|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Degree||MD (Medical Doctor)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 30-Jun-2022|
|Duration||6 years (12 semesters)|
|Credit points||240 (ECTS: 360)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. A Latvian language course is integrated in the study program (at least 3 ECTS).|
|Fees||9000 - 11000 EUR per year. Total cost per programme 59 500 EUR (2020/21)|
|Grants||For more information go here>>>|
|Study programme description||The programme corresponds to EU standards and professional requirements set for MDs. The obtained degree is in line with European labour market requirements (part of European comparative degree system) and allows free movement within Europe.
During the studies, students learn the science and methods of medicine based on human morphology (structure), functions (physiology), psychology, basic clinical practice (anamnesis, overall objective examination and interpretation of results, manipulation competence), obtains knowledge on health promotion and disease prevention in the context of family and society.
After successful completion of the programme graduates may enter residency and Doctoral studies. The programme graduates work in the field of healthcare, medical firms, governmental institutions. Graduates may also work in hospitals or health center under the supervision of a certified Doctor.
|Study programme link||www.lu.lv/en/gribustudet/study/professional-study-programmes/medicine/
|Requirements||1.General secondary high school diploma. English language proficiency. Grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Natural Sciences must be no less than 6 (almost good) in a 10 point grading system.
For more information on language requirements go here>>>
The University of Latvia is the largest higher education institution in Latvia, and the richest in traditions. The University offers more than 150 state-accredited academic and professional study programmes: you can obtain an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities, pedagogy, social sciences, sciences, and health sciences. The UL also offers professional qualifications or bachelor’s or master’s degree, including MD, qualifications of doctor, teacher, social worker, economist, translator/interpreter etc.
Doctoral study programmes offer a degree in biology, economics, computer science, demography, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, physics, geography, geology, engineering, law, chemistry, communication studies, medicine, mathematics, pedagogy, politics, psychology, sociology, theology and religious studies, management, linguistics, history, and environmental science.
At UL, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent 4 main areas of enquiry: the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education sciences.
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 15 200 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 538 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 1299 (2018/19)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: The University of Latvia offers university dormitories for all international students. International students are housed in single, double or triple rooms with a common kitchen for every 5 rooms. Linen, blankets and pillows are provided as well as some kitchen utensils. The costs start at 100 EUR per month (more information here).
If you do not wish to stay at a dormitory, it is advisable to make private housing arrangements beforehand.