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  • Are you willing to increase your competitiveness in the labour market? 
  • Do you want to have a better understanding of the chosen study programme?
  • Do you simply not have sufficient time for full-time studies?

Apply now for autumn semester

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Open University allows anyone to enrol in the Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health and Rehabilitation study programmes offered by RSU or to individual study courses as a free listener.

Study what inspires you

Learn about the study possibilities available, the syllabi of the offered study courses, select the topics you are interested in and apply. After the receipt and consideration of your application you will be informed of the study schedule, time and place, tuition fee, teaching staff and the amount of credit points you will acquire.

Manage your time

You have the freedom to choose between two options:

  • Participate as a free listener without taking any tests or exams;
  • Study under the same conditions as other students and obtain a document certifying the amount of credit points obtained.

No admission exams!

To enrol at the Open University you do not have to take any admission exams. However, please note that to acquire the complete study programme in the capacity of a free listener you must be able to certify that you have acquired the required level of previous education.

Study courses

Medicine

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at RSU Open University. For more detailed information of the study plan of the Medicine programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on the respective link below:

Course description for the Medicine study programme

Study plan

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the Medicine study programme is 344 EUR.

Dentistry

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at RSU Open University. For more detailed information on the study plan of the Dentistry programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on the respective link below:

Course descriptions for the Dentistry study programme

Study plan

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the Dentistry study programme is 419 EUR.

International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at the RSU Open University. For more detailed information of the study plan of the International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on this link:

Course descriptions for the International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship study programme

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship study programme is 145 EUR.

Health Management

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at RSU Open University. For more detailed information of the study plan of the Health Management programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on this link:

Course descriptions for the Health Management study programme

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the Health Management study programme is 122 EUR.

Russia and Eurasia Studies

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at RSU Open University. For more detailed information of the study plan of the Russia and Eurasia Studies programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on this link:

Course descriptions for the Russia and Eurasia Studies study programme

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the Russia and Eurasia Studies study programme is 156 EUR.

Social Work with Children and Youth

Below you can read examples of the study courses you can apply for at RSU Open University. For more detailed information of the study plan of the Social Work with Children and Youth programme for 2021/22, which includes course category, ECTS and assessment form, please click on this link:

Course descriptions for the Social Work with Children and Youth study programme

You may select a maximum of 4 study courses.

There is a limited number of places on the course.

The tuition fee for the study course is calculated by multiplying the amount of credit points with the rate of a single credit point. The rate of a single credit point in the Social Work with Children and Youth study programme is 81 EUR.

Registration

Applications for study courses starting in September must be submitted by 20 August 2021; for courses starting in October 2021 – you must submit your application 10 working days before the beginning of the selected study course.

Procedure for attendees

To obtain a document certifying the acquisition of courses at RSU Open University, please observe the following procedure:

  • Step 1: Submit your application:
    • Students of the RSU International Student Department: fill out the online registration form (see below);
    • Others: complete all the application items using the application checklist
  • Step 2: After approval by the Open University, the Open University will provide consultations with regard to the acquisition of the study courses – conditions, tuition fees, credit points and venue;
  • Step 3: After receipt of the notification by the Open University you must arrive at the university to sign your contract;
  • Step 4: Pay the tuition fee after receiving the invoice. The Open University will send you information about the venue and access to e-studies;
  • Step 5: During the first class, notify the teacher that you applied to the course through the Open University;
  • Step 6: At the end of the course you will receive one of the following documents:
    • in case of the acquisition of the entire course and passing the exam you will receive a certificate containing the grade and number of credit points;
    • in the case of the acquisition of the course without passing the exam you will receive a certificate containing the number of academic hours signed;
    • in case of participation in the lecture, class or seminar you will receive a reference containing information about the topic and the number of academic hours.