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MBBS in Russia for Indian Students: Eligibility Criteria and Education Quality

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Russia is the top destination for Indian students to go and study MBBS. Every year thousands of Indian students go for MBBS in Russia. There are many factors which makes Russia as a first choice for Indian students for MBBS. Some of them are as following-

Direct Admission in MBBS in Russian Universities: Unlike India, there is no entrance exam for medical education in Russia. Students can simply apply for the medicine course in Russian universities and go to study. Eligibility criteria is just 50% marks in PCB in their 12th standard. Students must have minimum 16.5 years old when they are applying. Most of the Indian students fulfill these eligibility criteria and they can go for graduation medical courses in Russia.

Low Tuition Fees and Living Cost: Russian medical universities fee is very low as compared to India. Indian medical college’s fees lie between 6 lakh to 9 lakh and very heavy donation money, while in Russia, universities fee lie between 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh per year. Living cost in Russia is also very low. Students can survive in Russia with a quality lifestyle in just $150-$200 monthly.

Here is the list of essential living items cost in Russia-

Dinner in an Inexpensive Restaurant Rs


Meal for 2 People, good Restaurant Rs


McMeal Combo Rs


Coffee (regular) Rs


Cold drink (0.33 liter bottle) Rs


Bottle of water Rs


Markets Rs  
Milk (1 liter) Rs


White Bread (500g) Rs


Rice (white), (1kg) Rs


Eggs (12) Rs


Local Cheese (1kg) Rs


Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) Rs


Banana (1kg) Rs


Apples (1kg) Rs


Tomato (1kg) Rs


Oranges (1kg) Rs


Potato (1kg) Rs


Onion (1kg) Rs


Transportation Rs  
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) Rs


Monthly Pass (Regular Price) Rs


Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) Rs


Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) Rs


Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) Rs


Gasoline (1 liter) Rs


Utilities (Monthly) Rs  
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 1000 Sq ft Apartment Rs


1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) Rs


Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) Rs


Sports And Leisure Rs  
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult Rs


Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) Rs


Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat Rs


Clothing And Shoes Rs  
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) Rs


1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) Rs


1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) Rs


1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes Rs


Rent Per Month Rs  
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre Rs


Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre Rs


Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre Rs


Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre Rs


Quality Lifestyle: Russians follow European lifestyle which attracts most of the Indians.

Strong Cultural Connectivity: India and Russia have a strong cultural connectivity. India is one of the closest friends of Russia and so Russia is for India. The strong cultural bond between these two countries attracts Indian students to go and live in Russia for medical education.

English Medium Education: Russian universities have English as a medium of study. Many universities have bilingual education program but some universities like Altai State Medical University and Moscow State Medical University have all six year medical education program in English. There are few more universities like Osh State Medical University which are much cheaper than Indian medical universities. That makes Indian students more comfortable in terms of education and fees.

MCI Approved Universities: Russian medical universities are approved by MCI that means Russian medical universities degree is valid in India. Most of the universities are recognized by WHO and UNESCO. Russian medical universities degree has a good reputation worldwide. Before getting admission, you should check the MCI list of approved universities in Russia.

Below is the list of MCI approved Universities in Russia-

  • Altai State Medical University
  • Amur State Medical Academy
  • Arkhangelsk State Medical Academy
  • Astrakhan State Medical Academy
  • Bashkir State Medical University
  • Cecenja State University
  • Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy, Institute of Medical Education
  • Cita State Medical Academy
  • Cuvassia State University Medical Faculty
  • Dagestan State Medical Academy
  • Habarovsk State Medical Institute
  • I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
  • Irkutsk State Medical University
  • Ivanovo State Medical Academy
  • Izhevsk State Medical Academy
  • Jewish State Academy (Moscow), Faculty of Medicine
  • Kabardino­Balkarian State University, Medical Faculty
  • Kemerovo State Medical Academy
  • Kirov State Medical Institute
  • Krasnoyarsk Medical Academy
  • Kuban State Medical Academy
  • Kursk State Medical University, is the first university in Russia to offer full English Medium Studies.
  • Tver State Medical Academy
  • Kazan State Medical University, Medical Faculty
  • M.K. Ammosov Sakha (Yakutsk) State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Military Medical Academy
  • Mordovian Ogarev State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Moscow Medical Stomatology Institute, Medical Faculty
  • Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Moscow State University (M.V. Lomonosov)
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Faculty of Medicine
  • North Ossetian State Medical Academy
  • Novgorod State University (Jaroslav the Wise), Faculty of Medicine
  • Novosibirsk Medical Institute
  • Omsk State Medical Academy
  • Orenburg State Medical Academy
  • Orel State University, Medical Institute
  • Osh State University, Medical Institute
  • Penza state medical university
  • People’s Friendship University of Russia, Faculty of Medicine
  • Perm State Medical Academy
  • Petrozavodsk State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Rostov State Medical University
  • Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, (formerly known as Russian State Medical University (RSMU)
  • Ryazan State Medical University, Faculty for post graduates in English
  • Saint Petersburg State Mechnikov Medical Academy
  • Saint Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies
  • Saint Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University
  • Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
  • Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Samara State Medical University, Medical Institute
  • Saratov State Medical University
  • Siberian State Medical University
  • Smolensk State Medical Academy
  • Stavropol State Medical Academy
  • Tver State Medical Academy
  • Tyumen State Medical Academy (TSMA)
  • Ural State Medical Academy
  • Vladivostok State Medical University
  • The Volgograd State Medical University
  • Voronezh N. N. Burdenko State Medical Academy
  • Yakutsk State University
  • Yaroslavl State Medical Academy, Medical Faculty

Easy Admission Process: Getting admission in Russian medical universities is very easy. If you fulfill the above written eligibility criteria, you should contact to an authorized representative in India for particular university. They will manage all the documentation and help you to get admission. There is a consulting charge applicable but you are secured that you will get admission.

These are the factors why Indians students are doing MBBS in Russia. It is cost effective, provide high quality education, their degree is valid worldwide and for this they do not need to pay a very high cost. It is in the range of middle class family to support the medical education of their child in Russia.

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