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MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan would be an ideal choice for Indian students as the fee structure is the lowest in the world. The quality of education is world-class as the faculties are renowned, infra-structure are modern accompanied by other facilities. Strict law & order makes it a safe place for foreign students. The environment is homely as the people are very co-operative. Taking all factors into consideration Kyrgyzstan is an ideal place where students from India can pursue MBBS.

Kyrgyzstan Area 199,900 km²
Climate
Summer 23oC - 32oC and winter – 12oC - 15oC
Population
66.55 lakh
Literacy Ratio
99.5%
Religion
Islam
Capital City
Bishkek
Local Language
Kyrgyz & Russian
Time Difference
Time zone is 30 mins ahead of India
Currency
Kyrgyzstani Som
Exchange Rate
INR 1 = 1.14 Kyrgyzstani Som (It is Fluctuating)
Mode of Transportation
Flight
Name of Airports
Manas International Airport, Bishkek
Time of Journey
Flight- Delhi to Bishkek 4h 05m
Pocket Money
INR 3000 to 5000 Per Month
Type of Colleges
Government and Private
Degree Offered
MD (Equivalent to MBBS in India)
Course Duration
5 or 6 Years (Depends on the Universities)
Eligibility Criteria
General Student- Class 12th 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology SC/ST/OBC- Class 12th 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Admission Time
April to October
Academic Session
Summer Session (September to August) Winter Session (February to January)
Vacation
Summer Session (July to August) Winter Session (December to January)
Affiliation & Recognition
NMC, WHO, ECFMG, FAIMER and WDOMS
Medium of instruction
English
NEET Examination
NEET Qualified Mandatory (NEET score is valid consecutive 3 years for admission)
Total Tuition Fees
USD 16000 (INR 11.52 lakh) to USD 23500 (INR 16.92 lakh)
Total Hostel Fees
USD 2125 (INR 1.53 lakh) to USD 2500 (INR 1.80 lakh)
Food Expenses
USD 100 Per Month (INR 7500 Approx.)

Kyrgyzstan Overview

Kyrgyzstan, is a landlocked country covering a total area of 199,900 km², lies in Central Asia bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the south, and China to the east. The climate in Kyrgyzstan is continental and sunny as it is located far from any ocean. Summer i.e. May-Sept is quite hot when the temperature is 31oC average, winters i.e. Dec-Feb are cold due to snow with average temperature of 3oC. Rain is average approx. 70 days in a year during March-May. Spring can be experienced from March – May while autumn from Sept-Dec. Basic education till 9th is compulsory and free leading to an average of more than 95% literacy. UNICEF takes care of children’s rights in Kyrgyzstan and this is approved by the parliament. Kyrgyz and Russian are commonly spoken though the medium of instruction is English for higher education. The economy of Kyrgyzstan is basically agriculture oriented. Cotton, tobacco, wool, and meat are the main products while tobacco and cotton are exported in large quantities. The economy also relies heavily on industrial exports. There are ample reserves of gold, mercury and uranium so mining is well-developed. The currency is Kyrgyzstani Som which is Rs. 1 = 1.14 Kyrgyzstani Som. It was the first Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country to be accepted into the World Trade Organization. It is a well networked place with bus, mini-bus, taxi, rail and flights. The capital Bishkek is well connected with other countries by airways. It is 30 min ahead of Indian standard Time.

Advantage of studying MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the best destinations in the world for studying MBBS, especially for Indian students. Taking overall factors like quality of education, facilities, faculties, safety, and cost of living it becomes an ideal choice for aspirants to opt for.

  • MBBS study in Kyrgyzstan is the most economical in the entire world. Tuition fees is relatively low in comparison to other countries. There is no donation. Student can take admission only paying by tuition fees only. Other facilities needed for living are also relatively cheap which brings down the Cost of Living on the whole.
  • MBBS degree in Kyrgyzstan is globally recognised. Medical Universities in Kyrgyzstan are approved by the National Medical Commission (NMC), Medical Council of Canada (MCC); recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia; certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); registered with Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and are also listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS). The universities are renowned globally hence successful graduates are eligible to practice anywhere globally or pursue higher studies.
  • Student no need to appear in any entrance exam for studying MBBS in Kyrgyzstan. Students can take direct admission in medical program. Only student has to qualified NEET-UG.
  • There are Government as well as Private universities with world-class infrastructures and modern facilities.
  • The primary language of instruction in universities is English however students are advised to learn the Kyrgyz local language or the Russian language to communicate with local people during clinical training.
  • Teaching staffs are internationally renowned and globally acclaimed. This maintains the quality of education. The ratio of teacher and students are maintained is always maintained so that students get proper care and attention.
  • Hostels are separate for boys & girls in universities and are also facilitated with 24hrs security guards for safety.
  • Indian food is easily available for students in mess which gives them homely feeling. Veg and Non-veg both options are there.
  • Top universities are given training for FMGE and USMLE exam, so that student can also prepare for the exam well in advance as a result they can easily pass out the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) for taking the license to practice in India or Post-Graduation studies in India and USMLE (The United States Medical Licensing Examination) for Job or Higher Studies in USA.
  • Hospitals affiliated with universities offer highest quality of education. Eligible students are supported with internships so that they can be at ease financially. They are also well equipped with most advanced equipment and other required accessories.
  • The students are eligible for European Credit Transfer and System (ECTS). Participant Universities of Bologna process of European Educational Area. Participant Universities of Tempus, Erasmus + Academic mobility programs of European Unions.
  • Cost of Living is very economical which makes life easy to lead in Kyrgyzstan. Like travelling expenses, Hotels and food expenses are also cheap in Kyrgyzstan. Availability of Indian food- Indian food is easily available in hostels, university cafeteria and in Indian restaurants.
  • Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities like seminars, sports, cultural activities, workshops conferences to enhance knowledge and skill sets.
  • Kyrgyzstan provides good quality healthcare, education, to transportation to its people whereas the prices for them are relatively low and affordable. This makes it a popular place for higher education.
  • Parents can easily visit to student when required. Processing of e-visa is comparatively easier and there is no need to visit Embassy.

Eligibility criteria for admission of Indian students

  • The student must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • The student must have completed class 12th/HSC/A Level or any equivalent board examination in science stream with combined marks of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. SC/ST/OBC student should have combined marks of 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • The student must have qualified NEET UG Examination in the same year of admission or in any of the previous 2 years.

Documents required

  • NEET UG Examination admit card.
  • NEET UG Examination qualifying score card.
  • Class 10th/SSC/O Level or any equivalent board examination Mark Sheet & Certificate.
  • Class 12th/HSC/A Level or any equivalent board examination Mark Sheet & Certificate.
  • 15 copies of coloured passport size photos with white background.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Photo Identity Proof.
  • Medical and HIV test report.

FAQ

Ans.: Yes. As per the rule laid down by the National Medical Commission (NMC), any candidate who has successfully passed MBBS from Kyrgyzstan can practice in India or can apply for Government Job or Join MD/MS course in any college in India.

Ans.: Yes, there are few universities which are recognised by NMC. It is very important to choose NMC recognised universities, because after completing MBBS it is mandatory to clear FMGE/NEXT for getting license to practice or for pursuing higher studies in India.

Ans.: MBBS is of 6 years (including 1-year of internship). First 5 years are for theory & practical and the final year is only for internship in hospitals & clinics affiliated with the university.

Ans.: Indian students who have successfully completed MBBS from NMC recognised universities are eligible to do job in government or private hospital in India, but student has to clear NEXT/Screening Test in India.

Ans: No, MBBS in Kyrgyzstan is not expensive at all for Indian students, perhaps it is much more economical than other countries. The total tuition fees are around 12 lakhs to 15 lakhs for the entire course. The overall Cost of Living which includes travel, food and other things are cheaper in Kyrgyzstan. Other facilities like accommodation, food, Health insurance, registration charges, exam fees, visa extension charges are quite affordable.

Ans.: Students have to score minimum qualifying marks in NEET-UG examination for studying abroad. If students qualify NEET 2 years prior to the year of admission then they are also eligible. NEET score is valid for 3 consecutive years after qualifying the exam.

Ans: Admissions are on first-come-first-serve basis. Reservation of seats started from by April to August   end for Summer Session and December to January for Winter Session.

Ans.: Indian students can directly apply for admission for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan. There is no entrance exam for them. Student should be NEET-UG qualified.

Ans.: The medium of instruction is English. However local language helps to communicate with local patients during clinical practice.

Ans.: As per RBI regulations, any Indian student who wishes to study in Kyrgyzstan can apply for a bank loan. Banks do not finance the entire course amount but supports the major part and the remaining will have to be taken care by their parents. Banks may also ask for collateral/deposit money margin or seek 3rd party guarantee.

Ans: National Exit Test (NEXT) is a common final year examination (which will be implemented in the coming days), for the undergraduate MBBS students of Indian colleges. Clearing NEXT would qualify them to register in State or Central Level Council. It was introduced by The National Medical Commission, Bill 2019. Currently Foreign Medical Graduates are required to pass Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) which enables them to get the license to practice in India or pursue any post-graduation medical course. Implementation of NEXT will also serve as Screening Test for MBBS Students from abroad. NEXT will be common for medical students from India as well as from Foreign Medical Colleges. Student can appear multiple times for clearing FMGE/NEXT exam as there is not limit in the number of attempts.

Ans: After completing the 5yrs. Course. 1-year internship can be done in India or Kyrgyzstan. But for Job or higher studies in India, Medical aspirant from Kyrgyzstan should do Internship in India.

Ans: Fees of Medical Colleges are payable in US Dollar by forex company/bank through TT (Telegrammic Transfer). Documents required during payment of fees are college admission letter, valid student passport/ passport application, student pan card and pan card of the person who will transfer the money. All transactions are processed through parents/student’s bank account. Fees will be paid in dollar to the college.

Ans: Flights are available for India to Kyrgyzstan on daily basis. Most of the major cities in India are connected to Kyrgyzstan by air.

Ans: The travel time is Delhi to Bishkek around 4h 05m by flight. 

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