|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Degree||MD (Medical Doctor)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|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. Latvian language is taught in the framework of study program as a compulsory course.|
|Fees||12 000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the programme is to prepare academically educated and professionally qualified doctors, who can provide the society with a high level of modern medical care.
Studies are organised in lectures, seminars, practical work, laboratory work, clinical practice, discussion groups and analysis of situations. Main courses offered include: Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology Radiology, Pharmacology, and Internal Medicine. Students in this programme acquire the knowledge and skills in clinical medicine. As an outcome students are able to analyse processes related to human health and use advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment
and modern medical technologies to improve human health. The acquisition of practical skills is facilitated and ensured by using real-life simulations at the RSU Medical Education Technology Centre.
The graduates of this programme are usually employed in health care institutions and education and research establishments. The diploma of RSU is recognised within the European Union.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/medicine
|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 or Chemistry, preferably also Physics or Mathematics and must possess university eligibility 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.