Welcome to Rīga 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!
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
Arrange accommodation in Riga
25 to 27 August
Orientation week in Riga
Prior to arrival
Read the RSU Welcome Guide
Getting to RSU
Pre-courses (optional): Chemistry / Biology / Physics / Latin / Latvian
RSU Orientation Week will take place online from Wednesday 25 August to Friday 27 August 2021. It is designed to introduce you to the University, your classmates, student life, and Riga.
- Please note that Orientation Week will take place online and you will be able to join it from your home country;
- We strongly recommend that you join the Orientation Week and take part in the various activities scheduled in the programme;
- Below is the preliminary programme of the Orientation Week;
- Before the Orientation Week we will send you the general information and instructions for joining the event;
- 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 February 2021 (Spring semester)
Follow the Rīga Stradiņš University 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.
Preliminary programme according (UTC/GMT+2).
- Wednesday, 25 August
11:00 Welcome to Rīga Stradiņš University by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, Rector Greetings from RSU's International Department by Dr Baiba Pētersone, Director Introduction to Class of Autumn Semester 2021 by Mr Māris Ginters, Head, International Admissions Office Meeting RSU Student Union & International Students' Association 12:30 What does living in a different culture mean by Prof. Deniss Hanovs, Department of Communication Studies 13:00 Presentation on student ID's and access to RSU e-mail by Ms. Lelde Kozilāne, Student Services 13:30 Wrap-up
- Thursday, 26 August
11:00 Overview of the day 11:05 Welcome by Dr. Smuidra Žermanos, Dean, International Student Department 11:20 Introduction to the study process 11:50 E-studies Student life 13:00 Presentation on COVID-19 epidemiological safety measures by Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 13:30 Wrap-up
- Friday, 27 August
11:00 Overview of the day 11:05 Presentation on immigration by Ms. Anda Mehra, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs Immigration FAQ by Mr. Māris Ginters, Head, International Admissions Office 12:00 Presentation on safety in Riga by Mr. Mārtiņš Ķipurs, Riga Municipal Police 12:30 Introduction to health care services by Dr. Cindy Heaster, RSU Ambulance 13:00 Presentation on mental health by Dr. Laura Valaine and Dr. Renāte Kangsepa, RSU Psychosomatic Clinic 13:30 Wrap-up
Should you have any additional questions about the Orientation Week please contact us.
Questions about the study process should be addressed to the International Student Department.