NEET UG 2023: Pursue MBBS from Russia, Check all details here

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

A full-time Bachelor’s degree program in training costs roughly 240–260 thousand rubles ($3,430–3,715) each year. The annual cost varies between 122 500 rubles ($1,750) and 880 000 rubles ($12,570).

NEET UG 2023

NEET UG 2023: For Indian medical students looking to study abroad, Russia is one of the most attractive countries. 18,039 Indian students are studying in Russia in 2022, according to figures released by the Indian government. While the Ministry of External Affairs does not keep records of the courses that students have applied for, the NBE’s data indicates that 4515 students took the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in 2021 and 1119 passed the screening test.

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Here are some important things to know because Russia is a very popular choice for medical students:

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— At least 50% aggregate score in PCB subjects in class 12

— NEET qualified (50 percentiler)

— Medical clearance against any contagious diseases.

— The minimum age requirement is 17 years.

Course structure

A six-year trip is required to earn an MBBS degree in Russia, of which five years are devoted to academic study and the sixth to an internship. Additionally, specialised programs are generally continued as a separate form of education. The five-year pharmacy and dentistry programs, as well as the four-year nursing program, are the exceptions.

The instruction is primarily theoretical in the first three years and primarily practical in the latter three years. There are two semesters within each year, for a total of 12 semesters.

Students who successfully complete four-year undergraduate programs are awarded a bachelor’s degree as well as a higher education diploma. Following that, students might enroll in a Master’s degree to further their education.

In Russia, the academic year typically starts in September or October.

Admission process

In Russia, there is no entrance exam required for enrollment in MBBS programs. Students must fill out the application on the website of the institution or institute in which they are interested. They will next be needed to present all the necessary documentation showing their identification and academic credentials.

If chosen, the university will contact the student directly through email after the authorities have verified all the information.


Depending on the university and nation, applicants must pass exams, interviews, and academic competitions in order to receive a scholarship to study in Russia. The candidates will then go through a competitive selection process, and those who are chosen will see their names on the list of candidates on the websites or in the Rossotrudnichestvo or Russian Embassy representation.

Candidates should keep in mind that they must either pass entrance tests or the Unified State Examination (EGE).

The government scholarships include maintenance allowance (for the period of study regardless of the candidate’s success) and free tuition for the whole term of the chosen program. A typical scholarship in 2020 cost 1,484 roubles per month (about $22) and included housing in a dorm, if one was available. However, it excludes travel.

Tuition fees

A full-time Bachelor’s degree program in training costs roughly 240–260 thousand rubles ($3,430–3,715) each year. The annual cost varies between 122 500 rubles ($1,750) and 880 000 rubles ($12,570).

After at least five years of training, a specialist degree is granted. Compared to a Bachelor’s, it is more practical in nature. Training for the full-time department of the Specialist’s degree typically costs between 240 and 260 thousand rubles ($3,430 and $3,715) each year. The annual minimal expense is 122,5 thousand rubles ($1,750). The highest annual amount is 632 580 rubles ($9,036).

Recognised colleges

About 70 universities in Russia offer medical education, including both specialized medical educational institutions and medical faculties of universities with a variety of educational backgrounds.

Tver State Medical University, Stavropol State Medical University, Volgograd State Medical University, Smolensk State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Kursk State Medical University, Northern State Medical University, Penza State University Medical Institute, Belgorod National Research University Medical Institute, and Medical Institute of Tambov are a few of the most well-known MBBS colleges in Russia, according to FMGE applicants statistics published by the NBE.

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