Recently it has been a popular trend among Indian students to opt for the MBBS abroad. Many countries including Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Nepal are the most preferred and favorite destinations for joining medical courses. Being a neighboring country to India Nepal has become one of the popular choices for the students who want to study abroad but do not want to be far away from the homeland. When taking the decision to pursue the study of MBBS Course in Nepal there are some certain things that should be considered carefully including
- Duration, the syllabus, and the medium of instruction
- The eligibility criteria
- The colleges and universities
- The procedure
- The accommodation, the costs
Syllabus, duration, and medium of instructions for the MBBS course
The first thing that a student should be aware of before considering to study in Nepal is the course structure and the syllabus that he or she has to follow. In this case the best part is most of the medical study syllabus and course materials are almost similar to the syllabus of the Indian medical course and the entry procedures are also quite simple for the Indian students. In fact many medical colleges in Nepal have Indian faculties as well as Indian owners. The duration of the MBBS is altogether of 5 years and 6 months that is also quite similar to the duration of the Indian medical course. Though most of the colleges prefer the Nepali medium for instruction there are provision of English language study materials as well for the international students.
For the students thinking of or applying for the MBBS course in any Nepali university or medical college it is necessary to first be aware of the eligibility criteria. Some of the eligibility criteria are
- The student must be above the age of 17
- Should have cleared the 10+2 and must secure at least 50% score
- As some of the universities conduct admission or entrance tests the applicants must be aware of the test criteria and syllabus.
- Documents such as passport, birth certificate, mark sheets of the board exams, NEET scorecard, identity proof etc are essential to have.
The colleges and universities
After the previously mentioned things one must be careful about choosing the right institution for oneself. Which universities are good for the Indian students or safe for them is one of the important factors to be considered carefully. There are plenty of good medical colleges most of which are registered under the Kathmandu university and have good facilities and faculties.
Admission procedure including the dates, admission tests, fees, and required documents is the most important part of the entire system of admission and study before one really starts studying.
The accommodation and the costs
Accommodation and cost of living are two most important factors to be considered after the admission and other procedures. These are the factors that can affect the whole system. Mainly there are hostels for the boys and girls separately in the campus of most of the colleges and living cost is also quite affordable which is almost around 5 to 10k per month in Nepal. Therefore, it is quite affordable for the Indian students and their families.