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2023/2024 Spring

10
Jun
-
1
Jul
Summer examination period
5th year medical students
Session
17
Jun
-
1
Jul
Summer examination period
1st -11th semester international medical students
Session
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
all, 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
16
Dec
-
3
Jan
Winter holidays
Faculty of Social Sciences 
Break
23
Dec
-
3
Jan
Winter holidays
except Faculty of Social Sciences
Break
10
Jan
End of Autumn semester
all, except 6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
13
Jan
-
24
Jan
Winter examination period
all, except 6th year medical students
Session
17
Jan
End of Autumn semester
6th year medical students
Beginning/end of semester
27
Jan
-
31
Jan
Exam extension / Free week
all, except 6th year medical students
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
-
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
3
Feb
-
30
May
Spring semester
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
all, 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.