About City

The Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine location is Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, is a metropolis city of Egypt. The city is a popular tourist destination and a chief industrial centre. Egypt’s second-largest city is home for about 50 lakh people.

Specifically, Egypt has two main seasons, the summer season (8 months) and the winter season (4 months). The summer seasons are prolonged, hot, and humid. And, the winter season, is moderately cold with a very little amount of rainfall. Nonetheless, Egypt has similar climatic conditions to that of India. And, therefore, student inhabitants of a tropical nation can easily adapt in a new location.

Alexandria University, Egypt

Established in 1942, Alexandria University (AU) is a top ranking public institution. In 1952, the "Alexandria University" gained the title of ‘University’. At present, there are 24 faculties active at the university.Furthermore, the AU houses several faculties, such as, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Nursing and so on.

The Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine welcomed its first medicine in the year 1942. The university boasts of over 120K students including national and international base currently enrolled under different study programs. Also, the AU presents a matchless figure of over 750 programs in the vein of medical and non-medical subject areas for the learner.

The duration for the MBBS program offered at the Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University is of 7 years. The medicine program in Egypt includes five years of theoretical years followed by two years of practical (one-year general internship + one-year specialization internship). In addition, students are required to complete their internship in partnered/affiliated hospitals.

The Alexandria University country ranking is 4th in Egypt whereas the Alexandria University world ranking is 2119th (4icu data). Alexandria University, of course, is among top ranking universities operational in Egypt. Furthermore, as of 2021, the Ain Shams University QS world ranking is somewhere between 801-1000. The Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine has enrolled over seven thousand professors that are engaged at providing academic services to the students.

Studying at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

The Alexandria University is a public medical institution in Egypt. Any medical student looking to study MBBS in Egypt must research well about studying at your choice of medical university. Read below to know more -

1. Firstly, Alexandria University has attained a remarkable history of 80 years.
2. Secondly, the AU Faculty of Medicine started the medicine program in the year 1942.
3. Secondly, Alexandria University ranks among top five Universities in the country.
4. Thirdly, the curriculum duration of the MBBS program amounts to a total of 7 years (5 years academic including 2 years of general+ specialized internship.
5. Fourthly, the cost of living in Egypt is comparatively lower than that of other foreign countries.
6. Lastly, the MBBS program is English taught. Thus, unlike other abroad universities you are eased from adding a new language in your task list.

Cost of studying MBBS at Alexandria University

The total cost of MBBS fees in rupees would be 38-40 Lakhs (approx.). The cost of MBBS/MD in Egypt is quite reasonable as well as affordable. The details of Alexandria University Fee Structure for 2022-23 for Indian Students are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee (in USD) 7500 6000 6000 6000 6000 6000

Hostel/ Accommodation

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine provides housing facility to the local and foreign students as well. The Alexandria University hotels aim to present comfortable locale that promotes both personal growth and educational achievement of the scholar. Moreover, the university claims to have enough space to accommodate more than five thousand students. Additionally, the University dormitories are located near the University Campus. Various facilities such as kitchens, dining rooms, wash area, cafeterias, gym, music rooms, and reading rooms are provided. However, the total cost of staying in the hostel will certainly depend on the fact that it is on a shared basis or individually owned. Furthermore, the cost of accommodation in Egypt would be around 350 - 400 USD every month.

Indian Food in Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

The Medical College certainly facilitates the international students with the canteen facility. Moreover, you can also find cafeterias and restaurants nearby that offer Indian food. Most international students however prefer cooking on their own as it is healthier, hygienic, and inexpensive. To conclude, the monthly cost for mess approximately would be about 50 – 100 USD monthly basis.

Admission Deadline: 

For admission to Egyptian Universities, you need to complete the admission process before the specified deadline. Generally, the application period begins in the month of September of every year (Tentative). The right time to apply for Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine admission 2022 - 2023 is before September 2023.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine admission requirements include a minimum score of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2023.

Indian student at Alexandria University

You will find 50-75 Indian students at the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. MBBS in Egypt became popular among Indian students in recent years. And, today it is one of the best destinations for medical education. In addition, many international students opt for the medical program due to advanced quality medical education at a very cost-effective price. And hence, pursuing medicine in Egypt seems to be an appealing option to Indian Students as well.

Departure to Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

In Egypt, visa approval processing time take 5 to 7 business days. And, hence, Indian Students should begin visa application process at least 10 - 15 days prior heading towards Egypt. Meanwhile, the academic session for the MD programs at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine begins in September month every year. The students depart from India 10-15 Days before the classes begin so that they can adjust to the Egypt environment comfortably.

Group Counselling (Seminars):

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Online Counselling Session (Webinars):

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Tele - Counselling:

MOKSH has an extremely knowledgeable and experienced team of MBBS counsellors who have an expertise in a specific topic like MBBS in Russia, China, USA, Ukraine, Germany, etc right up to PG. You can be in touch with one of the counsellors constantly via phone calls, SMS, Whats app, Emails, etc and they shall be there to solve your doubts and help you carve the right path towards your MBBS journey!

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  • 9699360370 for MBBS Abroad like Russia, China, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, etc ( if you have a budget in the range of Rs. 15lacs and above)
  • 9699360370 for MBBS in USA right up to PG ( If you have a budget of Rs. 60-70 lac)
  • 8269900555 for PG in Germany

Personal Counselling:

MOKSH has its branch offices in 12 cities of India now so there is no need to travel all the way to the Mumbai Head office for a personal counselling! You can still do so if you wish though. To get to a MOKSH office in your own city for a free personal counselling session on MBBS Abroad right up to PG in USA/ Germany, You call on 9699360370 and our counsellor shall arrange a Personal counselling session in your city or the closest location to you.

PG Option after MBBS in Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

Students after completing MD Program in Egypt may explore multiple options for their Medical PG like India after clearing NEXT, USA after Clearing USMLE, UK after clearing PLAB Exam, or Medical PG in Germany. Those who are looking for Medical PG from Egypt need to do one year of Internship in Egypt after their 6 years of the MD Program. Before that, they have to clear Egypt n Medical PG Licensing Exam. Very few international students opt for it in the program in Egypt, and no acceptance in their native country.

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2022 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Georgia to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany


PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa.

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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