Eligibility Requirements and Admission Process for Studying MBBS Abroad

Eligibility Requirements and Admission Process for Studying MBBS Abroad

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Aug 3, 2022 21:36 IST

Eligibility Requirements & Admission Process for Studying MBBS Abroad

Over the years, studying medicine abroad has grown many folds. The limited number of government seats in India clubbed with exorbitant tuition fees charged by private institutions have driven a large number of students to apply overseas. The top countries providing MBBS studies have also been able to harness this demand by providing students with state-of-the-art universities complete with modern amenities, world-class faculty, and globally recognized degrees among many other benefits.

Students could be wondering about the complexity of applying overseas. However, the eligibility requirements and the admission process of studying MBBS abroad is far from complex. Candidates can read on to find a detailed list of eligibility criteria along with a step-by-step guide to the admission procedure to apply for MBBS abroad.

Eligibility requirements to study MBBS abroad for Indian students

While each country could have its own set of rules and eligibility criteria for Indian students wanting to pursue their MBBS abroad, today we are going to talk about the general eligibility guidelines for Indian students wanting to pursue MBBS among the top countries overseas. 

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  • The student is required to have attained the age of 17 on December 31 of the year he is pursuing his admission. There is no upper age limit to apply for MBBS abroad.
  • The student must have completed his 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The student must have an aggregate percentage of at least 50% or above in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must have studied English as a compulsory subject during his 10+2 years.
  • The candidate would also be required to submit a medical certificate at the time of admission stating that the applicant is not suffering from any contagious diseases.
  • Students are also required to qualify the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). This is mandatory even if the student is planning to pursue his medical studies abroad. Candidates should remember that the upper limit for appearing for the NEET is 25 years for General candidates and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Now that we have come to terms with the eligibility requirements for pursuing MBBS abroad for Indian students. Let us now discuss the admission process of studying MBBS abroad for Indians.

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Admission process for studying MBBS abroad

Once the applicant has satisfied the eligibility requirements for studying MBBS abroad, he can move on to the next step which is the application process to study MBBS abroad. Candidates can check out the steps below for the detailed admission procedure to universities abroad.

  • Step 1: Select your preferred MBBS University abroad and check its eligibility guidelines.
  • Step 2: A lot of times, countries could require applicants to appear for an eligibility test to be eligible to study in their country. Candidates could also be required to appear for an English proficiency test to be eligible to apply. Applicants are required to get done with all the tests and move on to the next level.
  • Step 3: Fill out the online application form of the university with all your accurate details and avoid any errors or deception while providing your particulars.
  • Step 4: Applicants would be then required to upload scanned copies of a set of essential academic documents to further strengthen your profile. The list of documents is provided below.
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee.
  • Step 6: On the successful submission of your online application form along with your fee, candidates would hear back from the university with an admission letter.
  • Step 7: Applicants would be then required to send their passport along with their original documents and their letter of acceptance to the concerned embassy to apply for their student visa
  • Step 8: Once the Student Visa is issued depending on the time taken by the embassy. The applicant would be then required to make his travel arrangements to reach his university before the commencement of his course.


Essential documents required for pursuing MBBS abroad

Applicants wanting to study abroad would be required to provide the following documents (but not limited to) during the time of their admission process:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheets
  • School Leaving & School Migration Certificate
  • NEET Score Card
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume (CV)
  • Personal Financial Statements
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Medical Certificate

For a few aspirants applying abroad could seem like a daunting task. However, it is not so. Students can always get in touch with university representatives or student alumni to make the application process easy and hassle-free. Got more questions, feel free to write to us in the comments below.

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Kritika monga

a year ago

hey i would just like to know that if im going to LA USA for pursing MD do i have to give neet as i already know that i need to do a bachelors degree and then give mcat and then i can get into a med school. is it necessary to give neet for this?

Reply to Kritika monga


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Kritika. You will have to look at the admission requirements of your preferred university. Secondly, if you have plans of returning to India to practice applying for NEET would be advisable.



2 years ago

Hello sir my score in neet is under 100 general category se hu to kia m eligible hu abroad m studies k liye

Reply to Sanchita


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Sanchita. The student category does not play a role when applying for studying abroad. You are required to qualify for the NEET exam to study MBBS abroad. The rest of the admission rules would be what your preferred university would have on their official website. You can request a call back


Hello sir I'm from india...here counselling will be held on Jan...if I didn't got a seat during counselling..I'll go abroad to study MBBS...like Russia or Ukraine countries...so Jan admission is possible or not sir in abroad?

Reply to Ponmuthu Srinivasan



a year ago

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

You can also get in touch with our Shiksha study abroad counsellors to expedite your admission process here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

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Hello i am pcm isc board student and now i doing bio as an additional subject from state board am i eligible for mbbs abroad?

Reply to 20HNB015 Shariv Shaikh


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Shariv. Kindly read the article above to understand the MBBS Eligibility for students looking to study medicine abroad. You can also read our MBBS Guide here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/study-mbbs-abroad-eligibility-colleges-fees-exams-jobs-articlepage-2551


kanuji parmar

2 years ago

Hello sir,,,I pcnam able to get neet ug score around 120,,,,I am obc candidate in state list but not In Central list,,..Am I eligible for abroad mbbs, ,,pcb score is 70%

Reply to kanuji parmar


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago