Medical Education in Russia: Top Choice for Indian Students

by Ameet Lokhande MBBS Abroad Counselor

There are more than 190 countries in the world, but Russia is unique and one of the superpower of them as all countries is different in their own way. It is the biggest area occupying country in the world.

With all this, Russia is also known for its world class medical education system as in the top 100 medical universities in the world more than 30 are from Russia only. Russia has been attracting students from across the globe and has become most popular destination for international students for MBBS abroad.

Apart from better academics and quality of life, there are certain other factors that make it attractive to study MBBS in Russia for international students.


1.     Top Quality Medical Universities

As mentioned previously, Russia has a world class education system. And it reflects in ranking of its universities. Also most of the Russian universities are NMC and WHO recognized and also recognized by UNESCO. Hence MBBS degree obtained from top Russian universities are recognized globally.

2.     Education Quality Assurance

Russia makes sure that quality of education being provided in its universities is up to the mark. . Russian universities consistently feature among top 100 of world medical university rankings. This is a testament to quality of education being provided in Russian universities for MBBS.

3.     Support Facilities for International students to study MBBS

Russian government and Russian universities put a lot of effort in making sure that arriving international student is comfortable in Russia. They help them settle down, adjust with new culture and lifestyle, and make sure they are well taken care of.  Also in most university campuses and cities continental food including Indian food is available

4.     Low cost tuition fees and living cost in Russia for medical education

Studying in Russia is not expensive at all. As for admission in Russian universities require no donation or capitation fees hence total cost for MBBS in Russia is less as compared to private medical colleges in India. Living cost in Russia is also less as compared to other countries like UK, USA, and Australia etc. Some of the best universities at affordable tuition fees are Crimea Federal Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Bashkir State Medical University, and People’s Friendship University etc. So, one can check for MBBS degree in Russia at affordable cost.

5.     Work Opportunity

After completing medical education in Russia, students can practice in India or study PG after passing MCI screening test which will be NEXT exam very soon. NEXT exam will be compulsory for students who have completed MBBS in India also. They can also go for PG in UK/USA/Germany by passing their respective eligibility criteria. Students can also study PG in Russia itself.


Eligibility criteria for admission in Russia for MBBS

·        Students must have passed 12th exam with 50% marks from recognized  board of India and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as mandatory subjects

·         Qualifying marks in entrance exam NEET which is 137 for general category and 108 for reserved category in year the 2021

·        Students must be of 17+ age on 31st December in admission year

·        To practice in India after completing MBBS degree in Russia qualifying NEET exam is compulsory otherwise degree will not be valid in India


More than 70 Russian universities offer medical education, but only some of them are authorized to teach MBBS in English to international students. The majority of Russian medical universities are prepared to welcome all international students and educate them in English while teaching them Russian simultaneously. This is because, to receive a medical degree in Russia, you must work in their hospitals, thus language should not be a barrier. As per NMC’s new guidelines it is compulsory that the instruction medium is English for full course duration with these students should complete 1 year internship in their respective institutes. And above conditions are fulfilled while studying MBBS in Russia


To get more information about courses offered and universities for MBBS in Russia, contact India’s one of the best MBBS Overseas consultants. Email your query at or call at +918530490888

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About Ameet Lokhande Advanced   MBBS Abroad Counselor

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