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, labcoats 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
Contact accommodationrsu[pnkts]lv for different options or visit the Accommodation and Living section.
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.
19 August – 23 August
Pre-courses (optional): Chemistry / Biology / Physics
The RSU Orientation Week is from Monday, 26 August till Friday, 30 August 2019. 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 26 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!)
Get in touch
Sign up for the Facebook private group RSU students 2019 Autumn
Follow Rīga Stradiņš University Facebook page in English
Follow RSU International Students Facebook page in English
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.
See the preliminary programme of the Orientation Week
- Monday, 26 August
All day Arrival to Latvia
- Tuesday, 27 August
10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela 10:30 Greeting by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, RSU Rector 10:40 Greeting by Dr Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department 10:50 Practical information 11:20 Team-building game 11:45 ON overview 12:15 Lunch 13:15 Team-building game 15:30-16:30 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, 28 August
10:15 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela 10:20 Signing of Study Agreements 11:10 RSU Student Union & International Students' Association 11:50 Receiving RSU ID cards 12:00 Lunch 13:00 Safety in Riga 13:45 Immigration procedure Activities with ISA
- Thursday, 29 August
10:45 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela 11:00 Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department 11:10 Introduction to the study process 11:30 The E-studies / Universum workshop 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Info-Fair Activities with ISA
- Friday, 30 August
10:00 - 17:00 Day trip to Rundāle Palace
- Saturday, 31 August
20:30 ISA Welcome party
- Saturday, 21 September
All day Sports day, 3 Cigoriņu iela
- Thursday, 26 September
17:00 Speed 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.