Frequently Asked Questions

Does the student have to give any entrance examination for admission?

No. The student does not have to give or appear in any entrance

What is the eligibility criteria for getting admission?

For “General Category” students, they should have minimum 50%
marks in PCB i.e. Physics, Chemistry & Biology in 12th standard. For
“SC / ST / OBC Category”, students should have minimum 40% marks
in PCB

Is qualifying NEET compulsory to take admission abroad ?

Yes, to get the Eligibility Certificate for appearing in NEXT (National
Exit Test) after completion of MBBS course from abroad & subsequently
getting registration to practice in India, the student must qualify NEET in
the year he/she wishes to take admission abroad irrespective of country he/she
is opting. And for students who wish to practice in the same destination
country from where they complete MBBS course abroad can take admission without
NEET eligibility as they can not practice in India after completion of medical

What is the age criteria for admission?

The student should complete minimum 17 years by 31st December of the year
he is seeking admission.

What is the medium of instruction ?

The medium of instruction is English but the students are also taught
language of the country they take admission in. It helps them in communicating
with the local citizens of that country.

What is the duration of MBBS course ?

The duration of course is 6 years and at some places it is 5 years. This
completely depends on the rules of each country.

How can I get an education loan ?

This entirely depends on a student’s and his family background. They
need to visit their nearest bank to check their eligibility for getting a loan

When do the classes start ?

The classes officially start in the 1st week of September, but it depends
on university to university.

Does the student have to appear for Visa interview for getting Visa ?

No. Students don’t have to appear for any of interview process as
this process is completely facilitated by PEC officials.

How is the university fee paid ?

Students are required to pay fee in cash after arrival in respective
countries and this process is facilitated by PEC in co-ordination with

When do the students get vacations for returning home ?

Vacations are granted twice a year in all universities i.e. January Winter
Vacations (Approx. 15 Days) & June – July Summer Vacations (Approx.
2 Months). Students return to their homes during summer vacations generally.

Can students earn or do any part-time job while studying ?

No. Students are sent on “Student Visa” which does not allow
them to work and it is illegal too.

Whom to contact if student faces any problem while staying there ?

The universities have a separate “International Students
Department” to help foreign students in all ways. Additionally, PEC
officials are always present to help out students in such cases.

What to do if student falls ill ?

All students are given “Medical Insurance” every year which

covers all expenses if they fall ill and is renewed every year.

What are the monthly expenses ?

The average monthly expenses that students spend is USD 80 – USD
100. But this figure completely depends on student’s personal lifestyle.

How can parents send money to students ?

All students are advised to carry “International Debit Card”
with themselves for withdrawing money that their parents send from their home

What does contract signing with university mean ?

Universities sign contract with students to ensure students that their fee
will remain same and unchanged for their complete duration of education.

Will the university refund paid fee if student decides to return back due to some reason ?

No. Once the student is enrolled, university can not refund any amount as
a seat goes wasted already due to that student.

Can internship be done after completion of course ?

Yes. The students undergo internship after successfully clearing
“MCI Screening Test”.

Can I practice in my country after completion of course ?

Yes. After clearing “MCI Screening Test” students can practice
as regular MBBS doctors.

What if I do not clear “MCI Screening Test” in 1st attempt ?

“MCI Screening Test” is conducted twice each year i.e. March
& September and it gives unlimited attempts to all students for appearing
till they clear it.

Can I get government job after completion of course ?

Yes. Once “MCI Screening Test” is cleared, they can work in
government as well as private hospitals and even open their own clinics.

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