Academic Year Will Commence Remotely On 31 August, Except for First-Year Social Sciences Students
Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) will start the 2020/2021 academic year remotely for all students on 31 August. Studies will be held remotely in September, except for placements and, as an exception, classes for first-year social sciences students. All study courses and their contents will be available digitally (on the e-studies platform and the RSU Student Portal MyRSU).
Up to 20% of lectures and classes for first-year social sciences students will be held on-site in from 31 August in conformity with the new RSU procedures regarding COVID-19.
From 5 October, however, RSU plans to switch to blended learning in all study programmes through a combination of remote and on-site classes.
On-site learning will be implemented to the extent permitted by the national provisions for limiting the spread of Covid-19 at any given time. RSU will be carefully following government decisions and adjust the learning process accordingly.
International students, including exchange students, who arrive in Latvia from countries with a high risk of infection (those included in the list of countries compiled by the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), may only take part in on-site studies after a 14-day period of self-isolation. Prior to arrival, international students must contact the RSU International Student Department (for international applicants and students: foreignrsu[pnkts]lv) and the International Department (for exchange students: mobilityrsu[pnkts]lv).