Uzbekistan (Capital – Tashkent), once a part of USSR, is an independent nation in Central Asia. With a rich cultural background, Uzbekistan is appealing for tourists. The climate here is also interesting. It can get really hot in summer with a freezing winter.
Most importantly, there are quite a few public medical universities here that offer English-taught programs. Many international students come to Uzbekistan to study medicine.By all means, MBBS in Uzbekistan is a less expensive substitute for the Ukrainian MBBS.
MBBS in Uzbekistan for international students
Most of the international students choose to study MBBS in Uzbekistan for two reasons, easy admission, and a great education. Many age old universities offer medicine programs that are English taught. Another important reason may be the tuition fee being quite affordable.
12 medical universities of the country feature in the WDOMS list. This means that students of these universities are eligible to appear in exams like USMLE/PLAB etc. Also, the duration of MBBS is 6 years which makes you eligible to appear in the NEXT exam too.
Medical Universities in Uzbekistan
Many great Uzbek medical universities exist and they are run by the Govt. of the country. 12 of the Uzbek universities feature in the WDOMS most of which offer English-taught programs. You may check the details of those universities that Moksh promotes by clicking their names in the table below.
Akfa University Medical School
Andizhan State Medical Institute
Bukhara State Medical Institute (Abu Ali Ibn Sino)
Fergana Medical Institute of Public Health
Medical Institute of Karakalpakstan
Samarkand State Medical University
Tashkent Medical Academy Faculty of Medicine Tashkent
The MBBS in Uzbekistan duration is 5 years with another year for internship. For acceptance for practicing in India, MBBS abroad students need to appear in the NEXT exam. The new NMC guidelines require them to have completed a 6 years MBBS program.
Therefore, after completing your MBBS, you are welcome to India to practice if you clear the NEXT. Of course, you are eligible to appear in USMLE/PLAB & end up in another country.
The cost of studying MBBS in Uzbekistan is quite reasonable indeed. This is not only because of the low tuition fees. You will get an idea by looking at the cost of some of the following daily use commodities or services.
Cost (in USD)
Milk (1 litre)
Loaf of white bread
Monthly Pass Local Conveyance
Basic (Gas, Electricity, etc)
Meal at an average restaurant
If you are looking for a rough estimate, you will be spending $300 – 350 every month. In that, you will be living quite comfortably. Of course, the figure here does not include expenditure on your accommodation.
The medical universities in Uzbekistan provide decent hostel facilities to students. Staying at a hostel here has multiple benefits. You live in the university campus making every academic requirement easy to fulfill. You are also safe and secure. Most importantly, you save quite a lot.
On average, staying in a hostel in Uzbekistan will cost you $300 – 600 per year. The variation is due to the different universities charging differently. If you compare that with the option of renting an apartment, you will spend more. The average rent of a small, one bedroom apartment in Uzbekistan will be around $350 per month.
MBBS in Uzbekistan cost is low because the universities charge less tuition fees. On average, the per year tuition fee comes out to be $4,500.
The MBBS in Uzbekistan tuition fee is low enough to make the entire process equivalent in expenditure to MBBS in Ukraine. Thus, more students who have a budget constraint are taking interest in Uzbek MBBS.
The table below summarizes the MBBS in Uzbekistan eligibility.
60% PCB with English
Why study MBBS in Uzbekistan?
• Public universities offer English-taught programs.
• The option is budget-friendly by all means.
• The Uzbek MBBS degree has all recognitions & accreditations.
• 6 years program, so, you will be eligible to appear in NEXT.
• Many universities are old and they provide quality education.
• No security issues.
PG Option after MBBS in Russia
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 Russia 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 Russia 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 Russia 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 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.