MBBS in Egypt is turning out to be a good MBBS abroad option in a reasonable budget.
Egypt, famous for Pharaohs and Pyramids, is an African country that has a remarkably well developed education system. Of late, the medical universities in Egypt are becoming popular among Indian students.
Egypt has some really old medical universities that are state funded. The Government of Egypt has established many new medical universities in the last decade as well. These universities may be new, but they have made quite a reputation as good learning centers.
MBBS in Egypt for international students
The Egyptian MBBS may be of 6 years or 7 years duration (depending on the university) and the programs are all English-taught. Hoards of international students fly into Egypt every year to pursue higher studies in medicine.
MBBS in Egypt for Indian students is also a great option. Firstly, the MBBS duration is sufficiently long to make you eligible to appear in NEXT in India for practicing. Secondly, the programs are all English-taught, public university programs.
Medical Universities in Egypt
There are 35 medical universities in Egypt that are operational and that find mention in the WDOMS list. Moksh has associations with some of the best Egyptian public medical universities enlisted in the following table:
The duration of MBBS in Egypt varies quite a bit, making it seem unusual. So, in Egypt, you will find medical universities that offer 6 years MBBS like European medical universities. However, there are quite a few universities that mandate 7 years MBBS.
The 7 years duration is because they have an extra year of specialized internship that doesn’t exist in most MBBS abroad destinations. There are some universities that offer 5 years MBBS also. Indian students must avoid those because according to the latest NMC guidelines, the duration must be 6 years at least.
The average living cost does not include accommodation. So, when you do your MBBS in Egypt, you will be spending around 300 - 400 USD per month on personal expenses.
Check out the table below to get an estimate of living cost in Egypt:
Cost (in USD)
Milk (1 litre)
Loaf of bread
Monthly Pass for local conveyance
Basic Utility (Gas, Electricity, etc)
Meal at an average restaurant
The Egyptian medical universities are all public and they offer great hostel accommodation to their students. The hostels are twin or triple sharing. They are comfortable, clean and inexpensive.
On average, you will be spending 600 – 800 USD per year, including mess.
By all means, doing MBBS in Egypt calls for reasonable expenditure. On average, the medical universities in Egypt charge 6000 – 8000 USD per annum as tuition fee.
We summarize the MBBS in Egypt Eligibility in the table below:
60% PCB with English
May be (University specific)
Why study MBBS in Egypt?
• All good, old public universities that have a good standard of education
• Duration optimum and all programs we offer are English-taught.
• Qualification has all accreditation & recognition for attempting NEXT/USMLE/PLAB
• Peaceful nation with no law & order issues.
• Mild climate resembling India closely. *
Medical PG Option after MBBS/MD in Egypt
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 a 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 a paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!
Total Applicants NEET PG 2022
Govt Med College
Pvt Med College
MD (Non Clinical)
MS ( Clinical)
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
Most of the Students studying in Egypt also plan for doing Medical PG from USA. This is because getting PG Seats in India is very tough.
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 remarkably. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems in the world because of numerous reasons like high rewards, excellent infrastructure, merit based assessment, open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries try to replicate US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates. USMLE exam is divided in 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during residency (Medical PG). Unfortunately there is no prometric center in Goergia, But, all neighboring countries are having these centers.
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.
Due to the close proximity of Egypt 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.
Medical PG in Germany
PG in Germany after MBBS in Egyptis 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 which 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,
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 ranging from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.