students' Association
13:00 Team-building game
Picture taking for IDs / Paying for social events

Tuesday, August 29

9:30 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
10:00 Presentation about RSU
10:40 Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department
10:50 Welcome by Prof. Tatjana Koķe, Vice-Rector for Education
11:00 Signing of Study Agreements
11:15 Introduction to the study process
11:45 RSU International Students' Association
12:00 Lunch
13:00–16:30 Picture taking for IDs / Paying for social events

Movie night with ISA – the film to be specified later
Venue: Forum Cinemas, 13. janvāra iela 8


10:0011:00 Picture taking for student IDs
11:0012:00 Signing of study agreements, Erasmus+ presentation

Wednesday, August 30

10:00 Introduction to Latvia
11:00 Information about immigration procedures
20:00 PubCrawl by RSU international students

Thursday, August 31

10:00 The E-studies / Universum workshop
11:00 Info Fair
14:00 Old Riga tour OR Latvian food tasting

Friday, September 1

10:00 16:00 City orientation game

Saturday, September 2

You may use this day to complete important tasks, as necessary for each student.

10:0016:00 Day trip to Rundāle Palace
10:0014:00 Old Riga tour OR Latvian food tasting
20:00 ISA Welcome party


Should you have any additional questions about the Orientation Week please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions about the study process should be addressed to the Dean’s Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope you will enjoy your studies at Rīga Stradiņš University and look forward to seeing you in Rīga in August 2017!