Useful Tips : to Study MBBS from Abroad

Check List to Study MBBS from Abroad

BlueStar Overseas Education Consultants Pvt Ltd.  has sent several students to Study MBBS from Abroad to Countries  like Philippines, Georgia, Mauritius, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Jamaica, USA, Australia, Armenia, Lithuania, Germany. All these Universities are MCI & WHO recognized and having Cheap/Economical/Low Cost Fee Structure.

Here I am providing you some very important and useful tips which will help in selecting the best medical college and country to pursue MBBS from Abroad. Let first  select the important points :-

  • Is it recognized by MCI ?
  • Is it listed in WHO ?
  • How old is the University ? In which Year medical College was established !
  • What’s the Ranking of the Medical College ?
  • Is it Government or private University ?
  • Does University is having own Hospital ?
  • What is the University tuition fee ? Is it payable in Installments !
  • Country living expenses, food charges etc. Are you able to afford that ?
  • International students studying in the University ? Since When !
  • Any Representative in India ?
  • Indian Food, Rooms, Hostel available nearby University ?
  • Availability of Indian Food
  • What is the medium of education ? Is it in English or not ?
  • What is the duration of the course ?
  • What are the documents required at the time of admission ?
  • What are the University eligibility criteria ? Do you fit in their eligibility criteria ?
  • How long does it take to get visa for that country ?
  • What are the documents required for visa procedure ?
  • How much is the flying duration of your destination from your country?
  • What is the Cost of Air Ticket throughout the Year ?
  • What is the culture & lifestyle of that country ?
  • Be mentally prepared to survive & live in their culture.
  • Check the national language of the country you are planning to move.
  • How is the climate of the country to Study MBBS Abroad ?
  • What is the average temperature of the country during winter & summer ?
  • What is the crime rate of the country or how safe is the country especially for girls for deciding MBBS from Abroad ?

The Above Questions and Points will help you in making a road map for  selecting the best  medical college to pursue Study Medicine Abroad. The next coming Video and Descriptive points will explain you points to remember to pursue MBBS from Abroad.

You can watch Video provided below on Guidelines for MBBS from Abroad. Below video gives you the  descriptive on the above points .

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Find below the listing  16 descriptive Points to Remember to Study MBBS from Abroad.  This will help you in selecting the right Country and choosing the best  medical university to Study MBBS Abroad :-

MCI Recognition:

MBBS  from Abroad is only valid, if the concerned Medical University / College is duly recognized by the MCI (Medical Council of India). Please note once you obtain MBBS degree from a foreign college, you shall have to appear for a written Screening Test. It is known as  Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Qualifications (FMGE). It is conducted by MCI and upon passing the same , you shall be eligible to practice in India.

University Establishment:

The older an University , the more reliable it is, hence one should always check the establishment year of the University. Besides obtaining  information on the years of experience / operations of an  University , you should  also verify that for how long the University is conducting MBBS program for international students.

Medium of Instruction in English:

As most of the Medical Universities Abroad offers MBBS course for international students  in English language . However  there are some Universities where the medium of  instruction of a program is in dual language, i.e. English and their native language. For example , some of  the Universities offering Medical program in China have English and Chine language, as medium of instructions.

Affordability & Fees:

At times, MBBS from foreign University is much cheaper than in India. You shall be surprised by the total cost of doing MBBS  abroad as compared  to private  Medical Colleges in India. Generally Tuition Fee for studying MBBS from Abroad is quite affordable except Tuition Fee in Europe Union countries. Kindly Visit the comparative Tuition Fee Chart  2020-21of  popular medical colleges and universities abroad. Just for reference I am listing Tuition fee of one of the  Philippines University – Lyceum North Western University, which is around Indian Rupees 13 Lakhs for entire course only. And  another one is from Georgia, The University of Georgia, its  Tuition Fee is around :-21 Lakhs Indian Rupees for entire course.

Fee Structure : MBBS from Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU)

University Course Duration
(BS + MD)
BS Tuition Fee MD Tuition Fee per year Total BS-MD Fee
Lyceum Northwestern University 5.8 yrs 4835 USD 3480 USD 18,755 USD


Fee Structure : MBBS from The University of Georgia, Georgia

University Course Duration Total Fee
The University of Georgia 5 to 6 Years 30,000 USD

Download Updated Fee Structure 2020-21 of various Medical College to Study Medicine Abroad


Course Duration:

In general, the duration of MBBS program in Medical Universities abroad,  is mainly of  6 years after 10+2.  However, there are some Universities which also offers 5 yrs MBBS. These medical universities are from Caribbean  Countries for e.g. like AAIMS (Jamaica), in some medical universities of  Kazakhstan e.g. Astana Medical University, SEGi University (Malaysia) and many more.  There is also 4 Years MBBS Course but after Graduation.  This 4 years medical education is based on US education pattern. Philippines follows US based medical education System.

Education Quality:

Many a times, the method  of  higher education system in foreign Universities, is got to be different from your own country. There are many  new things one may learn from abroad, be it different technique, research, projects, more practical oriented and interactive. Education quality depends college to college. Like in china there are very cheap medical colleges with poor quality of education. If you want to study abroad, study always in good college. Otherwise don’t study MBBS  abroad as you need to clear FMGE Exam. in India.

For your Reference Education quality in Our Lady of Fatima University – Philippines , Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – Georgia , The University of Georgia – Georgia etc is out standing. Just Compare with them.


Foreign Universities have an added advantage either in terms of education quality, or University Infrastructure. Their world-class Infrastructure, Modern Buildings, Collection of research , reference and subject books in the library and fully equipped Labs with latest medical instruments for treatment.

Hospital & Medical Center:


MBBS from abroad -LSMU University hospitalLSMU Hospital- MBBS from Abroad

Studying MBBS from Abroad in a University having its own Hospital and Medical Center gives you a benefit of gaining clinical experience and practical knowledge. Students get a chance of completing their clerkship in the University hospitals. And pursue their further study in research department from same University Medical Centre. So look for University which is having own Hospital.


Some Medical Universities  offer  hostels with fully furnished rooms, Wi-Fi, Room Heater, attached bathrooms etc. But you can have room/private hostel near by University. It is safe living outside the university campus.

Indian Food Facility:

MBBS Abroad - OLFU Philippines

Students of Our Lady of Fatima University enjoying Indian Food in the Mess

Indian students studying abroad basically suffer with the  non-availability of Indian food. There are many countries one can choose to study MBBS Abroad but the main problem which comes with Indian students is non-availability of  Indian food. Keeping this in mind Medical Universities like OLFU, Lyceum, AAIMS, UG started offering Indian food in their mess separately.

Students Safety:

Safety plays an important role while choosing your foreign study destination. Studying & living in a country with less crime rate will not only make you happy but also gives a peace of mind to your parents too. Generally Foreign countries are safe for both boys and girls.


While choosing a foreign University to study MBBS, you should  not only check whether it’s been  recognized by MCI but also that it should be affiliated to WHO , other  advance  Foreign Universities, Medical Center & Hospitals, Research Establishments.

Universities Ranking:

The ranking of the University can give you a fair  idea of the standard of education they are offering. And where  do they stand among the other Universities within their own country and  worldwide. You can check the ranking of a University through QS World University Rankings or UniRank.


Transportation facility of any country makes your life smoother. The easier and convenient public transport facilities not only help you in reaching at your study destination but also help you in exploring the country during your vacations. Also the Air connectivity of that Country with India. And frequency of Flights from India to that Country.

Admission Eligibility Criteria :

The eligibility criteria to get an  admission in MBBS program for Indian students is 10+2 with an aggregate of 50% in PCB and NEET qualified.

There are also some Universities who conduct its Entrance Examination as a necessary requirement for  an admission to MBBS program,  like Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Study MBBS in Europe).

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