Top 5 Countries for Indian Students to Study MBBS Abroad at Low Cost

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Oct 22, 2020 04:17 PM

Planning to pursue MBBS abroad? There are many options such as Russia, Ukraine, and Germany where you can pursue your dream of studying medicine at low cost. 

MBBS in India is a highly preferred course by Science students as it is one of the most respected career options. Not only are the medical professionals well paid but it is for the practitioners to make huge differences in people’s lives. Despite India having one of the best medical colleges to study MBBS and a great market supporting the field, the number of students applying for foreign universities has increased in the past few years. Reason being, the cut-throat competition in government medical colleges and extravagance of private institutions.

In recent years, students have realised that in spite of not getting a preferred seat in one of the medical colleges in India, they can still fulfil their dream of completing MBBS from a university abroad. The foremost reason for the same is that the fees of medical colleges abroad is incomparable to that of Indian medical colleges. In fact, the MBBS fees of many abroad medical colleges is less than that of private medical colleges in India. There are no hidden fees at the time of admission. Also, the foreign medical colleges are MCI-approved.

Finding a medical university or a country for that matter, that suits your preferences can turn out to be a Herculean task because of the diversity in the education systems of different countries. 

While there are many countries that offer MBBS degree programmes for international students, in this article we have covered the list of five countries where the tuition fees for MBBS course is reasonable. Also, these are the countries where the admission process is hassle-free for international students and the medical colleges are approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Also ReadReasons to Pursue MBBS from Abroad

Check the list of below top five countries to study MBBS abroad at a low cost of study. 

 Study MBBS in Russia 

 Russia is one of the countries with a top-notch medical education system and an affordable tuition fee. It is one of the famous destinations for Indian students to study   MBBS.

 The medical universities in Russia are not only recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) but also by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNESCO. Apart   from the low-cost tuition fee of the medical courses offered by Russia, the cost of living is also very low here as per European living standards. All of these factors make   Russia one of the favourite choices to pursue MBBS abroad.

 Let us now look at the highlights of MBBS course in Russia:

Duration

6 years (including a one-year internship)

Eligibility 

Passed Class12 with Biology as a mandatory subject.

A minimum of 50% marks is mandatory in the qualifying exam.

Entrance Exam 

NEET

MBBS Fees 

Rs 3 Lakhs to 8 Lakhs per year 

Cost of Living 

USD 150 to USD 400 per month 

Medium of Instructions 

English 

Recognition

MCI- and WHO-approved

Top MBBS Colleges in Russia 

Check the list of Medical colleges in Russia to pursue MBBS: 

Study MBBS in Ukraine 

Ukraine has gained popularity in the past few years among Indian students who aspire to pursue MBBS. Infrastructure, low tuition fees and standard of education contribute to it being considered the destination for MBBS studies. 

The government of Ukraine is highly supportive of international students and they ensure that no student is deprived of any facilities throughout their studies in the country. It supports the medical colleges in terms of financial support, research, work and development.

Let us now look at the highlights of MBBS course in Ukraine:

Duration

5.8 years (including internship)

Eligibility 

Passed Class 12 with Biology as a mandatory subject.

A minimum of 50% marks is mandatory in the qualifying exam.

The student must be above 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Entrance Exam 

NEET

MBBS Fees 

Rs 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per year 

Cost of Living 

USD 350 to USD 500 per month

Medium of Instructions 

English

Recognition

MCI- and WHO-approved

Top MBBS Colleges in Ukraine

Here is the list of top MBBS colleges in Ukraine to pursue MBBS:

Also Read: How to Study Medicine Abroad and Practice in India? 

Study MBBS in Philippines 

The Philippines offers an MD (Doctor of medicine) degree which is equivalent to an MBBS degree programme in India. The Philippines is known for its excellent global reputation for its quality education, training and research, which makes it one of the most preferred countries in the world by Indian students to pursue MBBS. 

The medical colleges in the Philippines are offering a low tuition fees structure for Indian students with a high quality of education which is the main reason why students visit this country for the MBBS degree programme.

Let us check the highlights of MBBS course in Philippines:

Duration

5.8 years (including internship)

Eligibility 

Passed 12th Class with Biology as a mandatory subject.

A minimum of 50% marks is mandatory in the qualifying exam.

The student must be above 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Entrance Exam 

NEET

MBBS Fees 

Rs 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per year 

Cost of Living 

USD 300 to USD 500 per month

Medium of Instructions 

English

Recognition

MCI- and WHO-approved

Top MBBS Colleges in Philippines 

Following is the list of top medical colleges for MBBS in Philippines: 

Study MBBS in Kyrgyzstan 

The low-cost medical education in Kyrgyzstan as compared to other abroad destinations offering the same makes it a popular destination for Indian students to pursue MBBS. The medical universities reserve about 5 percent of the total seats for international students.

The degrees awarded by Kyrgyzstan university are recognised worldwide and after the competition of course students can get a licence to practice medicine in India with international recognition. 

Consider the following highlights of MBBS course in Kyrgyzstan:

Duration

6 years (including internship)

Eligibility 

Passed Class 12 with Biology as a mandatory subject.

A minimum of 50% marks is mandatory in the qualifying exam.

Entrance Exam 

NEET

MBBS Fees 

Rs 3.50 Lakhs to 6.00 Lakhs per year 

Cost of Living

USD 150 to USD 400 Per month

Medium of Instructions 

English

Recognition

MCI- and WHO-approved

Top MBBS Colleges in Kyrgyzstan

Given below are the top MBBS colleges in Kyrgyzstan that offer the same at low cost:

Study MBBS in Germany 

Germany has some of the finest medical colleges across the globe. It is one of the famous abroad destinations for Indian students to pursue MBBS degree programmes because of the low cost of study and quality education. In fact, any student whether domestic or international who is enrolled in public universities of Germany need not pay the tuition fees. The fee is charged only in private universities and it is also on par with that of other countries. 

The medical colleges in Germany are approved by MCI. Thus, any Indian student who completes MBBS from Germany can get a licence in India after qualifying FMGE examination. 

Let us now look at the highlights of pursuing MBBS from Germany: 

Duration

6 years (including 1-year internship)

Eligibility 

Passed 12th Class with Biology as a mandatory subject.

A minimum of 60% marks is mandatory in the qualifying exam.

The student must be above 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Entrance Exam 

NEET, TOEFL/IELTS

MBBS Fees 

Rs 5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs per year 

Cost of Living

300 to 450 Euros per month 

Medium of Instructions 

English and German

Recognition

MCI and WHO approved

Top MBBS Universities in Germany  

Check the list of top MBBS Colleges in Germany:

  • Heidelberg University

  • Magdeburg University

  • Munster University

  • LuberckUniversity

  • Wurzburg University

Hope the above information is useful for you. For more information regarding MBBS admission abroad, write to us abroad@collegdekho.com or call us at 785 9990 990. 

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