Now here I am listing 16 descriptive Points to Remember to Study MBBS from Abroad. Hope this will help you in deciding the Country and medical university you want to study MBBS abroad.
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.
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 in Abroad is quite affordable except Tuition Fee in Europe Union countries. Kindly Visit the comparative Tuition Fee Chart of 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 Only. :-
Fee Structure : MBBS from Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU)
(BS + MD)
|BS Tuition Fee
||MD Tuition Fee per year
||Total BS-MD Fee
|Lyceum Northwestern University
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.
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 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 Centre:
LSMU Hospital- MBBS from Abroad
Studying MBBS from Abroad in a University having its own Hospital and Medical Centre 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 based abroad 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:
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 started offering Indian food in their mess separately.
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. But 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.
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.
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).