General Life in Latvia

Due to its competitive programme and liberal costs, the Faculty of Medicine is becoming increasingly popular among international students in Europe and many other countries. Currently there are over 1500 international students studying at Riga Stradins University!

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the pearl of both Latvia and the whole of the Baltics. Riga is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. It is located in the central part of the country, on the south coast of the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of our largest river – the Daugava. Riga is home for more than 700,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the Baltic States.

It is a cultural centre with museums and concert halls known for its wooden buildings, medieval old towns and art nouveau architecture. Riga is also known as the European capital of free WiFi! It has the largest number of free WiFi spots per square kilometre and per head of the population in Europe. This is why Riga became the European capital of free WiFi in the summer of 2014. The city has three Lattelecom free WiFi points per square kilometre. Free wireless internet can also be accessed in most hotels, cafes and taxis.