Why Study MBBS in Russia?

Why Study MBBS in Russia?

Russia, the largest country in the world by land, is situated in Asia and Eastern Europe. Moscow, its capital city, is the largest city in the world. Russia has a population of about 146.6 million and the government is based on a democratic rule.

It has been a popular choice for students wanting to pursue a medical degree ever since the Soviet Era. It is home to 30 out of 100 top medical universities in the world. Apart from quality education, it is also a highly popular choice because of the highly subsidised education fee offered by the Russian Ministry of Health and Education. Also, All universities are recognized by WHO & Medical Council of leading countries like U.S.A, U.K, middle east, Australia, India, Canada etc.

There are a number of other benefits to pursuing a MBBS degree in Russia. These include:

1.There is No entrance required.

2.No Donation required.

3.As mentioned, low and subsidized fee structure.

4.Standard of Living, while a little expensive compared to other countries, is very high.

5.Also test screening by MCI has always shown excellent results for Russian universities.

6.Very low (almost negligent) chance of Visa rejection.

7.Excellent Job opportunities post MBBS – as the top universities are affiliated with the best hospitals across the country and the world.

8.Also graduates also tend to have a higher starting salary than in other countries.


Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for pursuing a MBBS degree in Russia. These include:

  • Just like in other countries, the student must be 17 or above on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • The candidate must secure 50% marks in their 12th standard from Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) in CBSE / ISC or any other Equivalent Board of Examination.
  • As per the latest notice given by the MCI, students who wish to pursue their medical degrees abroad must qualify and give the NEET examination.