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8800
Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
8
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

According to a study conducted by market research company Kantar TNS in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Rga Stradi University (RSU) has been recognised as the university with the best reputation in Latvia for four years in a row, gaining the highest rating among the 10 largest Latvian universities. Rga Stradi University (RSU) has received the title of Export Champion at the Export and Innovation Awards, which the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia organises together with the Ministry of Economics. 

What are the admissions criteria?

Applications are accepted from April 1st-June 1st.  Applicants need to submit transcripts with all passing grades (and that show a course in biology), a medical form and chest X-ray, two letters of recommendation, a passport copy, and a legalized diploma (see country page for more information on this).  Applicants are notified within two months after their application is submitted. If English is not your native language, proof of English proficiency is required. Applicants to the dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy programs must have one year of either chemistry or biology.

What is student life like?

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Housing options.

RSU has housing for their students in a newly renovated student residence.  There are single and double rooms that range from 225–475 euros per month.

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