Admission Process for Studying MBBS Abroad

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Jun 27, 2021 06:18 PM

Looking forward to studying MBBS abroad? Read through to learn about the admission process to study MBBS at universities abroad including eligibility criteria, application process and documents required. Also, check out the list of popular MBBS universities abroad.

The number of Indian students headed abroad to study medical courses is high and rising fast. Reasons such as international recognition, NMC approval, lower cost of study, higher return on investment, limited seats in Indian medical institutes, among others are pushing them to travel abroad to study MBBS.

With strong competition in Indian government medical colleges and rising costs of private medical colleges, there has been a growing need for more seats and affordable medical colleges. In such a scenario, aspirants have been opting for top study destinations for MBBS like Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Philippines

While every country might have a different admission process for international MBBS applicants, a certain set of admissions criteria remains the same for applicants from India. Let us look at the admission process for MBBS in the five most popular countries.

General Admission Process for Studying MBBS Abroad

Here are the general admission requirements that an Indian applicant needs to fulfil in order to pursue MBBS abroad:

  • One must first shortlist the universities they’d like to apply to. Once they have done that, they need to check out each of their eligibility criteria for MBBS.

  • An Indian applicant must appear for NEET or the entrance test specified by the intended university. Apart from NEET, one may also have to take an applicable English language proficiency test such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic.

  • One may either follow the application process, as specified on the university website and go ahead with it themselves or register with us to speak to our experts who could guide one through the admissions process.

  • The aspirant should then submit all the required documents and pay the application fee.

  • The university would then send their admission decision and letter of acceptance to the candidate (in case they get selected).

  • Lastly, one must apply for a visa and prepare for their departure.

Admission Process for MBBS in Russia

Russia medical universities have two semesters - the first begins in September and the ends in January and the second begins in February and ends in June. Given below is the admission process for Indian students to study MBBS in Russia:

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Russia:

  • The applicant must have cleared 10+2 or equivalent with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

  • They must have passed with an aggregate of 50% marks and 50% marks in PCB.

  • They must have completed 17 years as of December 31 of the year of application.

  • Indian students must sit the NEET Exam for MBBS admissions in Russia.

Application Process for MBBS in Russia:

Here are the steps one needs to follow in order to apply for MBBS at Russian universities:

  • Shortlist the universities that match your requirements including tuition fees, location, ROI, reputation and ranking and so on.

  • Sign up with CollegeDekho StudyAbroad to get expert guidance on MBBS admission in Russia.

  • Check out the eligibility criteria for MBBS as mentioned by the university.

  • Once you have met the eligibility criteria, fill in the application form along with the required documents.

  • Pay the application fee.

  • Wait for the admission decision which will be notified on the registered email address within two weeks of application.

  • Look for the available scholarships and education loans, if required.

  • Apply for your Russian Student Visa.

Admission Process for MBBS in Ukraine

The admission process for MBBS in Ukraine and Russia is almost the same. Indian students usually apply for the September intake in Ukraine. Here are the eligibility criteria and application process to study MBBS in Ukraine.

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Ukraine:

  • The applicant must be at least 17 years of age.

  • They must have a valid NEET rank.

  • They must have obtained no less than 50% marks in aggregate in Class 12, including in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English.

  • Some universities may offer relaxation to candidates who belong to reserved categories such as OBC, SC or ST. In that case, they must have obtained at least 40% in PCB and English from a recognized board of education.

  • Candidates DO NOT need to take any English language proficiency tests.

Application Process for MBBS in Ukraine:

Given below are the steps one needs to follow in order to apply for MBBS offered by Ukrainiann universities:

  • Research all universities that offer MBBS to international students for the upcoming sessions, or whichever session you would like to apply for.

  • For an easy application to one or more universities offering MBBS in Ukraine, you may register with us and complete the application process.

  • Wait for the admission decision.

  • Once you have received your letter of acceptance or invitation letter, you can apply for a Ukrainian Student Visa by visiting the Embassy of Ukraine in Delhi. 

Admission Process for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

Over 15,000 Indian students pursue MBBS in Kyrgyzstan, which is considered the cheapest country for MBBS in Europe. Here are all the important details about admission process for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan, where admissions are offered in the month of May every year:

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan:

  • The candidate must be mentally and physically fit to pursue MBBS in Kyrgyzstan.

  • The applicant must have completed at least 17 years of age before applying to the course.

  • The applicant must have obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate in 12th science from a recognized board of education like CBSE.

  • They must also have studied subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology in 10+2.

  • They must have a valid NEET rank.

Application Process for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan:

Given below are the steps one needs to follow in order to apply for MBBS offered at universities in Kyrgyzstan:

  • In order to apply to MBBS universities in Kyrgyzstan, one may either visit the university website or apply by registering with us.

  • For a successful application, one should submit all the required documents along with the application fee.

  • After reviewing the application, the university will notify their admissions decision on the registered email address. In case, the applicant has been accepted, they will receive an invitation letter.

  • Apply for a Kyrgyzstan student visa.

  • Discuss further details with the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in India.

Admission Process for MBBS in Kazakhstan

Medical aspirants applying for MBBS in Kazakhstan can expect an intake in the month of April every year. The MBBS course in Kazakhstan is recognised by international organisations including NMC, WHO, GMC, IMED and USMLE. Let us now look at the admissions process in detail:

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Kazakhstan:

  • The applicant, in case they belong to the general category, must have secured at least 50% in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in Class 12. Those belonging to reserved categories should have obtained no less than 40% in PCB.

  • The applicant must be of at least 17 years of age.

  • No entrance examination or English language proficiency test is required.

Application Process for MBBS in Kazakhstan:

Mentioned below are the steps that an applicant should follow in order to apply to medical universities in Kazakhstan:

  • One may choose to either apply to the respective universities on their own by visiting their official websites or sign up with us.

  • Submit all the necessary documents along with the application fee (if required).

  • The applicant will be notified about the admission decision. In case they have been accepted to the university, they can move ahead with further steps.

  • Apply for the Kazakhstan student visa and prepare for departure.

  • One will have to pay the balance tuition fee once they have arrived in the country and joined the MBBS course.

Admission Process for MBBS in the Philippines

Thousands of MBBS aspirants from the US, Ukraine, India, UK, Germany study in the Philippines. Almost all of its medical universities approved by the NMC, FAIMER, and WHO admit students for the September intake. Given below is the admission process for MBBS in the Philippines:

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in the Philippines:

  • Must have cleared 10+2 from a recognised board of education. 

  • Must have passed class 12 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) as the compulsory subjects.

  • Students who belong to the Indian reserved categories are offered relaxation in the marks criterion, which is 40%.

  • Must have a valid rank in NEET.

  • Universities in the Philippines publish their MBBS cutoff lists every year which an applicant needs to meet.

  • The student must be between the age group of 17 and 25 years at the time of admission. 

Application Process for MBBS in the Philippines:

For a successful application to MBBS universities in the Philippines, one must follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the university website or sign up with us and fill in the application form. 

  • Submit all the required documents along with soft copies of passport.

  • Pay the application fee, if required.

  • Wait for the university to send the acceptance letter, if you have been accepted.

  • One you have received the acceptance letter, begin with the immigration procedure, visit the Philippines Embassy and apply for the Philippines student visa.

Documents Required for MBBS Abroad

For all of the countries mentioned above, one must submit the following supporting documents. One may, however, not need to submit score reports while applying to MBBS universities in Kazakhstan.

  • Academic marksheets (10th and 12th)

  • Passport size photographs

  • Acceptance/Invitation letter from the university

  • Valid passport

  • Valid student visa

  • A negative Covid-19 test report

  • Medical insurance, if required

  • NEET scorecard

  • Government identity proof (Aadhar card, PAN card)

  • HIV test report, if required.

Popular MBBS Universities Abroad

Here is a list of the most popular universities abroad that offer internationally-recognised MBBS courses:

University

Country

Duration of Course

Tuition Fee - Per Year (in INR)

Bogomolets National Medical University

Ukraine

6 years including internship

USD 4,500 (INR 3,28,097)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

Ukraine

6 years

USD 4,000 (INR 2,91,456)

Kharkiv National Medical University

Ukraine

6 years

INR 2,96,900

Lviv National Medical University

Ukraine

6 years including internship

USD 4,900 (INR 3,57,261.45)

Odessa National Medical University

Ukraine

6 years

USD 30,070 (INR  21,90,705 for 6 years)

Altai State Medical University

Russia

6 years

USD 4,600 (INR 3,35,388)

Bashkir State Medical University

Russia

5 years + 1 year of internship

USD 4,000 (INR 2,91,642)

Crimea Federal University

Russia

6 years

USD 3,500 (INR 2,55,657.85)

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Russia

6 years

USD 7,000 (INR 5,10,570)

Perm State Medical University

Russia

6 years

USD 5,192 (INR 3,85,000) (including hostel fees) 

Asian Medical Institute

Kyrgyzstan

6 years including internship

USD 3200 (INR 2,33,200) 

Kyrgyzstan State Medical Academy

Kyrgyzstan

6 years including internship

USD 4,248 (INR 3,15,000)

Osh State University

Kyrgyzstan

6 years including internship

USD 3,200 (INR 2,33,624.16)

ISM Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan

6 years including internship

USD 4,500 (INR 3,15,000)

Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakhstan

6 years including internship

USD 5000 (INR 3,92,000) 

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

5 years + 1 year of internship

USD 3,493 (INR 2,59,000)

Karaganda State Medical University

Kazakhstan

5 years

USD 4,750 (INR 3,44,092.38)

S.D.Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakhstan

6 years including internship

USD 7,740 (INR 5,41,800)

AMA School of Medicine

Philippines

6 years including internship

USD 4,383 (INR 3,25,000)

Davao Medical School Foundation INC

Philippines

5.5 to 6 years

USD 5,100 (INR 3,71,660)

In case of further doubts about studying MBBS abroad, please reach out to us at abroad@collegedekho.com.

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