Welcome to Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) | RSU Pārlekt uz galveno saturu
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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!


June – August

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

Settle Payments (Full time students)
Complete your payments by this date. All payments must be settled in order to prepare all your study related technical and documentation items (Student ID, official enrolment documents, etc.).

July – September

Arrange accommodation
Arrange a place to stay in Riga.

Contact accommodationatrsu[pnkts]lv for different options or visit RSU website “Accommodation and Living

12 August

Register your participation in the Orientation Week
In order to help us plan the Orientation Week, please fill out the arrival data form.

Prior to arrival

Read the RSU Welcome Guide
You will find a lot of useful information in the Welcome Guide. Most questions that students ask during their first weeks of studies are already answered in this guide.

Getting to RSU
Getting to the university from Riga city centre is easy and takes only about 15 minutes. Check the public transport options in Riga and our suggestions, etc.

Read RSU policy
Please read the RSU Academic Regulations and RSU Internal Rules of Studies.

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, 27 August till Friday, 31 August 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 27 August, 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 (if you have submitted your application through an agency, please make sure university has your PRIVATE E-mail address!)

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Academic Calendar

The academic year at RSU begins in September and ends in late June. All the necessary dates regarding your studies can be found on the RSU Academic Calendar.

Orientation Week

See the preliminary programme of the Orientation Week

Monday, 27 August
10:00Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
10:30Greeting by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, RSU Rector
10:40Greeting by Dr. Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department
10:50Practical information
11:20Team-building game
11:40ON overview
13:10Team-building game
15:30-16:30Paying for social events (CASH ONLY)
15:30-17:00Picture taking for student IDs 
Tuesday, 28 August
10:45Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
11:00Presentation about RSU
12:00RSU Student Union & International Students' Association

Paying for social events (CASH ONLY)

14:00-15:00Picture taking for student IDs
19:00Movie night with ISA – the film to be specified later
Venue: Forum Cinemas, 13. janvāra iela 8
Wednesday, 29 August

Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street

11:00Signing of Study Agreements
11:40Information about immigration procedure
12:30Picture taking for student IDs
 Latvian food tasting
 Museum tour
 Riga night with ISA
Thursday, 30 August
10:45Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
11:00Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department
11:10Introduction to the study process
12:00The E-studies / Universum workshop
 Latvian food tasting
 Museum tour
 Riga night with ISA
Friday, 31 August
10:00–17:00Day trip to Rundāle Palace
 ISA Welcome party
Saturday, 1 September
15:00Laser-tag with ISA


Sunday, 2 September
16:00Board Game evening with ISA


Thursday, 6 September

Sports Day with RSU Sports Club

Thursday, 13 September
17:00Speed Friending

Should you have any additional questions about the Orientation Week please contact us


Questions about the study process should be addressed to the Dean’s Office


We look forward to seeing you in Riga in August 2018!