MBBS in Russia

About Russia

Russia or the Russian Federation is by far the largest country in the world. The country spans both Asia as well as Europe. The country is the 11th largest economy in the world and has more than 11 time zones. The vastness of the country makes it very diverse in flora and fauna. Also, the climate in the country can just be divided into summers and winters as autumn and spring are for a very short duration. Russia for more than a decade has been a hub for Indian students to pursue MBBS. If you are looking for an option to pursue MBBS outside of India, Russia can be what you are looking for.

Facts about Russia

Population    

~ 14. 45 crores

Capital           

 

Moscow

Language      

Official Russian ( English Speaking populace - 30%)

Religion         

Christianity

Currency       

Russian Ruble

Key Cities

Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Vladivostok,

GDP per capita

10,743.10 USD (2017 data)

Climate

Cold and moderate

Exchange Rate         

1 INR is equal to 0.90 Ruble

MBBS in Russia

In the past decade, Russia has become one of the favourite destinations for MBBS for Indian students. The country has witnessed a boom in the medical industry and offers world-class education to its students. The colleges and universities in Russia are recognized by four international councils namely WHO, FAIMER, IMED and MCI. The state of the art infrastructure and highly experienced teachers make Russia an optimal option for students willing to pursue MBBS. Mentioned below are the advantages of studying MBBS from Russia:-

 

  1. LOW STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO- The student to teacher ratio in the medical colleges of Russia is 15:2. This makes it easy for students to ask queries and for the teachers to interact efficiently.
  2. SCHOLARSHIPS - Russia offers special scholarships and subsidized education programs for MBBS students.
  3. AFFORDABLE FEE - The tuition fee in Russia is affordable and economical as compared to the fee of private universities and colleges in India.
  4. NO ENTRANCE EXAM - Students are not required to give any entrance exam to pursue MBBS in Russia. They just need to have the basic qualifications required.
  5. NO EXTRA EXAM - Students do not need to give another exam such as TOEFL or IELTS to get admission into Russian Universities.
  6. SAFE - Crime rate in Russia is very low, making it absolutely safe for the students.
  7. CHEAPER - When compared to countries such as the USA and UK living in Russia 2 to 3 times cheaper                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

MBBS scholarship in Russia

Top medical colleges in Russia offer scholarships to Indian students. Some of the scholarships offered in Russia are:-

  • The government of Russian Federation Scholarships:- It is the state level scholarship awarded to international students and covers the tuition fee and accomodation costs along with the maintenance allowance.
  • Educational Grants - Different universities offer scholarships to students who excel in their academics.

 

Types of medical universities in Russia:-

The universities in Russia are divided into 3 major types:-

1. Universities, where the entire course is taught in English, here the duration of the course is 5.8 years.

2. Universities where the teaching is Bilingual, i.e. medical students are instructed in English for the first three years and are later taught in the Russian Language for the next 3 years.

3. The third type of universities in Russia teaches only in the Russian Language.

 * No matter what university candidates choose, they are taught the Russian Language to make them comfortable with the local language.

MBBS Course Structure

Duration of the course

 6 years ( Studies 5 years, Internship 1 year)

Semester starts

September

Language of instruction

English and Russian

University Type

Private

Degree Awarded

MBBS

MCI Approved

Yes

Fees Range

~  INR 5,93,000 per year

Syllabus for MBBS in Russia

Russia has some of the best medical colleges which are MCI approved and offer world-class exposure. Also, all the medical colleges in Russia are governed by international bodies such as MCI, UNESCO and WHO making it easy for the students to engage in affordable and quality education.

The syllabus of the course has been so designed that students learn both theoretical and clinical aspects of the course. Mentioned below is the syllabus for 5 years of MBBS:-

 

  1. First-year:- Semester 1 (Anatomy), Semester 2 (Anatomy and Histology)
  2. Second-year:- Semester 1 (Histology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology), Semester 2 (Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology)
  3. Third-year:- Semester 1 (Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology), Semester 2 (Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Pathology)
  4. Fourth- Fifth year:- Oncology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Gynecology, Cardiology, ENT, Emergency medicine
  5. Sixth year - Practical training and internship

MBBS Admission Procedure in Russia

In most of the Russian Medical Universities, the academic year for the course of MBBS commences from the month of September and hence the applications are closed by the end of June every year. The documents require 3 to 5 weeks to process after submission of the application.  Following is the process to get admission into medical universities in Russia:-

 

  • Download the application form and fill in the details correctly
  • Check for all the necessary documents required for the admission
  • Submit the application along with the documents
  • If a candidate is selected, he/she will have to pay admission, application and processing fee to book a seat (this system may vary from university to university)
  • The admission letter will be received once the candidate has completed all the VISA and other formalities.

 

Documents to be submitted before enrollment:-

  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • A valid passport and VISA
  • Birth Certificate (in the English Language)
  • Six months bank statement of parents/guardian
  • A letter of authorisation
  • A no-objection certificate
  • A sponsor letter
  • Six passport size photographs with white background

* Apart from the above-mentioned documents, universities may require some other documents as well.

Documents Required for VISA:-

  1. A valid passport
  2. Passport size photograph
  3. A complete VISA application form
  4. Admission letter from the university

A Health Check-up form

Eligibility for MBBS in Russia

Following is the eligibility criteria to get admission into MBBS in medical universities in Russia

  • The student must be 17 years of age
  • The student must have completed 12th form a government-approved education board
  • Students must have scored at least 50 % in class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects.
  • Students belonging to ST, SC or OBC quota need only 40 % aggregate marks.
  • The student must have qualified NEET exam.

Best Universities to Study MBBS in Russia

Some of the best colleges to study MBBS in Russia are:-

1. Altai State Medical University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Barnaul, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 2,64, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000 per year

2. Bashkir State Medical University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 2, 50, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000 per year

3. Crimean Federal University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Simferopol, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 3, 30, 870 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000 per year

4. Dagestan State Medical University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Makhachkala, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 2, 14, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 42, 000 per year

5. Irkutsk State Medical University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Irkutsk Oblast, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 2, 85, 000  per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1 78,000 per year

6. Izhevsk State Medical Academy

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russia,

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 4, 28, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 2, 14, 000 per year

7. Kazan Federal University, Russia

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Kazan, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 5, 71, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR2, 14,000 per year

8. Kursk State Medical University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Kursk, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

 50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 4, 43, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000 per year

9.Mari State University

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia,

Eligibility Criteria

50% in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 4, 43, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000

10. Northern State Medical University, Russia

Medium of Studies

English

Location

Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

Eligibility Criteria

50 % in PCBE, NEET

Tuition Fees (5 years course)

INR 3,93, 000 per year

Hostel & Food Per Year

~ INR 1, 78, 000 per year

FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) passing percentage after completing MBBS from Russia

A candidate requires at least 50 per cent marks in every paper to pass the FMGE examination. A candidate gets a maximum of 3 attempts to qualify the exam. The FMGE exam is important for practising in India and registering with the State Medical Council.

Opportunities after doing MBBS from Russia

There are various opportunities for students after completing MBBS from Russia. They are:-

  • They can pursue postgrads from Russia
  • They can qualify MCI test and become eligible for pursuing higher education from India
  • They can also pursue postgrads from the USA and other countries








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