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MBBS in Abroad

What all should you keep in mind before one decides to study MBBS in abroad?Total cost of MBBS in abroad


The first and foremost decision point before deciding if or where to study MBBS in abroad is cost or expense. The USA, Australia, Canada, EU countries are more expensive than doing MBBS in countries such as the Philippines, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China. However, the quality of education is more or less the same. Moreover, if you wish to study in English speaking countries such as the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zeland or the UK, your budget should be in excess of ₹ 1 crore. Also, for countries such as the US or Canada, you need to complete 4 more years of education before you are eligible to sit for the entrance exam for admission in MBBS there. Direct admission is not possible in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zeland or the UK, you need to clear entrance exams.

If you want to study at low cost and want good quality education, then the best country for studying MBBS in Ukraine. Ukraine has seen a rise in prominence and has seen more and more students going there to study. The reason is simple- it is inexpensive and offers a high quality of education making it one of the premier destination for studying MBBS from. Also, almost all the universities in Ukraine are government universities.

Other options where the total cost is low include the Philippines, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Bangladesh. Indian students have traditionally chosen these countries but their preferences for studying MBBS from abroad are now changing. MBBS in Kyrgyzstan is another good alternative for Indian students. The quality of education is good and a large number of Indian students choose to study MBBS in Kyrgyzstan because education is cheap there and the duration is only 5 years.

CountryMinimum Package (Including College Fees+Accommodation+Food)
MBBS in Philippines₹25 Lakh
MBBS in Russia₹22 Lakh
MBBS in Ukraine₹22 Lakh
MBBS in China₹20 Lakh
MBBS in Bangladesh₹30 Lakh
MBBS in Kyrgyzstan₹17 Lakh

MCI Recognition/Affiliation-

A very important factor to consider while deciding the country is whether the college you choose is recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or not. The reason is that you can appear for MCI screening test only if the MBBS degree you get is from a college recognised by the MCI.

You should contact Global Medical Foundation if you have any doubt whether the college is recognised by MCI or not. Where the list of colleges where a student can take admission in for remains same for most countries, China is an exception.  Every year, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) issues a list of Institutions and scale of enrolment in China that are authorised to enrol international students for undergraduate clinical medical programmes in English medium.This list is available at- http://www.indianembassy.org.cn/DynamicContent.aspx?MenuId=48&SubMenuId=0. The list is also available on the MOE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) websites. For admission for MBBS in Kyrgyzstancontact Global Medical Foundation.

Quality of Education

This point has already been slightly touched upon in the first point under cost. One of the major doubts that Indian aspirants have in their mind is whether the colleges actually provide good quality of education. The answer is YES! The colleges that we would tell you to take admission in will be recognised by MCI and World Health Organisation (WHO). Not only this, they also have received affiliation for the many local and international bodies such as FAIMER.

The quality of education is better than private colleges in India and you can study in these colleges at a much cheaper cost, 75% less than what you pay to Indian private colleges. Countries such as the Philippines offers high-quality education to the students. The student gets global exposure and gets the opportunity to practice in some of the most developed countries in the world such as the US and the UK. The quality of education is very high in the Philippines and China.

In most countries, the last 1 year is the clinical rotation or internship. Students work with live patients in the hospitals affiliated with the university. You will get ample practical exposure while studying from abroad. There is a big misconception that practicals are not given enough importance in foreign countries.

For direct admission for MBBS in abroad, contact Global Medical Foundation.

Hostel & Food

A big factor to consider before deciding where to do your MBBS from is the availability of neat, clean and comfortable accommodation along with the availability of Indian food- both vegetarian & non-vegetarian. Let us take one factor at a time, students don’t generally face the problem of finding accommodation as most colleges/universities have on-campus hostels. Where the hostel facility is not available, the universities generally have tie-ups with the surrounding area’s PGs and flats. The students can choose where he/she wishes to stay depending on the facilities he/she wants. Students usually stay in 2,3 or 4 sharing rooms so as to cut the costs. There is rarely any problem where the student is unable to find a proper accommodation. The charges of accommodation on an average is similar to that in India. It costs about ₹8-12 thousand per month on an average.

Indian food is available aplenty in Philippines, KyrgyzstanChina and Bangladesh. The mess serves Indian food in most colleges in these countries. The students can make their own food and can order it from Indian restaurants present locally. There are PGs which house Indian students only, you can guess that there will be no problem for Indian students to get the food they want.

Time Duration-

While this might not seem like a factor to consider but it directly affects how much your total cost is. Here is a table showing the number of years it takes to complete the medical degree from different countries-

Each extra year means one more year to complete your education and more tuition fees, accommodation and food expenses. One can select Asian Medical Institute or Kyrgyz State Medical Academy in Kyrgyzstan where the total cost will be below ₹17 lakh for 5 years and the student will get high-quality education and study in a class of Indian students only. Studying in the countries such as KyrgyzstanUkraine, and Bangladesh is the best option for Indian students as the MCI passing rate is high and the cost is low.

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The weather becomes an important factor as some students find it difficult to settle down in the climate of other countries. Russia and Ukraine have a colder weather with snowfall and temperature falling as low as -20° C. This is not a problem for most students as they enjoy the weather and the hostels and college campus are internally heated, you won’t know the difference. The temperature within the rooms/buildings is maintained around 20-25 degree Celsius. The weather is similar to that of India in the Philippines and Bangladesh. They have similar weathers and weather pattern. Any student who has health issues should keep in mind the weather of the country he/she wants to study MBBS from. For more information or any doubt/query regarding MBBS in abroad, contact Global Medical Foundation.



Regardless to say, it is a high-priority decision point for the students and their family’s perspective. It is safe for students to study MBBS in countries like the PhilippinesChinaRussia or Ukraine. Mostly, big consultants like us have offices in the foreign countries. The students can reach out to these offices in case they face any problem. The students can take help from fellow Indian students in most cases. Most colleges have Foreign Student Associations in place to take care of the interests of these students. The campuses and hostels are safe for students. There is no discrimination in these countries. The students are safer studying MBBS in abroad than what they are in India.

Female students studying MBBS in Kyrgyzstan talks about safety:

Female students studying MBBS in Ukraine talks about safety:

Language & Medium of Education

CountryOffical LanguageMedium of InstructionNeed to learn Local Language
MBBS in PhilippinesEnglishEnglishNo, as English is local language
MBBS in RussiaRussianEnglish & RussianYes
MBBS in UkraineUkrainianEnglishYes
MBBS in ChinaMandarinEnglishYes
MBBS in BangladeshBengaliEnglishNo, Hindi is spoken too.
MBBS in KyrgyzstanRussianEnglishYes

While there is no need to learn the local language in the Philippines, you will have to learn the local language in countries like Russia and Ukraine. The reason is simple, you will have to interact with the patients in the local language only during your internship or clinical rotations. Also, it is more of a necessity for being able to live there for 6 years. Some students find it difficult to learn the foreign language and prefer to study in the Philippines or other Asian countries. For more information or any doubt/query regarding MBBS in abroad, contact Global Medical Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria- MBBS in Philippines

Eligibility Criteria

Regardless to say, for taking admission to study MBBS from outside of India, you need to meet some eligibility criteria. Every country has its own eligibility criteria and moreover, every college within a country might have its own eligibility criteria like in the case of China. The minimum requirement reads as follow for studying MBBS in abroad- ‘The Indian student must have attained the age of 17 years and has passed 10+2 Level from any recognized Council/Board of India or abroad. He/She must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as elective subjects and obtained minimum 50% in aggregate of PCB combined. Also, they must have studied and passed English as a compulsory subject.’ Take a look at the minimum aggregate percentage one requires in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for studying MBBS in abroad for individual countries. Please note that might not be the only eligibility criteria, it is recommended to contact Global Medical Foundation to check your eligibility for various countries.

Note: NEET has been made compulsory for obtaining NOC for MBBS in abroad. Without a NOC from MCI, the student won’t be allowed to sit for the screening test and as a result will not be able to get a license to practice in India.

CountryClass 12 Aggregate Percentage in Physics, Chemistry and BiologyOther Special Criteria
MBBS in PhilippinesGeneral Category-50%
SC/ST/OBC- 40%
MBBS in RussiaGeneral Category-50%
SC/ST/OBC- 40%
Higher Percentage Required for Some Colleges, Contact GMF for enquiry.
MBBS in UkraineGeneral Category-50%
SC/ST/OBC- 40%
Higher Percentage Required for Some Colleges, Contact GMF for enquiry.
MBBS in ChinaEvery College has its own criteria. Please contact GMF.No
MBBS in Bangladesh8 GPA for Government Colleges. 60% marks in Biology in class 12.Student must have completed class 12 either this year or in the previous year. Click MBBS in Bangladesh Eligibility for Indian Students for complete details.
MBBS in KyrgyzstanGeneral Category-50%
SC/ST/OBC- 40%

Post Graduation from the USA

Students have the opportunity to do their Post Graduation from the USA after completing MBBS from the Philippines. The students who want to study from the USA go to the Philippines. After completing PG or residency from the USA, students are not required to sit for MCI Screening Test.

Have any query for MBBS in Abroad?

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FMGE Passing Percentage 2012-14

The number of students passing the licensing exam/screening test after coming back to India is also a very important factor while choosing the country/college where you wish to study MBBS in abroad. On the right, you can see the percentage of students who cleared the MCI Screening Test/Foreign Graduate Medical Examination (FMGE) from different countries between 2012-14. The best performing countries are mentioned and only those countries are mentioned from where at least 400 students appeared for FMGE.

Bangladesh (30.83%) had the highest percentage of students passing FMGE (minimum 400 students) followed by the Philippines (24.6%). China had 19.1% students passing FMGE while Ukraine had 18.9% students. Both Russia and Kyrgyzstan had 18.4% students who passed the FMGE between 2012-14.

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MBBS Abroad with fees less than ₹ 8 lakh

The demand for MBBS in abroad is rising each year and more and more students are willing to study MBBS outside of India. With this rise in demand, many students wanted to know if it is possible to study medical abroad at a fee less than ₹8 lakh.
The answer is YES! Yes, there are good medical colleges where the fee is approximately ₹8 lakh (total college tuition fee).

Yes, it is possible to study MBBS in abroad at such a low amount. The college fees will be approximately ₹8 lakh and the total budget including hostel, Indian food, etc. will be less than ₹17 lakh. (MBBS in Kyrgyzstan). Yes, you can study MBBS in abroad with fees less than ₹8 lakh.

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MBBS in Abroad for Indian Students

It is the dream of lakhs of students to become a doctor one day. Especially in India, where the number of MBBS aspirants is huge but there are very less number of seats. There is a big scarcity of doctors in our country. Everyone knows that the potential to earn is huge after doing MBBS in Abroad or from India. Therefore more and more candidates appear for various MBBS entrance exams each year, while some of them try 3-4 years but still do not get admission where they want. There is only 1 government doctor per 11,528 people in India. Why do we have such a bad doctor-patient ratio? The problem is the large demand for MBBS seats in India but very low supply.

The number of government seats in India for MBBS is just 25,085 (in 2016). The number of students who appear for medical entrance exams is more than 7 lakh. This means only about 3.5% students get admission for MBBS in government colleges in India. According to a recent article by The Times of India, 99.4% of all candidates fail AIPMT every year. Against this, about 20% students who study MBBS from outside of India and appear for the screening test become a doctor every year. While there are about 38,000 private seats in India, they are marred by poor quality education, missing/ghost or no faculty, and huge donations.

It is not a secret that most private colleges demand more than ₹40 Lakh for just providing admission through management quota. Not everyone can afford such high charges. Added to this is the tuition fee which ranges between ₹8-12 Lakh per year. This means that college fees alone would cost you about ₹40-60 lakh rupees. Add your accommodation, food, books, travelling, other expenses and you will find yourself burning a hole in your pocket with total expense above ₹1 crore in 5 years for MBBS from a private college in India.

There is no guarantee that good hospitals will provide you a job offer. Most times it does not happen. The best way to go about your MBBS studies and to pursue your dream of becoming a doctor is by doing MBBS in abroad.

You might think whether studying MBBS from outside of India is the right choice?

The answer is YES!

If you are really passionate about becoming a doctor and you are willing to work hard for it, then studying MBBS in abroad would be the best decision you ever make in your life.

Have any query for MBBS in Abroad?

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MBBS Admission in Abroad With Less Fees

Many people have the misconception that studying medical from abroad is very costly. The truth is that your total expense or investment as it should be said for completing your medical degree from abroad is less than the donation alone which is asked by many private colleges in India.

Cost of Completing MBBS from outside of India < Amount of capitation fee paid in India

You can complete your studies in abroad in less than₹18 lakh even and under ₹25 lakh in most colleges. This would include your college tuition fees, accommodation and food expenses, visa charges. You might question the quality of education of these MBBS colleges or universities in abroad. You should know that most of these colleges are the top ranked MBBS universities of their respective countries. The quality of education will be at par to that of AIIMS. This means it is better to study MBBS in abroad than to study MBBS from private colleges in India.

You can choose to study in these top destinations-

CountryMinimum Package (Including College Fees+Accommodation+Food)
MBBS in Philippines₹25 Lakh
MBBS in Russia₹22 Lakh
MBBS in Ukraine₹22 Lakh
MBBS in China₹20 Lakh
MBBS in Bangladesh₹30 Lakh
MBBS in Kyrgyzstan₹17 Lakh

With the introduction of NEET, which will be the single exam for getting admission for MBBS, it is only going to get tougher for students to get in the top government MBBS colleges. There are students who choose a different path altogether and there are students who give repeat exams year after year to no avail. It is a better option to study MBBS from abroad after the first NEET attempt or two NEET attempts at most. From 2018 onwards, qualifying NEET has been made compulsory for MBBS in abroad.

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MBBS Admission in Abroad At Low CostMBBS in Foreign Countries- The way forward

You might have already got a rough idea about the total package for studying MBBS from overseas. The total package means it includes all the major expenses like college tuition fees, accommodation & food expenses, visa charges, travelling expenses, etc. It includes all the major expenses one has to bear till the time he/she completes their medical degree. Below is the table with the average minimum package for studying MBBS in abroad for entire duration (not per year fees) of the course in various countries-

CountryMinimum Package (Including College Fees+Accommodation+Food)
MBBS in Philippines₹25 Lakh
MBBS in Russia₹22 Lakh
MBBS in Ukraine₹22 Lakh
MBBS in China₹20 Lakh
MBBS in Bangladesh₹30 Lakh
MBBS in Kyrgyzstan₹17 Lakh

Studying MBBS abroad at low cost is indeed possible. It is a myth that MBBS in abroad is expensive, it is in fact cheaper than the cost of studying MBBS in India.

Have any query for MBBS in Abroad?

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MBBS With Less Fee in the World

Looking for ‘Cheap and Best’ option for MBBS in abroad? Look no more! You are at the right place to get all your answers.

The best option at the lowest cost is Asian Medical Institute, Kyrgyzstan. The college fee is approximately ₹10.40 lakh and the total budget including hostel, food, admission charges, visa, one-time air ticket is approximately ₹17 lakh. The duration of the course is 5 years.

This is the best option for MBBS with less fee in the world.

Year->1st Year Fees+Hostel+One Time Charges2nd Year Fees3rd Year Fees4th Year Fee5th Year FeeTotal Fees for 5 Years
Fees in US $US $ 5,500US $ 3,200US $ 3,200US $ 3,200US $ 3,200US $ 18,300
Exchange Rate ( US $1 = ₹64.30)64.3064.3064.3064.3064.3064.30
Fees in ₹₹3,53,650₹2,05,760₹2,05,760₹2,05,760₹2,05,760₹11,76,690

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MBBS in Abroad- Advantages

  • Education standard is EXCELLENT.
  • MCI and WHO recognised.
  • English medium education.
  • No racism or discrimination.
  • International exposure.
  • Low fees – 75% lower than fees in Private Colleges in India.
  • Easily accessible from India with daily flights to and from each country.
  • Availability of Indian food.
  • Education gateway to developed countries like USA & UK.
  • MCI Training available.
  • Better than studying in Indian private MBBS colleges.
  • Over 20,000 Indian students are enrolled in for MBBS in Abroad.

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