About Astrakhan in Russia

It is located on two sides of the famous Russian River Volga, Astrakhan is the largest city in the region. It is exciting because the city also includes 11 islands. The city also has the distinction of being the lowest city in Russia though the only consequence of this fact is the milder winters. The city has historical importance and is called the “southernmost outpost of Russia” and the “Caspian capital”. The climate is truly ‘continental’ and you are saved the experience of the Russian winter as the temperature here goes to only 25.50F in January.

Astrakhan State Medical Academy, Russia

The Astrakhan State Medical Academy packs all the benefits of being a really old University with all the experience in the world. It has a precise date of establishment which is November 07, 1918. The University has a fully English taught program to offer. We at Moksh also recommend the University for all the Indian students. Many students at Astrakhan State Medical Academy are from India.

The University was established in 1918 that makes it 103 years old, an age that deserves respect, especially when comparing Universities. So, the University is State run or a public University, quite in sync with our ideology of endeavoring to provide admission in public Universities only.

Astrakhan State Medical Academy World Ranking is 5830th among 40,000 odd Universities globally and 271 in the country, which is respectable when we combine it with the age of the University and the fact that it is purely English taught. Around 30000 doctors have come from the University so far which is impressive and assuring.

The University boasts of a student base that is more than 6000 students strong. The University work force has more than a 1000 doctors & experts and Astrakhan State Medical Academy Courses has more than 2000 students from different countries.

Benefits of studying in Astrakhan State Medical Academy

The Astrakhan State Medical Academy is among the good Universities in Russia. When you choose a University for yourself, Astrakhan becomes a good choice because:

  1. MBBS at the Astrakhan State Medical Academy is purely English taught, which is ideal as you are spared the difficult task of learning the Russian language.
  2. The University has numerous students from many countries, which means it is a good and comfortable place to study.
  3. The Astrakhan State Medical Academy is more than a century old and that ensures quality pedagogy, academics, and, of course, infrastructure.
  4. The overall Astrakhan State Medical Academy Fees is lower than many Russian Universities and way lower than the Private Medical Colleges in India.
  5. Feedback from Indian students currently studying at ASMU is very good and you can choose MBBS option at ASMU without any apprehensions.

Affiliations and Medical Programs at Astrakhan State Medical Academy

The Medical Programs run at the ASMU include Graduate studies and along with it Medical PG and Medical Research work goes on here. As far as International Affiliations are concerned, the Astrakhan SMU has links with 11 Universities from 9 countries of Europe, Asia and America. The Academy hosts many grand international events every year.

Cost of studying MBBS at Astrakhan State Medical Academy

As mentioned above, Astrakhan State Medical Academy Tuition Fees of MBBS falls in the low range. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee in RUB 1,70,300 1,70,300 1,70,300 1,70,300 1,70,300 1,70,300

Admission Deadline for Astrakhan State Medical UniversityAdmission

For admission in the Russian Universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply is before October to 30th October. But this year, in 2022, there could be some variation due to COVID 19 but we Moksh at will of all the confusion for you.
We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Russia takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Russian Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates.
When you are with Moksh, however, we take care of all these hassles for you. We have our dedicated seats in the Universities and all our students are escorted by our team straight to the Universities.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Astrakhan State Medical Academy

Astrakhan State Medical University entry requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2022.

PG Option after MBBS in Astrakhan State Medical Academy

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 2021 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 Moldova  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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