MBBS Admissions for NRI Students in India 2021: Eligibility, Documents, Quota, Colleges, No. of Seats

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: January 06, 2021 | NEET UG

NRI students get admission in MBBS course through NRI Quota offered by different medical colleges in India. Read the full article to know all about the MBBS Admission for NRI Students in India.

MBBS Admission for NRI Students

MBBS for NRI Students in India: Medical courses in India are the choice of a vast number of students. Indian medical education is governed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). For popular medical courses at the UG level, the admission is done based on the NEET examination. Based on the NEET scores, students are allocated seats in different colleges across the country. 

Apart from the 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) and 85 per cent State Quota, deemed universities in India offer admission to NRI students under 15 per cent NRI quota reserved by the Medical Council of India. both, Persons of Indian Origin (POI) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are included in the NRI Quota. However, it is necessary for them to clear NEET. 

Who Are NRI Candidates?

A candidate falls into the NRI category if he/ she meets the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be of Indian origin and settled in a foreign country.

  • Indian citizens’ children staying in abroad for business or employment are also considered as NRI.

  • Candidates who are born abroad but the parents are of Indian origin fall under the NRI category.

  • Candidates who are children of State/ Central Government employees who are staying abroad on deputation period are considered as NRI. 

MBBS Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students

Here are the eligibility requirements that NRI students need to meet to apply for MBBS colleges in India. 

  • Applicants must be holding a valid passport

  • The seats offered under NRI Quota will only be allocated to bonafide NRI’s

  • Candidates must have qualified NEET 2021

  • Candidates applying under NRI sponsorship must have a real blood relation to the financial supporter, be it the mother, sister, father, brother, aunt or uncle. 

Documents Required for NRI MBBS Admission in India 2021

Here is a list of documents that an NRI student must carry at the time of MBBS admission. 

  • Valid passport

  • Student visa

  • NOC from the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI (Government of India), New Delhi

  • Non-Objection Certificate issued by the Ambassador/ competent authority of the candidate’s country to allow their stay and study in India

  • Class X Marksheet

  • Class X Passing Certificate

  • Marksheet of the Qualifying Examination

  • Vaccinaton Certificate 

  • Transfer Certificate

  • Health Certificate

  • Migration Certificate

  • Health Insurance Certificate

  • Community Certificate

  • Passport size colour photographs of candidates (six copies)

  • Joint declaration by parent and the applicant as per the format

  • Recent stamp size colour photographs (four copies)

NRI Quota Fees and Seats for MBBS Admission in India 2021

The table below shows some of the top medical colleges/ universities in India offering MBBS admission under NRI quota. The lowest tuition fees for the colleges is also mentioned in the table.



Tuition Fees (Lowest)

Number of NRI Quota Seats

Vinayaka Missions Medical College & Hospital, Karaikal


INR 31,000


Sree Siddhartha Medical College (SSMC TUMKUR), Tumkur


INR 25,000


Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana


INR 31,110


Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS), Wardha


INR 39,500


Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore


INR 31,110


Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum 


INR 39,650


BVDU Medical College & Hospital, Sangli


INR 40,000


Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi


INR 40,000


Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune


INR 40,000


Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre (DYPMC), Pune


INR 40,000


Alternative Medical Course Options for NRI Students Other Than MBBS

The competition to make it to the top MBBS colleges in India makes it difficult for many students to achieve success. With a low success rate, it is always a smart decision to have a back-up plan. So now the question arises, if not MBBS then what? Here is a list of courses that NRI MBBS aspirants can go for. 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)4 ½ years (including internship)INR 2 Lacs - INR 7 Lacs
B.Sc. Biotechnology3 YearsINR 50,000 - INR 4 Lacs
BOT - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy4 YearsINR 4 Lacs
B.Sc (Medical Lab Technology)3 YearsINR 3 LPA - INR 4 LPA
B.Sc (Radiography)3 YearsINR 2 LPA - INR 10 LPA
B.Sc (Allied Health Services)4 YearsINR 2.6 Lacs - INR 4 Lacs
B.Sc in Operation Theatre Technology3 YearsINR 5,000 - INR 10 Lacs

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Top Medical/ Paramedical Colleges in India

Candidates can explore the top medical colleges in India offering programmes in several specialisations. Candidates, if interested, can get admission to these colleges easily by just filling out our CAF (Common Application Form). Our expert counsellors will then assist candidates throughout the admission process ensuring success. 

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Swami Rama Himalayan UniversityJagannath University
Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and TechnologiesAmritsar Group of Colleges
University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesIIMT University
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj UniversityShoolini University

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