Riga Stradins Universität

Student Life in Riga

The student life in Riga, Latvia, is very lively and can be organized really diversified! Hit the road with your fellow students and enjoy the numerous leisure opportunities together.

As you can see, there is much to discover for you. You should not miss the interesting student life in Riga on any account. That way, you will also get to know your fellow students and your new friends better.


In Riga you can get along in daily life with English. Young people speak English very well. English is the language of your studies. Lectures, tests and exams are all conducted in English. Latvian is offered as a compulsory course from the second year, as you will need an understanding of the basics of the language to be able to work at the hospital.


It is relatively simple to find accommodation in Riga. It is also possible to live in one of the university’s student dorms. Prices for individual or double rooms range between 145-250 $ per month. Every floor has 2 kitchens, 4 showers, and 2 washing machines that are shared by the students. Every room has a free Internet connection. You will reach the university with public transport in 15 minutes form the student dorms.

Living Costs

For most international students, Latvia is a lot cheaper than their homeland. Of course, this also depends on the lifestyle of the student. Our experience tells us that an average student spends between 380 and 650 $ per month. It is important to take into account that the university cafeterias and the mensa offer good food for little money.


Riga has its own international airport with direct flight connections to many international airports wordwide. Within the city, there is the metro, buses, and trains. With the student card, there is a 50% discount. Apart from that, you can download an app with the current timetables.

Leisure Time

The city has a great offer of different bars, restaurants and clubs. Most of them are to be found in the Old Town, although there is also a comfortable atmosphere in the modern part of town. The Riga nightlife allows the students to enjoy a typical university nightlife. In winter, you can go ice-skating on the rivers, an amazing activity which you should not miss! In addition, the cathedral, the castle, the market and the Etnographic Museum are well worth a visit. In the city there is an impressive collection of Art Nouveau architecture.