Rīga Stradiņš University

Country: Latvia
Tuition Fees: €12,000
Entrance Exam: No
Graduate Entry: No
Riga Stradins University for students that want to study medicine or dentistry in Latvia in Europe in English
Riga Stradins University has several facilities for students including a state-of-the-art library, 3D Anatomy Visualisation Tables, science Hubs, and much more which helps in the training of students to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest advancements in the field of Medicine and Dentistry.

The Faculty of Dentistry at Riga Stradins University is one of the oldest faculties and the Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1919, as part of the University of Latvia. In 1950 the Faculty of Medicine was separated from the University of Latvia and Riga Medical Institute was founded as an independent institution of higher education with the university as its base. It has over 27 years’ experience in educating international students and over 23% of the students come from abroad.

Riga Stradins University is the richest in traditions, offering a high quality and modern medical education which is highly valued in Latvia and worldwide. Studies at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) are more integrated with clinical practice. Students learn the basics of the profession at RSU clinical hospitals and the main medical treatment and scientific institutions in Latvia: P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Riga East University Hospital, Dental Implant Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry student Clinic, Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics. 

Riga Stradins University is becoming increasingly popular among foreign students due to its competitive education and tuition fees in Europe, offering a full professional education programme so that graduates can successfully continue their education in the residency programmes of the chosen speciality or master’s study programmes in the field of medicine in Latvia or other member states of the European Union. The university is GMC and GDC accredited and so students who successfully complete their degree can work in the UK without any hassle.

Riga Stradins University has a personalised approach to learning – class size of 14 and low student – teacher ratio of 13:1 in clinical subjects. The university has several facilities for students including a state-of-the-art library, 3D Anatomy Visualisation Tables, science Hubs, and much more which helps in the training of students to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest advancements in the field of Medicine and Dentistry. Students can also undergo internships at partner hospitals in Germany and many other countries in the EU.

Riga Stradins University has over 16 International Student societies including The RSU British and Irish Students’ Society, a Muslim Student Society, a Christian student society, a dental students association, association of European medical Students and much more. The university also regularly organises several extracurricular activities including a sports day for students to ensure they have an outlet to express their creative skills and talents.

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City Of Riga

Riga is the capital and the largest city in the Republic of Latvia with a population of 641 423 (by actual place, 2017; The Central Statistical Bureau). It is also the political, economical and cultural centre of the country and a city of dynamic improvement and change.

It has an enchanting medieval Old Town with a maze of cobbled streets and small cafés scattered all around it, and the greatest concentration of 19th and 20th century Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. However, Riga is not just history, old buildings and museums. You will also find it to be a vibrant modern city with a rich cultural life.

There are many museums and art galleries in Riga, e.g., Latvian War Museum, Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Latvian National Museum of Art, National History Museum of Latvia, Riga Porcelain Museum to name a few. There are also very interesting museums which are a must see for students including: Riga Art Nouveau Museum, Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine.

Riga offers a wide range of leisure and social activities. With its rich cultural heritage, lively art scene, concerts, annual festivals, internationally recognised National Opera which is subtitled in English, classical and modern theatres, parks, sports centres, cinemas, cafés, bars and vibrant nightlife – Riga has something for all tastes and preferences.

Riga Stradins University entry requirements differ from country to country:

  • High/secondary school education (12-years education) and to have obtained a Diploma/School Leaving Certificate/GCE A-2.
  • To have studied, completed and obtained grades in Biology and Chemistry in high school. – both of these two subjects at their A2 level. Recommended to have Maths or Physics as the third subject.
  • Must have a B grade or above in Chemistry and Biology for UK citizens.
  • Different grade requirements in Chemistry and Biology for other citizens, contact us for more details.

Riga Stradins University offers a 6 Year MD course that is taught in English throughout the entire duration.

The Latvian language is compulsory to learn during the first two years of studies.

  • The first 2 years are non-clinical years and includes the following subjects: Anatomy, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology.
  • The next 3 years are the Clinical years where you spend more time in the hospitals gaining practical and first-hand experience into life as a doctor.
  • In your final year, you will take the State Exam in order to achieve your licence to practice. After successful completion of the exam, you will achieve the professional qualification of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and be awarded a Master’s degree.
  • The course is GMC recognised and meets the EU requirements throughout its duration. The teachers have long-standing experience and you have access to modern facilities aiding your success in the degree.

Riga Stradins University offers a 6 Year Dental Medicine course that is taught in English throughout the entire duration.

The Latvian language is compulsory to learn during the first two years of studies.

  • The first two years spent learning the fundamental aspects of medicine and Biology. You will study subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Prosthetics.
  • The next 4 years will be spent doing more clinical practice as well as an internship period of about 6 months.
  • In your final year, you will take the State Exam in order to achieve your licence to practice. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive a Master’s degree.
  • The course is GDC recognised and meets the EU requirements throughout its duration. The teachers have long-standing experience and you have access to the very best modern facilities in Bulgaria aiding your success in the degree.

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