Welcome to Riga Stradiņš University (RSU)
Information for enrolled students prior to arrival
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!
November – January
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, labcoats etc.).
Date indicated in the RSU Acceptance letter package
November – January
Prior to arrival
Read the RSU Welcome Guide
Getting to RSU
During the Orientation Week you will be asked to confirm with your signature that you have read these documents and accept them.
The RSU Orientation Week is from Monday, 5 February till Friday, 9 February 2018. It is designed to introduce you to the University premises, your classmates, student life and Riga.
- We expect you to arrive in Riga prior to 5 February, so that you can participate in the various activities scheduled during the Orientation Week
- We strongly recommend that you participate in the Orientation Week, although it is not compulsory
- Below is the preliminary programme of the Orientation Week
- Before the Orientation Week we will open a registration form for the Orientation Week activities, e.g., movie event, trip to Rundāle Palace, the Old Riga tour, the Latvian food tasting etc. All the information will be sent via e-mail
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The academic year at RSU begins at the end of August/beginning of September and ends in late June. All the necessary dates regarding your studies can be found on the RSU Academic Calendar.
See the preliminary programme of the Orientation Week
- Monday, 5 February
10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street 10:30 Greeting by Dr. Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department 10:40 Practical information 11:10 Team-building game 11:45 ON overview 12:10 Lunch 13:10 Team-building game 15:30-16:30 Paying for social events (CASH ONLY) 15:30-17:00 Picture taking for student IDs (Medicine 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
- Tuesday, 6 February
10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street 10:30 Presentation about RSU 10:50 Welcome by Prof. Tatjana Koķe, Vice-Rector for Education 11:00 Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department 11:10 RSU Student Union & International Students' Association 11:30 Signing of Study Agreements 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Information about immigration procedure 14:15-16:45
Picture taking for student IDs (Medicine 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Nursing, Public Health)
14:30-16:45 Paying for social events (CASH ONLY) 19:00 Movie night with ISA – the film to be specified later
Venue: Forum Cinemas, 13. janvāra iela 8
- Wednesday, 7 February
NURSING and PUBLIC HEALTH students ONLY!!!
Welcome by Prof. Inga Millere, Dean, Public Health and Social Welfare
RSU Medical Education Technology Center (MITC), 26a Anniņmuižas boulvard
12:30-14:00 Picture taking for student IDs (Medicine 15, 16, Dentistry 1, 2, 3, Transfer students) 14:00-16:00 Latvian food tasting 15:00 Museum tour (Occupation Museum) 15:00 Museum tour (KGB Museum) 18:00 Riga night with ISA
- Thursday, 8 February
10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street 10:30 Introduction to the study process 11:20 The E-studies / Universum workshop 13:30-15:30 Latvian food tasting 14:00 Museum tour (Occupation Museum) 14:00 Museum tour (KGB Museum) 18:00 Riga night with ISA
- Friday, 9 February
10:00–17:00 Day trip to Rundāle Palace 18:00-22:00 Board game evening
- Saturday, 10 February
20:00 ISA Welcome party
- Saturday, 17 February
RSU Sports Club, Cigoriņu iela 3