Faculty of Medicine at Rīga Stradiņš University

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Faculty of Medicine at Rīga Stradiņš University


  • Tuition Fee 12,000 €
  • Course Duration 6 years
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Requirements English proficiency; Compulsory Biology and Chemistry studies at secondary school
  • Medicine

All healthcare study programmes are nationally accredited and there is close affiliation with Latvian hospitals.

About Faculty of Medicine at Rīga Stradiņš University

Riga Stradins University (RSU) focuses on medicine studies, including dentistry, physiology and pharmacology. This specialization allows for early practical training of theoretical knowledge acquired during the studies, as well as for university-grade research to be conducted. The RSU teaching staff are experienced professionals in their areas of expertise and are opinion leaders in the medical world. All healthcare study courses are nationally accredited and there is a close affiliation with local Latvian hospitals.


Faculty of Medicine at Rīga Stradiņš University

Riga Stradins University, Dzirciema iela, Kurzeme District, Riga, Latvia

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the living costs in Riga?

    The accommodation provided by the university costs from 250 € per month. The total monthly expenditures vary  depending on your living standards, but generally students spend 350 – 700 € (accommodation, meals, transport and culture included).

  • How is the student life?

    Riga is a dynamic European student city, which offers numerous cultural venues and libraries, many restaurants, cafés, bars and parties. Additionally, there are many parks interwoven through the Old Town, itself being a vibrant place in its own right.

  • Opportunities after I graduate, work placement coming home?

    Diplomas issued by RSU are recognised in the European Union and will open doors to interesting professions and excellent job opportunities. Therefore, after acquiring the degree, you will be eligible to become a doctor in virtually any country of your preference. Moreover, the large body of international students will allow you to build a network of connections with alumni for future collaboration.

  • What are the university fees?

    The annual tuition fee for Medicine is 12,000€ at the moment.

  • English requirements?

    All applicants, except native English speakers, must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting documents that testify their knowledge of English (preferably certificates such as IELTS, TOEFL, CAE etc.).

  • What are the admission requirements?

    There is no entrance exam. The applicants must have studied Chemistry and/or Biology in their secondary school and they will be admitted based on their grades from these subjects.

  • Are there any additional costs?

    An administration fee of 1,500€ must be paid upon registration.

  • Is there any financial aid provided?

    There is financial aid provided for citizens of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and The Netherlands. The university also provides a tuition fee discount for excellent students from the 3rd year of the studies up to the 6th year.

  • Who can apply ?

    Anyone who has finished or is about to finish secondary education, with compulsory Biology and Chemistry studies. Moreover, the applicants are required to demonstrate their fluency in the English language.

  • Visa requirements?

    EU citizens are not required to have a visa to commence studies within the European Economic Area. With the current uncertain political landscape in the UK and beyond, we are sure to provide you with the best assistance throughout the potential visa application process.

    For all other countries, the clients will be assisted with the intricacies of the visa application. We are certain we can make your journey to becoming a doctor as smooth as possible.

  • Why Riga?
    • affordable living costs
    • lively atmosphere
    • animate cultural life
    • everything within reach
  • Why RSU?
    • 1:10 teacher-student ratio
    • 24% of international students
    • lively student life
    • student unions
    • sport clubs
    • interest clubs
    • internship possibilities in Germany
    • low class size

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