MBBS in Russia

Published On: 17 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 17 Feb 2012

Russia is known worldwide for its academic excellence in higher studies. Over 2 million students are enrolled in Russian Universities and institutes. Nearly, 875000 science students and over 17250 medical students enrolled in different Russian institutes. These students actively participate in exploring advanced technology and new scientific methods.

Russian medical institutes are well equipped with advanced technologies and adopt latest teaching methods, which further ensure the complete development of a student. The students-teacher ratio in these institutes is about 7:1.

The medical degrees granted by Russian medical colleges are ranked at the top by UNESCO and WHO and are globally recognized. Russian Medical Colleges have grabbed nearly 30 top positions within the World ranking. Russian federation includes some of the best medical colleges in the world. MBBS in Russia is MCI (Medical Council of India) recognized.In addition, there is no entrance test for admission in the MBBS programs in the Russian medical schools and universities.

The tution fee of Russian universities is lesser as compared to those in western countries. The higher education system in Russia is advanced and more systematic as compared to that of western countries. The institute authorities have also devised a large number of exams and tests for the entire academic year to test the skills of the students.

Final assessment of students enrolled in higher studies in Russia is done on the basis of final state test. The academic year of Russian institutes starts from September. One year is divided into 2 semesters; 1st semester from September – January and 2nd semester from February – June. 1st semester exams are conducted in January while 2nd semester examinations are conducted in June. Students get both summer as well as winter vacation. Usually, winter vacation starts from January 15 and continues till February 7 while summer vacation is given from July 1 till August 31.

Reasons for choosing Russian Medical Colleges:

There are many reasons for choosing Russian Medical Colleges over medical colleges of other countries. Some are as follows:

  • No obligation of entrance exam
  • Admission procedure is simple
  • Universities/institutes do not accept capitation fee or donations
  • Medical degrees obtained in Russia are WHO and UNESCO recognized.
  • The tution fee is very less in Russian medical colleges as compared to other countries as Russian Government imposes subsidy on higher education.
  • The multi specialty clinics and well equipped hospitals in Russia provide wide number of opportunities and extensive exposure to medical students for practice.

Thus, every year due to the above mentioned reasons a large number of students come to Russia for pursuing their MBBS programs.

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