How to choose best college to study MBBS abroad for Indian Students
Selecting a best college to study MBBS abroad is the main thing for Indian students who wish to migrate to other countries for studies. So, here are the best factors students better know before opting for an abroad college. Research on the following mentioned factors before opting for a foreign medical university.
Factors to Check before Selecting a University to Study MBBS Abroad
Make Sure the Admitting College is NMC Approved!
The college/university must be certified by the National Medical Commission (NMC). It is most important to opt a certified college for MBBS Abroad admissions. Then only the certification will be valid globally. Beware of fake universities. Properly enquire about the NMC approval before choosing the university. Students who have completed their MBBS in foreign countries and wishing to practice medicine India must qualify the Foreign Medical Qualification (FMGE) exam conducted by the NMC/MCI. To appear this examination only NMC- approved MBBS College students are eligible.
Check Total Expenses for MBBS Study
It is always important to estimate the budget before staring up. Check the MBBS Course tuition fee, accommodation fee, travelling charges, and other miscellaneous charges. Check these charges of various countries and come to a conclusion. Usually the countries like Philippines, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan charges between INR 20-23 Lakhs. And some other countries like UK, USA, and others may charge more for the MBBS course. Compare the prices of various colleges and decide the best and budget-friendly option.
The MBBS course duration may vary from country to country. China, Russia, and Ukraine offers MBBS course for a duration on 6 years and Georgia universities offer 5-year or 6-year course. While coming to Kyrgyzstan the course duration is 5 years and in Philippines the MBBS course is being offered in 5-year and 5.5 years span. So, check this before opting a country and university for MBBS.
Location of the University
While choosing an abroad university for MBBS Indian students can also check the location of the university. In recent times, Philippines, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan are gaining interest from Indian students to pursue their MBBS. Because these places and easy to travel, offering best course curriculum, and budget-friendly.
Travelling should be Easy
Check the availability of flights, and travel duration before opting for MBBS abroad university. Parents must properly inquire before opting for a medical university in foreign locations. Check the direct flights information and flight fares as well. From India, Kyrgyzstan takes just 3 hours to reach. From Delhi there is a direct flight to Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
Health and Homely Food
Indian students migrating to foreign nations for MBBS education must mainly check whether the Indian food is available or not. Most of the Indians are habituated to home food. So, check the availability of the Indian cuisine in that place where you stay.
Check the Country’s Rules and Regulations
Every country will have different set of rules for MBBS course. In China, the duration of the course in 6-years. The country allows Indian students to complete their internship in India is 6th year of the academic. In Bangladesh, students having an educational gap of more than 2 years after Intermediate will not be allowed to pursue MBBS Course. While in Philippines, initially, the Bachelor of Science (BS) course will be completed in 1 to 1.5 years and after that the NMAT (National Medical Aptitude Test Philippines) will be conducted. Students who qualifies the NMAT Philippines will only be eligible to continue the Bachelor of Surgery. So, check the rules and regulations clearly before opting a country to study.
Medium of Course
Make sure with the university/college about the medium of course. The medium of course must be ‘English’. Otherwise, Indian students may face some language related problem.
Check whether the university is offering practical knowledge during the course
Some of the foreign universities offer practical knowledge for the students. The live and clinical experience and practical knowledge to understand the real problems is the best way of learning. This is going to help the students when they start their own practice.
Safety and Security
Always it is important to check the safety and security while moving to a foreign nation for studies. Make sure that the complete safety will be there for the students and them move forward with the admission.