Study MBBS Abroad in Best Countries (2023)

Best destinations & universities for affordable, high-quality education

MBBS abroad is not a new concept for Indian students. Students have been going to study medicine abroad since many years. We at Worlin have been operational since 2006 in the field of medical admission overseas. There have been some changes with the arrival of NEET and NEXT, and also the establishment of NMC in place of MCI. We herein share all of our experience and expertise to bring to you the best countries and the best universities to study MBBS abroad from to help you become a “Doctor” and not just a degree holder.

Why should I study MBBS abroad?

Why not India, you’d ask – because India does not have enough seats. Not that we are producing excess doctors, we are in shortage of them! Yet, India’s available colleges and infrastructure is far limited to enrol even half of the students that are willing to study medicine and become a doctor.

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Capable students

You are capable!

As a student, it is not your fault if you didn’t get a seat in a govt. medical college in India. There’s just a shortage of seats that results in high competition.

MBBS abroad options

There are better options overseas!

Modern infrastructure and high-quality research-based education at affordable prices is available overseas. Take the opportunity to get better quality education.

Become a doctor

You want to become a doctor!

Don’t give up your dream of becoming a doctor. You can be a doctor, in fact often a more qualified one than those studying in India.

Benefits and advantages of studying MBBS abroad

  • Less competition – So that you can focus more on your learning and skills development instead of spending time and effort competing with others for admission.
  • High-quality modern education – Your learning and skills will be enhanced when a skilled faculty teaches you while utilizing modern technology and the newest teaching resources. With smaller groups/batches, you’ll always get the teacher’s attention to clear your doubts.
  • Affordable – The total cost of tuition fees is much cheaper abroad than what you will have to pay in a private medical college in India. Not all of us are from well-off families to pay for the extremely high cost of medical education in India.
  • International exposure and cultural diversity – Studying at an international medical school will enhance your language proficiency and your skills to deal with new people from different regions having different cultural backgrounds.
  • Options to work and settle abroad – Whether you aim to settle abroad or serve the people of India, you’ll have better opportunities with a globally recognized degree, clinical experience, and additional certifications.

Top 5 best countries to study MBBS in 2023

There are many countries on our planet earth. Some countries are good in certain aspects but not in others. So, deciding the best destination for your medical education becomes a bit confusing. We have only shortlisted the best for you. Listed below are the best countries to study MBBS in 2023. We evaluate many factors, including accreditation, safety, quality of education, living conditions, tuition fee, living costs, future prospects, FMCGE screening test results, etc. Hence, you will not have a reason to look elsewhere.

Admissions for MBBS are already ongoing. So, you can start your research and book your seats in advance to avoid the last-moment rush wherein you might not be able to get to the university or country of your choice.

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1. Serbia (Europe)

Serbia is the most attractive destination for MBBS studies in 2023. It houses some of the region’s oldest and most experienced government universities.

➦ European country that will soon be a member of the European Union
➦ Great country to live, work and settle in Europe
➦ Fulfils the updated guidelines of the NMC, India
➦ Govt. Universities and faculty with years of experience
➦ Research-based universities having own research centres
➦ Fully English medium MBBS program
➦ Good climate and healthy living conditions
➦ Affordable tuition fees and living costs

2. Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe

Being a peaceful European country with a focus on quality and standaridzation of education, Bosnia is our most preferred destination for medical education in Europe. There are many universities in Bosnia, including both private and govt. universities.

➦ English medium curriculum and language of instruction
➦ Govt. Universities established since long, approved by WHO
➦ European country
➦ Degree valid in India and rest of the world
➦ Safe, secure, crime-free country
➦ Affordable living costs

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Study MBBS in Tbilisi, Georgia

3. Georgia

Georgia is an established country for MBBS studies. There are thousands of students from India already studying medicine in Georgia. The country is safe, secure and free from any kind of discrimination. There are both private and govt medical universities in Georgia.

➦ European study pattern and curriculum
➦ Eligible for ECTS and a part of Bologna process
➦ Fully English medium program
➦ Good climate and living conditions
➦ Affordable tuition fees and living costs
➦ Universities approved by WHO

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4. China

China doesn’t need any introduction. It is among the oldest countries where Indian students have studied MBBS. Admissions in China were affected due to COVID-19. The MBBS admissions in China are open now in 2023.

➦ 100% English-medium study programs
➦ Old and experienced Govt. Universities
➦ Economical tuition fees
➦ World-class architecture and infrastructure in the universities
➦ Quality hostel facility for international students

Study MBBS in China: Wenzhou and Anhui Universities
Study MBBS in Russia

5. Russia

Russia is also a famous and old destination that Indian medical students have preferred for years. It has many medical universities that allow it to enroll many students (overall).

✅ Has universities with one of the lowest tuition fees and living costs
✅ Degree is valid in India under new NMC guidelines
✅ Old and famous medical universities
❌ Majority of the universities are bilingual and teach in the Russian language after 3rd year
❌ Ukraine – Russia war can be a risk if the situation worsens

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➦ You can book a seat in a foreign medical university right now
➦ Admissions in some countries and universities close faster than the others

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Commonly asked questions

Is MBBS from other countries valid in India?

Yes, if you study from a WHO-approved medical school, then your degree is fully valid to practice as a doctor in India. You can study MBBS in any country, including China, Georgia, the Philippines, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, etc.

Do note that you must have a qualified NEET exam before taking admission to a foreign university. If you did not qualify NEET, then your degree will not be valid in India.

Is there any exit/qualifying test in India after completing MBBS from abroad?

Yes, students studying medicine in India as well as abroad must clear the National Exit Test (NeXT) before they get the license to practice in India or take admission in a PG program.

The test is mandatory for India as well as abroad. As such, there is no separate test if you study MBBS in abroad. The test is same wherether you study in India or in another country.

How much does it cost to study MBBS abroad?

The cost of MBBS in other countries is quite affordable. For a general idea, your degree and living costs will account between 30 Lakhs to 40 Lakhs for the entire duration of your MBBS program.

The costs will vary slightly depedning on the country and university that you choose.

Can I study MBBS abroad without clearing NEET?

Yes, you can study in a few countries. However, your degree will not be valid for practicing in India.

As per NMC, all students studying MBBS in India or abroad should get a minimimum qualifying score in NEET. If you still go abroad to study, then your education will not be valid in India.

We recommend that you do not take the risk and qualify NEET before you proceed with your MBBS study program in any country. As such, we do not faciliate the admissions for students who have not qualified the NEET exam.

How much score in NEET do I need to study MBBS abroad?

For the year 2021, you need at least 138 marks if you are from unreserved category. However, if you belong to a reserved category (OBC/ST), then you need at least 108 marks to qualify.