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364 M.B.B.S. Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 1780 Courses

M.B.B.S. is one of the top degrees that students want to study abroad from India. Not only the course curriculum of M.B.B.S. is good & in alignment to the latest trends in the markets, the M.B.B.S. degree from abroad, also gives the students a good chance of working and settling abroad. The work permit & laws although differs from country to country but at a broader level, M.B.B.S. has a very good scope in future.
Top departments that students want to study in M.B.B.S. are Astronomy, Aerospace Engineering, Communication, City Planning and Chemical Engineering. Some of the top universities for studying M.B.B.S. from abroad are - Harvard University, Trinity College Dublin, National University Of Singapore, University Of Oxford, University Of Auckland. The average tuition fee for the first year for studying M.B.B.S. from abroad averages at around $15509. Applications to some of the universities & colleges are free but to some, they are paid. The average application fee for applying to colleges abroad stand at $83.
Details about top universities for studying M.B.B.S. abroad – One of the most famous university is Harvard University. The Harvard University is located in cambridge,United States. provides 2 courses under their M.B.B.S. program. The courses are Juris Doctor + Master Of Business Administration & Bachelor Of Arts - Biomedical Engineering. Next comes the Trinity College Dublin which is located at dublin, Ireland. Trinity College Dublin provides 4 courses under their M.B.B.S. program. The courses are Higher Diploma - Childrens Nursing, Biological And Biomedical Sciences & Higher Diploma - Midwifery.Next comes the National University Of Singapore which is located at singapore, Singapore. National University Of Singapore provides 5 courses under their M.B.B.S. program. The courses are Bachelor Of Science - Honours - Nursing, Bachelor Of Dental Surgery & Bachelors Of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering. Connect with AdmitKard Experts to know more about studying M.B.B.S. in abroad.

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cambridge, United States
2 Course Available
Juris Doctor + Master Of Business Administration

4 Yr

$63675 / Year


Dec, Aug

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dublin, Ireland
4 Course Available
Higher Diploma - Childrens Nursing

1 Yr

$10869 / Year


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singapore, Singapore
5 Course Available
Bachelor Of Science - Honours - Nursing

3 Yr

$19150 / Year



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oxford, United Kingdom
1 Course Available
Bmbch - Medicine - Graduate Entry

6 Yr

$34956 / Year



auckland, New Zealand
13 Course Available
Bachelor Of Nursing

3 Yr

$33040 / Year



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parkville, Australia
8 Course Available
Bachelor Of Biomedicine - Pharmacology

3 Yr

$45500 / Year



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cambridge, United Kingdom
2 Course Available
Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine - Honours

3 Yr

$50130 / Year



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auckland, New Zealand
6 Course Available
Master Of Veterinary Studies

1 Yr

$45320 / Year



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singapore, Singapore
2 Course Available
Bachelor Of Science - Biomedical Sciences + Bachelor Of Medicine

4 Yr

$15200 / Year



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stanford, United States
4 Course Available
Juris Doctor + Master Of Business Administration

4 Yr

$66540 / Year



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st-lucia, Australia
7 Course Available
Bachelor Of Midwifery

3 Yr

$32928 / Year



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palmerston-north, New Zealand
1 Course Available
Postgraduate Diploma In Veterinary Science

1 Yr

$42720 / Year



gatton, Australia
2 Course Available
Graduate Diploma - Veterinary Science

1 Yr

$62592 / Year


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canberra, Australia
2 Course Available
Bachelor Of Medical Science - Honours

1 Yr

$48000 / Year


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quebec, Canada
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Bachelor Of Arts - Anthropology

4 Yr

$16815 / Year


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M.B.B.S. or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is derived from 2 Words, M.B. - 'Medicinae Baccalaureus' (Bachelor of Medicine in Latin) and B.S. - 'Bachelor of Surgery' (in English). In spite of the fact that the name proposes 2 isolate degrees, it is just 1 degree. This is the convention of United Kingdom and different nations are following this custom. While in the US, both of the degrees are awarded separately as the M.D (Doctor of Medicine) and D.O (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).It is an Undergraduate Academic Degree Course managing Medicine and Surgery. To become a Doctor in Allopathic Medicine M.B.B.S. is a must. Candidates are given a top to bottom and legitimate learning of the human body through hypothesis, reasonable involvement in the analyzation of bodies and watching different kinds of medical procedures.

Course Highlights

Course Level



5.5 Years

Examination System

Semester System


10+2 with minimum 50% marks in Science stream

Entrance Exam for Admission



The course consists of 9 semesters. The course syllabus is divided in various parts such as is Pre-clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical part.


The minimum eligibility for the MBBS course is 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. English is also a mandatory subject in many of the universities and colleges. However, for admission in AIIMS an aggregate of 60% for the general category candidates and 50% for SC/ST candidates is required. Students are also required to take an entrance exam for admission in any of the medical colleges. The 2 major entrance exams are AIIMS Entrance Exam and NEET Exam. Interested students can get the forms for the entrance exam online.

Admission Process

Students should qualify in the entrance exam of NEET or AIIMS for admission in any medical college.

Earlier, a student had to obtain an essentiality certificate from the MCI for admission in any medical college outside India. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a governmental body that focuses on the establishment and maintenance of high standards of medical education within India. However, after 2018, the students willing to study MBBS in foreign universities do not have to necessarily clear the NEET.

Some of the major MCI Rules for MBBS from abroad are following:

  • Any primary medical qualification confirmed by the Indian Embassy can be considered as recognized medical qualification by MCI for issuing Eligibility Certificate.
  • The student must enquire about the status of the medical qualification of the university from MCI and fee structure from the Institution/University concerned.
  • Any aspirant, who has passed the qualifying examination and wishes to pursue MBBS, has to approach MCI for issuing an Eligibility Certificate for that purpose.
  • The application form for Eligibility Certificate should be submitted with all the relevant documents including a demand draft for Rs.500/- in favor of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.
  • No aspirant shall be permitted to sit for the Screening Test, for the purpose of registration in India, unless he/she produces the Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI.
  • The application has to be made in the format mentioned by the Medical Council of India. The application has to be submitted with original mark sheet or certificate of the qualifying examination and photocopies of the documents.
  • In case the document furnished by the candidate does not contain his/her birth date, then a government authorized certificate that acknowledges the same has to be produced by the candidate along with a Demand Draft of an amount specified by the council.

If an applicant belongs to any of reserved categories, they have to submit a certificate stating the same.

Syllabus and Course Description

As per the Medical Council of India, the MBBS course consists of 9 semesters that is, four and a half year followed by a mandatory internship of one year. The first part of the syllabus is Pre-clinical, which mainly covers the first two semesters of the course focusing on the basic knowledge of various subjects like anatomy, physiology etc. The second phase is the Para-Clinical which consists of three semesters (one and a half years). It focuses on the teaching of subjects like forensic medicine, pathology etc. along with the essential aspect of the course- Community Medicine. The third phase is the Clinical phase which concentrates on practical knowledge and practice along with subjects like psychiatry, pediatrics etc.





Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology

Basic knowledge to understand the body structure, molecular organization of the cell and the functioning of the organs in the body.


Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology.

Clinical postings in wards and OPDs.

Understanding of the medico-legal and medical practices, infectious diseases, understanding the concept of cell injury and body’s capacity of healing. Understanding the principles of pharmacology involved in the use of drugs.


Community Medicine, Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology) Obst, Gynae, Pediatrics

Surgery and allied subjects (anesthesiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics) and clinical postings.

Understanding the use of anesthesia. Encouraging students to work effectively as a community 
physician, diagnosis and management of common skin diseases; acquire skills for a general practitioner; understanding the common problems of the eye, the musculoskeletal system, ear, nose and throat problems and the development of children etc.

Specializations in MBBS

  • Major Specializations: Some of the major specializations are General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology etc.
  • Super Specializations: These are usually done after 3-4 years of further studies are- Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardio-Thoracic surgery, Conito-Urinary surgery and Pediatric surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Hematology etc.

The MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years academic education + 1 year internship) UG degree program Anesthesiology, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specializations, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat), Forensic Medicine including Toxicology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology Including Biophysics, Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Radiotherapy etc. are some of the subjects which are taught over the period of five years.

Top Colleges and Countries to Study MBBS

Top Colleges: some of the top colleges in India to study MBBS are as follows:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Top Countries: The number of Indian students heading abroad is increasing day by day. For Indian students, destinations like China, Ukraine, and Russia are some of the major emerging destinations for Indian students for studying MBBS from abroad.

  • China

China has more than 6,000 Indian students pursuing medicine. The stature and quality of Chinese medical education is growing and unquestionably attracts international students from abroad. The duration of MBBS course is that of 5 years with an average fee of Rs. 160,000 to260, 000p.a.

  • Russia

Russia has over 5,000 Indian students studying. Education in Russia is subsidized by the government as well which lowers the costs even further. Admissions purely on first-come-first-serve basis and no separate entrance examination further lure the students. As of now, the nation has more than 50 medical schools. The scholastic season in Russia begins in September and there are two seasons in a scholarly year-from September to January, and from February to June. The duration of MBBS course is that of 6 years with an average fee of Rs. 186,000 to277, 000p.a.

  • Ukraine

Ukraine has over 5,000 Indian students pursuing medicine. Ukraine is one of the major rising study points for M.B.B.S. at affordable pricing. International students are helped with several benefits such as helping in availing loans, fellowships, part time jobs, internships and scholarships etc. The duration of M.B.B.S. course is that of 6 years with an average fee of Rs. 208,000 to296, 000p.a.

  • UK

A student to be eligible for admission should obtain AAA grades with either chemistry or biology, a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 with scores not less than 6.5 in all four categories of listening, speaking, reading and writing. An aspirant should further clear the UK Clinical Aptitude test (UKCAT)/Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) covering the areas of verbal, quantitative and abstract reasoning along with decision analysis and situational judgments.

The course ranges from four to six years. On completion of two years of study, the students are required to experience foundation training for two years. Specialty training has to be undertaken after completion of four years of study in the area one wishes to specialize, which could last up to seven years.

  • Australia

A quality oriented course in medical field has been developed by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Minimum IELTS requirement is 7. The students are further required to qualify the Undergraduate Medicine and health Admission Test (UMAT) organized by the AQF. International applicants may also apply with Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. The minimum GAMSAT score should be at least 50 in each section, and a score of at least 50 overall.

Usually the course takes four to six years to complete followed by one year of internship and one year of residency. The specialty training is of three to eight years but is optional.

  • France

Universities in France are internationally known for practicing the highly renowned, age old medical tradition, teaching methodologies and state-of-art infrastructure. Unités de formation et de recherche de médecine (UFR) is the regulatory body that regulates the medical education in France. Medical education is strictly taught in the French language. One needs to register for FYHS (First Year of Health Studies) and pass the Medical Entrance Examination.

  • Germany

Germany is one of the most preferred destinations owing to its low course fees offering world class medical education and has been proposed as the finest medical system in the world. 5% of seats are available to the international students. Students seeking admission in Germany would have to qualify the Test for Medical Studies (TMS) meant to access the aptitude of a student. Medicine in Germany is taught in the German language.

  • US

The US keeping in track with the latest developments in the fields of technology and medicine offers a well-structured MBBS program. The medical degree offered in the US is known as Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). MCAT test is mandatory. The applicants must have a four year Bachelor's degree in Sciences or related subjects. The duration of the medical course in the US is of four years followed by residency training (between three to seven years).

Latest Admission Alerts

  • Norwich Medical School – UEA

Interested students should apply via Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. All applicants must score a minimum of six GCSE (or EU / International equivalent) passes at grade A/7 or above to include English, Mathematics and two Science subjects.

The University of Kentucky

  • The general requirements for an MBBS degree at the university are as follows: A bachelor’s degree in science at 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
  • The application deadlines are spring (January): October 15 till fall (August): May 15
  • The university accepts a minimum TOEFL score of 71 (iBT), 197 (cbt) or 527 (paper-based) or a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS for admission.
  • Volgograd State Medical University

Admission at Volgograd State Medical University is given on a first cum first basis. Students have to fill the admission form online and submit the same along with the scanned copies of his/her latest education mark card. Students have to pay the registration/application fee through online or DD. Once the student gets the invitation letter from the university they are requested to apply for student visa.

Career Opportunities

An M.B.B.S. graduate can think of the following career options- Anesthetist or Anesthesiologist, Bacteriologist, Cardiologist, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chiropodist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Dermatologist, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Polyclinics, Private Practice, Research Institutes etc. with a general physician earning around Rs.5.5 Lakh, while a surgeon earns Rs.7.5 Lakh. Job profiles like that of specialists can easily attract around 10 to 12 Lakh. Even jobs like medical representative and chief medical are a good option.

About the Author
Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.