Low-cost MBBS courses abroad up for grabs


There is no foreign destination where you can find an MBBS course cheap. What you would find instead are courses in medicine that are affordable whose costs are decidedly way below what you usually spend in India. But before we talk about that, let’s look at the current candidate: seat ratio.

As of 2020, the number of Indian nationals wanting to pursue an MBBS degree is nearly 16 lakh, which far outstrip the 80,312 seats available in India. Some will make it, many many won’t and the primary reasons being not just lack of adequate seats but the cost of pursuing MBBS in India as well. In India, studying MBBS at a private medical school can cost anywhere between Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 1 crore. Now let’s compare what other countries vis-à-vis Indian fees have on offer.

The lowest fees for studying MBBS anywhere in the world is being offered by Kyrgyzstan. The fees in this country, a Central Asian state, range from Rs. 11 lakh to a maximum of Rs. 27 lakh in Indian rupees, for a five-year course at the renowned Asian Medical Institute. This institute is approved by the Government of India.

In comparison, the fees in the Philippines and Ukraine are a little high but at Rs. 30-35 lakh, they are nowhere near the high fees of Indian medical schools.

Even the neighbouring Bangladesh, which follows the same MBBS pattern as India’s, offers MBBS at a minimum Rs. 30 lakh and a maximum Rs. 40 lakh.

Equally affordable is Russia where the fees range from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 35 lakh. However, the most costliest of all MBBS destinations abroad is Georgia where the minumin fees stand at Rs. 45 lakh and the maximum at Rs. 50 lakh. Still, it’s way below the fees in India.

Owning to these low costs of studying MBBS in a foreign medical school, more and more Indians are rushing abroad to build a rewarding career in medicine. The question you may ask is: how good these foreign medical schools are?

Well, they are as good as any in the world, offering advanced facilities, modern teaching techniques and absolutely world-class faculty. On top of it, degrees from these medical schools are accepted across the world and most of them are listed with the Government of India.

If you really want to go abroad for studying MBBS, get in touch with Saraswati Online.Com (www.saraswationline.com), which is one of Asia’s top education facilitators.