MBBS from Abroad





Every parent has dream that their children to have a highly qualified professional carrier. This includes Engineering and Medical fields. Here, we will focus on Medical field and specially MBBS from abroad. This blog will be helpful to those who want to pursue MBBS. The Covid-19 pandemic also has highlighted that India has shortage of Healthcare services, however there is a huge number of NEET qualified students aspiring to become Doctor.

About NEET:

For pursuing MBBS from India or Abroad, candidate must qualify NEET UG or simply called NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). For NEET,  pre requirements are that the student must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their compulsory subjects. The percentage may vary, but in general for  general candidates, minimum 50% in intermediate and English as a core subject from a recognized board is must.  

NEET exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for the admission to MBBS, BDS and equivalent AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses. To qualify NEET, 50 percentile (which is declared by NTA) is must. Every year, several lakh of students register and appear for NEET and  number is increasing every year. For example in 2020, close to 15.87 lakh students registered, 13.66 lakh appeared and over 7.7 lakh qualified NEET.  Our further analysis is also based on NEET 2020.

There are approximately 80,000 MBBS seats in India over 500+ medical colleges (nearly 50% in Government and 50% in Private medical colleges). The fee structure of Government medical college is nominal and very few students with very high NEET score, get admission.  The fee structure of private colleges is very high and not affordable by most of the parents.



Out of NEET qualified students, approximately 5% get admission to Indian government medical colleges. Now, out of balance 95%, only 5% can get admission to private colleges with very high fee structure. That means, a majority of qualified students are not able to get admission, may be because of unaffordable high fee structure and limited number of medical seats.

 There is a big opportunity to these dishearten students to study abroad. There are many advantages of studying abroad instead of investing huge money in India.

Studying Abroad, Some facts:-

  1. NEXT:  NMC (National Medical Commission) is formed after dissolving MCI (Medical Council of India)  by an act of Parliament, 2019 which came into force on 25.9.2020. NMC has introduced NEXT (National Exit Test) as a screening test of all MBBS graduates of both, either from India or from Abroad. NEXT will also serve the purpose of admission to post graduate medical courses like MD/MS. This will suppress the requirement of qualifying NEET PG and FMGE. NEXT is expected to be implemented from 2022, i.e. from the MBBS admission batch of 2017 onwards.
  2. Out of NEET 2020 qualified candidates in India, approximately 40,000 in Government and 40,000 in private medical colleges (with very high fee) get admission. The remaining nearly 6.9 lakh either drop the dream of becoming doctor or again appear in NEET next year.
  3. Here comes the opportunity for these qualified students to get admission in highly globally ranked medical colleges equivalent to AIIMS with reasonably low fee and with better infrastructure.
  4. A NEET qualified student can easily get admission in MBBS in Abroad universities, provided a expert counseling guidance is available. If you are in a similar situation, you can take an expert advise from established Career Counselors like TAB India (The Admission Bureau) for the appropriate decision of choosing the college or university abroad and complete admission procedure. There are many universities which provide state-of-the-Art infrastructure, English or bilingual method of studies with English medium as one of the language, updated technology. It is advisable not to get trapped in the hands of admission agents.


MBBS from ABROAD, Advantages:-

  1. World class Universities: There are several globally high ranking,  MCI (now NMC) approved and enlisted in WDOMS,  Medical Universities. There is huge number of Indian aspiring doctors heading to Abroad for pursuing MBBS and the number is increasing year by year. Now more than 10,000 students go abroad for MBBS. After MBBS, you can practice in India after clearing NEXT (for abroad MBBS students, earlier FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination)) which is mandatory for all qualified MBBS doctors either from Indian or from Abroad medical Universities.
  2.  Affordable Fee Structure: The fee structure of many of Abroad Medical Universities are much lower then fee structure in private colleges in India. One can easily complete MBBS from Abroad in a budget of total 25 Lakh as compared to 60+ Lakh in Indian Private Medical Colleges.
  3. State-Of-The-Art Infrastructure:   The Abroad medical Universities have much better infrastructure and updated technology. The duration of MBBS study is five to six years varying from University to University.
  4. English as medium of Study: Many of Abroad medical Universities have medium of study as English or bilingual mode. Indian students have a comfortable feeling in class room, understanding  lectures and communicating with students of English medium from other countries. 
  5. Global Exposure: Studying MBBS abroad opens door of Global exposure for Indian Students considering high patient flow, latest equipments and experience with students from various countries on  Globe. This is the reason of preferring Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Philippines and  Ukraine etc. for pursuing MBBS. The passing percentage of clearing exam is also quite high in these medical Universities.
  6. Huge number of MBBS seats: Considering several approachable Countries and their many medical Universities, there is huge number of MBBS seat available for  NEET qualified Indian students. Here lies a high global opportunity for Indian students. A timely, systematic and selective approach may lead to admission in these High profile Universities. The degrees from these Universities are Globally Recognized.


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