Are you dreaming to become a doctor but are not sure of securing your seat in India?
Are you unsure of the available options for you?
Are you confused which are the best countries to study for international students?
Still, thinking about what grounds you should choose the best country for MBBS abroad?
Let us here try to answer your queries and clear your doubts. Indian students planning to study medicine should 1st appear and qualify NEER examination. Qualifying NEET is the 1st and the most essential step for entry to MBBS program. If one score around 600 out of 720 in NEET, he will get a seat in a medical college in India. If the score is below this, private colleges are open to welcome you at the cost of your bulky pockets. If the heavy fee for Indian medical colleges is unaffordable to you, don’t be disheartened. Apply for MBBS abroad. MBBS abroad can offer you lots of pocket-friendly options to complete your studies.
A student who does not find an affordable college in India or whose score does not fit to get a medical seat in India looks for other option. Certainly, an affordable fee structure is a key factor to be considered by Indian students while choosing a country as well as the university for MBBS abroad. Here we shall list down the affordable and preferred options by most of the Indian students
China - MBBS program in China is 5+1years in total including 5 years of medical study and 1 year of rotational internship. National Medical Commission approves that the internship done abroad is valid in India. Hence, a student completing an internship in China does not need to undergo an internship in India. Average annual tuition fee in China starts at 30,000 RMB. On average, a student needs to spend 4,500-5,000 RMB annually for university in-campus accommodation and 8,000-9,000 RMB per month for food. 1 RMB is equivalent to Rs. 11 as per the current currency rate, although the currency rates keep fluctuating. China offers a scholarship to students with good academic records. MBBS in China including all expenses for the complete course starts at 29-30 lacs where the universities with average fee structure are considered.
Kazakhstan- Kazakhstan is a country that offers 5 years MBBS degree program. The internship is not the part of the program; hence the students must undergo internship in India after the completion of the degree. The annual tuition fee for MBBS in Kazakhstan ranges from 3500 USD - 4000 USD and annual accommodation is 500-700 USD. Food costs you around Rs. 8,000-9,000 per month. MBBS in Kazakhstan package including all expenses when calculated at average costs starts at around 25 lacs. There are no official scholarships in Kazakhstan for the MBBS program.
Russia - It offers a 6 years MBBS degree program. Like Kazakhstan, students completing their MBBS in Russia have to undergo internship in India after completing the degree. The average annual tuition fee for MBBS in Russia starts at 4000-4500 USD and annual accommodation around 500-700 USD. Food costs you around Rs. 8,000-9,000 per month. MBBS in Russia including all expenses when calculated at average costs starts at around 27-28 lacs for 6 years. There are no official scholarships in Russia for the MBBS program.
Philippines - MBBS in the Philippines is said to be based on the US pattern. For this reason, direct admission to MD is not possible for a 12thpassout student. A student is admitted to the BS program. The duration of the BS program according to the Government of the Philippines is 2 years. A student must qualify NMAT exam in the Philippines which is an entry-level to MD. The duration for MD is 4 years. So total it takes 6 years to complete MBBS in the Philippines. The average annual tuition fee in the Philippines is 4000 USD and an annual accommodation cost around 600-700 USD annually. Food costs you around Rs.10,000-12,000 per month. Most universities in the Philippines are private universities. Those based in Manila are expensive and so are the living expenses in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. MBBS in the Philippines including all expenses, when calculated at average costs, starts at around 30-31 lacs. There are no scholarships for MBBS in the Philippines.