Riga Stradins University

4.2 out of 5 (17 ratings / 17 reviews) Riga, Latvia
Riga Stradins University is open to new challenges, creative people and new ideas, which can ensure the highest quality in any field. Riga Stradins University trains not only doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, but also specialists in rehabilitation, public healthcare, social sciences and law.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The history of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) dates back to 1 September 1950. On that day in Riga, at 12 Z. A. Meierovica bulvāris (at that time named Padomju bulvāris), in the building that was donated by the pre-war patron Kristaps Morbergs for educational purposes, the forerunner of the RSU – Rīga Medical Institute (RMI) opened its doors for the first time.


  • 68 study programmes
  • 11 programmes in English
  • 35 study bases

Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
Post-Graduate Programmes:
  • Health Management
  • Public Health
  • Social Work with Children and Youth
  • International Governance and Diplomacy


Riga Stradinš University (RSU) is a leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation and nursing sciences in the Republic of Latvia. RSU also carries out significant research in various fields of the social sciences, humanities and law, as well as technical sciences in relation to application in medicine.

Main fields of research

  • Oncology
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Infectious diseases and immunology


Career Center

We offer individual and group career counseling to students, graduates and employees as well as opportunities to cooperate with employers.

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Student services

The RSU SU is the Rīga Stradiņš University Student Union - an organisation whose objective is to represent the interests of the university students in academic, material and cultural life.

Housing services

RSU Student Hostel Dzirciems

  • Located right next to the RSU main building
  • Different room options
  • Study and recreation facilities
  • Lockable bicycle storage
  • On-site laundry facilities

RSU Student Hostel Āgenskalns

  • Located 10 minute's drive from the RSU main building
  • Different room options
  • Lockable bicycle storage
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Rehearsal Hall for dance, exercise and other activities

Library services

The RSU Library is an Official State Level Library working in the unified library information system, following the best practices of European university libraries in the organization of work, with collection of high quality information resources, professional staff, a well-organized work environment and contemporary world-class technologies.

ICT services

IT Service Centre at RSU

Medical services

RSU Health Centre (Ambulance) is located on the ground floor of the RSU main building. Here you can receive treatment in case of illness or injury, see a GP, physiotherapist or podologist, receive various types of vaccinations (including those prior to the clinical study years), as well as find a doctor for infectious and sexual health issues. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • The new RSU student accommodation houses students right next to the RSU main building. The location of the housing facilities makes it possible for students to roll out of bed and be ready for class in a couple of minutes without the need to think of the shortest transport route to get there. The new three-story hostel comprises 135 rooms, four of which are adjusted to the needs of people with disabilities.
  • The Student Hostel is located about 5 min. walk away from Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital.
  • The Student Hostel has over 200 rooms with beds for approximately 600 people.

Student clubs

The International Students' Association (ISA) is a non-profit student voluntary organisation for students by students. It is designed to help promote integration and a school spirit among International students as well as Latvian students of Riga Stradinš University. We also aim to provide opportunities for students to apply and develop their talents, skills, and interests.

Student Reviews

Good overall experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall good university and program, the professors are very helpful and knowledgable. Since it is mainly a medical university less attention is given to the social science programs and fewer materials are accessible.

medicine in a pandemic
daria rated 4 out of 5 stars

on February 2021 I started studying medicine in RIGA STRADINS University. at this point my country,Israel ,started vaccinating the entire population. other countries didn't have the vaccine at hand. therefore , the country i study in - Latvia -as part of one of those countries, started our studies online. it was weird. it was a reality that we were forced to. first of all...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

High class specialist provides best kind of knowledge. It's really hard to study and that's both good and bad thing. Some of course overlap but not too much.


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