Study MBBS in Russia 2021

MBBS in Russia

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; MBBS ranks on the top among them. To secure admission to MBBS in India one has to go through a lot of complicated admission procedures. Obtaining coaching for NEET, burning the midnight oil and preparing for the exam, clearing & getting through the cut-throat competition, securing the highest marks and after all these, maximum students face rejections just because they have scored only one mark less than the cut- off. How frustrating it would be! But this failure shouldn’t shatter your dream of becoming a doctor as, where there is a will there is a way! The way we are referring here is MBBS in Russia. It is one of the best options in terms of cost, quality of education, and credibility of the degree.

Why Russia?

1) Studying MBBS in Russia is quite popular among Indian students for its low-cost high-quality medical education since 1996. More than 7000 doctors have returned to India after completing their MBBS from Russia over the last 25 years. At present, more than 10,000 Indian students are pursuing their MBBS in Russia.

2) As compared to the other East European countries like Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, etc. the cost of studying MBBS in Russia is quite low and affordable for Indian students. The climate of Russia falls below 0 degrees in winters however, premium infrastructure facilities have been provided. All the colleges, accommodation facilities, cars, cabs are fully equipped with heaters which keep you warm.

3)There are around 87 medical universities out of which the top 50 medical colleges are recognized by the Medical Council of India.

4)There are more than 15 universities in Russia offering MBBS in English medium.

5) Some of the top medical universities in Russia are approved by many other international organizations like the Medical Council of Canada,  etc.

6) The best thing about pursuing MBBS in Russia is the low student-teacher ratio. This ensures personal attention towards the student with a high-quality education.

7) Russian universities and science labs are equipped with modern instruments, equipment, and devices. This advanced infrastructure help students to be technologically rejuvenated. The students of Russian universities don’t lag in any way

MBBS in Russia.

1) The duration of MBBS in Russia is 5.8 years, out of which, the student is required to complete the 1 year of internship in India after completion of the course and clearing the FMGE/ NEXT Exam. Also, the admission process is quite easy. Therefore, Indian students prefer studying MBBS in Russia over other countries.

2)  The Russian Medical universities are certified by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC); recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia; certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); registered with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and are also listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS). These recognitions provide ample job opportunities anywhere throughout the world. 

3) Indian students have to choose only from the colleges which are approved by MCI but this rule has changed since 2020; now Indian students can opt for any medical college anywhere in the world. But the students are suggested to check whether the universities & colleges are recognized by ECFMG which ensures them sufficient employment opportunities outside Russia as well.

 4) The main hurdle while studying MBBS in Russia is the language barrier that students face there. Most of the colleges have bilingual programs and use the Russian language as their mode of communication. This creates barriers in thoroughly articulating the lessons. Therefore, students are advised by the MCI beforehand, to check the mode of education of the college before applying for it.

Eligibility criteria for pursuing MBBS in Russia

1) The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year in which he wishes to apply for MBBS in Russia.

2) The student should have cleared class 12th from a regular board with 50% in the PCB group for the general category. The minimum percentage required for backward and reserved categories is 40%.

3) Along with class 12th, the student must be qualified in NEET as well. The student is required to score a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET for general and 40 percentile for reserved categories.

 4) Clearing any other language proficiency exam like TOEFL/IELTS is not mandatory for procuring an admission for MBBS in Russia.

Top 12 medical universities for Indian students to study MBBS in Russia (with fully English taught programs)

1) Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

2) The first Moscow State Medical University

3) Kazan State Medical University

4) Belgorod State National Research University

5) Crimean Federal University, Crimea

6) Russia National Research Medical University, Moscow

7) Rostov State Medical University

8) Dagestan State Medical University

9) Chechen State University

10) Kabardino- Balkarian State University

11) Pavlov State Medical University

12) Pirogov National Medical University

Cost of studying MBBS in Russia

Studying MBBS in Russia is always a better option than paying huge donations and fees to the private medical colleges in India. The cost of MBBS in Russia may vary as per the ranking, quality of education, infrastructure, and location of the university.

MBBS in Russia Fees Structure 2021

MBBS in Russia Fees Structure 2021

Russian Medical Universities

TUITION 

FEE (Per Year)

In USD

HOSTEL 

FEE (Per Year)

In USD

ONE TIME 

CHARGES

In USD 

COMPLETE 

PACKAGE

In USD

Altai State Medical University

4,000

700

1,800

30,000

Amur State Medical Academy

3,404

20,424

Bashkir State Medical University

3,900

200

1,900

26,500

Chuvash State Medical University

3,200

700

1,500

24,900

Crimea Federal University

3,000

500

2,500

23,500

Dagestan State Medical University

4,000

500

1,500

18,500

Kabardino Balkarian State University

2,500

250

1,750

18,250

Far Eastern Federal University

5,000

700

2,000

36,200

First Moscow State Medical University

10,000

1,500

1,800

70,800

Voronezh State Medical University

6,000

850

2,000

43,100

Kazan Federal University

5,600

300

1,800

37,200

Orenburg State Medical University

5,700

300

1,000

37,000

Omsk State Medical University

5,000

25,000

People’s Friendship University

9,500

1,500

1,500

67,700

Perm State Medical University

4,700

1,500

1,700

38,900

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

6,900

500

1,500

45,000

Tyumen State Medical University

3,500

200

1,500

23,700

Tver State Medical University

4,500

700

1,800

33,000

Ulyanovsk state medical university

4,000

800

1,700

30,500

The cost given above includes –

1) Tuition fees

2) Hostel accommodation cost

3) Food and living costs

4) Another miscellaneous cost like conveyance, health insurance, etc.

Documents required while applying for MBBS in Russia

  1. 10th & 12th mark sheets
  2. NEET scorecard
  3. Valid passport
  4. Legal guardian’s identity proof
  5. 2 identical photographs (50mm×50mm)

Documents required for applying for a Russian Student Visa

  1. Invitation letter issued by the Ministry of Education of Russia
  2. 10th & 12th mark sheets
  3. Birth certificate (in English)
  4. Medical & HIV certificates
  5. Student’s bank statement with a minimum balance of 4 lakhs
  6. Parents’ bank statement (min 6 months)
  7. School leaving / college leaving/ transfer certificate
  8. 2 Identical photographs (50mm×50mm)
  9. Affidavit certificate
  10. Gap certificate (for those who have passed 12th before 2020)

Important note to be kept in mind while taking admission in MBBS in Russia

Many agents in the market mislead the students and put them into the wrong bilingual colleges.  Later the language of communication and education of these colleges turns out to be Russian. Hence,  the students get trap in disastrous,  incomprehensible, and uncomfortable language. To avoid this, the students must select the agents & agencies wisely. 

Services Provided by AR Group of Education

1) Counselling – We have 10 years of experience in counseling. Hence, we provide you with all kinds of unlimited counseling support throughout your journey with us. We have a team of professionals to guide you through the entire process and ensure smooth admission.

2) College selection – We have an updated list of colleges that are perfect for Indian students to study abroad. From suggesting the best college,  we provide you with the “done for you type of services” which include-

1) Scholarship guidance – We have a completely up-to-date team to guide you to opt for the ongoing scholarship programs. We even help you in the process of availing them.

2) Seat locking – We have tie-ups with the top Medical colleges of Russia and other countries through which we ensure that you don’t miss a chance to secure admission to your dream college.

3)  Travel/ Visa assistance – We ensure smooth travels for our students. Therefore, we at AR Group of Education assist the students throughout the entire complex travel and visa obtaining procedures.

FAQs -

The average marks are 40% for reserved category students and 50% for open category students

The admission process in any Russian university has become quite easy as compared to the other countries. The students don’t have to undergo any entrance exams or exams like TOEFL & IELTS, only an average NEET score is sufficient.

Yes, all the universities of Russia are recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Yes, the Russian universities are recognized by many international bodies like the Medical Council of Canada (MCC); Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), etc.

  1. 10th & 12th mark sheets
  2. NEET scorecard
  3. Valid passport
  4. Legal guardian’s identity proof