Frequently Asked Questions, All Your Queries Answered


1. Attained 17 years of age as on December 31st in the year of Admission.
2. Appeared & Passed 10+2 from a recognized Board in India / Abroad.
3. Has Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English as subjects in 12th & passed each subject.
4. Has obtained minimum 50% (40% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in PCB
Is eligible to enroll in the Medical courses in India or overseas. These are the minimum guidelines as prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

WHAT IS MCIS CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY AND HOW DO I GET IT?
a. For studying MBBS overseas & Practice in India you must get a Certificate of Eligibility & from the Medical Council of India BEFORE going overseas to study.
b. If one satisfies eligibility given in point 2 above then he/she can apply to MCI in a form with a prescribed processing fee and supporting documents.
c. The MCI accepts the applications and issues Eligibility certificate to students going Colleges overseas after 3-6 weeks.
d. Overseas Education World will assist with documentation and filing with MCI office in New Delhi.

WHAT IS THE SCREENING TEST? HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAR FOR IT? HOW DO I REGISTER WITH THE MCI AFTER MY MEDICAL DEGREE OVERSEAS?
After your Degree overseas you have to appear for a Screening test conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE), New Delhi. This is conducted twice a year; on last Saturday / Sunday of September and on last Saturday / Sunday of March. After you pass it, you file your papers with the MCI, which will give you a Registration Number and you are now legally registered to practice as a medical professional in India.
a. There are NO LIMITS on the number of attempts for the Screening test.
b. A sincere student can pass the Screening Test in the 1st attempt. The Pass mark is 50%. The test is a QUALIFYING test similar to class 12. It is NOT an ELIMINATION test such as IIT, where only the top 2-3000 students get admission, irrespective of the marks. Here all that one has to do is to get 50% and one can pass the screening test.
c. Students should NOT be worried of the screening test if they have studied in class. Study material & coaching is available for screening test if needed.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE COURSE? WHAT IS THE NOMENCLATURE OF THE DEGREE?
The course takes 5 years and 10 months. This includes practical training in Hospitals (know as internship in India). The Degree issued is MD or Doctor of Medicine. This is equal to MBBS in India and recognized as equal to the MBBS degree by the Medical Council of India.

CAN I GET A JOB IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA?
YES. After registering with the MCI, the Doctor is eligible to apply to the Govt. or Private sector for jobs, as s/he is now recognized by the Indian Authorities as a Qualified Doctor, registered with the Medical Council of India, to practice in India.

WHICH OVERSEAS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL DEGREE IS RECOGNIZED BY MCI?
The current MCI guidelines for Foreign Universities is as follows:
a. For studying MBBS overseas & Practice in India you must get a Certificate of Eligibility & from the Medical Council of India BEFORE going overseas to study.
b. The Education Degree issued allows the student to practice in that country. (There should be no rule which disallows the degree holder from practicing in the country issuing the degree)

WHAT IS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) AND WHO DIRECTORY?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international body. Recognizing Medical Institute is by the Government of an individual country and not the WHO. The WHO does publish a Directory of Medical Institutes, which is a list of Medical Colleges given to it the Government of each Country. There is NO System of ranking by the WHO as claimed by some agents.

PG: CAN I DO POST GRADUATION OVERSEAS? AND PRACTICE IN INDIA?
YES. After your MBBS, you can pursue PG overseas. Inquire for availability of specific courses. Some PG courses are offered in English Medium and some in local language. Each PG course takes 2 to 3 years for completion. After your PG you need to comply with guidelines of the country where you wish to work in. In India there are no rules for Doctors with an overseas PG degree; so they do private practice and not Govt. practice. For example: Two very famous Indian heart surgeons Dr. Devi Shetty and Dr. Naresh Trehan are both overseas trained and have roaring private practices but are not eligible for Govt. jobs as their PG is from overseas!!

WHAT IS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN CLASS ENGLISH OR LOCAL LANGUAGE?
For international students, the medium of Instruction is ENGLISH. Students are given FREE classes in the local language for local, so they can converse with patients in Hospitals. Students who pick up the language find it an asset in their career.

HOW TO TRANSFER MONEY FROM INDIA? CAN I OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT OVERSEAS?
a. Take US $ in cash from India for fees and other expenses in the first year. This is available from authorized foreign exchange dealers.
b. Open a Bank account in India with an International ATM Card. You can withdraw money from ATM overseas after your parents deposit money in the account in India. This is the best way to transfer money from India. RBI has given permission to transfer $ 100,000 per year with out any specific permission needed. You are allowed to carry up to 10,000 $ in Cash as per hand baggage rules. Have it endorsed in your passport.
c. You can also open a local Bank account overseas with a local ATM card. Your parents can wire transfer the money to your account in the local Bank.

WHAT IS THE COST EDUCATION OVERSEAS VIS-A-VIS INDIAN PRIVATE COLLEGES? IS QUALITY OF EDUCATION IS BETTER THAN INDIAN COLLEGES?
Fees range from US $ 3500 to $ 4000 or Rs. 1.7 to 2.5 lacs per annum. Compare to Private Colleges in India, which charge Rs. 3.25 to 5 lacs a year or Rs. 18-20 lacs as fees. Education is much CHEAPER than Private Indian Colleges because they are owned by the Govt. and not Private Sector

NO DONATION IS PAYABLE FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGES OVERSEAS, UNLIKE IN INDIA.
Fees + First year travel + Visa & Admission documentation + Hostel + Food would cost Rs. 22 lacs whilst it would be Rs. 45 lacs+ in India for similar education. Overseas Universities offer PG courses and their quality of education is MUCH BETTER than many Indian Private & Government Colleges, which do not offer PG courses. International Universities offers EXCELLENT value for money education for medical students.
a. There are NO LIMITS on the number of attempts for the Screening test.
b. A sincere student can pass the Screening Test in the 1st attempt. The Pass mark is 50%. The test is a QUALIFYING test similar to class 12. It is NOT an ELIMINATION test such as IIT, where only the top 2-3000 students get admission, irrespective of the marks. Here all that one has to do is to get 50% and one can pass the screening test.
c. Students should NOT be worried of the screening test if they have studied in class. Study material & coaching is available for screening test if needed.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE COURSE? WHAT IS THE NOMENCLATURE OF THE DEGREE?
The course takes 5 years and 10 months. This includes practical training in Hospitals (know as internship in India). The Degree issued is MD or Doctor of Medicine. This is equal to MBBS in India and recognized as equal to the MBBS degree by the Medical Council of India.

CAN I GET A JOB IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA?
YES. After registering with the MCI, the Doctor is eligible to apply to the Govt. or Private sector for jobs, as s/he is now recognized by the Indian Authorities as a Qualified Doctor, registered with the Medical Council of India, to practice in India.

WHICH OVERSEAS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL DEGREE IS RECOGNIZED BY MCI?
The current MCI guidelines for Foreign Universities is as follows:
a. For studying MBBS overseas & Practice in India you must get a Certificate of Eligibility & from the Medical Council of India BEFORE going overseas to study.
b. The Education Degree issued allows the student to practice in that country. (There should be no rule which disallows the degree holder from practicing in the country issuing the degree)

WHAT IS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) AND WHO DIRECTORY?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international body. Recognizing Medical Institute is by the Government of an individual country and not the WHO. The WHO does publish a Directory of Medical Institutes, which is a list of Medical Colleges given to it the Government of each Country. There is NO System of ranking by the WHO as claimed by some agents.

PG: CAN I DO POST GRADUATION OVERSEAS? AND PRACTICE IN INDIA?
YES. After your MBBS, you can pursue PG overseas. Inquire for availability of specific courses. Some PG courses are offered in English Medium and some in local language. Each PG course takes 2 to 3 years for completion. After your PG you need to comply with guidelines of the country where you wish to work in. In India there are no rules for Doctors with an overseas PG degree; so they do private practice and not Govt. practice. For example: Two very famous Indian heart surgeons Dr. Devi Shetty and Dr. Naresh Trehan are both overseas trained and have roaring private practices but are not eligible for Govt. jobs as their PG is from overseas!!

WHAT IS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN CLASS ENGLISH OR LOCAL LANGUAGE?
For international students, the medium of Instruction is ENGLISH. Students are given FREE classes in the local language for local, so they can converse with patients in Hospitals. Students who pick up the language find it an asset in their career.

HOW TO TRANSFER MONEY FROM INDIA? CAN I OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT OVERSEAS?
a. Take US $ in cash from India for fees and other expenses in the first year. This is available from authorized foreign exchange dealers.
b. Open a Bank account in India with an International ATM Card. You can withdraw money from ATMs overseas after your parents deposit money in the account in India. This is the best way to transfer money from India. RBI has given permission to transfer $ 100,000 per year with out any specific permission needed. You are allowed to carry up to 10,000 $ in Cash as per hand baggage rules. Have it endorsed in your passport.
c. You can also open a local Bank account overseas with a local ATM card. Your parents can wire transfer the money to your account in the local Bank.

WHAT IS THE COST EDUCATION OVERSEAS VIS-A-VIS INDIAN PRIVATE COLLEGES? IS QUALITY OF EDUCATION IS BETTER THAN INDIAN COLLEGES?
Fees range from US $ 3500 to $ 4000 or Rs. 1.7 to 2.5 lacs per annum. Compare to Private Colleges in India, which charge Rs. 3.25 to 5 lacs a year or Rs. 18-20 lacs as fees. Education is much CHEAPER than Private Indian Colleges – because they are owned by the Govt. and not Private Sector No Donation is payable for admission to Colleges overseas, unlike in India. Fees + First year travel + Visa & Admission documentation + Hostel + Food would cost Rs. 22 lacs – whilst it would be Rs. 45 lacs+ in India for similar education. Overseas Universities offer PG courses and their quality of education is MUCH BETTER than many Indian Private & Government Colleges, which do not offer PG courses. International Universities offers EXCELLENT value for money education for medical students.

HOW MANY INDIAN STUDENTS ARE ALREADY STUDYING THERE? IS IT SAFE?
a. Yes. Over 5000 students from India & both boys and girls study in Medical Universities in Ukraine, Philippines, China. There are over 2000 students in Philippines and over 5000 students in Ukarine from India.
b. There are many international students from Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, China, Poland, Germany, UK, US, France etc studying in these Countries.
c. The country is safe and crime free. Girls are given a lot of respect.

HOW ARE LIVING CONDITIONS? IS IT SAFE? LOCAL GUARDIAN?
All countries where students go are safe. There is good law, order and security in place. That is why International Students go there. There is a large contingent of students from India and many other countries. Students have a comfortable and pleasant stay. There are senior students who will assist in time of need. A representative for students from India is there, who you can go to if needed.
Food and mess facilities, local orientation and assistance: You can join a mess or do self-cooking. The University and the Hostel has a Cafe serving inexpensive local meals.

DOES THE STUDENT HAVE TO CARRY WITH HIM CLOTHES, BED SHEETS, WINTER WEAR ETC FROM INDIA?
Students should carry two weeks of every day clothes with them and toilet items. The hostel will supply the student with linen or you can buy it there. Carry one or two sweaters. Winter Clothes such as a jacket, and winter shoes should be purchased overseas as they are cheaper and much better quality than what is available in India. Take two sets of warm woolen inners with you.

CAN MY PARENT VISIT ME? CAN I TRAVEL IN MY HOLIDAYS OR STAY BACK?
Parents / friends / relatives of students can visit you. Tourist Invitations can be issued. For holidays a students can stay back overseas or come back to India. Usually students come back after the 1st year. In the 2nd year some stay back and do local travel, some come to India.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION GIVEN BY THE UNIVERSITY?
Students live in a University hostel. There are rooms with either two or three beds, a common bathroom and common kitchen. Each room comes with beds, tables and cupboards. Hostels are within the University campus or a 5-10 minute ride. There are internet facilities in shops near the hostel, food stores, restaurants and other facilities are nearby. Admission does not guarantee a hostel room. Ensure you reach in the beginning of the academic year and get a seat in the Hostel, which is allotted on first come first serve basis. Students have the option of renting rent a flat in the city. 2 to 6 persons can share a flat.

WHICH BACHELORS MEDICAL DEGREE IS RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY? HOW DO I REGISTER AS A DOCTOR IN INDIA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY?
After WTO and liberalization of Services a Degree issued by a Govt. recognized Medical Institute is recognized internationally. In addition - most countries take a Competency Test prior to Registration as a medical professional. Some country Tests are as follows:
1. India: National Board of Examination (NBE)
2. United Kingdom: PLAB
3. United States of America: USMLE
4. Canada, Australia, Singapore, Germany, UAE etc. after passing respective exam conducted by each country board.
5. Doctors are eligible to practice in more than 150 countries after complying with local laws.
In addition to Competency Test, the Doctor has to comply with ALL rules of the host country such as work permits, medical fitness, language etc. It is easy to get visas in some countries such as Canada, UAE, Australia, Singapore etc and difficult for other countries such as UK. Issue of work permit depends on shortage of professionals in the host country. Currently there is a shortage of Doctors in Australia, Canada and Singapore.

IS THERE ANY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION PRIOR TO JOINING MBBS OVERSEAS? WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PROCESS?
a. Admission is granted on class 12th marks.
b. Admission on a first come first serve basis
c. Excellent education from Bachelors to PhD is imparted. Foreign Universities are on par with AIIMS or even better. Students pass annual examinations to be promoted. External Board Examination is held. Standard of education is very high. Class Tests are conducted everyday.
d. Students wanting admission in MBBS overseas should contact Overseas Education World and we will assist you with admission. Complete the application form and fee and an admission letter will be issued to you. Submit your passport and other documents and a visa interview is set up with the Embassy in New Delhi.
e. After you get a student visa a batch is formed and you fly in a group to join class
f. The entire process takes about 4 to 8 weeks

ARE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE? WHAT ABOUT BANK LOANS?
a. NO scholarships for international students. Cost of education is low & affordable.
b. Loans: As per RBI regulation Students pursuing education abroad can obtain Bank loan up to Rs.15 Lacs. Visit a local Branch of a Bank for their terms. Amount sanctioned depends on income of parents. i.e. Last Three years Income Tax Returns or Salary Certificate. Overseas Education World does NOT assist in the sanction of bank loans. This you must do yourself after a visit to your Bank.

HOW LONG DOES THE ADMISSION PROCESS TAKE?
a. The admission process takes 4 weeks if all documents are & complete.
b. Admission is done year round on a rolling admission policy. Student applies for admission and completes Documents any time in the year. Admission is granted after filing. Student joins when the academic year commences.
c. Admission Letter by the University is issued in 10 to 15 working days.
d. Visa and travel documentation is complete subject to original papers from the student such as passport & mark sheets etc. This takes 4-6 weeks in India.
e. Student visits Delhi once for 4-7 days in from 15th August to 5th November to get his/ her visa issued and to comply with documentation with the MCI and any other agency.
f. The entire process takes about 4 to 8 weeks
g. Students are advised to apply for admission EARLY and to apply for their passports if they do not have one.

HOW DO I MAKE MY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS? WHO WILL RECEIVE ME?
In the first year Overseas Education World will arrange for travel of students in groups from India. You will be met by a representative in the airport who will assist you with travel to the University and settling in the Hostel / Flat. He will assist in completion of admission paper work and payment of fees to the University etc.

LIST OF THINGS TO CARRY OVERSEAS?
Once you have decided to study Overseas ensure that you have the correct documents and sufficient money for fees and other expenses before leaving. Ensure you carry at least the following items with you:
a. Passport with valid Visa
b. Your travel ticket
c. Money in cash or travelers cheques in a secure pocket
d. Letter of admission from the Institute
e. Originals of class 12th degree certificates
f. Two weeks of clothes, two woolen sweaters and two sets of woolen inners.
g. Medical documents and any other document as prescribed the Embassy. Also refer to list of things to be carried to be given by Overseas Education World.

CAN I WORK WHILE STUDYING?
NO. You are on a student visa; which does not allow employment in the county. A medical student should spend time on studies not on working. If immigration finds you working they can deport you. If you are serious about your studies – you will not have free time to work.

WHAT ABOUT LOCAL COMMUNICATION / CALLS TO INDIA / INTERNET:
You can call India from local phones or Inter-net phones near the hostel / Institute.
You can take your GSM mobile handset from India or buy a GSM handset there and get a local simm-card and make or receive local or international calls from your mobile.
You can email or chat from cyber cafes located near the Institute or the hostel.
You can also buy a computer and a land-line and have an internet connection in your room – if you are so inclined. Communication is not a problem.

HOLIDAYS, RETURN TO INDIA, LOCAL TRAVEL:
There are two holidays in a year. Winter holidays during January for 15 days and summer holidays in July and August for two months. Students usually come back to India during summer. You can also choose to stay back in the summer for local sightseeing and travel in your student life, as you may not get such an opportunity again. If you have any Question feel free to email or call us or click here

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