9 Best Countries for Indian Students to Study MBBS Abroad at Low Cost

It might sound ironical but studying MBBS in India is much more expensive than studying it from another country.

MBBS in abroad for Indian students at low cost is not a myth. It has been found that if a student pursues MBBS from a private medical college in India, s/he will spend 75 lacs or more. Whereas, if s/he study medicine abroad, it will between 9 to 60 lacs.

Due to this huge cost, they are left with only two options and, i.e., either take admission in government medical college of India or go to another country.

However, if the student chooses the former one, they’ll have to face a severe competition. As the number of government medical colleges is very less in comparison to the number of aspirants.

In 2016, there were only 25,085 MBBS seats in government medical colleges against more than 7 lac aspirants across the country.

Whereas, in 2015, 6.3 lac students appeared for AIPMT test when the total number of seats were 52000. Out of which, government colleges have only 25000 seats (including 15% all-India quota). 

Please note that now, undergraduate medical aspirants will have to clear National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). It will be common for admission to undergraduate medical course (i.e., MBBS)  in all medical colleges of the country.

So if you are planning to pursue MBBS, without burning a hole in your pocket, then either study relentlessly for Indian medical entrance exam (with no guarantee of success) or study MBBS abroad at low cost.

Because studying MBBS from a private medical college is expensive, gives no surety of quality education, and does ensure getting a job in the top notch hospitals in the country.

MBBS in abroad for Indian students is much cheaper. Also, when it comes to the quality of education, it is at par with that of AIIMS and other renowned institutions of our country.

So, if you have made your mind to study medicine abroad, then make sure that you select the right destination.

How to Select the Right Country for Studying MBBS Abroad?

  • Research Well About the Country

While choosing the country to pursue your MBBS education, make sure:

  • It is recognized for quality education by WHO, IMED, European Union, MCI, and other international medical boards. To ensure that student’s employment opportunities are not weakened due to non-recognition.
  • It has a huge scope for the healthcare industry concerning innovation, technological advancement in hospitals, patient care management, exposure to different diseases to treat and prevent them, etc.
  • Its medical institutions are capable of providing quality education.
  • The education curriculum is competent enough to allow students to imbibe immense learning from the external environment as well.
  • Popular Countries Are not Always The Right Options

Generally, students primarily head towards countries like USA, UK, Australia, and Canada. Which, indeed, are among great options. But they are unaware of the fact that these countries hold extreme restrictions for allowing international students to study medicine.

And even if a candidate surpasses all these formalities and restrictions, the education costs lies between 7 to 10 crores. Which makes these countries not worth considering for affordable MBBS education.

Watch this video to know how studying MBBS in the US or the UK will not do you much benefit. These countries, too, do not guarantee a bright future.

So after a thorough research, I have come up with a list of countries that offer quality MBBS education at reasonable cost. These countries make MBBS in abroad for Indian students affordable.

Just have a look.

9 Affordable Countries to Study Abroad MBBS

The below-mentioned countries are excellent to study MBBS abroad at low cost.

  1. Philippines
  2. Ukraine
  3. Russia
  4. Nepal
  5. China
  6. Kyrgyzstan
  7. Poland
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Germany

Read further to know about the standard of MBBS education in these countries.

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Philippines

Study MBBS Abroad In Philippines

Philippines is one of the most lucrative options for MBBS in abroad for Indian students at low cost. It is favorable as it follows the American format of teaching. English as the language of teaching further adds to the benefits.

Philippines is the country with a maximum number of Indian graduates clearing the MCI Screening Test. Between 2012-14, 25% (approx.) of MBBS Indian graduates cracked the MCI Screening Test.

Pursuing MBBS from the Philippines will cost around 25 lacs (including all the costs), which is 75%  less than pursuing MBBS from Indian private medical college.

Following medical institutions can be chosen by the MBBS aspirants:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Ukraine

Study MBBS Abroad In Ukraine

Another country on the list is Ukraine. Low cost of living, world-class education system, and low college tuition fee are some of the reasons that make this country a popular, yet affordable study abroad destination.

Ukraine holds universities that are Globally Recognised by International Bodies and Organizations like the World Health Organization (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine),  the Medical Council of India (MCI), FAIMER, UNESCO, and AMEE.

Ukraine’s medical colleges have a teacher-student ratio of 1:10. And no admission test is required for pursuing MBBS from Ukraine’s medical institutions.

Here are some of the renowned MCI approved colleges in Ukraine:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Russia

Study MBBS Abroad In Russia

As studying MBBS in western countries is expensive, Russia comes out to be a great option of the Indian MBBS aspirants. Russia offers low-cost-quality MBBS education.

Taking admission in Russian medical colleges is simple. Candidates do not have to sit for any entrance exam. A 12th pass out with 50% in PCB is eligible to apply.

Following medical institutions can be chosen by the MBBS aspirants:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Nepal

Study MBBS Abroad In Nepal

There are a number of medical colleges in Nepal that offer high-quality MBBS education. Pleasant weather and proximity with India further add to the benefits.

Like many other countries in the list, Nepal, too, offers medical education that is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Some the renowned medical colleges of Nepal are:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In China

Study MBBS Abroad In China

China has 45 MCI approved medical institutions, which are further categorized as A+, A, B+, B, C+, and C. Though B category institutions offer low-cost education, it is advisable to choose A category to get a quality education.  (Please note that the fee of A category institutions is lesser than that in Indian medical institutions).

Further, the MBBS degree offered in China is acceptable worldwide and provides global exposure to the students. Most of the top medical institutions impart education in the English language. All these benefits make China an attractive destination to pursue MBBS education.

Some of the prominent medical institutions of China are mentioned below:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Kyrgyzstan

Study MBBS Abroad In Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan offers the most affordable MBBS programs to the Indian students. One can pursue MBBS at the cost of Rs. 12 to 18 lacs.

Aspirants who are looking for quality-low-budget MBBS education should certainly consider the country. It is advisable to apply for admission in the month of July, and the whole process will be completed in 15 to 20 days.

Indian candidates who have secured 50% in 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are eligible to apply for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan’s medical institutions.

Check out some of the renowned medical institutions of Kyrgyzstan:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Poland

Study MBBS Abroad In Poland

Poland started gaining the popularity for MBBS education due to its high-class European education system.

Though the duration of MBBS program in Poland is 6 years, one has to go through 1 year preparatory course.

Poland medical institutions provide huge global exposure and quality education to the students. Besides, English as the medium of instruction attracts students from overseas.

Some of the topmost medical institutions of Poland are as follows:

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Bangladesh

Study MBBS Abroad In Bangladesh

Bangladesh, too, offers quality MBBS education. And the major reason that makes this country a good option for MBBS Indian aspirants is identical course structure of both the countries.

Candidate must have scored 60% or more in 12th (PCB) to become eligible to pursue MBBS from Bangladesh. S/he must have secured more than 60%  marks in Biology.

Here I have mentioned some of the esteemed medical colleges of Bangladesh.

  • Study MBBS Abroad In Germany

Study MBBS Abroad In Germany

However, the admission procedure for MBBS in Germany requires qualifying IELTS and TOEFL, and fluency in Germany, it’s worth the efforts.

The quality of education in Germany is really high. It is a leader in providing quality medical education. The country is regarded as one of the acclaimed education centers in the world.

Pursuing MBBS turns out to be cost effective as students, after completing their first year, are allowed to work part-time.

They get global exposure, and the experienced and qualified staff ensures that students soak up perfect clinical skills and medical knowledge throughout their MBBS education.

Below, I have mentioned some of the acclaimed medical institutions of Germany. Have a look.

These are the countries that you can choose to study MBBS. These countries ensure quality education at affordable fees. However, one must keep it mind that benefit to study MBBS in these countries is that they ensure quality education at a low price and not at low level of hard work.

You’ll have to work hard to get your MBBS degree successfully.

So, if you are sure about your decision of becoming a doctor, then waste no more time. Invest your time and efforts at the right place and become a proficient doctor.

In case you have any doubts and queries, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Good luck!

Posted by Shradha Krishali

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46 Comments

  1. rajananil@yahoo.com'

    Thanks for the good compiled list of education institutions for MBBS abroad. This is the summary of options what I found after long research online.

  2. edunexthelpdesk@gmail.com'

    MBBS Study in Bangladesh, one of the best option for non ranked Indian Students. 70% marks through out academic career required for admission eligibility. For guidance contact Edunext India for admission guideline for Bangladesh Medical Colleges.

  3. rahalabhishak19@gmail.com'

    Total mbbs fees in russia

  4. Wampair1999@gmail.com'

    Thanks sir you tell us widely about the options can you please tell us about the application process about Philippines, Ukraine and russia

  5. maulikpandey107@gmail.com'

    Good information thank you sir

  6. menka943@gmail.com'

    Which is the bst government university in germany fr doing MBBS… wat r d requiremnts fr dat…plz tel

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    SHIVRAJ LALIIKAR May 12, 2017 at 11:15 am

    TOTAL MBBS FEES IN POLOND ANY MEDICAL COLLEGE.
    PLEASE RANGE FROM HIGH TO LOW INCLUDING LIVENING COST

  8. neuronse@gmail.com'

    Great blog that I have ever read about MBBS admission in abroad. You covers 9 countries very well and now I can compared fees with each other… Thanks for giving us valuable information………

  9. studymbbshub1@gmail.com'

    Very good Article, many of the students looking for MBBS in abroad asking questions like which is the best university abroad, which one is the cheapest etc. You have include most of the details.
    Students can opt for Malaysia, Bulgaria, Hungary too with comparatively cheap price with good quality education.

  10. vismayavalsalanvk@gmail.com'

    Which is the bst medical university in germanyfor doing mbbs ? wot are the requirements ?? wot abt poland??

  11. honorificguy.sd@gmail.com'

    While studying in ukraine, can we do a part time job ?
    And do we face the problem of languages ? Thank you in advance

  12. abbaas.abroad@gmail.com'

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    • Only 4850 MBBS seats are available in AP. About 50% of this is for OC.
    • About 55-60% of the applicants qualify for admission in India.
    • About 6% of these qualified students get admission in to MBBS College.
    • i.e., about 3% of applicants get the MBBS seat (Govt & Pvt) in India.
    • Remaining ones with more than 60% marks can also become MBBS doctors by studying abroad. MCI’s requires a minimum of 50% marks only.
    • Others with more than 80% marks can also become Specialist Doctors by studying in USA or by practicing in Germany with free movement in EU after getting license. There is a possibility of earning while learning too.
    • Scenario is worse for General Category students, with 50% of the total seats.
    • About 30% of qualified students repeat the NEET. It is a waste of time because the success rate is less than 2%.
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    13. If you are short of funds, education loans are available.
    14. If you are in doubt, you can take Medical Aptitude Test.
    15. If you had scored more than 65% in 10th and 12th classes, why can’t you get 50% in MCI’s FMGE? FMGE is a qualifying exam, not a competitive exam. Online coaching is a must and it is being provided for 6 years, with regular feedback to parents.

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  13. dhiraj0620@gmail.com'

    Is there any other country in European union, compatible to Poland for MBBS? Can you gives pros and cons for them?Also can I practice in India after completing this study?

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    Direct Admissons for MBBS abroad and entire Expenses including Course FEE + Hostel + Mess + Laundry + VISA etc less than Rs. 16-17 lacs call AXIS @9899809246

  15. Mittalvimal1965@gmail.com'

    I want to take admission in Poland or germany .My contact no.is 7665440704.pls contact me soon

  16. deepakmahna72@gmail.com'

    Do Germany government medical college provide MBBS education in German language ?? ..do I have to learn write exams in German language?
    Or there are some colleges offering MBBS in English language .? If yes kindly suggest them along with their fees structure, living expense , facilities , and scope ….in Germany ….

  17. axis.institutes@outlook.com'

    Kindly contact us for overseas admission in MBBS Course with most reasonable and flexible fee package @ $ 2000 Per Year. Contact AXIS Institute @ 9899809246

  18. bhagwatianand0001@gmail.com'
    Anand shivran July 8, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I want admission for MBBS college in Australia so please help me

  19. krunal0282@gmail.com'

    Contact for more information about admission procedure :- +91 8154042602

  20. studymbbshub1@gmail.com'

    Very informative article, Germany the medical course is in German language is most of the universities

  21. hafizhaider192@gmail.com'
    Muhammad Farooq Haider August 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Sir I’m want to study MBBS in Germany please tell me what are the requirements for this and what is the medium of teaching
    I shall be very thankful to you

  22. manojv833@gmail.com'
    Manoj Vishwakarma August 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for hip of knowledge.
    Please tell mewhat will be cost per year in Germany to study MBBS

  23. rahulkumar29798@gmail.com'

    I want to admission Philippines mbbs college plz help me

  24. sathwikn16@gmail.com'

    I want to study in krygyzstan or germany having a doubt plz help me?

  25. Sonukushwaha47@gmail.com'

    Kyrgyzstan is best for low budget mbbs admissions.
    For admission procedure in Kyrgyzstan contact me 8461936323

  26. nus_2k5@yahoo.co.in'

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    my son is pursuing 12th from india. can he do MBBS from abroad in low cost.
    can anyone tell me how much the cost come for this total 5 years duration
    with tution fee, Admission fee+food and accomodation
    thanks

  27. roopa1vinod@gmail.com'

    can you please let us know about the medical UG course in Germany ,detaisl of college ,how to apply .what are the other requirements, when to apply etc

  28. cscnavada@gmail.com'
    Abhishek thakur October 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Res sir kindly briefing about to Kyrgyzstan mbbs total package

  29. srp211996@gmail.com'

    Bsc 1st year student are eligible to get admission abroad for mbbs course

  30. You need to consult Study Abroad consultants, they will help you.

  31. rohitsachdeva73@gmail.com'

    kindly contact me

  32. priskilla2k@gmail.com'

    Can i know more about studying in germany

  33. Hi, What do you want to know?

  34. aryanvikas193@gmail.com'

    What is the procedure to take admission in germany and thus college is good for India students and fees of germany is??

  35. sravanipavuluri029@gmail.com'

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    RATAN LAL SHARMA February 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    TOTAL MBBS FEES IN POLOND ANY MEDICAL COLLEGE.
    PLEASE RANGE FROM HIGH TO LOW INCLUDING LIVENING COST

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    Om Prakash Chouhan May 5, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    My daughter is Preparing for NEET 2018 also appeared in 2017 and 2016
    In case not selected in NEET 2018 then want to go abroad for MBBS
    Kindly suggest the cheap and best college abroad for girl students from India

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    Om Prakash Chouhan May 5, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Also mention the admission process and reliable contact for the course

  39. swayze@cbsjobs.com'

    please let me know if i could apply for a mbbs course in germany,phillipines or belgium and what are the prerequisites for the same.

  40. Agapesangma2000@gmail.com'
    Agape M Sangma May 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I want to apply to Russia . Any suggestions for me?

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    D. Joshua Simon May 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I want to need admission in Germany & Nepal
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  42. Javedparhaz123@gmail.com'

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    Dharmendra Jitendra Shah June 12, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    I am from india looking a broad mbbs study.. Do suggest safe best n not very high budget..country with the name of medical university.

  44. nityadreams4u@gmail.com'

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    MBBS in Philippines, one of the best option for Indian Students looking for MBBS program in abroad. 70% marks throughout academic career required for admission eligibility. For guidance contact for admission UV Gullas Medical College guideline for Study MBBS in Philippines.

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