Every MBBS aspirant after passing the 12th standard goes through this stage where the most important concern is about getting admission into a top medical university and expenses related to the admission/enrollment process or fee structure. Only a few students who do well in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) can secure a limited number of government seats, while students who were unable to clear the exam join private medical colleges by paying donations.
Have you ever thought – what if the expense of pursuing MBBS in foreign medical universities is less when compared to private medical colleges in India? Well in some developed countries you don’t even need to be NEET qualified to get admission into the university.
Eligibility criteria for MBBS abroad: Eligibility criteria vary from one medical university to another for every international student to pursue MBBS. In general, aspirants need to clear three main eligibility criteria such as age, academic, and medical.
Some of them are as follows:
- The lower age limit to pursue MBBS abroad for any aspirant is 17 years, however, there is no upper limit for MBBS (except in some countries).
- Must be 12th graduate from a recognized board.
- The aggregate percentage must be at least 50% or above in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
- Must be NEET qualified.
- Must have the eligibility criteria issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) at the time of admission process in foreign medical universities.
- An overall medical certificate is a must at the time of admission stating that the applicant is not suffering from any diseases.
- It is mandatory for Indian students aspiring to study MBBS abroad to appear for NEET, the NEET score is valid for 3 years.
- There are age criteria for candidates who are looking to give the NEET exam. The upper limit for general categories is 25 years, while for SC/ST/OBC the upper age limit of candidates is 30 years.
- MBBS aspirants have to appear for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or OET. etc for the academic purpose as well as for the communication with the native citizens.
Admission process for studying MBBS abroad: After clearing the eligibility requirements, aspirants can start with the application process. First, the aspirant has to select his/her preferred MBBS University and need to get the admission form of that university and fill up the form, and upload the desired documents required by the universities to secure a seat in that university.
Following are just general documents that almost every university asks the candidates to upload.
- Mark Sheet of class 10th & 12th.
- Transfer certificate as well as migration certificate.
- Mandatory scores of NEET exam
- Personal Financial and Bank Statements
- Valid Passport
- Statement of Purpose
- Letter of Recommendation in case of some universities.
- Language Proficiency Certificate such as IELTS, TOEFL, etc
- Photographs( Passport size)
- Medical Clearance certificate
If the MBBS aspirants get a “yes” from the university, he/she will get an admission letter. After, the confirmation aspirants have to apply for a student VISA, along with the passport and desired documents.
Students who fail to get admission at top medical universities in India can be greatly benefited if they choose to study MBBS in abroad countries like Ukraine, Bangladesh, Poland, Russia, Germany, the Philippines, or any other country. If you need help to pursue your medical degree, in that case, seek help from Overseas Education consultants to get MBBS admission in top foreign medical universities.