Belgorod National Research University

If we trace the period of establishment of Belgorod National Research University, in the true sense, it dates back to September, 1876. Though it went through transformations and additions, the pedagogical longevity of the university is noticeable.

In July 1996, the Belgorod State University of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Higher Education was created with the involvement of the Belgorod Medical College.

In the BelSU, as it is popularly known, 23,000 students from all regions of Russia are studying. More than 2,800 foreign students from 91 countries are getting quality education from the University that churns out 5,000 Graduates annually.

For foreign students, only 6 Specialist and Masters Programs are taught purely in English. The faculty boasts of 1100 doctors & candidates of sciences.

In 2016, BelSU entered the TOP-20, ranking 19th among the best Russian Universities. Do keep in mind, it is not a world-ranking!

Life In Belgorod

Located on the Seversky Donets River, Belgorod is just 40 km north of the border of Ukraine.

It is the administrative center of Oblast and has the status of a district.

The type of climate in the region may be described as humid continental with moderate precipitation. Winters are rather cold and the temperature may go as low as -150C, which may continue for a week.

The Water bodies get covered with ice at the end of November and lasts so till March to April. The local transportation depends on Trolleybuses and a few buses. There are only 2 Bus Stations in the city.

Why Study In BelSU – Institute Of Medicine?

Considering the fact that BelSU is a Private University, it does have some notable features:

  • Has a long history, but the Institute of Medicine is only about 20 years old.
  • Has 2,800 Foreign students from 91 countries, however, only 6 Specializations and Masters are purely English run.
  • It is a growing Institution and new departments are starting, existing ones expanding & Medical Equipment acquired, however, it would take some time before getting established.
  • Training is carried out on 8 basic and 15 medium professional and pharmaceutical education of which only 2 are carried out in Foreign Language.
  • Clinical departments of the Institute are located at the bases of leading Medical & preventive Institutions in the Belgorod region.

Admission In Institute Of Medicine – BelSU

Before taking Admission in Medicine in BelSU, you need to consider a few facts.

You face an Entrance Test based on which your Admission is confirmed. It includes Oral Tests on Biology and Chemistry and a written Test of the Russian Language.

Acceptance of Documents continues from June 20 to August 20 and Entrance Exams from August 20 to August 25.

The duration of MBBS in BelSU is 6 Years.

COST OF STUDYING AT Belgorod National Research University(6 YEARS MBBS PROGRAM)

Cost (USD)* Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee 4,900 4,900 4,900 4,900 4,900 4,900

Documents Needed

  • Passport & its copy with Certified Translation into Russian.
  • Education Certificates containing all details, a copy and certified Russian translation of the same.
  • Certificate of recognition of foreign education
  • Medical Certificate 086-U
  • 2 photos size 3X4 cm.

Comparison With Other Russian Universities

Crimea Medical University Govt. 1508000 70% No English
Pirogov Russia National Medical University Govt. 3873000 50% No English
Smolensk State Medical University Govt. 2145000 55% No Bilingual
IP Pavlov Ryazan Medical University Govt. 2073000 65% No English
Dagestan state Medical University Govt. 1829000 50% No English
Rostov state Medical University Govt. 1663000 50% No English


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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