Welcome to Riga Stradiņš University (RSU)
Please take your time to read the information on this web page in order to prepare for your studies at RSU. Once you have confirmed your study place, the details below will help you prepare for studying and living in Riga!
May – September
Before you leave home, please make sure you have arranged everything you need to move to Riga (e.g. visa, health insurance, travel, budget, bank cards, lab coats etc.).
Date indicated in the RSU Acceptance letter package
Settle Payments (Full time students)
For questions regarding your payments, please contact Ilze[pnkts]Zverarsu[pnkts]lv
|1 July – 2 August||Application period for Pre-courses (optional)|
May – September
Arrange accommodation in Riga
Prior to arrival
Read the RSU Welcome Guide
Getting to RSU
During Orientation Week you will be asked to confirm with your signature that you have read these documents and accept their terms.
19 August – 23 August
Pre-courses (optional): Chemistry / Biology / Physics
RSU Orientation Week will take place from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August 2019. It is designed to introduce you to University premises, your classmates, student life and Riga.
- We expect you to arrive in Riga prior to 26 August so that you can participate in the various activities scheduled during Orientation Week
- We strongly recommend that you participate in Orientation Week, although it is not compulsory
- Below is the preliminary programme of Orientation Week
- Before Orientation Week we will open a registration form for Orientation Week activities e.g. a film evening, a trip to Rundāle Palace, a tour of Old Riga, a Latvian food tasting event etc. All the information will be sent via e-mail (if you have submitted your application through an agency, please make sure that the university has your PRIVATE e-mail address!)
Get in touch
Sign up for the private Facebook group RSU students 2019 Autumn
Follow the Rīga Stradiņš University Facebook page in English
Follow the RSU International Students Facebook page in English
The academic year at RSU begins in September and ends in late June. All necessary dates regarding your studies can be found in the RSU Academic Calendar.
See the preliminary programme of Orientation Week
- Monday, 26 August
All day Arrival to Latvia
- Tuesday, 27 August
10:00 Arrival at RSU 16 Dzirciema Iela 10:05 Group photo Backyard 10:30 Greeting by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, RSU Rector Great Hall 10:40 Greeting by Dr Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department 10:50 Welcome by Mr Māris Ginters, Head of International Admissions Office 11:20 Team-building game 11:45 ON overview 12:15 Lunch Lobby 13:15 Team-building game Great Hall 15:30-16:30 Payment for the various social events (CASH ONLY) Lobby 15:30-17:00 Photos for student IDs: 15:30: Med 1,2 // 16:00: Med 3,4 // 16:20: Med 5,6 K-100 19:00 Movie night with ISA – film to be specified later TBA
- Wednesday, 28 August
10:00 Arrival at RSU 16 Dzirciema Iela 10:10 Signing of Study Agreements Great Hall 11:00 RSU Student Union & International Students' Association 11:30 Presentation on safety in Rīga 12:00 Presentation on avoiding hate crimes 12:30 Lunch Lobby 13:30 Immigration procedure for EU / EEA citizens Great Hall Immigration procedure for non-EU / EEA citizens Senate Hall 14:00–17:30 Photos for student IDs: 14:00: Med: 7,8 // 14:30: Med 9,10 // 15:00: Med 11,12 // 15:30: Med 13,14 // 16:00: Med 15,16 // 16:30: Med 17,18 // Med 19,20 K-100 16:00 Laser tag with ISA (Group I) 18:00 Laser tag with ISA (Group II) 18:30 Rīga Night with ISA
- Thursday, 29 August
10:00 Arrival at RSU 16 Dzirciema Iela 10:10 Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department Great Hall 10:20 Introduction to the study process 10:40 E-studies Great Hall Student life Workshop for dentists Hippocrates lecture-theatre 12:00 Lunch Backyard 14:00–16:00 Photos for student IDs: 14:00: Dent: 1,2 // 14:30: Dent: 3,4,5 // 15:20: Public Health K-100 16:00 Latvian National Museum of Art with ISA Illusion Museum with ISA (Group I) 17:00 Illusion Museum with ISA (Group II) 18:30 Rīga Night with ISA
- Friday, 30 August
10:00–17:00 Day trip to Rundāle Palace 21:00 ISA Welcome party at Kaļķu vārti pub
- Saturday, 31 August
17:30 Sunset picnic on the beach in Jūrmala with ISA
- Saturday, 5 September
All day Sports day, Uzvaras parks
- Thursday, 26 September
17:00 Speed Friending
Should you have any additional questions about Orientation Week please contact us.
Questions about the study process should be addressed to the Dean’s Office.