In India, the medical profession is one of the most respected. Considering how the pandemic has shaped our perception of the hard work and prestige of doctors, it is clear that there is fierce competition for MBBS with each passing year. Although there are some recognized government universities in India that provide a top-notch education for aspiring doctors, a crossfire score must be earned to earn a place in the government college.
Hence, for those who are left behind on the bandwagon to pursue MBBS pursuing MBBS from abroad is a great and comparatively cheaper option.
Qualifications for MBBS Abroad
The following is a list of eligibility criteria that applicants wishing to study MBBS abroad must meet:
- Complete 10th and 12th grades from a recognized board.
- Candidates must take compulsory subjects such as biology, physics, and chemistry in high school.
- In countries like the United States, MBBS is considered a graduate degree. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain a bachelor of science from any recognized university.
- MCAT / NEET / Entrance test scores for specific countries / regions.
- Country-specific language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.
MBBS Abroad – Study Fees
The table below lists MBBS Abroad Fees for the top 5 international countries. The cost also includes accommodation, food, and other miscellaneous expenses.
|Country||Average Cost (INR)|
MBBS: Top Medical Colleges
Individuals study this degree abroad for many reasons. Great career opportunities are one of them. The table below shows the best medical schools in the world providing MBBS according to the top 2021 QS university rankings.
|QS Rankings, 2021||Name of Institution||Location||Average Fees (INR)|
|1||Harvard University||United States||16-20 Lac|
|2||University of Oxford||United Kingdom||30-40 Lac|
|3||Stanford University||United States||56-60 Lac|
|4||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom||25-30Lac|
|5||Johns Hopkins University||United States||37-45 Lac|
|6||Karolinska Institute||Sweden||15-19 Lac|
|7||University of California, LA||United States||37-40 Lac|
|8||Yale University||United States||53-55 Lac|
|9||UCL, London||United Kingdom||36-40 Lac|
|10||Imperial College, London||United Kingdom||44 Lac|
Exams required to study MBBS abroad
In March 2019, An order passed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) stipulates that all Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad must take the National Entrance Examination (NEET). Candidates should note that the upper limit of NEET is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates. NEET scores are valid for three years.
Candidates who wish to conduct medical research abroad may also need to take an English proficiency test to prove their knowledge of English. According to the university’s English language requirements, candidates can choose TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or OET.