The United States Of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district
Undoubtedly the biggest super power on earth, it is one among the most safest destinations for a student to stay and enjoy a holistic education experience and a rewarding career
The United States is a developed country and has the world’s largest national economy, with an estimated GDP in 2013 of $16.7 trillion – 23% of global nominal GDP and 19% at purchasing-power parity.
Application process to American medical universities starts with reporting a competitive MCAT score well ahead of the deadlines. Most universities in USA close application deadlines by January – March depending on the ranking and demand for the programs that usually start in September.
Kindly contact Sreemas Educational Consultancy team for further information, since the requirements of every university varies time to time
Education in USA is a dream for any student aspiring to study abroad. But it comes with a huge expense tied to it.
Studying Medicine in USA may costs valuable time and money. Average cost per year ranges from INR 25 – 50 Lakhs per year inclusive of food and living costs.
Overall cost of medical education may vary from INR 2.5 – 4 Crores for an International student
major source of funding / scholarship in studying at USA comes from Federal loans, which are limited to local citizen and PR holders.
Still, International students are offered various scholarships, bursaries and financial assistances on basis of merit. For bright and dedicated international students, students need to strive hard to display their prowess in academics and curricular and co-curricular activities.
However, medical students have excellent and rewarding career opportunities in USA, which is often remarked as “The land of Opportunities”. Opportunities include fully funded PG education with ample stipend during their Post Graduate education, a result of the country’s ever rising demand for medical professionals.
In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States. Prospective F-1 students must apply at the universities for admission and receive a form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 visa. F-1 students must show that they are able to support themselves financially during their stay in the U.S., as their opportunities for legal employment are quite limited.
Except for on-campus employment of 20 hours a week or less, F-1 students are generally not permitted to work in the U.S. without prior authorization from Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, the USCIS may grant work authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students are permitted to work for a total of 12 months towards practical training (e.g. internship), which can be distributed between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Sreemas Educational Consultancy Team would support applicants in the complete visa process.
United Kingdom (UK) or the Great Britain has been the most popular and revered destination among international students for centuries. This is due to the research based, well planned education system that is proven. The country is home to several world renowned centuries old universities like University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Scotland, etc. that topped the medical universities of the world.
UK it is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The UK’s form of government is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system and its capital city is London.The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The latter three have devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capital cities, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, respectively.
UK is among the most developed and industrialized countries in the world and has the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth-largest by purchasing power parity. The UK remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally.
Healthcare in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter and each country has its own system of private and publicly funded health care, together with alternative, holistic and complementary treatments. Public healthcare is provided to all UK permanent residents and is mostly free at the point of need,being paid for from general taxation. The World Health Organization, in 2000, ranked the provision of healthcare in the United Kingdom as fifteenth best in Europe and eighteenth in the world.
Studying Medicine in UK can be a wonderful experience and can be completed in a shorter duration of 5.5 Years but may not be very pocket friendly compared to developing countries.
Average costs incurred by an international medical student in UK may vary from INR 25 – 50 Lakhs per year inclusive of food and living costs depending on the university, lifestyle of the students, location, etc.
overall costs are around INR 2 – 3 Crores overall.
Universities in UK offer scholarships and bursaries based on the academic performance and merit.
Further there are international student scholarships (Around 1,500 GBP) are offered by UK for all Indian students
Indian Students can also apply for Common Wealth Scholarship and many more that are offered based on need and merit.
However all these scholarships are competitive and the students have to apply for the same well ahead of schedule.
UK Medical Universities recruit International students for medical education based on merit in limited numbers. UK CAT scores play a vital role in the application process. Generally the Application deadline is fixed between the months of January – April and varies from university to university.
Kindly contact Sreemas Educational Consultancy team for further information, since the requirements of every university varies time to time
UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) administers the visa and immigration systems of the UK. UKBA follows a Point Based immigration System to assess and grant visas to students planning to study in UK. All student visas are classed under Tier 4 of the points-based system. To qualify, visa applicants must have already been offered a position at an educational institution in UK. The duration of Tier 4 visas varies, taking into account the time needed to conclude studies and attend graduation. Generally students get 4 months additional time after their course to complete any pending academic commitments in UK.
Sreemas Educational Consultancy Team would support applicants in the complete visa process.
The Caribbean islands are a group of islands on the Caribbean Sea, commonly grouped as West Indies along with few mainland countries like Suriname, Guyana and Belize. The Caribbean is regarded as one of the top tourism destinations on earth with the pristine beaches and natural beauty.
The Caribbean region has in the last 40 years has developed into a medical education hub for international students, especially from USA, Canada, India and European countries, thanks to the American Education system and curriculum strictly followed by the universities, also that have their clinical sites all over the United States. Studying Medicine at the Caribbean is a clear and easiest pathway to continue medical education and practice in USA. Most students studying in the Central American / Caribbean Medical Universities have been successful in the Residency placements and are working in over 45 countries, especially USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
In general terms, these universities are similar to IIT and other entrance exam Olympiad schools operating in few parts of India. Apart from imparting medical education, the universities focus completely on the licensing examination [USMLE (USA), MCCQE (Canada), PLAB (UK), AMC (Aus / NZ), etc.] and prepare the aspiring students to be successful in the same.
Hence the programs are career oriented, yet cost effective / value for money.
The programs are structured such that once the students clear Step 1 of NBME / USMLE after finishing Basic Medical Sciences in Yr 2 (in some cases Yr 3) they could continue their 3rd and 4th year – Clinical studies (in few cases 4th and 5th years) in affiliated teaching hospitals in USA(Optional). Students can do the clinical rotation in UK even without clearing PLAB/USMLE.
After finishing USMLE Step 1&2 with a decent score (Either in USA / UK or Central America), Students get a Temporary / Provisional License to pursue the Residency program in USA / Canada.
“Residency” is an option for students to pursue Post Graduate training / Specialization in a teaching hospital in USA / Canada / UK, etc, on work based study mode. The PG program is 100% free of tuition fee. A very good stipend is paid during the program. Minimum Stipend ranges from US $ 4,000 and may be up to US $ 12,000 / Month. Students generally earn back what they have spent on their UG education within a span of 1 – 1.5 years. They also have very good chances of settling down in the countries from which the finish Residency.
Further, Students who complete Residency program in USA / Canada / UK / Australia / New Zealand have additional benefits back in India too. They NEED NOT WRITE MCI SCREENING TEST IF THEY ARE COMING BACK TO INDIA TO CONTINUE THEIR PRACTICE.
Expenses involved in studying medicine in the Caribbean may vary from university to university. On an average, the cost may vary from INR 30-70 Lakhs overall, inclusive of food accommodation, academic and miscellaneous expenses, travel, etc. In very few universities the cost may go too high.
However, the cost involved in pursuing a similar course in USA is very high. The students, on clearing USMLE / other licensing examinations get an entry into the residency program, which is lucrative enough for the student to retrieve the cost completely in Maximum 1 – 2 Years.
Scholarships are available to aspiring students based on academic performance and merit, passion towards studying medicine, need, etc. Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would support all eligible students in the process of applying for scholarships.
Medical universities in the Caribbean have 3 intakes every year – January, May and September.
Students should apply at least 2 months prior to the course start date for successful admissions. The documents required for application are:
The documents required may vary time to time. Kindly contact Sreemas Educational Consultancy team for updated information and assistance on your application and subsequent process
Caribbean countries normally provide easy visa access to students planning to study medicine.
Most countries initially offer 1 Year visa for the students, which can be renewed on arrival / yearly basis.
The following documents are required for the Visa application and renewal:
Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would process the complete process on behalf of the student.
The Philippines - officially known as the Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world with a population of more than 98 million people.
At 300,000 square kilometres (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and the 73rd-largest country in the world with three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of Philippines is Manila.
The Philippines had reminded a Spanish colony for over 300 years followed by 48 year colonization by the United States, making the country’s 94% population capable of conversing in English. The two official languages of Philippines are Tagalog and English.
1000s of Indians, particularly Tamils, Punjabis and Sindhis are settled in the Philippines. Hence availability of Indian food and culture offers good living conditions for Indian students. At 6.5 - 8 Hours travel time from South Indian cities Philippines is easily accessible for Indian students to travel and study Medicine.
The Philippines has been among the most preferred destination for medical education for decades. It has been a medical education hub for international students, especially from USA, India and other countries. Universities in Philippines follow the American Education curriculum and are one of the most affordable destination
Philippines medical institutions are the 2nd largest contributor of Physicians in the United States and they have produced the largest community of Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working overseas.
Philippine Medical Universities provide high quality education at the most affordable costs. The total cost varies from INR 18 – 30 Lakhs inclusive of tuition fee, food, accommodation, travel, other academic and miscellaneous costs etc. The cost is very low compared to USA whose curriculum Philippine Medical Universities follow. The course outcome can be similar. The students, on clearing USMLE / other licensing examinations get an entry into the residency program, which is lucrative enough for the student to retrieve the cost completely in 1 Year.
Scholarships are available to aspiring students based on academic performance and merit . Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would support all eligible students in gaining scholarships.
High school passed out students should first apply for the BS associate degree as a pre medical qualification. The duration of the program is around 12 to 16 months. Students with B Sc degree in programs related to medical sciences are also eligible to apply for the MD program.
After successful completion of the Associate BS program / B Sc, students are required to sit for NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) of Philippines. On qualifying the same, students enrol with the medical school for the MD program.
Philippine Medical Universities have three intakes a year: January / February, June and October / November . Students should apply at least 2 - 3 months prior to the course start date for successful admissions. The documents required for application are:
The documents required may vary time to time. Kindly contact Sreemas Educational Consultancy team for updated information and assistance on your application and subsequent process.
Philippines, due to the close relationship with India offers hassle free visa process for Indian students.
The following documents are required for the Visa application:
The complete documentation and other support would be provided by Sreemas Educational Consultancy team.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. Malaysia has been a destination for students from Asia pacific to study medicine..
Medical Schools in Malaysia generally offer a five-year undergraduate program for future doctors. Medical Educationin Malaysia is offered by institutions, few of which are foreign owned / Malaysian campuses of foreign universities. This includes few run by Indian managements like Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka.
Entry to the medical schools is competitive. Courses last five or six years. The medical program is usually divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 consists of the first two years of the programme involving integrated teaching and learning of the relevant basic medical sciences. Phase II (Year 3) and Phase III (Year 4 and Year 5) involves clinical skills development and subsequently consolidation of clinical clerkship in the various clinical disciplines.
Studying Medicine in Malaysia could cost from INR 70 Lakhs – 1.5 Crore overall inclusive of tuition fee, food, accommodation, etc for 5 Years.
Scholarships are available for hardworking students based on merit and academic performance.
Students should apply at least 3 months prior to the course start date for successful admissions. The documents required for application are:
The documents required and process flow may vary from time to time. Kindly contact Sreemas Educational Consultancy team for updated information and assistance on your application and subsequent process
The Student Visa (Student Pass) Applications for Malaysia comes under VDR (With Reference) category, where the student should first apply and get an admission from any recognized university / college in Malaysia.
Students need to submit the following documents for the visa process, which generally takes 2 – 3 days to complete:
Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would do the complete process on behalf of the student.
China, Officially the People’s Republic of China is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.
Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau).
China, a neighbouring country to India is the fastest developing country in the world, touted to become a super power before the end of the decade. This is a result of the massive infrastructure development by the Chinese government, which decentralized development pathways into all sectors with high priority to education.
The quality of Chinese medical universities is overseen by the Ministry of Education, which on an annual basis approves selective universities to recruit limited number of international students, keeping in mind the infrastructure requirements. Hence all Chinese Universities approved by MoE are acceptable by quality and are a wise destination for any student aspiring to study medicine.
The Chinese government has entrusted most of its research institutions with the universities, offering ample opportunities for students to undergo research based studies. There are 1,700 research institutions of natural sciences run by universities, 220 research institutes and 540 research centers of social sciences,400 key disciplines and 99 national laboratories. It goes without saying that institutions of higher learning have been playing as important role in China's scientific research and hence its economy.
The course duration for MBBS programs in China is 6 years inclusive of the 1 year internship, that can be done either in China / in India.
Chinese medical Universities are an ideal choice for students to pursue quality medical education at a very affordable cost. Tuition fee of Chinese Universities vary from INR 1.5 Lakhs – 6 Lakhs / year. Very few universities charge a tuition fee higher than INR 7 Lakhs. The living costs in China vary from region to region at INR 1.5 – 3 Lakhs / year at the maximum.
Hence the overall cost varies from INR 18 – 40 Lakhs over all.
A student can complete his MBBS in China’s top ranking universities like China Medical University in Shenyang and Dalian Medical University in Dalian within a overall cost of around 25 – 32 Lakhs. Studying in good universities like Weifang Medical University, Weifang would cost around 18 Lakhs overall.
Most Universities in China offer scholarships for performing students at the end of each academic year, on the basis of the student’s performance. The evaluation for scholarships is based on the final examination result, ordinary academic records, daily individual performance and other extracurricular activities. Every student has the opportunity to obtain this scholarship as long as he/she has made a genuine effort in his/her studies. The number of scholarships available is quite high that more than half of the student groups receive one.
Provisional Government Scholarships
China's provincial and municipal governments also offer scholarships for international students pursuing degree and non-degree education in local universities.
Applicants should submit their applications to Sreemas Educational Consultancy team at the time of their application to the MBBS course. The respective university will review each scholarship application and then submit it to the local government for further review.
These are few provincial / municipal bodies’ scholarship programs in China that are open to international students:
Most Chinese medical universities have a single intake in the month of August / September and few have 2 intakes a year in August-September-October and February-March-April.
Applications have to be filed with Sreemas Educational Consultancy team at least 2-4 months prior to the course start date of the universities. Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would process the applications with suitable universities and gain admissions for the students.
China offers an “X Visa” for international students who gain an admission into any approved Chinese institution. Sreemas Educational Consultancy team would assist the students in getting all necessary documentation for the same and coordinate with immigration authorities and universities
Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.
Georgia is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development. It contains two de facto independent regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which gained very limited international recognition after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Georgia and most of the world's countries consider the regions to be Georgian territory under Russian occupation.
Georgia is situated in the South Caucasus, between latitudes 41° and 44° N, and longitudes 40° and 47° E, with an area of 67,900 km2 (26,216 sq mi). It is a very mountainous country. The Likhi Range divides the country into eastern and western halves. Historically, the western portion of Georgia was known as Colchis while the eastern plateau was called Iberia. Because of a complex geographic setting, mountains also isolate the northern region of Svaneti from the rest of Georgia.
Admission Deadline: There is no Admission Deadline for Georgian Universities
Admission to Georgian Universities step by step
Once required documents accepted and approved and payment is received, Admission/ Offer Letter issued within a couple of days.
You count 15-20 days after reeiving the scanned copies of Admission/ Offer Letter in your email, before receiving the CABLE VISA is out from Georgian Border/ Immigration Authorities. Once you have scanned copy of your CABLE VISA, you can immediately fly to Georgia.
Make sure to bring following documents with you,
We need the arrival details at least 3-5 days prior to your arrival. Once you purchase your to and fro Air Ticket, immediately scan it to us so we make arrangements to paste your Entry Visa in your Passport, your Airport Pickup and Georgian Border/ Immigration Clearance. You must declare or pay your tuition fee at the airport, before Entry Visa is pasted into your Int’l Passport.
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