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The academic year at Rīga Stradiņš University begins at the end of August/beginning of September and ends in late June. Generally, there are 40 weeks of lectures, seminars and practical work, divided into autumn and spring semesters.

Academic year 2016/2017 starts on 5 September 2016 and ends on 7 July 2017.

Autumn Semester 2016

DayApplies toEvent
29 Aug – 2 Sep International students Orientation week for enrolled 1st semester students
5 Sep All

Beginning of autumn semester & Matriculation Ceremony

5 Sep Social sciences students

Module I & Long Module starts

Sep (date TBA) 1st year students

Sports Day

Sep (date TBA) All 1st semester students Freshmen Party
Sep (date TBA) All Student Paradise – the biggest academic year opening festivities in the Baltics
3–7 Oct Social sciences students

Module I examination week 

10 Oct Social sciences students Module II starts
7–11 Nov Social sciences students

Module II examination week 

14 Nov Social sciences students

Module III starts

18 Nov All HOLIDAY: Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia
12–16 Dec Social sciences students Module III examination week
19 Dec–1 Jan All CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
2–6 Jan

Social sciences students

Long Module examination week
20 Jan

Faculty of Medicine 

End of autumn semester
20 Jan

Faculty of Dentistry

20 Jan Faculty of Pharmacy
9 Jan – 3 Feb

Social sciences students

Elective course module
23 Jan – 3 Feb

Faculty of Medicine (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)

Winter examination period

For exam resits students may request one additional exam resit week at the Dean's Office

23 Jan – 10 Feb

Faculty of Medicine (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

23 Jan – 3 Feb

Faculty of Dentistry (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

23 Jan – 10 Feb

Faculty of Dentistry (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

23 Jan – 3 Feb Faculty of Pharmacy
4-6 Jan Faculty of Medicine State exam
10 Feb All Winter Graduation Ceremony

Please note that the Academic Calendar is subject to changes and amendments, and you must be available for studies for the entire academic year. Flight tickets purchased during the study period, i.e., except for official holidays, are NOT a valid reason for missing any classes! According to Paragraph 5.10 of the University Policy, students may be excused from class attendance in plausible cases (serious health issues, death in the family, scientific conference etc.), but you must inform the Dean’s Office and submit documents confirming your absence.

Various:

  • Information week at RSU Library – last Thursday of the month (except June-August).
  • Cleaning day at RSU Library (closed) – last Friday of the month (except January and May-August).

Spring Semester 2017

DayApplies toEvent
10 Feb All Deadline for submitting thesis for RSU student conference
10 Feb All Deadline for submitting thesis for RSU general scientific conference
6 Feb – 10 Feb International students, 1st semester Orientation week for enrolled 1st semester students
6 Feb – 16 Jun

Faculty of Medicine (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Spring semester

13 Feb – 22 Jun

Faculty of Medicine (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)

6 Feb – 16 Jun

Faculty of Medicine (12)

6 Feb – 16 Jun

Faculty of Dentistry (2, 4, 6, 8)

13 Feb – 22 Jun

Faculty of Dentistry (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)

6 Feb – 25 May

Faculty of Dentistry (10)

6 Feb – 16 Jun

Faculty of Pharmacy

6 Feb Social sciences students Module I & Long Module starts
6–10 Mar Social sciences students Module I examination week 
13 Mar Social sciences students Module II starts
5 Apr All RSU Student Scientific Conference (No classes*)
6–7 Apr All RSU Scientific Conference (No classes*)
10-17 Apr All EASTER HOLIDAYS
18–21 Apr Social sciences students Module II examination week
24 Apr Social sciences students Module III starts
1 May All Convocation of the Constituent Assembly
4–5 May All HOLIDAY: Restoration of Independence of Latvia
13 May All Transferred working day (from 5 May)
15–19 May Social sciences students Module III examination week 
26 May Social sciences students Long Module ends
29–31 May  Faculty of Medicine (12) State exam
29 May – 2 Jun Social sciences students Long Module examination 
4–6 Jun All Active recreation festival Taurenis (Butterfly)
19 Jun – 7 Jul Faculty of Medicine (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Summer examination period

For exam resits students may request one additional exam resit week at the Dean's Office

26 Jun – 7 Jul Faculty of Medicine (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)
19 Jun – 7 Jul Faculty of Dentistry (2, 4, 6, 8)
26 Jun – 7 Jul Faculty of Dentistry (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
19 Jun – 7 Jul Faculty of Pharmacy
30 May-10 Jun Faculty of Dentistry (10)
16 Jun  International students RSU Summer Graduation Ceremony
23–24 Jun All HOLIDAYS: Midsummer (Līgo) celebrations

Please note that the Academic Calendar is subject to changes and amendments, and you must be available for studies for the entire academic year. Flight tickets purchased during the study period, i.e., except for official holidays, are NOT a valid reason for missing any classes! According to Paragraph 5.10 of the University Policy, students may be excused from class attendance in plausible cases (serious health issues, death in the family, scientific conference etc.), but you must inform the Dean’s Office and submit documents confirming your absence.

* Students are welcome to attend the Student & General Scientific Conferences; however, no classes take place during these two days.

Various:

  • Information week at RSU Library – every last Thursday of the month (except June-August).
  • Cleaning day at RSU Library (closed) – every last Friday of the month (except January and May-August).

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact:

ginta-delvina02 Ginta Delviņa
Assistant to the Dean
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +371 67 409 212

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2), international@rsu.lv