Fee Payment Information
The tuition fee covers:
- Attendance at scheduled lectures, practical and laboratory classes;
- Attendance at scheduled tutorials held weekly by teaching staff of the university;
- Testing of acquired knowledge and skills via weekly tests, colloquiums, examinations or final semester tests;
- Use of lecture halls, rooms, laboratories, clinics and equipment during the academic year;
- The tuition fee includes dental materials for those studying in the study programme "Dentistry".
- 1. General instructions for payment of fees for regular studies
1.1. The 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 in effect as long as the Study Contract is in force. Tuition fee payment must be made in accordance with the schedule set in the Study Contract.
1.2. Students shall pay the tuition fee in the following amounts and within the time periods specified in their Study Contract:
1.2.1 in the amount of no less than 1 semester's tuition fee in a study programme taken by a citizen of the European Union (except the Republic of Latvia), a citizen of the European Economic Area, a citizen of the Swiss Confederation, or a permanent resident of the European Community, who has a valid residence permit, as well as a third-country national;
1.2.2. in the amount of no less than 1 semester's tuition fee in the Medicine and Dentistry study programmes in English by a citizen, non-citizen or permanent resident of Latvia.
1.3. Tuition fee payment deadlines are outlined in the Study Contract schedule, and must be paid by the indicated deadline.
1.4. 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 are 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.
1.5. Payment in installments is only accepted if the total sum is received before the deadline.
1.6. The tuition fee must be transferred preferably to the following RSU bank account (EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK and other currencies):
Recipient: Rīga Stradiņš University Address: Dzirciema Street 16, Rīga, LV–1007, Latvia Registration No.: LV90000013771 IBAN Account No.: LV02HABA0551000376050 Recipient Bank: Swedbank Bank Address: 1a Balasta dambis, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvia S.W.I.F.T.: HABALV22 Purpose of Payment: Name, Surname, RSU student card number, Study programme, Study semester, Study year, "Tuition fee"
Other bank account options are available here.
1.7. 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, as stipulated by the Study Contract.
1.8. Payment of the tuition fee (or part payment) 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.
1.9. The University shall be entitled to levy from the Student a contractual penalty, study payment debts, other payments not settled by the Student on time and losses that due to the fault of the Student have incurred to the University also by handing over the levy rights to third persons, as well as performing a unilateral offset if the Student is entitled to receive payments from the University.
- 2. Payments from a third party
2.1. 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 a third party. A 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 above, is included in the payment made by the third party.
2.2. 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.
- 3. Late or non-payment of fees
3.1. 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, the student shall be excluded from the University upon not paying the tuition fee as stipulated by the Study Contract.
Upon non-payment of the tuition fee, the student shall not be excluded from the University automatically as of the beginning of the semester. In the case of no reaction to reminders to pay the tuition fee, the student shall be excluded from the University upon non-payment of 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 the students’ request and will be stated as such in any exmatriculation reference requested afterwards!
- 4. Tuition fee payment term extension
4.1. In order to receive an extension for the term of payment of the tuition fee, students should fill in the Application for REVIEW OF THE TUITION FEE PAYMENT TERM and submit it to Student Services or International Student Department, Dean's Office no later than by the deadline stated in the Study Contract. Once received, the Dean will review the application form and the applicant will be individually informed via the RSU student ID e-mail address (contains students' ID number and @rsu.edu.lv) of the result. Applications for tuition fee payment term extension will not be reviewed after the payment deadline stated in the Study Contract.
- 5. Dropping courses / split semesters
5.1. Students should note that they may drop a course or split semesters only until the beginning of each semester (applications can be submitted no later than 5 working days before the beginning of the 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.
- 6. Tuition fee payment upon resuming studies (incl. continuing studies after failing a course)
6.1. 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 Student Services or International Student Department, Dean's Office. 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 and tuition fees stated before are no longer binding.
- 7. Information on refund process
7.1. Tuition fee refund: 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 of the number of lectures, classes or other activities held at the University or attended by the student.
In order to receive the tuition fee refund, students must fill in the Application form for PAYMENT REFUND and submit it to the Student Services or International Student Department, Dean's Office. The return of the unused part of the tuition fee can take up to 60 days after the official date of the termination of studies. Should the Application form for Payment refund be received after the exmatriculation date, the refund process can take longer.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.
7.2. Bond money: In order to receive the bond money refund, students must fill in the Application form for PAYMENT REFUND and submit it to Student Services or International Student Department, Dean's Office. Should any unpaid bills or debts to the University be detected, the missing sum can be withheld from the Bond money refund. 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 without the approval of the RSU Library.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. The return of the bond money can take up to 60 days after the official date of the termination of studies.
- 8. Financial support and advice
8.1. 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 K-220, in the first instance. The University will be sympathetic and assist where it can.