INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GUIDE FOR APPLYING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL IN INDIA

This article aims to inform you on university application procedures and requirements in India. We will discuss entry requirements, exams, fees, and more. 

OVERVIEW 

  • It takes about five and a half years to complete an undergraduate degree in India. One of these years will be spent doing an internship and the rest will be done in the classroom. 
  • Once you finish your undergraduate degree, you can choose to take a postgraduate program which will take about 3 years. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

  • In most cases, you will need to have achieved at least 50% in your A-Levels. If you are looking to apply to AIIMS, the minimum score is 60%.  
  • You need to have studied chemistry and biology. You have an even bigger chance of being accepted if your third A-Level is in physics. 
  • You must be between the ages of 17 and 25. 
  • In some cases, if you come from a non-English speaking country, you will need to prove your English proficiency by taking an English proficiency test. This can either be the IELTS or TOEFL, or any other test that is listed by the university you are applying to. The results required will also differ depending on the university.  

ENTRANCE EXAM  

  • You will be required to sit NEET. 
  • You might also need to sit a different entrance exam. These could differ depending on the university you are applying to.  
  • You can take NEET online. This exam will test your knowledge of scientific topics like biology, physics, and chemistry. There will be 180 questions to answer, and you will have three hours to complete them.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

To apply you will need to fill in the application provided by the university and send it to them along with the required documentation. The documents they will ask you to provide might include the following. 

  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your grades 
  • Recommendation letters 
  • Proof of English proficiency 
  • Letter of motivation 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The application deadlines will differ depending on what university you are applying to. In most cases, it will either be in April or October. 

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Tuition fees will differ depending on the university you are applying to. On average the yearly price will range between £4,000 and £15,000. However, in some cases, it might go above that. We recommend checking the website of the university you are applying to for a more specific price regarding your course. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

The General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) is a scholarship available for all international students studying any subjects in India, at undergraduate, postgraduate, or Ph.D. level. The scholarship provides monthly financial aid towards living and rent costs.  

This brings us to the end of this article. We hope you leave feeling more informed and ready to make your next steps in your career journey. If you would like to read up on more countries before you decide which is right for you, please do not hesitate to check out our other articles on this topic. 


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