Is it Worth Studying MBBS in Russia for Indian Students?

by Dr. Priya Kumar MD Physician

Russia is the largest country in the world. It nearly twice the territory of Canada. It shares borders with Norway and Finland in the northwest, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus in the west, China, Magnolia, and the Korean people’s democratic republic in the southeast. Russia is also known as the Russian Federation, it is located in the northern part of the Asia continent.

Russia has become a major hub of medical education in the world. With the latest technology and facilities available in medical universities Russian institute is popular among students around the world who are interested in studying medicine abroad. The quality and system of medical education in Russia gained a much high reputation among foreign students. Russian medical universities made themselves exceptional by their unique teaching style which is rarely found in any other country.

Also, the cost of medical studies in Russia is much lower than in other countries like Europe, UK, the USA, and so on. The Russian government makes efforts in smoothing medical education by advancing the world-level infrastructure and technology. Russia serves a high-quality standard of living and high quality of education as well and that too at a low cost. The books and reading material issued in Russia majorly come in the English language so that it becomes easy to comprehend for international students. 

Medical study in Russia is very easy for a moderate student and any student from all over the globe can take admission in MBBS without any entrance exam like IELTS and TOEFL. MBBS fee in Russia is very low due to the Russian government provide subsidies for education. An average MBBS fee in Russia is between 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum. All the Russian medical universities are recognized by MCI and WHO so that a student can practice anywhere in the world including India. The student gets the fully furnished hostel facility for their stay within the university campus with fresh and healthy food. Students also get a scholarship for their studies if they fulfill the criteria and become eligible for the scholarship. MBBS students get medical insurance for all the courses and they get full medical treatment when they need it. Medical courses are taught in English and Russian so that students get a chance to learn Russian which helps them to communicate with Russian patients in the hospital during medical practice.

The process of getting MBBS admission in Russia is quite simple. Russian universities do not require any medical entrance examinations like IELTS or TOEFL, etc., for taking admission to the MBBS course. Admissions are completely based on marks obtained in the XIIth (Intermediate) candidate must also fulfill the admission guidelines of Russian medical university and NEET-UG eligibility criteria set by the Medical Council of India.

The Russian MBBS programs are approved and well-recognized by MCI, and the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) govt. of India. Admission criteria for MBBS in Russian Universities are as follows:

*            The student must have completed his XIIth from a recognized board


            For General, category students must have passed XIIth with 50% of total PCB marks and for   SC/ST/OBC category students must have an aggregate of 40% or above in PCB.


            The student must be 17 years or above age as of 31st December of the year in which the student  seeking admission.


Advantages of Study MBBS in Russia are as follows:

 T           There is No Donation or Capitation Fee.

             The cost of living and study is affordable.

No entrance tests are required for taking admission


Russian university provides MCI Coaching for MCI screening tests.

There are well-furnished hostel facilities in University Campus.

Class Strength is low so that each student gets individual attention.

You get International Exposure.

Best infrastructure in Universities.

The student will get Worldwide Recognition of the MBBS Degree.

Indian food is available for Indian students by Indian professional cooks.

Disadvantages of Study MBBS in Russia are as follows:

*             Food and accommodation outside the university campus are costly.

Staying outside the campus may be unsafe due to a lack of knowledge.

Language may be a barrier while communicating with locals.

Environment change may affect students, to adopt a completely new environment is challenging for foreign students.

Indian students who are graduated from medical colleges outside India will have to take screening tests conducted by the MCI. Only students who pass this screening test will be allowed to practice medicine in India.

MCI recognized Universities in Russia

*              Mordovia National Research University

Volgograd State University

Kursk State University

Kabardin Balkarian State University

Altai State Medical University

Kuban State University

Ulyanovask State University

Far Eastern Federal University

Cremia Federal University

Pirogov National Research University

Orenburg State Medical University

St. Petersburg State Medical University

Pskov State University

Bashkir State University

I.m Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Northern State Medical  University

Peoples Friendship University ( RUDN)

Belgorod State University

Medical Institute of MEPhi

Kazan State University

Kazan Federal University

North Ossetian State Medical Academy

North-Eastern Federal University

Omsk state university

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About Dr. Priya Kumar Freshman   MD Physician

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