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Who is eligible to study MBBS in medical colleges of Abroad?

Any Indian citizen who has attained the age of 17 years and has passed 10+2 Level from any recognized Council/Board of India or abroad. She/he must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as elective subjects and obtained minimum 50% in aggregate of PCB combined. Also must have studies and passed English as a compulsory subject.

How do I get eligibility from Medical Council of India?

If one satisfies the above requirement then he/she can apply in prescribed format to MCI. MCI on due appraisal at their end shall issue necessary certificate according the rules of MCI. We shall assist in this.

Does everybody get MCI eligibility?

Yes, subject to the prerequisites submitted by the candidate to MCI.

Can I practice in India on my return?

Yes, you can practice in India. In order to practice as a medical practitioner you have to register yourself with the State or Indian Medical Council. For this you have to appear for a screening test. On clearing the screening test you are eligible for registration as a doctor and allowed to practice on par with all other doctors.

Can I get a job in a Government Hospital or allied medical institutions in India?

Yes, after clearing the screening test & getting your registration with the State or Central Council you are eligible for any government appointment.

What happens if I fail to clear the screening test of MCI?

Normally a student who passes MBBS from a WHO recognized college is expected to clear the test. One can also take coaching towards preparation for the same.

What is MCI Screening Test?

The Medical Council of India stipulates that all students studying MBBS programme from Medical Colleges outside India and wanting to practice in India after completion of their programme, need to appear for a "Screening Test". For another query regarding MCI Screening Test Go to Service Link and See

What about my food?

The vegetables available there are very similar to what we get here. All the popular vegetables like Potato, Brinjal, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Beans, Carrots, and Cucumber etc are available. Similarly Egg, Fish, Chicken, Mutton are also abundant. Indian style Rotis are available in special restaurants but Loaf Bread, Cookies, Pastries, Ice Cream, Canned Juices are available in plenty in all the college canteens & dining halls.

How many times can I come home in a year?

There are two vacations. Winter and summer. The winter vacation is around the last week of December and is normally for 10-15 days. I suggest you enjoy there in that country during this period. The summer vacation is normally for 5-8 weeks and around July/August/September depends upon the University and you can easily visit your home during this period. That is also the end of term. However the travel by air takes totally about 8-10 hrs from anywhere in India with some intermittent time for flight changeover.

Are there many Indian students studying there?

Yes there are many students studying there. Apart from Indian students there are lots of students from other countries also.

Can I get a bank loan & to what extent?

As per RBI regulation an Indian student pursuing education abroad can obtain Bank Loan unto 15 Lacks INR. Since the cost of the entire program is well within this amount the entire program can be funded from Bank Loan

Can I get Bank Loan from RMC

We can certainly advise & guide but a Branch of any bank near to your place of residence will have to be approached.

What is the course duration in USA - Central America-Belize -St. Lucia – Ukraine – Romania – Bulgaria – Russia – China – Germany?

In all European Countries, Russia and China the Duration is 6 years including practical Training. In USA - Central America-Belize -St. Lucia the duration of the course is Premed for 2 years, 2 years for non clinics, 2 years clinical rotations and 3 years Residency in USA, if you want to practice in USA.

How is the weather & climate in Abroad?

The climate is little bit cold when compare to India.

How are living conditions? Is it Safe? Local Guardian?

All countries where students go are safe. There is good law, order and security in place. That is why International Students go there. There is a large contingent of students from India and many other countries. Students have a comfortable and pleasant stay. There are senior students who will assist in time of need. A representative for students from India is there, who you can go to if needed.

Is the MBBS in Abroad recognized by MCI?

Some Universities of Europe, Russia and USA are recognized by MCI but the students have to clear his screening test in India to practice in India. Visit: www.mciindia.org

What is the medium of Instruction in Abroad?

The medium of Instruction is in ENGLISH. However local Language class is included for the First 2 years. This is to make the students stay comfortable by enabling him to communicate with the locals and more with patients.

Where can I do my Internship?

You can do it at the college in that country itself. They will also allow you to do it in your homeland. The Hospital must be recognized by the Government and on due certification the college shall confer the final MBBS degree. And the permission of MCI.

Who does the student contact in Abroad if he / she have any queries or problems at the University / hostel?

Students can contact the relevant authorities at the University / hostel to solve their problem. Also you can contact RMC EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTRE regarding your problem in case you need.

What shall be the total expenditure including Hostel & Food?

It depends on the University and Country, Please refer to the Fee Structure of the particular institution.

What is the accommodation given by the University?

Students live in a University hostel. There are rooms with either two or three beds, a common bathroom or common kitchen. Each room comes with beds, tables and cupboards. Hostels are within the University campus or a 5-10 minute ride. There are internet facilities in shops near the hostel; food stores, restaurants and other facilities are nearby.

Admission does not guarantee a hostel room. Ensure you reach in the beginning of the academic year and get a seat in the Hostel; which is allotted on first come & dash; first serve basis. Students have the option of renting rent a flat in the city. 2 to 6 persons can share a flat.

What will be the procedure for admission?

Firstly you need to obtain eligibility from MCI. Then you may apply for admission. After the Registration & application process is duly completed your visa application will be processed by the college. On receipt of Visa your travel plans will be finalized and a confirmed admission order will be issued to you.


Can I do MD/MS meaning Post Graduation there?

Yes on successful completion of MBBS you may pursue PG courses there.

How do I get a Visa? Will you be arranging it for me?

Yes we will assist for the visa application and process.

Is medical treatment available in the Universities?

Yes. The medical treatment in Abroad is free of cost and the university covers the medical insurance for the students.

What will be the mode of payment and in what currency?

All payments will be calculated in US Dollars. However you may pay in INR if you pay in India. At Abroad your food and other miscellaneous expenditure has to be paid in their local currency.

What is the mode of travel & cost?

It depends on the airlines which you opt to travel and approximately 30000-45000 rupees return ticket

Is there any donation or capitation fee?

No. There are no donation or capitation fees.

Can I do internship/training in India?


Is MBBS in Abroad expensive?



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Does the student have to give any entrance examination prior to joining MBBS in Universities of Russia?

Unlike the other countries, there are no pre-qualifying examinations like TOEFL, IELTS, etc. for admission to the MBBS course in Russia. The admissions are based on the 12th standard marks for the Graduate courses and as per the equivalency of the Indian graduate degree with the Russian degrees for the postgraduate courses. All admissions are strictly on a first come first serve basis.

What is the Eligibility Criteria to get admission for pursuing MBBS in Russia?

As per the Medical Council of India the minimum qualification for Indian Students to study in these countries is 50% in physics, chemistry, and biology in the 12th standard. In the case of SC/ST, it is 40%. The minimum age should be 17 years.

Indian students intending to obtain a primary medical qualification from any medical institution outside India, on or after 1st May 2018, shall have to mandatorily qualify NEET "National Eligibility -cum Entrance Test for Admission to MBBS Course.

How can I apply for MBBS in Russia from India?

For Admissions to pursue MBBS from Russia, Indian candidates can reach out to Rus Education. Rus Education is a leading overseas Education provider. We strive for a long-lasting relationship with our clients. Therefore, we provide complete guidance and counseling from the time of Registration to one of the top Medical colleges in Russia until the time of graduation.

What is the fee structure for MBBS in Russia?

The fee structure for MBBS in Russia depends on each University. Some university offers a complete 6-year MBBS course for 15-20 Lacs, some offer 30-40 Lacs.

For detailed information about the Fee structure and other assistance, please contact Rus Education.

What is Rus Education all about? Do they help students get MBBS admission in Russian medical universities?

We have a total of 14 offices in India, 4 of them are in the Russian Centre for Science & Culture, which means the student gets the overall services from Invitation Letter to Visa & tickets.

Over the past 25 years, we have sent more than 10,000 students to different countries (mainly Russia), as we work with the Russian Embassy, we have exclusive rights for admissions in some of the leading medical universities in Russia which includes Tver State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, etc.

If you are looking for admission in Russian Universities, you can call on our toll-free no 18008333338 or visit our website at www.shrimedoc.com

What is the admission procedure for Medical universities in Russia?

One of the major reasons due to which the majority of Indian students are heading to Russia to study MBBS is the easy admission procedure. Students who want to study MBBS in Russia do not need to qualify for any entrance exam or any language proficiency test such as IELTS.


How do I apply for a student visa?

To apply for the Student Visa, first, you have to decide the course that you want to study and in which Institute. Secondly, after submitting your application to the institute, you will receive the offer letter or an invitation from them. Once you receive the offer letter, you will have to get your electronic Confirmation of enrollment. Finally, you can apply for a student visa.

The easiest way for visa application is to contact Rus Education. At Rus Education, we guide the candidates who want to study MBBS in Russia. At the same time, we take care of the Visa application process.

For further details, you can reach out to Rus Education website www.shrimedoc.com


Does the student need to appear for a visa interview for Russia?

The student does not have to appear for the visa interview. However, it depends on the consultant.

Rus Education is exclusively authorized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture (Cultural Department of the Embassy of Russian Federation in India). Students who enrolled in any of the medical Universities in Russia through Rus Education does not have to go through the visa interview unless the authority has any doubt about the student.

What documents are needed for the Russian Student Visa?

Below are the documents required for student visa application:

  1. Original passport and a photocopy of the same (front and back page)
  2. Invitation letter (should have the university's official letterhead).
  3. Visa application form.
  4. Passport size photographs (3.5x4.5)
  5. HIV test certificate

Can I study and work at the same time in Russia?

International students can study and work at the same time at the University campus during their free time. In some cases, the student must attain a permit from the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Interior Ministry of Russia to work only in the city where the university is located.

However, it is not advisable for the students who are pursuing MBBS to study and work at the same time in Russia as the students do not have enough free time due to intensive study at the Russian Universities.

How do I get a Russian student visa?

The Russian student visa process has different stages.

1. Invitation Letter:

After securing the admission to any educational institute in Russia, the students must acquire an invitation letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its regional office. Or, an invitation letter must be issued by the University where the student has enrolled. The Invitation letter should be on the official letterhead of the University which includes the signature of the head of the University.

2. Visa Application and Registration:

Firstly, the students must register and fill the visa application form online. After it is submitted, take a printout and remember to put the signature before submitting the form at the Russian embassy or consulate. Make sure that all the required documents are attached to the application form and submit along with the required application fee.

Note: The visa application can be done through the Russian embassy or consulate or the Russian Visa Center.

Once the form is accepted by the Russian embassy, the visa processing will take around 4 to 7 days. The Embassy will provide a notification through email or message when the visa is completed and can be collected.

How long is the student visa valid?

A student visa is valid only till the course is completed. The students are allowed to stay in the country for a short period after the completion of their studies.

How does a student visa work?

The Russian student visa has a validity period of 90 days. However, this can be extended to a year once the student reaches Russia. If the course is for more than a year, the student can renew their visa for the duration of the study.

How much does it cost to get a visa for Russia?

The Russian visa has different costs as below:

2 – 3 working days21301830
1 working day42601830
2 - 3 working days34081830
1 working day68161830
4 -10 working days6390 INR1830 INR
3 working days12780 INR1830 INR

However, a student visa is issued as a single-entry visa. It is granted for a period of 3 months. Students can later extend the visa depending on the duration of their course.


What language is used for teaching in the Russian Institutes?

The medium of instruction in Medical colleges in Russia is English with the help of the Russian Language. Clinical subjects (Hospital training in most Medical Universities of Russia are taught in the Russian Language because students have to interact with the patients directly.) Every Medical University of Russia has a Russian Language Department where specific terminology is taught in Russian in context to MBBS.

When the academic year does start in Universities of Russia?

The academic year in Russia begins in September in all the Russian Medical Universities. All Russian medical universities have two academic sessions. The first semester starts from September to January and the second academic semester starts from February to June.

  • First-semester examinations are conducted in January
  • Second-semester examinations are conducted in June.

What is the duration of MBBS in Russia?

The duration of MBBS in Russia is of 5.8 years (approx. 6 years). All the top government medical universities of Russia offer MBBS in complete English medium and that too at an affordable cost. The degree awarded to the medical graduates after the completion of 6 years of the medical program is recognized globally, therefore graduates after pursuing MBBS in Russia can practice their medical career in any country of the world.

Is Medical Treatment available at the University?

Every university has dedicated student’s clinics on university premises. Students can get medical treatment from those clinics. Apart from that, Rus Education provides Medical Insurance to all its students which is compulsory while traveling abroad. This medical Insurance helps them to get medical treatment from the government hospital in their city.

It is known that Russia is a very cold country, what are the arrangements made by the university?

All the establishments like university buildings, hostels, classrooms and hospitals are centrally heated. This heating system is regulated by the local municipal departments. Students have access to centrally heated hostels, and 24hours running hot and cold water.

What do you mean by signing a contract with the university?

As per the regulations of Universities, all International students sign a contract at the time of admission. This contract specifies educational responsibility on the part of the university and responsibilities of the students. This contract is general and a statutory requirement in these countries.

Which is the cheapest and best medical college/institution in Russia for an MBBS?

Russia has many Medical Universities that offer a high standard of education within the affordable fees.

Few of the Top Medical Universities of Russia are listed below:

  • Tver State Medical University
  • M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University
  • Orenburg State Medical University
  • Bashkir State Medical University
  • Kuban State Medical University

NEET And FMGE/ MCI Screening Test How do I start to prepare for FMGE?

How do I start to prepare for FMGE?

There are various ways you can prepare for the MCI Screening Test/FMGE. Below are the few steps which you can follow:

  • Know the FMGE syllabus.
  • Schedule your study hour accordingly so that you will have enough time to study all the required papers and do your revisions daily.
  • Pay equal attention to all the subjects. Avoid short cuts study methods to withdraw any risk.
  • Develop a habit to Take Notes on any subject as it facilitates faster and better retention.
  • Knowing your weak area is very important. Devote your time to studying them without leaving a Topic. Also, make sure that you work on both your strengths as well as weak areas.
  • Ensure that every topic is revised regularly to retain the information during the exam time.
  • Attempting mock tests helps in improving your regular performance.
  • Make sure that you attempt as many multiple-choice questions as possible.
  • Do not confuse yourself with a large number of study materials. It is advised that you stick to the good study materials.

How many times I can appear for an MCI Screening Test?

Students get unlimited chances to appear for MCI Screening Test. MCI conducts screening tests twice a year i.e. June and December. Our students clear MCI Examination easily as Rus Education provides coaching for the same.

Is MCI necessary for Indian doctors who study in Russia?

Yes, MCI screening test is necessary for all Indian students pursuing MBBS in Russia.

The MCI Screening Test was introduced as a qualification examination for all Indian students who graduate from other countries (like Russia, Ukraine, Philippines, Bangladesh, etc.) to practice Medicine in India. All the Indian students must register for the Permanent or Provisional certificate to be able to practice medicine in India.

Is the NEET essential for doing an MBBS in Russia?

NEET is a mandatory exam for MBBS degree. The first step for securing a seat for MBBS is to sit for NEET and qualify it. Based on your qualification and NEET score, you can then choose where you wish to pursue MBBS from.

MBBS from Russia is, of course, a great option if you’re considering it -

  • Affordable fees
  • English and Russian medium of learning
  • Indian food available at the mess for Indian students
  • Scholarship opportunities (at Rus Education)
  • Complete assistance for admission process and visa
  • But yes, do keep in mind, that qualifying NEET is mandatory.

Why is it necessary to clear the NEET exam to study for an MBBS?

You will have to apply for the Eligibility Certificate through the MCI website. Candidates are requested to provide all the required documents for the application to process smoothly and they should maintain the same email ID till the Certificate is issued. Once the Certificate is issued, the candidate can proceed with the application process for MBBS in Russia and Abroad.

How do I get an MCI eligibility certificate?

You will have to apply for the Eligibility Certificate through the MCI website. Candidates are requested to provide all the required documents for the application to process smoothly and they should maintain the same email ID till the Certificate is issued. Once the Certificate is issued, the candidate can proceed with the application process for MBBS in Russia and Abroad.

Why is it necessary to clear the NEET exam to study for an MBBS?

NEET is a gateway to pursue MBBS in India and Abroad. Once the candidate qualifies the NEET exam, they can easily get admission to any of the Government or Private Medical colleges in India. NEET qualification also enables the candidates to get direct admissions to some of the Top Medical Universities abroad which is approved by the MCI.

Is NEET necessary to become a doctor?

Yes, NEET is the only medical entrance examination in India for students who aspire to become a Doctor. Through NEET, the students can apply for any Medical program in India and Abroad. With the limited seats available in India, qualifying NEET can be a chance for the students to get into the government medical colleges in India.

If students want to settle outside India then also NEET is mandatory?

Yes! Either you want to study MBBS abroad or want to settle outside in India to practice your medical career, NEET is mandatory as issued by the Medical Council of India- Board of Governors.


Can I practice in my country or can I get a job in a government Hospital on my return?

Rus Education provides admission in Top Government Medical Universities of Russia that are recognized by MCI and WHO so the student is eligible to get a job in any government or private hospital after completing their degree from Russia (as per MCI Norms)

Can I get an education loan?

Rus Education provides the necessary documents required for Education Loan from private and nationalized banks. We also provide you with the reference of the students who have got the loan approved for the detailed information on the process involved in the sanctioning of the same.

What is the duration of the MBBS course from these countries?

Duration of MBBS in Russia in English Medium is 6years. Students can also opt for MBBS in Russian Medium. Duration of which is 7 years which includes 1 year as Russian Language Training (Preparatory Faculty).

Can a student come back to India on holiday? What is the holiday period?

Students get a vacation in July & August. In summer vacations, they have to complete hospital training which is part of the academic curriculum. Some universities allow students to complete hospital training in their native countries. So, students can come back home at the starting of the holidays. In other universities, students complete hospital training in University hospitals. So, they can only come back to the native country in completing the training.

Apart from vacations, students can come back home in case of emergency conditions with prior permission from university officials.

Can a student earn while learning?

No, a student cannot do a job while studying since he/she is having a student visa which is not permittable for working abroad.

Who does the student contact there if he/she has any queries, problems at the university or hostel?

Almost in all universities of Russia, Rus Education has its representatives. Students can directly contact our representatives 24 x 7. Our representative lives in the hostels with the students. Students can also contact the International Students Department (Dean Office for foreign students) in respective universities.

What will be the average monthly Expenses?

As per our experts at Rus Education, students should need approximately 50$ per month apart from Mess. This figure is approximate and would differ on individual lifestyles.

How Can Parents Send Money to their Children? Can students open a bank account there?

Students can take an International debit card, forex card or hard cash (USD) with them. Rus Education representatives present in respective universities help students in opening a bank account in Local Bank.

After completing the course can I do my internship from India?

Yes, on completing the course, students need to appear for an MCI screening examination. Once clearing the examination, the students can do their internship in India.

Is there any scholarship for Indians for MBBS in Russia?

To attract more International Students, Russian Govt is offering a lot of different scholarship programs, but the good news for you is that, there is no entrance examination required to get admission in Russia. As far as the costing is concerned, it is comparatively cheaper than India & the curriculum which is taught in Russian Universities is approved by WHO, MCI & other European Commissions.

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