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What are the stipulated eligibility/requirements for MBBS admission in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan? Is there an entrance exam? What is the date of the entrance exam?
No entrance exam is required for admission in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Georgia. In general, admission is based on your 10+2 or Intermediate marks. Usually 50%-60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at higher-secondary level (10+2) are required depending upon the admission criteria of the particular university. But, from 2018-19 academic session, additionally NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) qualifying cut-off mark/percentile will be asked by the universities before the confirmation of admission to the course.
Only Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University does have pre-requisite of appearing in a entrance test what is being held in India by the professors from the University. But, students who crack NEET in India easily pass the exam & become eligible for admission to the university.
Are MBBS courses in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan expensive & affordable for middle-class family?
No. MBBS from Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan is much cheaper compared to studying MBBS at private universities in India. Kyrgyz Universities offer Medical courses at a fraction of cost offered by Private Indian Medical Universities. Tuition fees in medical field at Ukrainian & Kazakh Universities stand practically at a same level of Kyrgyzstan.
Is there any donation or capitation fee?
No. As we represent utterly government-owned Universities & these universities are stringently monitored & supervised by Ministerial Authorities, so there are no type of donation or capitation fees to be paid to anyone. Process of admission is exhaustively straightforward, crystal clear & without any type of bureaucratical barriers.
Can I do internship/training in India?
Yes. You can do your internship/training in India if you could have arranged it by yourself. The University can arrange internship for you in their country of location only. Most students do their internship at the various affiliated hospitals of the University. But, to avail the facility, you have to address & inform corresponding department of your university beforehand & accordingly university will co-ordinate with hospital authorities to place you up to the training term.
What is the medium of instruction/studies?
The medium of instruction/studies is English language. All medical colleges we work with have been duly authorized to teach in English Medium by the Ministry of Education & Science of respective countries (Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan). So, all the lectures & trainings to foreign are being delivered thoroughly in English Language Medium. Even, in some cases, University Authority invites highly-qualified English-speaking visiting professors from India for doubt-clearing classes what are very useful for cracking MCI Screening test in India.
My age is less than 18. Can I get admission?
Yes. If your age will be at least 17 at the time of entry in the University, it is possible for you could be eligible for admission in all the countries where we do have presence. But, for this purpose, you will be required to provide some extra documentation. Our team can assist you with the same.
My age is over 30. Can I get admission?
Yes. Theoretically, it is possible for you to get admission if you do have MCI eligibility certificate in hand. However, your choice of Universities would be more limited. Only the medical universities in Kyrgyzstan accept application for candidates over 30 years of age. High-ranked Ukrainian Government Medical Universities are usually very strict about age and will not consider applicants over 30 years of age for MBBS studies.
Does our company assist students in obtaining a Visa?
ECA possesses a highly-experienced, efficient & dedicated team who will assist you in each & every step of issuance of visa issuance. Colleagues of our company live in India, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan thanks to our official presence in those countries. So, the visa facilitation system is entirely well-organized on all aspects. Till date, we don’t have any kind of visa rejection issues from the Embassies of Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan.
What are the opportunities after completing MBBS studies from Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan?
As medical degrees awarded by the Prominent Government Medical Universities of these countries are globally recognized & throughout accepted, so Graduates are eligible to practice & work anywhere in the world, including the first-world countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia & all parts of EU (Germany, France, Italy, Spain etc.) after overcoming local licensure exams & formalities on equivalencies of degree. As for example, for practicing or continuing study in USA, one has to sit for USMLE & for UK PLAB.
Due to the location in the Central European Region & signed memorandum with European Union on the direct acceptability of qualification, a holder of MBBS degree from top-notch Ukrainian Government University doesn’t have to undergo the process on equivalency of the degree in the countries of EU. So, student does possess ample opportunities at his disposal for either continuing PG studies in EU, USA, UK, Canada or Australia or could opt for working in those first-world countries by passing licentiate criteria.
At the end, one could easily appear in the MCI Screening Test & practice in India as a registered medical practitioner upon cracking the exam.
Who will meet me in the Country of my Study Destination & what kind of support I could expect from ECA?
As we have mentioned earlier we have trained teams of professionals who work at our offices in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan, so, there are no need to be anxious when you arrive in the country of your study destination. Members of our company will meet you up at the Airport & do everything necessary to get you settled in the particular country. They also arrange post-departure briefing session for 2-3 weeks to make the students adaptable to local culture, environment & study system. Moreover, you could address them in any time during your study period & they will extend their whole-hearted support on 24x7 basis till your graduation. One of the owners of our company lives continuously in Ukraine & Kyrgyzstan; and runs our overseas offices. He personally also looks after the students in every sort of necessity.
In addition to that, on regular basis, we also offer delicious Indian foods in our own hostels so that students feel home in the foreign country instead of staying outside of India.
Is MBBS from Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan recognized in India?
TheMedicalcouncil of India (MCI) recognizes the MBBS degrees from the universities which are being enlisted to the list to MCI. MBBS graduates only from these MCI approved Universities are eligible to practice in India after passing the MCI screening test. As per current rules, all foreign medical graduates are required to appear in the MCI screening test (presently known as, NEXT-National Exist Test) before they can legally practice in India.
The list of approved medical Universities in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan is being updated every year. This list is prepared by the MCI on basis of the inspections & recommendations of the respective Indian Embassy located in these countries. Usually, all the Government-owned medical Universities in these above-mentioned countries whichareaccredited by WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION), the Ministry of Education & Science (MOES) & Ministry of Health(MOH) to conduct MBBS course in English are included in this list.
Please note that degrees from Ukrainian, Kyrgyz or Kazakh medical universities which are not in the list of MCI's approved Universities are not recognized in India. That’s why, Graduatesfromnon- approved Universities doesn’t have any right to appear in the MCI screening test (named by NEXT -National Exist Test). So, please make sure that you are going to study at an approved University.
Can I get a job in a Government hospital or allied medical institutions in India?
Yes. After clearing the MCI screening test (NEXT) and getting your registration with the State or Central Medical Council, you are completely eligible for any Government appointment.
What is MCI Eligibility Certificate?
All students going abroad to study MBBS are required to obtain the eligibility certificate from MCI before their studies commence. Students only with an Eligibility certificate can appear in the MCI screening test required to practice in India. Our team members will take care of getting MCI Eligibility Certificate for our students by submitting proper documents & providing total guidance.
Is NEET Mandatory for MBBS aspirants applying abroad from 2018?
On 13thFebruary, 2018, The Union Health Ministry approved the proposal of the MCI to make it mandatory to pass NEET to obtain an eligibility certificate (EC) to pursue courses in foreign medical colleges.
Indian Students intending to study undergraduate medical courses in foreign universities will have to take National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a move that will affect about a couple of thousand students who apply for such courses in Ukraine, Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan and other countries each year.
NEET, also known as common National Entrance Exam, was introduced in 2016 for admission to Government and private medical colleges in the country. At present, a student who wishes to take up admission to a medical course outside India has to obtain an 'Essentiality Certificate' from the MCI. Every year, around 10,000 students go out of India to study medicine, mostly to Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & other countries like Philippines, China.
But now onwards (i.e. from 2018), as per the rules implemented by thehonourable Union Health Ministry satisfying the suggestion of MCI, students aspiring to study medicine outside India will be given a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) only if they clear NEET with the minimum qualifying percentile cut-off.
What is MCI Screening Test?
The Medical Council of India stipulates that all students studying MBBS program from Medical Colleges outside India and wanting to practice in India after completion of their program, need to appear for a "Screening Test".
Medical Council of India of India Screening Test, also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country. The screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India, such as countries belonging to the former Soviet Union (USSR), Eastern European countries, China, Nepal, Philippines, and Caribbean countries. Indian doctors holding basic medical degrees from any country have to take the MCI screening test. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO international directory of Medical Schools. This exam is held twice a year; on last Saturday / Sunday of September and on last Saturday / Sunday.
The test consists of three papers of multiple choice questions in Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical Medicine and its allied subjects including Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The screening test is conducted in English. The test duration for each paper will be of three hours. Students have to obtain a minimum 50% mark in each paper separately in order to pass the eligibility test.
Are Ukrainian/ Kyrgyz/Kazakh Universities Government-owned or Private?
All medical Universities with which ECA are associated or tied-up are owned by the Government of corresponding countries. In fact, almost 100% medical Universities in Ukraine & Kazakhstan are Government owned. There are two private controlled MCI recognized institutes exist in Kyrgyzstan. But, ECA’s motto & principle lie solely in co-operation with the Government Universities of high reputation.
What are the durations of MBBS course in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan?
The duration of all MBBS course in Ukraine is 6 Years. This includes 1 Year of extensive practical training. You can choose to undergo this training either in Ukraine or in India. Almost all the Ukrainian universities have several affiliated hospitals. If you decide to do your internship in Ukraine, your internship programme would be arranged in these hospitals by the University Administration. But, to avail the facility, you have to address & informcorresponding department of your university beforehand & accordingly university will co-ordinate with hospital authorities to place you up to the training term.
In Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan, the MBBS courses last for 5 years.
In which Ukrainian, Kyrgyz & Kazakh Universities can you help me to get admission?
ECA offers entire admission assistance for renowned government-controlled medical universities only. We strictly work with the Universities approved by MCI (Medical Council of India), WHO (World Health Organization) & Ministry of Health & Science (MOHS) of the corresponding countries. Please find below a list of medical universities we work with:
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