|Type of study programme||2nd level professional studies|
|Degree||Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)|
|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||12 000 - 13 000 EUR per year|
|Study programme description||Undergraduate programme in Dentistry
leading to Doctor of Dental Surgery. Description of the programme: 1st year: acquirement of fundamental and medical disciplines;
2nd - 3rd year: preclinical and para-clinical sciences;
4th - 5th: clinical work with patients.
The clinical base of specific disciplines in Dentistry
is provided by the Institute of Stomatology in Riga which is a high quality centre well known in Europe.
Upon a successful completion of the study programme, students are conferred a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery and are authorised to practice under the supervision of a certified dentist. Students may continue their education in the post-graduate study programme residency in orthodontics, teeth prosthetics, endodontics, periodontics, paediatric dentistry or maxillofacial surgery.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/eng/international-students/degree-programmes/programmes-in-english|
|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: 710 000
Total number of students: 7426 (2012/13)
Number of International students: 784 (2012/13)
Number of academic staff: 434
Accommodation possibilities and costs:
Renting private apartments or long-term stay in hostels starting from 300 EUR / 200 LVL / 388 USD per month;
RSU Student hostel 150 EUR/105 LVL/200 USD per month