Russia has always been a sought-after destination for medical streams particularly if we talk about the kind of infrastructure and the quality of education offered at the top medical universities in Russia. Thus, it wouldn’t be wrong if we tag Russia as one of the best options for pursuing MBBS. In fact, this is the main reason why Indian students prefer MBBS in Russia over any other alternative.
Speaking of NEET, yes it is important and it has to be qualified. However, there are no entrance exams in Russia (except for a few universities).
This is a major change that has come into the picture in the field of medical education. With the dissolution of the Medical Council of India and the establishment of the NMC, many changes have been brought into the procedure and criteria, both for Medical UG and PG. Along with the introduction of the mandatory NEXT, it was also made compulsory that only those students will be eligible to appear in NEXT and thereby practice in India, who will have scored the minimum qualifying score in NEET.
To get admission in a foreign medical college, whether Russia or Ukraine, or anywhere else, you will need to score more than or equal to the 50th percentile in NEET that year. Putting it clearly, out of a total of 720, you will need to score equal to or more than 160 (range 160-200). It is obvious that since it is in the “percentile”, it will vary from year to year and there can be no fixed benchmark. Of course, there are other criteria as well.
Eligibility for MBBS admission in Russia
If you are ready to study MBBS in Russia, you must have the following qualifications for MBBS admission in Russia:
- Must have scored at least 50% in 10+2 (PCB) for the general category. However, if you belong to the reserved category, you need to score at least 40% marks in 10+2 (PCB). Few Top-ranked Universities may ask for better grades and interviews as a selection process like CFU and Kazan State Medical University due to the higher no of applications against available seats.
- Must have qualified NEET and should have the NEET Scorecard as proof.
- You must fall in the age bracket of 17-25 years.
- You must be a resident of India.
Tips from Moksh:
You will come across many agents who will promote MBBS admission in Russia at bilingual universities saying that although the medium of instruction at Russian universities is English they are bilingual. There are many Indian students whose careers have been jeopardized by such immoral tactics used by some agents.
Such agents are numerous and they assure you that you need not worry and should proceed with your application but Moksh advises you not to. Rather, Moksh strongly recommends that you should never ever consider going to bilingual universities. Many students fall for such gimmicks because most bilingual universities have lower fee structures.
Particularly speaking about the top medical colleges in Russia for Indian students, these are the ones that only offer English-taught programs to you. Unlike the frauds out there, Moksh talks with legitimate proof, i. e. the list of Russian universities approved by the ministry of health education. Remember, we send you to the top ones only because as you go down in the list, the bilingual Russian medical universities come into the picture.