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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!


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)
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.).

For questions regarding your payments, please contact Ilze[pnkts]Zveraatrsu[pnkts]lv

1 July – 2 AugustApplication period for Pre-courses (optional)

May – September

Arrange accommodation
Arrange a place to stay in Riga.

Contact accommodationatrsu[pnkts]lv for different options or visit the Accommodation and Living section.

11 August

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

Register your participation in the Orientation Week

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.

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

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, 26 August
All dayArrival to Latvia


Tuesday, 27 August
10:00Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela
10:30Greeting by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, RSU Rector
10:40Greeting by Dr Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department
10:50Practical information
11:20Team-building game
11:45ON overview
13:15Team-building game
15:30-16:30Paying for social events (CASH ONLY)
19:00Movie night with ISA – the film to be specified later
Venue: Forum Cinemas, 13. janvāra iela 8
Wednesday, 28 August
10:15Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela
10:20Signing of Study Agreements
11:10RSU Student Union & International Students' Association
11:50Receiving RSU ID cards
13:00Safety in Riga
13:45Immigration procedure
 Activities with ISA
Thursday, 29 August
10:45Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema iela
11:00Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department
11:10Introduction to the study process
11:30The E-studies / Universum workshop
 Activities with ISA
Friday, 30 August
10:00 - 17:00Day trip to Rundāle Palace
Saturday, 31 August
20:30ISA Welcome party
Saturday, 21 September
All daySports day, 3 Cigoriņu iela
Thursday, 26 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 September 2019!