Frequently Asked Questions

Q – Is NEET a mandatory requirement for MBBS in Russia?

Yes, NEET is the first step towards seeking admission to a medical university abroad. Students cannot do MBBS in Russia without NEET. Candidate must score qualifying marks in the NEET examination to study MBBS in Russia.

Q – Is an MBBS degree from Russia valid in India and other countries like the USA, UK, Canada, etc?

Yes, Russian medical universities are accredited and recognized by many eminent and prestigious medical councils and organizations such as the Ministry of Health and Higher education, WHO, UNESCO, NMC, ECFMG, IHF, AMA, etc. Hence, a degree obtains after MBBS in Russia is deemed valid in India as well as worldwide. It is recommended to take admission to an NMC recognized university if you want to practice in India.

Q – How much does it cost to study MBBS in Russia?

The cost of MBBS in Russia for Indian students will vary from university to university. However, the average cost of the MBBS course range from $3800 to $8000 per annum. This is much lesser as compared to private medical colleges in India and other foreign countries like the USA, UK, and Canada.

Q – Do I need to go through any entrance exams to get admission?

Yes, in 3 to 4 universities in Russia. And other universities are accepting applicants on a secondary school certificate or NMC rules basis.

Q – How fake agents or middlemen mislead students?

These are the misleading and false clauses used during the interaction with the students:

  • Promoting Russian program as completely English-taught MBBS program.
  • Ask students to pay 6-year fees altogether.
  • Levy charges that are complex and hard to understand.
  • Attract students towards below-par medical university for their own profit.
  • Subsidized Education scheme (Remember subsidy is applied to all students enrolling for MBBS course in Russia without any distinction. Students need not pay anything to Agent for this).

Always contact legitimate and official admission partner for MBBS in Russia – Doctors-IEA team for admission and MBBS registration 2021 to stay away from fake agents and their fraud.

Q – How to choose the best medical university in Russia?

The selection of the best medical university should be based on its ranking, quality of education, the medium of teaching, infrastructure, experienced faculties, and accommodation facilities for students. Moreover, students can get direct admission in MBBS in Russia through Doctors-IEA because we are the appointed and authorized admission partner for top Medical, Technical and Federal Universities in Russia. Visit our website www.doctorsiea.in or contact us directly.   

Q – Why Russian medical universities MBBS fees are so cheap as compared to India?

Sans doubt, Russian medical university offers low-cost and budget-friendly MBBS in Russia. It is almost 3 times lesser than what you pay in India. There are several WHO and NMC recognized MBBS universities in Russia that are truly non-profit and funded by the Federal Government. Moreover, the government provides subsidies on education as well.

Q – Am I eligible for a government hospital job in India?

Yes, once students have completed MBBS education from NMC recognized medical university they can apply and pursue a government job in India after clearing the NEXT/FMGE screening test.

Q – Am I eligible to apply for a loan to pursue an MBBS course in Russia?

Yes, you will get an education loan from public and private banks. Doctors-IEA being the official representative of all major and top medical universities in Russia will guide you through the entire loan process and speedy sanction.

Q – What type of visa is required for MBBS in Russia?

You need a student visa to study MBBS in Russia. Students must apply for a visa along with the admission form of the chosen university. The Doctors-IEA team helps students in the entire admission and visa process so that you can grab your seat in the medical university of your choice without any issue. 

Q – How to apply for a student visa?

First, you have to select the medical university for MBBS. Then submit the online admission application to the university. The university gives an invitation letter and electronic confirmation of enrollment. Then you can apply for a visa in the Russian embassy. The easiest option is to contact Doctors-IEA. We perform everything from the admission process to visa application and travel arrangements as well.

Q – What is the duration of a student visa?

Entry visa for the first time is 90 days, then after arrival in university student will submit all documents and it will be extended for 365 days. From 2nd year to last year, everything will be done for a visa from the university side. The validity of the student visa remains till the course is accomplished. Students are allowed to stay for a very short period once their MBBS course is over.

Q – What are some major MBBS universities in Russia?

Some popular and top medical universities providing MBBS courses are Crimea Federal University, Rostov State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Volgograd State Medical University, Kursk State Medical University, People’s Friendship University, Far Eastern Medical University, etc.

Q – What kind of medical facility available for students in the university during their stay in Russia?

All students are given due attention when they fall ill. Medical treatment is available at university hospitals or clinics. Students are treated in the university hospital and the university also provides medical insurance to the students.

Q – What is the duration of medical courses in Russia?

The duration of courses varies from course to course:

  • Medicine (MBBS) – 6 years
  • BDS – 5 years
  • Pharmacy – 5 years
  • Preparatory courses: 8-10 months

Q – What is the cost of living in Russia?

The cost of living is affordable unless you want an exuberant lifestyle. The average cost of living including food, transportation, phone bill, and some miscellaneous expense will be $80-120 (estimated). The cost of living may go up slightly if you choose to study in cities like St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Q – Can students do a job along with the MBBS course in Russia?

Since students leave India to Russia on a student visa, they cannot do the job. 

Q – What is the mode of payment to deposit MBBS fees?

Students or parents can pay fees through overseas remittance. Do not forget to get the payment receipt as it is one of the essential documents that legitimate your admission.

Q – Does Doctors-IEA provide any local representative in Russia who can provide complete information during my MBBS in Russia?

Yes, of course. Our appointed representatives spread across the cities and have their presence in all the top medical universities in Russia. Students can avail themselves of their services whenever required. You can also mail us your questions and will share them with our local representative who will contact you or reach you to solve your local issues.

Q – Is there any limitation to NEXT/FMGE screening test appearance?

No, as of now, there is no limit on the number of times students can appear for the NEXT/FMGE screening test that is conducted twice in India. It is considered that all the top Russian medical universities provide training to prepare students for this test so that they can thrive in the first attempt.

Q – Is there any Installment facility for students to pay fees for the MBBS course?

Yes, most universities in Russia allow students to pay fees in installments. Contact Doctors-IEA officials to know more about fee structure, mode of payment, and installment options.

Q – What are the advantages of studying MBBS in Russia through Doctors-IEA?

Doctors-IEA team has close ties with NMC approved Russian medical universities and operating in this field for more than 16 years. We understand the Russian educational system from the root, hence able to provide practical and hassle-free assistance to the aspirants. To know more, please visit our website or contact us.

Q – Do I need to be proficient in the Russian language even if the medium of instruction is English in the university?

Students taking admission in English medium MBBS course will be taught in English. However, knowing the Russian language is still relevant as from the fourth year students would begin their clinical subject and training where they are supposed to attend hospitals and clinics and hence would have to interact with the local patients. The Russian language classes are provided from the first year itself even to English medium students during their MBBS abroad. Hence proficiency in the Russian language will be advantageous for them.

Q – What type of hostel or accommodation facility available in the university?

Hostel facility is available for students in Russian medical universities. Hostels are well-equipped and furnished with all kinds of basic to advanced amenities that include room-heater, hot water, free electricity, laundry, bedsheet, study-table, common kitchen to cook their food, high-speed internet, warden, security guards, and so on.

Q – Can students come to their homes on holidays?

Yes, students can come home during the holiday vacations. There are two holidays in a year in the Russian medical universities:

  • Winter vacation: 20th January to 5 Feb
  • Summer vacation: 1st July to 31st August

Q – Whom to contact in case of any issue or query at the university or hostel?

Students can contact the relevant authority in the university or hostel. Moreover, they also contact us. Our representative is available to help you in the Russian university.

Q – Are students allowed to open a bank account in Russia? How can parents send money to the students in Russia?

Yes, students can open a bank account in Russia. Doctors-IEA’s representative in Russia will help if any information or assistance is required to open a bank account in the local bank. Parents can send money to their bank account. Alternatively, students can also take an international debit card, forex card, or hard card (USD) with them.

Q – Are student’s parents or family allowed to visit during their MBBS in Russia?

Yes, parents and family can visit to meet the student at the university at their own expense. Students have to apply to the Doctors-IEA Team to get an invitation letter for their family on the basis of which they can apply for the visa in the Russian Embassy or consulate or can do all documentation through Doctors-IEA. 

Q – What is a migration card?

It is the document that declares that the student has crossed the border of the Russian Federation. It is a mandatory document that is available at the immigration department at the airport.

Q – What kind of environment students will confront in the university and classroom?

All top medical university in Russia offers excellent environment including international exposure with prime focus on practical training and classroom learning. The general teacher-student ratio is 1:15. Students are inspired and encouraged to excel in studies as well as in extracurricular activities. International and Informative seminars and lectures are also conducted regularly.