|Type of study programme||Professional bachelor degree|
|Degree||BSc degree in Nursing|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|Duration||4 years (8 semesters)|
|Credit points||160 (ECTS: 240)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. Latvian language is taught in the framework of study program as a compulsory course.|
|Fees||5000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme “Nursing” is to provide students with a scientific foundation for professional activity, developing the ability to independently conduct scientific research, skills and techniques to act independently in different care situations.
Studies are organised in the form of student-centred approach as its basic principle. Study groups are small and the study process is personalised. Main study courses are offered in modules: Knowledge of humans and organisms through the acquisition of theoretical knowledge; Subjects that develop social, communicative and organisational skills throughout all the years of study. Clinical subjects: Sectoral specialisation courses, emergency services, as well as theoretical knowledge of clinical applications and out-patient care. Students in this programme acquire skills to describe and critically analyse situations and problems, applying theoretical knowledge to logically assess development of a situation and take decisions to deal with problems.
Nurses work in clinics, family medical practices and health care centres, private practice, doctor’s offices, as well as institutions that coordinate patient care.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/nursing
|Requirements||Minimum age - 18. Maximum age is not limited. All international applicants are expected to have completed their upper secondary education including 2 semesters of Biology and must be eligible for higher education studies in their home country.
Certificate of the English language proficiency is required.
Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is located in Riga – the capital of Latvia and the heart of the Baltic region. For over 20 years international students from various countries have studied at RSU. RSU trains doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, as well as specialists in rehabilitation, public health care, social sciences and law. We offer professional education and the opportunity to study under the guidance of knowledgeable professors from both Latvian and foreign universities. Students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills which are competitive in Europe and the world.
Furthermore, RSU is the leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation and nursing sciences in Latvia. RSU carries out significant research also in various fields of the social sciences, humanities and law, as well as technical sciences in relation to application in medicine.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 9160 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 2272 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 508 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs:
Renting private apartments or long-term stay in hostels.