In India, there are many students who aspire to pursue MBBS. But for many students, this dream remains unfulfilled. The main reason is the less number of Government Medical College seats and high competition for those seats. Coming to the private colleges, the fees is too much to bear for middle class families. Leave that fees part aside, the quality of the course and the amenities provided for MBBS students in India is also limited. So, why not pursue MBBS abroad? Here, I’ll share with you some important tips and aspects associated with studying MBBS abroad in countries like China, UK, Russia, Australia, USA, Canada etc.
Advantages of studying MBBS abroad
The main advantage is the availability of plenty of seats. In case of many Universities abroad, the seats for MBBS course often go untaken. Blame it on the low student ratio and high availability of seats in Universities. You may also check – Study abroad after 12th.
Apart from that, it is the quality of the education that matters a lot! The course taught there is up to date and the most advanced one. The practical training, the apparatus, amenities etc are top notch and state of the art ones. Further, there is good International exposure, which is an added advantage!
Then comes the job part. In most of the cases of students studying Medicine abroad, they take up jobs in those developed countries itself! Many students see this opportunity as a life changing one. These are some of the most appealing advantages of studying medicine abroad for Indian students.
Entrance tests to write for studying abroad
There are many foreign Universities that admit Indian students without taking any entrance test and all. In some cases, this activity is suspicious. But it is not so in all cases.
In case of most reputed foreign Universities, they take an entrance test before admitting foreign students into MBBS courses. The same rule applies for students from India.
Some of the well known entrance tests are- UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test), BMAT (Bio Medical Admission Test), GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test), MCAT ( North American Medical College Admission Test).
Good universities apart from UK and USA ones
When it comes to MBBS degree from abroad, the most popular destinations are USA, UK, Australia etc. But the problem with these places is that the expenses are too much. The costs of studying and staying there is too much. That’s when other places such as China, Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia etc come handy!
These places are not as expensive as the first mentioned ones. But at the same time, the quality of the education provided is not compromised at all. Especially in the case of China, this can be explained well.
When it comes to China, the expenses are less than that of Universities in USA, UK and even India (private ones in India). There is no such thing as donation fees there. Apart from that, the expense of living in China is also less, when compared to countries like USA, UK etc. This is the main reason why many foreign students flock to China to pursue MBBS and Specialization courses alike.
Apart from the expense aspect, the course taught there is up to date. The facilities, apparatus and amenities are all latest ones. Some of the popular Universities in China are- Harbin Medical University, China Medical University, Dalian Medical University. These Universities provide good facilities aimed at foreign students. Indian students will find it easy to get used to the campus. Even the food served is prepared keeping the students in mind!
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Apart from China, many European countries also provide good education at fees which is not as high as in the case of USA, UK etc. Some such EU countries are- Bulgaria, Russia etc. Like China, the fee is low. Also, the cost of living also is comparatively lower!
Some well known universities of Belgium are- University of Pleven, University of Sofia. They provide world class MBBS course in those Universities. And they are popular with foreign students also!
Things to do while selecting Foreign Universities
There are some basic things and criteria which you need to check while selecting a foreign University. The main thing that needs to be checked is the University rank, medium of teaching, Infrastructure, faculty quality etc.
It is also good to take help of former Indian students who studied in those University and ask them for their feedback. It helps us give a better idea about how foreign students are treated there.
Sir I want to take admission in Russia… But I wanted to know that after taking degree of mbbs can I practise or get job in india…
Is there any way one can prepare for medical in india as well as abroad from school
I am a medical aspirant . I am planning to study MBBS in Russia. I wanted to know if they offer job after completion of MBBS course in Russia itself .
That would be related to work permit and other procedures. You’ll have to enquire at the institute or consultancy firm to known more details about it.
sir i want to join a college in America and below there description this is authorised by WHO etc.. so may i take admission or not plz tell me sir something
Try gathering more details about the institute through present students, embassy, reputed educational consultancies etc. After thorough checking only shall you proceed!
information regarding mbbs study in usa and the expenses over there and tution fees and information of academics
I’m from India. I had completed my 12th in biology with cgpa 6 .Wanna pursue MBBS from abroad. Is there any university which takes admissions without entrance exams and a low tution fee , and preferably low living cost?
hi sir…. i have completed my 12th right now… my parents are offering me to do mbbs in china… but after the completion of the course,to get certificate as a recoganised doctor in india we should clear a screening test conducted by mci it seems… is it possible to clear that test with good percentage….
sir could u please tell me about scholarships to study abroad?
Vishnu, not knowledgeable about them.
Dear sir, my 11 th is just done and im in summer vacation right now. I intend to do my MBBS in USA. Can you please tell me the classes i need to attend or the exams i need to appear to?. I also would like to know which are the other European countries other than UK that i can study which are not too expensive?
GURU. I WANT TO STUDY MBBS IN PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP DALTA. PLEASE TELL ME THAT UNIVERSITY IS THE RIGHT CHOICE TO STUDY MBBS FOR ME. THE UNIVERSITY IS RECOGNIZED BY WHO / MCI AND THEN THIS IS THE BEST UNIVERSITY FOR TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND OTHER PRACTICE METHODS AND ALSO OTHER FACILITIES.
Guru, I’m not knowledgeable about the quality of the institute. You’ll have to enquire at MCI or may make use of embassy to know the status of that institute.
I am 12 pass student. I am giving mhcet medical exam 2016 in India this exam is held for medical. but my dream. is to study in usa.
which exam should I give 2016.
Please reply on my email.
Neha, you must have good score in language proficiency tests like TOEFL/IELTS to get admission there.
Hello. Sir i am confused because. I LIVE IN INDIA. BUT I WISH. I STUDY FROM LONDON BUT I DONT KNOW. HOW. TO GET ADMISSION IN LONDON. FOR M.B.B.S COLLEGE. WHO IS TEST FOR M.B.BS
Hello Sir, I am from India and want to apply in The United States for medical.
I tried to search for it on google but didn’t get any appropriate answer.
Apart from mcat, do I also need to give the SAT exam?
Would appreciate your reply. Thank you!
Pragya, SAT exam can be attempted by 12th passed students to get admission in Undergraduate programs in US. Other than that, you will also have to appear for Language proficiency test.
Sir i want to study bds in Australia bt the thing is i tried searching over Google about its expenses n all bt didn’t find anything useful! So pls guide me what exam i have to sit to get admitted in Australian university?
for sure sir ,bt wht if i won’t clear mci exms thn i can’t practice n do job in india. is tht possible fr them to extend my visa n let me do pratice n thn job thre
Rohit, I don’t know answer to that question. For that, you’ll need to consult immigration consultants I guess.
hi im rohit. . i do belong to mid class army family. . n i didn’t qualify PMT bt i hv heard doing mbbs abroad n im willing to do , should i?
Rohit, you may. But before taking admission, ensure that the Institute you are about to select is recognized and reputed one.
Sir I heard that if we study mbbs in us it is not valuable in India when we keep hospital or to do job
It is not useless. If you clear the tests here, you are allowed to carry on practice. Please note that MBBS Degree from a good and Recognized University/Institute is always of use.
sir , i want to study mbbs in phillipines . there is no problem in marks and cost but is there any enterance exam? and after studying mbbs i want to become a cardiologist so what should i do ?. which courses i what to select ,i dont know the way plz guide me sir and finally after studying cardio i want to settle in usa how should i get the job in usa what are the ways to settle in usa sir…????????? plz say me soon sir….
Vidya Sri, through Educational Consultants, there won’t be problem of entrance tests. But make sure that the Institute you are going to get admission in is recognized and approved by relevant Authorities and is of good quality.
sir i want to know that if i will get dr. degree in china so that i can get job in uk or us?
Sameer, you will have to clear Examinations held in those Nations, before you may start your Practice or job.
Sir,I would like to study Mbbs in pleven medical university bulgaria.I want to know whether it’s agog university or not.And also pls tell me that if I had to join there after 10th or 12
sir,I would like to study MBBS in Canada. Which is the exam I have to write.I would also like to know about well known university in Canada. please give me information about the procedures I have to follow up.
I want to study MBBS in Philippines. I am checking out all the details above mentioned. But still I am so confused. It would be very helpful if you will give me the names of a few well known universities in Philippines in which the total cost wouldn’t be more than 25-30 lakhs. You can give me the names of universities in other countries too if it’s better to study there than Philippines.
Can you please give me a website where i can find reviews from the Indian students who are studying MBBS abroad? I am not able to find one.
Can you please give me a website where i can find reviews from the Indian students who are studying MBBS abroad?
Arsalaan, as of now, no such proper site exists. You may make use of Social media sites to get in touch with such students. You may also check out consumer complaint sites to know if any such institutes are involved in malpractices or are of low quality.
My parents say that pursuing mbbs abroad is of no use in india and also those students who did mbbs abroad are given no value in india depending on some of their friends. Please tell me what ro do.
Shrividya, in case of some poor quality Institutes, the above mentioned fact is true. But the above thing is not true in case of all MBBS programs abroad.
Thanku sir, for the reply….i would definitely think over your advice
Sir, i m planning to drop for medical entrance prep .for 2016 as my score ws nt gud dis year for mbbs ….bt suddenly i got to know about mbbs in abroad…..Should i continue my studies in India itself dropping one year…..or go to abroad for further studies????
Shivangi, you may study MBBS abroad. But please ensure that the College is recognized and the Degree they offer will allow you to take up practice in any part of the World. Also, ensure that good infrastructure, amenities and faculty is available there.
I am an Indian student I am willing to study MBBS in Russia can I know any scholarship is available for me and what are the procedures to apply and how to gain it pls reply me fast I am running out of my time
Thanks for replying sir but now I cant its too late. I cant prepare for my 11th now as I am having my SAT exam in june and then IELTS. I hv also changed my tutions to subjective preparation one. That is the reason I wont qualify my PMT therefore I have only option to apply abroad.
hello sir, I am willing to persue mbbs in usa and I am preparing for my SAT. I dont want to get confused but someone informed me that mbbs in india and usa doen’t make any difference at all. He also said that MD is what changes everything. My dream is to become a surgeon and settle in USA moreover I have left my 11th preparation i.e. needed for AIPMT as I hardly get time to prepare for that cz of the burden of SAT and IELTS and 12th boards too. what should I do now. My career seems to be at strike.
Damini, what you have been told has got point. Why not try out pursuing higher education in India itself?