Study MBBS Abroad – Aspiration for Indian students 2021

 A New Year is the start of a whole new chapter, gives new hopes and brings new aspirations. The year 2020 wasn’t pretty good for all the people . So we all wish to start 2021 in a better and prosperous way.


Due to the fact that the 2020 pandemic has affected various sectors including education, this current year is expected to welcome a lot of new opportunities for the students. For example, students who want to pursue medicine are provided a conditional exemption to apply for admissions abroad in their desired universities even if they could not qualify NEET in 2020 and qualify NEET in 2021, JEE is to be held 4 times annually starting from 2021. The opportunity to reappear NEET in 2021, benefits the students to save a year. Most of the students aiming to give one more try for NEET have simultaneously opted for admissions in MBBS in their desired universities abroad. They can get a seat in India if they secure good marks else they have already begun their studies in universities abroad thereby saving a year.

Another factor has also added up the hope and confidence of the students. The universities offering MBBS abroad have come up with the installment plan to students to pay their fees. This plan not only minimises the financial burden of parents but also enhances the morale of the aspirants. MBBS in China has been a great deal this year while mentioning humanitarian grounds. While few universities have reduced their 1st year tuition fee to 50% others have provided scholarships to students in merit list and many have allowed the students to pay fees in installments disregarding their year of study. A student who secured 300 plus marks in NEET is eligible for getting a scholarship for MBBS in China.


As NEET 2020, an entrance test for Indian medical aspirants, got delayed in India many universities abroad have held back their admission process and beginning date for Indian students. Some of them have postponed it to March 2021 and they are still open with the application process to assure that no medical aspirant is barred from the chance to apply for MBBS abroad. Lot of students who secured high scores in NEET and attended the counselling in India failed to get the seat in desired colleges. These students had further applied for MBBS abroad after the counselling in India ended and secured a seat for the study of medicine this year. This not only saved a year or 6 months for them rather got them away from regrets of missing the counselling in India.


Many Indian medical colleges have increased their fee this year. Also few state medical colleges and institutes have officially demanded the filling of bonds. Haryana itself has increased its fee from Rs 4 lacs to Rs 10 lacs annually with the conditions to sign a bond. The students have to pay this amount by taking the loans and the government would repay the installments of the loan. According to the bond by Haryana Government, a student on completing MBBS will have to serve at the public health centres in rural areas. If the person quits to work under the said conditions, the bond repayments shall not be borne by the government. Fee hike in some southern states like Kerala has also been reported this year. The fee structure was about 5-6 lacs per year in the private medical colleges until last year. This year it has increased to 12-13 lacs per year.  The fee for any private medical college in any India is not less than 7-8lacs. Such a high fee creates a financial burden to the parents.

When compared to this, MBBS abroad is very cost efficient with a fee structure of about Rs 2.5- 3 lacs and goes higher up to the limits one wants to extend. Another key reason for Indian students opting MBBS abroad is the acceptance of all NEET scores. NEET scores have increased this year with a student scoring complete 720. The NEET cut off for Govt medical colleges has also hiked. So even the students who secured close to 600 have not got the medical colleges of their choice in India. These students were left with no choice other than choosing a private medical college (if they could afford) or opt for MBBS abroad. The latter tends to be a better decision. Students who failed to get their medical seat in India are offered scholarships with premium government universities abroad.

Due to these changes in the Indian system, many aspirants are lured towards MBBS abroad. Many have availed the opportunity this year while other students have hopes to apply for MBBS abroad after the NEET 2021. Pocket friendly medical education abroad seems to be a better return on investment. No student can deny the benefits one gets in pursuing MBBS abroad. Quality education, world class infrastructure, no entrance examination with most of the countries offering MBBS abroad, internationally recognized degrees, English medium and structured curriculum, better clinical practical and international exposure are some of the well known benefits.

Some Popular Countries for MBBS Abroad are


MBBS in Georgia


MBBS in Kyrgyzstan


MBBS in kazakhstan


MBBS in Philippines


MBBS in Ukraine


MBBS in Russia


MBBS in China


MBBS in Belarus


MBBS in Armenia


MBBS in Bangladesh


MBBS in Nepal

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