|Academic field||Clinical dentistry (JACS A400)
|Nominal duration||5 years (300 ECTS)|
|Awards||Professional (Doctor of Dental Medicine)|
|Tuition fee||€12,500.00 per year
To be confirmed
|Application fee||€141.00 one-time
The application fee consists of a 100 € registration fee and a 41 € payment for education documents recognition from the Academic Information centre of Latvia.
Application fee is non-refundable and must be transferred to the UL bank account. Bank account details available here: www.lu.lv/eng/general/contactinformation/account/
A one-time payment for students coming from outside the EU/EEA to be payed in full along with the first semester payment upon arrival. The deposit is intendend to cover possible immigration expenses and payed back upon request after graduation.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Applicants applying for undergraduate degree studies are required to have completed their general secondary education. If an applicant will only finish his secondary education in the year of application, he may at first only receive a conditional study place offer which turns into an unconditional upon the successful presentation of the final diploma. Pre-medicine courses are not taken into consideration, and neither are bachelor’s or master’s degrees acquired before the application to the University of Latvia.
1. 1st year applicants – EU/EEZ citizens:
2. 1st year applicants – citizens of all other countries:
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY AS A TRANSFER STUDENT? WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED TO UPLOAD?
3. Transfer students – EU/EEZ citizens:
4. Transfer students – citizens of all other countries:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GO THROUGH THE RELEVANT CHECKLIST, BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION!
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
All applicants must prove their English language proficiency in a level that corresponds to B2 according to the CEFR levels.
University of Latvia accepts the following proof:
- For students from Finland – Ylioppilastutkintotodistus with Cum laude approbatur in English;
HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE EVALUATED?
Your average application grade will be made up by your secondary education Chemistry grade, Biology grade and English grade. The better the average grade, the better your chances for being offered a study place.
Each of the grades must be at least 6 in a 10 point grading system.
The final deadlines for applications are as follows:
The final results will be available approximately two weeks after the final deadline – in mid-July.
We are not able to provide official results before that because the competition can be influenced by each new application we receive, therefore the preliminary results are not to be considered final.
|Accreditation||Study programme is accredited (to be revised in 2019)|
The dental curriculum leads to the dentist degree, and forms the basis for specialist education or scientific (PhD) studies. The aim of the study programme is to prepare qualified specialists with theoretical and practical skills appropriate to commence independently practicing general dentistry.
The study program has been developed according to EU Directive2005/36/EC of mutual recognition of qualifications of health care professionals, directly related to the guidelines of Association of Dental Education in Europe.
The study programme comprises several components like biomedical subjects, common to medicine and dentistry- progressing from cell biology and biochemistry to anatomy and physiology of the human body, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology and related sciences like psychology, ethics and practice management. Appreciation of human development, structure, function, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases will be taught in modular form based on the systems of human body.
Oral and dental aspects of the biological sciences will ensure detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the oral and dental tissues and the related structures of the head and neck. These should lead to a progressive understanding of the diagnosis, causes, prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases and disorders, and the effects of systemic disease on oral and dental tissues.
In order to obtain instruction and experience of the practice of dentistry, development of the clinical/manual skills of the students, clinical part of the study plan has significant role. Pre- clinical training will take place in phantom laboratories and clinics. Clinical training includes the treatment of patients under the supervision of clinical instructor. The field-clinical practice will take place in seventh and tenth semester.
The full – time degree programme covers five academic years. Classes are mainly from 8.30am till 6pm in the working days.
Successful graduates of the study program have employment and self-employment opportunities based on professional qualification. The possibilities of joining the oral health care centers or private dental clinics or creating own practices are available as soon as professional certificate is obtained.