Study MBBS in Russia: Russian medical universities popularity in India has been increasing day by day.  The reason is very tough competition for MBBS entrance exam in India. Every year nearly 600,000-900,000 students take medical entrance exam for just 3000 seats. However, in Russia, there is no competition because there are many universities and population of Russia is not much. Russian medical universities are considered as best medical universities in the world. In the list of 100 top medical colleges in the world, approximately 30 universities are from Russia.

Studying in these top universities is not very expensive. Average yearly fees in these universities are 2500 USD, if you compare that fees with Indian medical colleges, it is very low. Also, to get admission in Russian medical universities, students do not need to pass any test. You can simple check your eligibility and apply for the respective university. Most university accepts students who have 50% marks in 12th standard, some universities ask 60%. At the time of application, student’s age must be minimum 16.5 years. If student fulfill these criteria, they can apply for the university. Admission system works on first come first serve basis.

Some important factors why Indian students prefer Russia for MBBS

  • Direct Admission, No Entrance
  • No Donation
  • Low cost Tuition Fee
  • MCI, WHO approved medical universities
  • Low cost of living
  • European lifestyle
  • Medium of study is English
  • Focus on practice
  • Neat and clean hostel with world class facilities
  • University focus on personality building
  • Many hospitals are affiliated with medical universities so students can practice during learning.
  • One of the best education systems
  • Easy Admission Procedure


MBBS Course – General Medicine

BDS Course – Dentistry


Medium of Study: English and Russian

MBBS Course Duration: 5.8 years for MBBS and 5 years for B.D.S and Pharmacy


Percentage in 12th Standard- 50% for GEN Category, 45% for SC/ST

Minimum Age- 16.5 years during the application

Maximum Age- 25 Year for GEN, 30 Year for SC/ST

Classes Start – September 1st week.

Admission is giving on first come, first serve basis.


 As per the rules of the Medical Council of India, an Indian student wishing to pursue MBBS in Russia or any other country has complete his MBBS course only from a university that is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNESCO.

After completing MBBS in Russia, if student want to practice in India, they need to pass MCI exam. That exam is for all students who completed their MBBS from abroad, no matter which country they have been in for their MBBS. When students pass that test, they are allowed to do practice in India and they can also apply for government job. If student do not clear that MCI exam, they are not allowed to open their own clinic or apply for government jobs, but they can do jobs in private hospitals.

In conclusion, I can say MBBS from Russian universities is a good alternative for students who are facing difficulty to clear entrance exam in India. You can save your time which you invest in entrance exam preparation.  Russian medical university degree is valid worldwide, fees is affordable in Russia, living cost is almost similar to India.