MBBS IN EUROPE: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

 

 THE VERY FIRST DAYS –

 Building a foundation from a younger age is essential, especially considering the amount of competition there is in the field of medical sciences. Don’t worry if you’re opting out late, you just have to work really hard. At a young age, there are some things that are both mandatory and quintessential to a strong foundation.

  1. Know your passions: MBBS should not be opted for just because someone gets high marks in their science subjects in high school. In fact, no career path should be chosen this way. Until and unless and you really love Biology, clearing the examinations and studying in Europe would be like running behind a unicorn.
  2. Intense Research: The fact that you stumbled upon this article in itself explains that you perhaps are up to research. However, what you also need to research is what it takes to be a doctor and what it’s like to be one. It is important to make a connect between your personality and your career since it’s going to be your pursuit for the rest of your life.
  3. Choose Subjects Wisely: Since we’re talking about the early years, it is fairly evident that the students need to opt for science subjects in their 11th and 12th Choosing Biology in a senior year is mandatory, while having studying science elaborately throughout your education helps.
  4. Cracking NEET: The National Entrance cum Examination Test is a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology required to be taken and students who have finished school or are finishing it the same year and wish to study the medical sciences.

 

THE PREREQUISITES –

Almost everyone is generally aware of the basic pre-requisites of graduating from schools and having an English proficiency certificate, but the most recent change that has been brough about is clearing NEET, which was only limited to students wanting to study in India earlier.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) released a verdict mid-2018, making NEET mandatory for students who wished to study medicine in foreign years and was made effective 2019 onwards. The purpose behind mandating an India-based exam for international application was because many Indian candidates found it incredible arduous to even complete the primary medical course or qualify the screening tests required to practice medicine in those countries after having been admitted into their universities.

The system was built to regulate the flow of candidates, ensure only the worthy and deserving were admitted and to also inculcate the required hard work to clear a medical exam.

The NEET results have been valid for 3 years from its date of declaration, giving a time frame window for students to be able to apply to foreign universities within that period or taking the exam again.

 

MBBS IN EUROPE –

Europe is the ultimate destination for all, but is a vast region. There are certain institutions approved by the Medical Council of India (and these are the ones you should be applying for). An elaborate country wise list is below:

Austria

  • University Of Vienna

Belarus

  • Belarussian State Medical University
  • Gomel State Medical University
  • Vitebsk State Medical University
  • Grodno State Medical University

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sarajevo School of Science & Technology University

Bulgaria

  • Higher Medical Institute – Pleven
  • Medical University, Pleven
  • Medical University, Plovdiv
  • Medical University, Sofia
  • Medical University, Varna
  • Thracian University
  • University of Medicine-Pleven

Croatia

  • University of Zagreb – School of Medcine

France

  • University of Catholique de Lille, France

Georgia

  • “AIETI” Medical School
  • AkakiTsereteli State University
  • Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
  • BAU International University, Batumi
  • David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia
  • David Tvildiani Medical University
  • East Europeon University, Georgia
  • European University
  • Euroregioinal Teaching University LLC, Georgia
  • Georgian American University, georgia
  • Georgian National University, Georgia
  • Grigol RobakidzeUniversity,Tbilisi
  • High Medical School “Ayeti”
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Kutaisi Medical Institute “Kutaisi”
  • LLC Caucasus International University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • LTD Caucasus University, Tibilisi, Georgia
  • New Vision University, Georgia
  • PetreShotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy
  • Tbilisi Medical University “Hippocrates”
  • Tbilisi Open Teaching University, Georgia
  • Tbilisi Public University “Metekhi”
  • Tbilisi State Medical University
  • Teaching University Geomedi, Georgia
  • University of Georgia

Hungary

  • Semmelweis University
  • University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center
  • University of Pecs, Hungary
  • University of Szeged,Faculty of Medicine,Szeged

Ireland

  • National University of Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Italy

  • Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
  • Universita Di Firenze
  • University of Florence
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Studies,Udine
  • University of Turin, Turin,TO

Lithuania

  • Kaunas University of Medicine
  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas

Malta

  • Queen Mary University of London, Malta

Netherlands Antilles

  • Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao
  • New York Medical University, Curacao
  • St. Martinus University, Curacao
  • Xavier University

Poland

  • Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • Medical University of Bialystok,
  • Study MBBS Abroad: Medical University of Gdansk, Republic of Poland
  • Medical University of Lodz
  • Medical University of Lublin
  • Medical University of Warsaw
  • Nicolaus copernicus University
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan
  • The Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
  • The Silesian Piasts Medical University of Wroclaw
  • University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Republic of Latvia

  • Riga Stradins University
  • University of Lative
  • University of Latvia

Republic of Moldova

  • Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Romania

  • “GR. T. POPA” University Of Medicine and Pharmacy, Lasi
  • “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara
  • The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “IULIU HATIEGANU”,CLUJ-NAPOCA
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara
  • University of Oradea
  • Ovidius” University of Constanta

Scotland

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Ukraine

  • Bukovinian State Medical University
  • DanyloHalytskyLviv National Medical University
  • Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy
  • I.HorbachevskyTernopil State Medical University
  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
  • Kharkiv National Medical University
  • Kyiv Medical University of UAFM, Kyiv
  • National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya
  • O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University
  • Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Ukrain
  • Sumy State University, Sumy
  • TarasSheychenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ukranian Medical Stomatological Academy Poltava, Ukraine
  • Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
  • V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Zaporozhye State Medical University

 

STUDYING IN EUROPE –

Europe’s unique education system consists of a framework of 28 active members, where each country has its own higher educational structure as part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The EHEA regulates the tertiary education system across European countries to ensure highest possible compatibility between the students, academics and researchers in Europe while the European Qualifications Network (EQN) is responsible for maintaining the education standards across Europe.

A few things all applicants must know include –

  • All courses are instructed and structured in English across Europe (except Germany)
  • All other languages (native to the respective country) is used as secondary languages.
  • The academic year commences in September/October.
  • All applications must be completed by July/August.
  • It is absolutely essential to get in touch with the admission offices of individual universities before applying.
  • A minimum of costs:
  • Living: INR 25,000/month
  • Course fee: INR 2.5 lakhs/year

The medical curriculum in Europe consists of assessments through essays, coursework and working on medical projects in addition to theoretical lectures.

 

GOVERNING BODIES ON SYLLABUS –
  • World Health Organisation
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
  • World Federation of Medical Education (WFME)
  • Ministry of Education, Europe.

 

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA –

Here’s a list of the general criteria each applicant must fulfil:

  • An age of 17+ years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission
  • An educational background on Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects in schooling with an aggregate of 50%
  • Must qualify NEET and IELTS (IELTS is not a compulsory selection criterion in all universities and must be looked into).

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS –

All documents must be official certified copies and translations for the application process and are often issued by individual embassies– ensure to check in from admission offices consistently.

There are fees associated with the certification of a document and the application of certification itself. This processing fee generally depends on the place being applied to while an assessment of the same would costs 75 EUR and 30 EUR for each application.

The list of documents as follows:

  • Birth certificate
  • Scanned mark sheet copy of 10th and 12th standard
  • Migration certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Scanned copies of NEET scorecard
  • Bank statement of your guardian to confirm that you can bear the tuition fee and living costs
  • A valid passport
  • Medical certificate or Health care certificate containing complete reports on vaccination and HIV
  • Filled up application form
  • Offer/ Confirmation letter from your European MBBS university
  • Your air tickets
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • English Proficiency Certificate
  • Nationality Certificate

 

AFTER THE APPLICATION PROCESS –

The universities commence the intaking procedure in the month of September and enroll students by October. All registrations are marked on university websites only. Generally, after having been submitted the form, the applicant receives an admission letter withing 10 days if having been selected by the committee.

After receiving an admission/confirmation letter, it has to be submitted to the nearest embassy of the respective country to then apply for the visa. An embassy generally takes 7 days to stamp the visa collection, upon which you can then get your air tickets. Before departure, don’t forget to inform your institute.

 

TOP STUDENT PREFERENCES OF EUROPEAN NATIONS –
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Romania
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Georgia

 

TOP INSTITUTES OF EUROPE –

 

  1. Ivane Jvakhishvili Tbilisi Medical University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

36,000 USD/ INR 25,20,000

  • Worldwide recognition ( MCI,WHO,FAIMER,AMC )
  • High-quality medical training
  • One of the oldest in the field of medicine
  • Public research-university
  • Large number of international medical students
    1. European University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

30,000 USD/ INR 21,00,000

  • Been around since 1995
  • High quality Medical Training
  • Large number of international medical students
  • High quality education at affordable fee structure
    1. Tara Shevchenko National University (Kiev, Ukraine)

18,000 USD/ INR 12,60,000

  • One of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine
  • Specializes in diverse fields of knowledge & research areas
  • Most preferred option for medical aspirants in the area
  • World rank of 550, third oldest university in Ukraine
    1. Bogomolets National Medical University (Kiev, Ukraine)

33,000 USD/ INR 23,10,000

  • One of Ukraine’s premier colleges
  • Proficiency in academics and research
  • Came into existence in 1841
  • World rank: 4,516; Country rank: 21
    1. Lviv National Medical University (Lviv, Ukraine)

29,400 USD/ INR 20,58,000

  • Known for its historical and international environment in all of Ukraine
  • Inaugurated in 1784
  • Only providing education in more than 90 PG courses
  • One of the biggest and oldest medical universities in Ukraine