MBBS in Armenia is becoming a popular destination now for Indian students who wish to study MBBS from abroad. However, the number of students choosing to study MBBS from Armenia is still low as there are only 6 MCI recognised universities there as of 04th January 2019.
Between 2012-13 to 2016-17, 840 Indian students came back and sat for FMGE after completion MBBS in Armenia which is the 10th highest among all the countries. However, it is below the number of students coming back from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, China, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan.
Below are MCI Approved MBBS Colleges in Armenia or MCI Recognised MBBS Colleges in Armenia:
S. No Name of the University 1 Mkhitar Gosh Armenian-Russian International University 2 ST. Theresa Medical University 3 The University of Traditional Medicine 4 Yerevan Haybusak University 5 Yerevan State Medical University
These are the top medical colleges in Armenia.
Armenia or the Republic of Armenia as it is officially known as is located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Recently, Armenia has become a popular place for studying MBBS for international students including students from India. One of the main questions parents have about Armenia is about its weather and religion. Also, one should note that Armenia is not a part of either the European Union or Europe. Also, MCI only recognised the MBBS degree from Armenia and not the post-graduation degree. The students will be able to find Indian restaurants in Armenia. Indian embassy is present in Armenia and provides assistance to the Indian students.
Every student wants to know about the climate of the country where they are going to study at. The climate in Armenia is highland continental.
Summers are dry and sunny, lasting from June to mid-September. The temperature fluctuates between 22 and 36 °C (72 and 97 °F). However, the low humidity level mitigates the effect of high temperatures. Evening breezes blowing down the mountains provide a welcome refreshing and cooling effect. Springs are short, while autumns are long. Autumns are known for their vibrant and colourful foliage.
Winters are quite cold with plenty of snow, with temperatures ranging between −10 and −5 °C.
As of 2011, most Armenians are Christians (94.8%) and members of Armenia’s own church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is one of the oldest Christian churches. It was founded in the 1st century AD, and in 301 AD became the first branch of Christianity to become a state religion.
In the 21st century, the largest minority Christian churches in the country are composed of new converts to Protestant and non-trinitarian Christianity, a combined total of up to 38,989 persons (1.3%). Due to the country’s ethnic homogeneity, non-Christian religions such as Yazidism and Islam have few adherents.
Safety of Indian students in Armenia
Armenia is fairly safe, secure and friendly towards Indian nationals. There is a great deal of goodwill for India. However, caution is very essential for Indian students while spending late night hours in public places and mingling with strangers. – Indian Embassy in Armenia.
MBBS in Armenia Duration
MBBS in Armenia is of 5 to 6-year duration. Some universities provide a 5-year course whereas some provide a 6-year course. The medium of instruction is English. The students will be taught the local language of Armenia.
Official Language Armenian Capital Yerevan Currency Dram Exchange Rate ₹1 = 7 Dram Population 30 lakh Time Difference from India -1.30 hours from India MBBS in Armenia Tuition Fees Between US $ 2,500 to 4,000 Type of colleges Both Private and Government Duration 6-years Medium of Instruction English, student will be taught the local language.
MBBS in Armenia Eligibility
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MBBS in Armenia Eligibility
The following is the minimum MBBS in Armenia eligibility criteria for admission of an Indian student in Armenia:
- There is no entrance exam in India like IELTS/GMAT/SAT, etc.
- The student must be at least 17 years old as on 31st December of the year in which the admission is being taken.
- The student must have completed class 12th from a regular board.
- The student must have an aggregate of at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject if the student is from the General category.
- The student must have an aggregate of at least 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject if the student is from SC/ST/OBC.
- You need to qualify NEET from 2019 onwards for admission in any country abroad.
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MBBS in Armenia Advantages
Following are the reasons for selecting to study MBBS in Armenia:
MCI Screening Test Passing Percentage
At the end of the day, clearing FMGE is the main aim no matter where you study from. The FMGE or MCI Screening Test passing percentage after doing MBBS from Armenia has been at par with countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, China and more than that of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Romania between 2012-13 to 2016-17.
Now, given that the duration is just 5 years for some colleges and the cost is lower for MBBS in Armenia, choosing Armenia is a sensible decision now.
Low Fee for MBBS in Armenia
The overall expenses including tuition fee, hostel and food are very low for MBBS in Armenia and the quality of education goes in the opposite upwards direction. Therefore, you get a quality education at a low cost and less duration. This is a major reason for selecting MBBS in Armenia as it provides the right balance to the students.
No Entrance Exam for Admission in Armenia
There will be no entrance exam such as IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/SAT etc. for getting admission in a medical university in Armenia. There will be no interviews and admission is on the basis of class 12th results and NEET qualification.
MCI & WHO Recognised
The following medical universities in Armenia are recognised by MCI, which means that you can come back to India and sit for the exit test:
|S. No||Name of the University|
|1||Mkhitar Gosh Armenian-Russian International University|
|2||ST. Theresa Medical University|
|3||The University of Traditional Medicine|
|4||Yerevan Haybusak University|
|5||Yerevan State Medical University|
The following universities are recognised by WHO and can be found in the World Directory of Medical Schools:
Medium of Instruction is English
The medium of instruction while studying MBBS in Armenia is English. The students will be taught the local language from 1st year onwards which will be required during clinical and also for day to day interaction with the locals.
Embassy of India in Armenia
The Indian Embassy is present in Armenia and helps the Indian students in need. It also gets easier for Indian students to seek help. The students can get themselves registered at the Embassy upon their arrival.
Easy Visa Process
Getting a Visa is easy for MBBS in Armenia. There is no requirement for the student to come to the Embassy for a personal interview and Visa process is not hectic. Global Medical Foundation will apply for your Visa and assist you in the process.
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