MBBS in Russia

Country Insights

Russia is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and shares land boundaries with fourteen countries. It is the world's ninth-most populous country and Europe's most populous country, with a population of over 147 million people. The country's capital and largest city is Moscow. Saint Petersburg is Russia's cultural centre and second-largest city. Other major urban areas include Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan.

  • Russian. Very few people can understand and speak English
  • 147 million Food & Accommodation are affordable
  • Russian Ruble (RUB). Exchange rate = 0.95-1.15 INR
  • Summer: Max Temp: 23 C | Min Temp: 9 C | Winter: Max Temp: - 1 C | Min Temp: - 35 C

Advantages of studying MBBS in Russia:

  • Affordable Tuition Fees
  • Globally Recognized Degree
  • English Medium of Instruction
  • Experienced and Qualified Faculty
  • Good Clinical Exposure
  • 100+ Year Old Public Universities
  • Advanced Research Opportunities
  • Exposure to Advanced Medical Technologies
  • Safe and Friendly Environment
  • Opportunities for Postgraduate Studies

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Russia:

  1. Candidates should be at least 17 years old at the time of application
  2. Candidates must have passed their 10+2(Higher Secondary Education/ Equivalent)
  3. Minimum of 50% (40% for reserved category) marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  4. NEET Qualified (Results are valid up to 3 years for MBBS Abroad)


FMGE Percentage:

Sr.No Year FMGE Passing Percentage














Average Percentage

19.46 %


FAQs for MBBS Abroad

How much is the cost to study MBBS in Russia?

MBBS in Russia is an affordable option for students considering MBBS abroad. Depending upon the university, fees in Russia can vary between INR 15 Lakhs to INR 50 Lakhs for the entire MBBS course duration.

Is NEET eligibility required for MBBS in Russia?

Yes, as per the current NMC norms, any Indian student who aspires to become a doctor or even pursue medicine has to appear and qualify NEET UG exam. This is also mandatory to study MBBS in Russia.

What is the course duration of MBBS in Russia?

The course duration of MBBS in Russia in English Medium of Instruction is 5 years and 8 months, extending to 6 years including Internship

Is MBBS from Russia valid in India and Globally?

Yes, provided the student has pursued  MBBS in Russia following the new NMC regulations. Also, the universities listed in WDOMS are recognised globally.

What are career options after MBBS in Russia?

There are plenty of options and opportunities for the students after they complete their MBBS in Russia. They can appear and qualify for the medical licensing exam of any country they plan to practise in, including India, or choose a specialisation or post-grad studies.

What is the process for MBBS Admission in Russia?

  1. University selection
  2. Application Process
  3. Submit required documents
  4. Receive admission/acceptance letter from the university
  5. Apply for Student Visa
  6. Prepare & travel to your university
  7. University Formalities & Visa Conversion