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2022/2023 Autumn

29
Aug
Immatriculation ceremony, beginning of Autumn semester
Beginning/end of semester
5
Sep
Beginning of Autumn semester
11th-semester medical students
Beginning/end of semester
8
Sep
Academic Meeting
10
Sep
Academic Ball
3
Oct
Beginning of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester
18
Nov
NATIONAL HOLIDAY - Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia
Holidays
19
Dec
-
1
Jan
Winter holidays
Break
13
Jan
End of Autumn 2022 semester
except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
16
Jan
-
20
Jan
Exam extension / Free week
6th year medical students
16
Jan
-
27
Jan
Winter examination period
except 6th year medical students
Session
20
Jan
End of Autumn 2022 semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
27
Jan
End of Autumn 2022 semester
Beginning/end of semester
30
Jan
-
3
Feb
Exam extension / Free week
except 6th year medical students
3
Feb
End of Autumn semester
11th semester medical students
Beginning/end of semester
10
Feb
Winter graduation
Graduation ceremony
28
Feb
End of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester

2022/2023 Spring

23
Jan
-
9
Jun
Spring semester
6th year medical students
6
Feb
-
26
May
Pavasara semestris
5th year medical students
6
Feb
-
16
Jun
Spring semester
except 6th year medical students
1
Mar
-
29
Sep
Spring semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
27
Mar
-
31
Mar
Research Week
3
Apr
-
10
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
except 5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
7
Apr
-
10
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
1
May
Latvian Constitutional Assembly Convocation Day
Holidays
4
May
-
5
May
Day of the Restoration of Latvian Independence
Holidays
9
Jun
End of Spring semester
5th and 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
12
Jun
-
3
Jul
Summer examination period
5th year medical students
16
Jun
End of Spring semester
Beginning/end of semester
19
Jun
-
3
Jul
Summer examination period
except 5th and 6th year medical students
23
Jun
-
25
Jun
Midsummer (Līgo & Jāņi) celebrations
Holidays
3
Jul
-
7
Jul
Graduation week
Graduation ceremony
1
Aug
-
31
Aug
Summer break
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Break

2023/2024 Autumn

21
Aug
Beginning of Autumn semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
28
Aug
Immatriculation ceremony, beginning of Autumn semester
except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
3
Oct
Beginning of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester
18
Nov
Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia
Holidays
18
Dec
-
1
Jan
Winter holidays
Break
12
Jan
End of Autumn 2022 semester
except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
15
Jan
-
26
Jan
Winter examination period
except 6th year medical students
Session
15
Jan
-
19
Jan
Exam extension / Free week
6th year medical students
19
Jan
End of Autumn semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
29
Jan
-
2
Feb
Exam extension / Free week
except 6th year medical students
9
Feb
Winter graduation
Graduation ceremony
28
Feb
End of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester

2023/2024 Spring

22
Jan
-
7
Jun
Spring semester
6th year medical students
5
Feb
-
7
Jun
Spring semester
5th year medical students
5
Feb
-
14
Jun
Spring semester
except 5th & 6th year medical students and 5th year dentistry students
5
Feb
-
24
May
Spring semester
5th year dentistry students
25
Mar
-
1
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
except 5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
29
Mar
-
1
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
10
Jun
-
1
Jul
Summer examination period
5th year medical students
Exam week
17
Jun
-
1
Jul
Summer examination period
except 5th & 6th year medical students and 5th year dentistry students
Exam week
23
Jun
-
24
Jun
Midsummer (Līgo & Jāņi) celebrations
Holidays
3
Jul
-
5
Jul
Graduation week
Graduation ceremony
1
Aug
-
31
Aug
Summer break
Department of Doctoral Studies 

2024/2025 Autumn

19
Aug
Beginning of Autumn semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
26
Aug
Immatriculation ceremony, beginning of Autumn semester
except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
3
Oct
Beginning of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester
18
Nov
Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia
Holidays
23
Dec
-
3
Jan
Winter holidays
Break
10
Jan
End of Autumn semester
except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
13
Jan
-
24
Jan
Winter examination period
except 6th year medical students
Session
13
Jan
-
17
Jan
Exam extension / Free week
6th year medical students
17
Jan
End of Autumn semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
7
Feb
Winter graduation
Graduation ceremony
28
Feb
End of Autumn semester
Department of Doctoral Studies 
Beginning/end of semester

2024/2025 Spring

20
Jan
-
6
Jun
Spring semester
6th year medical students
3
Feb
-
30
May
Spring semester
5th year dentistry students
3
Feb
-
6
Jun
Spring semester
5th year medical students
3
Feb
-
13
Jun
Spring semester
except 5th & 6th year medical students and 5th year dentistry students
14
Apr
-
21
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
except 5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
18
Apr
-
21
Apr
Easter and Spring holidays
5th and 6th year medical students
Holidays
9
Jun
-
2
Jul
Summer examination period
5th year medical students
Session
16
Jun
-
2
Jul
Summer examination period
except 5th & 6th year medical students and 5th year dentistry students
Session
23
Jun
-
24
Jun
Midsummer (Līgo & Jāņi) celebrations
Holidays
2
Jul
-
4
Jul
Graduation week
Graduation ceremony
1
Aug
-
31
Aug
Summer break
Department of Doctoral Studies 

The academic year at Rīga Stradiņš University begins at the end of August/beginning of September and ends in late June.

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.