Study medicine in Latvia
Latvia is located in Northern Europe and is part of the Baltic States, which are called like that as they are located at the shores of the Baltic Sea. The huge forests and fascinating beaches are the best attraction for foreign tourists who have found in Latvia an alternative option to the overcrowded cities in Western Europe.
If you are interested in studying Medicine in Latvia you will not only have the opportunity to take the best study programmes which will allow you to practice your profession where you want, but it will be also worthwhile regarding the cultural part: the rich Latvian culture has a long music and dance tradition; its cookery is varied and tasty with traditional meals for all tastes; its history includes conquests, wars, freedom movements and many other key moments which make Latvia a very interesting and fascinating country.
Although the quality of life in Latvia is similar to any other western country, you will pay less for most of the products and basic services. Moreover, Latvia has adopted the euro as its official currency, so visitors coming from the European Union do not need to exchange the currency.
Studying Medicine in Latvia has only advantages. Why do not try it for yourself?
Universities in Latvia
Rīga Stradiņš University
The University’s historical roots can be traced back to 1950, when the Riga Medical Institute was established. It is now the leading higher education institution in medicine in Latvia. It has over 6,000 students, 367 academic staff and 11 different faculties. The University has over 300 international students, including Germans, Swedes and Norwegians. The number of Spanish students increases every year. Ranked among the top 25 universities in Europe.
Degree programmes: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Location: Riga, Latvia
Admission process: No entrance examination
Recognition of Qualifications: Adjustment to Bologna Process and European Credit Transfer System
University of Latvia
The University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitate) is the oldest and largest university in Latvia, with a total of 28,000 students. Since its foundation in 1862, it has grown and become one of the most popular universities with a higher quality in Europe.
Degrees: Medicine, Dentistry
Location: Riga, Latvia
Admission process: DEM application procedure (no admission test required)
Recognition: Adaptation to Bologna-process, recognized in the EU, the European Economic Area and other countries.