Most of the students prefer to choose a abroad country instead of India due to many reasons, the main reasons are low marks in their entrance exams or economical reasons. In this article, let us see what are the differences in studying MBBS in India and MBBS in a foreign country. 

  • Eligibility
  • Fees structure
  • Cost of Living
  • Quality of Education


NEET exam is considered as the eligibility criteria for studying MBBS in both India and abroad. A student must get a pass score in NEET exam in order to be eligible for the counselling process to choose the students desired MBBS seat in their desired college within India.

The students who have cleared the NEET but have an economical problem to pay the huge fees or haven’t got enough marks to get a seat in their desired college tend to turn their eyes on colleges abroad.

Other criteria’s are the student must have completed their +2 from a state board, CBSE/ ISC. Biology, Physics, and Chemistry should be mandatory subjects. Minimum % in 12th PCM should be 50%. The age of the candidate should not be less than 17 years.

Fee Structure

In India, the average fee structure in Government college could be from  INR 11,000 to INR 7.5 lakh (complete course). In private colleges, the fees could climb up to 20 lakhs to 1 crore. If the students have not got enough marks in the NEET exams and still want to study MBBS in India the only option for them is to study in a private college in India. Or the student could always choose to study in abroad countries.

Fees structure for medicine abroad could vary according to the country and college, the student tends to choose. The average fee structure could be from 15 lakhs to 60 lakhs per year.

Cost of Living

The cost of living varies from country to country. In India, the average cost of living for a student could be around 20,000 Rupees per month. But in a foreign country the cost of living could vary from country to country. Countries like Kyrgyzstan the cost of living could be from 10,000-12,000 per month but for countries like Germany and the UK the cost of living could rise upto 70,000 to 80,000 in rupees per month. So the cost of living is also an important factor while a student does his/her expense calculation to study MBBS.

Quality of Education

The Quality of education is also a strong factor when considering to study MBBS abroad. In India, most of the government colleges provide quality education when compared with the private colleges. The private colleges also charge more when compared to the private colleges in India. Countries like Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan provide low cost MBBS education but the quality and clinical exposure will not be as you expect.

Countries like the UK, Germany and the USA provide high quality education but the cost of education and living cost will have a heavy price tag.

So if the student wants to choose a college abroad proper research must be done with various aspects and a good consultancy could provide you with all the assistance you will need. To know more about the role of an ideal consultancy click the link below

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