Pursuing MBBS Abroad is what it takes for a brighter future!
Being an Indian medical aspirant, do you know what options do you have for your higher medical studies?
- Get admission to a government medical college
- Pursue your MBBS in private medical colleges, or
- To pursue MBBS from Abroad
Out of these three, there is no other option for you to choose from.
So, which is the best suitable option for you?
Which option can make your future bright and secure?
Which option is more affordable?
Based on today’s world scenario and, after a comparison of the Indian medical system with the rest of the world, pursuing your MBBS abroad is the most optimal option you can choose.
Let us tell you why.
Why MBBS in Abroad?
If you compare pursuing MBBS abroad with the medical colleges of India, either government or private, it outshines the other two options.
First, there are very few medical seats available in Indian government medical colleges. Due to this reason, it is quite back-breaking for an average medical aspirant to get into one of them.
You need to crack one of the toughest exams in the medical field to get your spot in government medical colleges for your MBBS.
Apart from fewer seats available, these seats are further reserved based on the caste category. This overall diminishes the chances of getting into the country’s top medical colleges/universities.
Second, a minimal percentage of students can afford to pay the hefty price of private medical universities in India.
An average private medical university can charge up to INR 75 to 85 lakhs for a whole MBBS course.
On the other hand, if we talk about pursuing MBBS abroad, there are a lot of countries that offer world-class medicine education you can choose from at affordable costs comparatively.
Let’s breakdown all the benefits of studying MBBS in abroad:
You’ll experience world-class education if you pursue your MBBS abroad. All the developed countries and a few of the European countries have a better medical education system when compared to India.
You get an opportunity to study medicine in any of the renowned institutes around the globe.
You’ll also experience good practical skills and training.
The education departments of each country help their international students in every way possible.
This helps the students to understand and adjust easily to the education system of the country.
MBBS in India is highly expensive in private institutes. It’s totally the opposite when pursuing MBBS from any other well-renowned country.
Countries like Germany, Russia, Ukraine, the Philippines, and a lot of other European countries offer MBBS at very affordable rates.
The cost of living is also low.
The medical universities abroad provide you with cozy and comfortable hostels.
These universities also provide Indian food, which satisfies all the Indian students studying abroad.
Moreover, the respective governments of these countries provide various scholarships and fellowships for international students, which helps cover most of the course expenses to deserving students.
No donation fees
Pursuing MBBS abroad is different from India.
In India, some seats are reserved so that students who are willing to pay a humongous amount of donation fees can directly get admission into MBBS.
Whereas in Medical universities in various countries won’t charge you any donation fee or capitation fee, excluding the yearly tuition fees.
No entrance test
Different countries have different requirements, but most of the countries don’t require any entrance test requirements from your side.
To study MBBS abroad, no hard entrance is required to take admission.
You just need to secure a minimum of 50% marks in your 12th(Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) to get your seat reserved in top-notch medical universities.
In some cases, entrance Exams like IELTS, and TOEFL are also not required.
This makes taking admission in any of the world’s best medical universities seamless and burden-free.
Medical universities abroad offer you the best world-class infrastructure.
They provide you with all the new equipment, which is helpful in doing practical work and helps enhance your abilities. All the equipment and labs are in accordance with the latest technology standards of the medical field.
You’ll experience the state-of-the-art infrastructure in various world-class medical universities across the globe that are ready to welcome you.
Moonlighting international exposure
You’ll get great exposure while studying internationally as along with education, you’ll experience different cultures, people, and values.
This will help in the overall shaping of your personality, making you more confident around people, and will ultimately help pave a brighter future for you.
The students’ and teachers’ ratio is also very good so the teacher is able to give undivided attention to students easily.
Learn different languages
While studying MBBS abroad, mostly the English language is the medium of education in Medical universities. If not, you’ll get an opportunity to learn a new language.
Students studying abroad get plenty of chances to hone foreign languages. There is no other effective way to learn a foreign language than to drive right in.
Along with good education and great infrastructure, you’ll also experience growth in your personality.
You’ll not only expand your personal horizons and grow but will become independent to sustain yourself, personally as well as professionally.
There will be endless opportunities for you once you complete your MBBS from a foreign land.
Students studying MBBS abroad will evolve with a broad mindset, good education, language skills, new cultural perspective. These qualities help students get great work opportunities in different areas around the world.
You can practice medicine anywhere you want after the completion of your degree completion and by clearing the licensing exam.
You can opt to practice medicine in your homeland also, but for that, you need to clear a licensing exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), which is also known as the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE).
These all points combined together prove that studying medicine abroad is the optimal choice in today’s era.
But, there are so many countries to choose from, which one is the best?
Which is most suitable according to your need and budget?
Let’s dive deeper into the details of the best and popular country choices in the world for pursuing MBBS.
Which country is best for MBBS abroad?
Once you decide to pursue MBBS abroad, you have a lot of countries to choose from. It can be confusing to pick the most suitable one according to your demands and budget.
So, let’s discuss some of the best and popular countries for pursuing MBBS.
MBBS in Germany
Top of the list is Germany. Medical aspirants from all over the world want to book their spot in any one of the top medical colleges in Germany.
- German medical universities have top-class state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Germany is widely recognized for its prestigious MBBS course across the world
- World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Organization (UNO), European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) have all given recognition to all German universities
- All the medical aspirants get a great amount of exposure and practical knowledge while studying in German universities
- Medical universities in Germany have highly professional teachers
- You can avail the benefit of free medical education being an international student
- You will also have the opportunity to make your future bright in Germany, you can apply for permanent residency after working for a few years in your field of work, you can apply for work in any of the countries under the European Union as a medical degree from Germany will be accepted all over the E.U
MBBS in Russia
Another country famous amongst Indian medical aspirants is Russia, students really aspire to study in Russia.
Russia has very minimal tuition fee costs and a top tier education system when compared to other countries across the globe.
The cost of MBBS in Russia, on average, is around INR 2.5 to 5 lacs per year. This is because the Russian ministry of education and health has highly subsidized higher education.
Moreover, the student to teacher ratio in almost every Russian medical university is around 7:1.
Russia’s 30 medical universities are ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world. Most of the medical universities in Russia are recognized by the Medical Councils of developed countries like Australia, France, the U.S, the U.K, and also by the World Health Organization (WHO).
You can easily gel up in your Russian medical university as you’ll find a lot of fellow Indian students. There are 12 medical universities in Russia that have English as their primary language for education.
MBBS in Ukraine
Ukraine is also a trending study destination amongst Indian students for pursuing their MBBS. It is the second-largest country in Europe and all the universities offer world-class medical education at very minimal prices.
Apart from affordable education, accommodation, and living expenses are also inexpensive compared to other countries.
The Government of Ukraine is really putting a step forward in boosting the overall education system in the country, because of their serious actions, no international student is required to clear any entrance exam to get admissions in any of the Russian medical universities.
The duration of the MBBS course in Russia is 5.8 years and after you complete your degree, you’ll unlock a lot of opportunity doors across the globe.
MBBS in Georgia
Georgia is a country with a 100% literacy rate, very few countries in the world have achieved this target. You can get an idea from this how much value do people and the government of Georgia give to education.
So, when we talk about pursuing MBBS from Georgia, you can’t say no to this golden opportunity. Georgia has a few of the finest medical universities in the world, also the Medical Council of India (MCI), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized 18 of the Georgian medical universities.
Students studying in Georgia feel very safe as it is one of the safest countries in the world, the countries crime rate is almost negligible.
You don’t need to clear an English proficiency exam like TOEFL or IELTS, you can be eligible for affordable medical education in Georgia on the basis of your 12th marks and the NEET.
MBBS in the US
Pursuing MBBS in the US can change your whole life but before you need to be eligible for getting into one of the elite medical universities of the US.
- You need to have a decent academic record
- You can show some recommendation letter
- You need to clear the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Once you complete your pre-medical program of four years which includes preclinical and clinical courses, you can apply for your DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) or MD (Doctor of Medicine) in the US.
You’ll only get your practicing license once you complete the compulsory one-year internship program and also clear the USMLE exam (the United States Medical Licensing Examination), you can also apply for your master’s degree in the final year of your medical study.
If you keep your focus and consistency, you can easily crack through to any of the world-renowned medical universities in the US and shape your future for the better tomorrow.
MBBS in China
One of the strongest economies in the world, China has over 1000 colleges and universities for higher education. No doubt, being an international pursuing MBBS in China is highly alluring but there is high competition for the limited number of seats available.
Although Chinese people value their local language they also respect English equally, so you don’t need to worry about any language barrier in China.
If you are a foodie and love Indian food, you might be cooking yourself during your MBBS course in China because the canteens in the colleges and universities don’t have any Indian food.
45 universities in China allow Indian students to pursue their MBBS from their university, so you have a few options to choose from, the cost for your MBBS in China will be around INR 3-8 lacs per year, it’s affordable that’s why a lot of parents allow their wards to study in China.
World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Council of India both recognize every course offered in these universities, so you don’t need to worry about the credibility of your degree.
MBBS in the UK
Another developed country with a world-class education system is ‘the UK’ or the United Kingdom. The UK includes four-nation: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England.
The MBBS course duration is around four to six years in the UK, you need to go through foundation training for two years once you complete the initial two years of your MBBS course.
CCT (Certificate of Completion Training) is awarded to every medical aspirant once he/she completes his/her specialization training course in any one of the UK’s state medical universities.
Just like the US, getting admission in the UK is not so easy, you need to fulfill some eligibility criteria’s like:
- You need to score a minimum of 85% marks in your 12th class (PCB)
- You need to clear one of the qualification exams like UKCAT, BMAT, or GAMSAT
- Prove your proficiency in the English language by taking up exams like IELTS ( you need a minimum of 7 band score)
MBBS in Armenia
Bordered by Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, and Iran, Armenia is an advanced, multicultural, and open-minded country. Armenia offers international students to study in their prestigious medical universities, they have the state-of-the-art infrastructure in their universities and labs equipped with all the latest technologies in the health care sector.
The quality of education you’ll gain in the Armenian medical universities is equivalent to all the developed nations of the world.
There will be no language barrier for you while you stay in Armenia as you’ll find many international English-speaking students now and then, the medium of education will also be in the English language.
Many of the top Armenian medical universities offer international students direct admissions without having them prove their proficiency in the English language by taking exams like IELTS or TOEFL. Moreover, all these universities are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The top medical university in Armenia is Yerevan State Medical University, the overall tuition fees in this university and almost every other medical university is around INR 20-30 lacs for a 6-year MBBS course.
You’ll find an Indian student or faculty member now and then in any of the medical universities in Armenia, this will make you feel like studying in your homeland, so you won’t feel homesick in Armenia.
MBBS in Poland
Poland, a country located in central Europe and bordered by countries like Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Belarus, and many more is a small country compared to India but the education level is at par with the Indian education system.
It is one of the study destinations for MBBS that students consider in their wish list. Why?
There are many reasons, we’ll highlight a few of them, firstly education in Poland is highly subsidized, this is the reason your tuition fees for MBBS will be around INR 2.2-5 lacs per year.
You need to take up an internship program to complete your 6 years MBBS course in Poland, 5 years are for the normal course duration.
You need to clear the NEET exam in order to be eligible for pursuing MBBS in Poland, along with that you need a minimum of 60% marks in your 12th standard (PCB), in case you are an SC/ST candidate, this number reduces to 40%.
All the medical universities in Poland are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Council of India(MCI).
MBBS in the Philippines
Situated in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is also one of the favorite study destinations for Indian students. It’s affordable, follows the US education system, and a few of its medical universities are ranked amongst the top 500 universities in the world.
Students from countries like Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and various other countries are already pursuing their MBBS degrees from the Philippines, and the number of international students is estimated at around 9,000.
There will be no language barrier for you, you won’t feel uncomfortable in having a conversation with the locals in Philippians as it is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world, probably, because of the US influence as it was a US colony.
All the medical universities are well recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the World Health Organization (WHO), WFME (World Federation for Medical Education), and ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Education).
If you read that the only degree to become a specialist doctor in Philippians is MD(Doctor of Medicine), don’t be confused with that as it’s not the Masters’s degree, it is equivalent to MBBS in India.
You’ll shape a brighter and secure future if you choose the Philippines for your MBBS
Now, it will be easy for you to decide which country you want to choose for your MBBS abroad after going through these details.
If you still have any queries regarding any of the top countries for MBBS, you can consult KCR Consultants. We’ll be more than pleased to help you out.
What are the fees for MBBS abroad?
The overall fees for MBBS abroad depend upon various factors, like:
- The country you choose
- Tuition & Living expenses
- Your needs and wants
We have discussed all the desirable countries for your MBBS course. Let’s now discuss the total duration and all the expenses in all the countries listed in the above section.
|Countries||MBBS Duration(years)||Tuition Fees+Accommodation+Food (approx.)|
INR 10-15 Lakh
INR 20 Lakh
INR 25 Lakh
INR 25-35 Lakh
MBBS in the U.S
After graduation - 4
INR 65-95 Lakh
MBBS in China
5 + 1 Year Internship
INR 30 Lakh
MBBS in the U.K
INR 80 lakh - 1 Cr +
MBBS in Armenia
INR 25-30 Lakh
INR 45-60 Lakh
After graduation - 4
After 12th - 5 to 6
INR 28 Lakh
*all the calculations are made taking INR 1 = USD 70
Apart from this, there can be many additional expenses that can be added to your budget.
To sum it up, it all depends upon your needs and wants.
Also, another factor also depends if you are opting to study at a state medical university or a private MBBS college. Government-funded institutes are fairly subsidized. But rest assured, the quality of education at any place will be good.
You have an option to work part-time in these countries so you can cover your additional expenses on your own putting no burden on your parents/guardians.
Now, let’s hop onto our last question for today regarding MBBS abroad.
Is MBBS from abroad a good option?
After taking into consideration the current scenario and all the points discussed above, the best option for you is to pursue your MBBS from any of the top countries in the world.
The exposure, experience, learning you’ll inherit will be significantly more than studying your higher education in India.
For Indian students. studying MBBS abroad is a good option – not only because they’ll study among people coming from different cultures but also because studying abroad gives them wider exposure to activities which they may not experience in India.
An Experience Awaits
A whole new experience awaits you.
Apart from great learnings, studying abroad can transform you as a human being and we at KCR Consultants make this a reality.
We’ll guide you step by step from the day you’ll get in touch with us, to the day you’ll get into any of the world-class medical universities in the world.
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