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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.08.2017, 15:57

Requirement for foreign dental students to known Latvian language to be lifted

BC, Riga, 15.06.2017.Print version
The proposal by the Health Ministry for amending the regulations so that foreign students would not be required to have the Latvian language skills in order to obtain their dentist certificates upon completion of dentistry studies in Latvia were presented at the meeting of state secretaries today, reports LETA.

The Health Ministry said the regulations had to be amended to correct the situation in which foreign students studying dentistry at Riga Stradins University and the University of Latvia were required to be proficient (at least at the C1 level) in the Latvian language in order to get their dentist certificates, even if they did not plan to be working in Latvia.


Also, no Latvian language skills will be required from foreign dentists invited to help with treatment of specific patients in Latvia on a short-term basis, provided that the patient has agreed to communicate with the doctor through an interpreter.


But the Latvian language proficiency requirement will continue to apply in case of dentists working in Latvia.






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