|Type of study programme||Long cycle professional degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|Duration||5 years (10 semesters)|
|Credit points||200 (ECTS: 300)|
|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||14 000 - 15 000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the programme is to prepare students to become qualified dentists whose knowledge and practical skills permit them to practice in general dentistry — to treat patients with oral cavities and tooth illnesses, as well as to be able to implement practical and educational programmes on the prevention of dental illness. Studies are organised in small groups of 8 people and an individual attention is given to each student’s progress. Clinical case analysis, evidence based dentistry and scientific projects are important part of the programme as well. The clinical studies are supported by use of top quality dental equipment, filling materials and interactive technologies. The Institute of Dentistry is internationally acclaimed state-of-the-art practical dentistry centre.
The programme consists of basic subjects such as Human Anatomy, Histology, Biology, Microbiology, Cardiology, Clinical Pathological Physiology and Orthodontics.
The goal of the study programme is to prepare students to be qualified dentists whose knowledge and practical skills permit them to practice in general dentistry — to
treat patients with oral cavities and tooth illnesses, as well as to be able to present practical and educational events on the prevention of dental illness.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/dentistry
|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 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.