MBBS Abroad

Which country I should choose to purse my MBBS Abroad – Series 1: MBBS Russia VS MBBS Georgia

Which country I should choose to purse my MBBS Abroad – Series 1: MBBS Russia VS MBBS Georgia

In India, medical education and healthcare system have always been all at the junction. The problems are at rising and it is important to introspect the healthcare field.

Some of the facts which got us surprised looking at Indian medical education:

#Fact 1: India has one government doctor for every 11,528 people and one nurse for every 483 people’. That is one government doctor for over 11,000 patients

#Fact 2: students face question papers having questions which are more of knowledge based than on real clinical cases. One should expect to respond to questions based on clinical cases or various drugs than remembering the achievements of a particular individual.

#Fact 3: A middle class family usually has to mortgage their home in order to make sure that their child is able to continue achieving his dream. This makes earning money one of the major priorities of a student passing out from private medical colleges.

#Fact 4: very few doctors will practice in rural India because their earning power is limited & facilities of a good school or medical expertise is poor.

And Not only these

#FACT 5: Total 381 Medical colleges are there In India and Out of 160 is Government colleges & 221 private colleges. Total medical seats in India are approx 64,000. Government medical seats are 25085 & Private medical seats are 38715.

With that,

#Fact 6: In 2017, approx 11 Lakhs student gave NEET (The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) examination. Out of which approx 6 Lakhs students passed the exam.

And with 6 Lakhs students, the total medical seats in India are only approx 64,000.

This current scenario shows that there are so many student’s aspirations that don’t fulfill.

What is the solution to it? What are other options that students generally go through now?

Well, some of the students take one year drop and prepare again for the NEET exam or some change their courses to B.sc courses.

You will be happy to hear that not all doors are closed if you try to unlock them or at least try to see that there is a door to reach your dream.

Pursuing your MBBS in Abroad is one of the major opportunities looking at the scenario in India. But again, you will get a little trouble at the selection of the country as in which country I can study MBBS? What is the minimum budget to study MBBS abroad and also get a quality education?

Today, I am going to answer all your questions and help you in all ways possible to select the country on the basis of some priorities that you set before going abroad for study.

MBBS in Russia

Benefits of studying MBBS in Russia:

  • No Entrance exam & No Donation.
  • European Standard of Living
  • Degrees Recognized Worldwide
  • Indian Canteen is Available in most of the Universities.
  • Reference Available of Students working in Leading Hospitals Across the World ( As students are going to Russia for 2 decades)
  • All the universities are Go
  • Government Universities of Russia
  • Indian students applying for MBBS in Russia are eligible to appear for various licensing exams such as MCI screening test, USMLE -1, PLAB in UK etc.

Drawbacks to study in Russia:

  • Russia is one of the cold countries. Usually, the temperature is between -15 to -20 Celsius. All through public transportation, universities and everything else is centrally heated.
  • The Russian language is compulsory to learn throughout your university period even if your course is in full English medium mode.

MBBS in Georgia

   Benefits of studying MBBS in Georgia:

  • The tuition fee & cost of living is quite low in Georgia compared to other European countries.
  • The curriculum of MBBS program in Georgian medical colleges is designed as per the international standards.
  • The education quality is quite good.
  • It is one of the fresh and new destinations to study MBBS within a good environment.
  • The universities run complete practical MBBS course concentrating on real patient case studies.
  • The medical universities of Georgia are accredited by WHO, UNESCO and FAIMER.

Drawbacks to study in Georgia:

  • There are no past batches as Georgia has been the new destination and started student traffic since 2014.
  • There are mostly private universities there so students need to be careful while selecting the universities which are MCI approved.
  • Not in all universities Indian mess is available therefore student has to do self-cooking.


Today I have compared the two countries – one is going with the oldest trend and second is the newest trend for the students to choose. There is an experienced medical faculty in Russia which provides quality education whereas Georgia is the newest country and still following the set standards for the medical field. Though there are still no students batches passed out yet that should not be the major factor for students as many top medical universities must have started one day. Overall both countries are unique and have a different flavor altogether. The Georgian MBBS is cheaper than Russia and also the living cost is low. So the choice is completely yours as which factor is best for you.

There are many other popular countries to study MBBS abroad; we will post the next series of the “MBBS VS”.

Stay tuned!

UNIVERSITYOnly GovernmentMostly Private
INDIAN STUDENTSLast 50 Year2-3 Year
PASS OUT BATCHESSince last 50 YearNo pass out batches
UNIVERSITY HOSTELS100% ownMostly don’t have
INDIAN FOODMostly haveNo Indian mess in University
TUITION FEEApprox 18-30 lakhsApprox 12-15 lakhs
LIVING COST$ 200-600 Per Month$ 600-700 Per Month
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