MBBS in Kyrgyzstan is the best option for those students who want to take medical education in foreign countries at a very low cost. For MBBS admission in Kyrgyzstan, it has its own introduction to the world level for MBBS study and Medical Education. Students can take direct admission procedure sans any entrance examination.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan shares its borders with many other countries namely Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China and Tajikistan. Bishkek is the largest city and capital of Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek occupies a total area of 49 square miles with an approximate population of about 1,250,000 people. Football is the most popular sport in Kyrgyzstan.
MBBS Duration in Kyrgyzstan:-
Duration of MBBS in Kyrgyzstan is 5 years. During the first five years students are taught the basics of medical sciences and clinical studies while by the last year is only practical training in hospitals and clinics affiliated with the university.
Kyrgyzstan Medical universities are recognized by the world’s major organizations which include WHO, MCI and UNESCO. Medical students after their graduation completion are eligible to appear in many other tests like the USMLE, PLAB and also the screening examination organized by the National Board of Examinations, India under the directive of the Medical council of India.
MBBS in Kyrgyzstan: An Overview
|Degree offered||MD Physician (Equivalent to MBBS in India)|
|Program duration||4.8 years|
|Eligibility Criteria||10+2 (50% marks in PCB)|
|Tuition Fees||2870 USD to 4500 USD|
|Hostel fees||650-1000 USD per year approx|
|Mess charges||1000 USD per year approx|
|Medical universities approved by||MCI, WHO, FAIMER and PLAB|
Eligibility criteria 2020 - 21:-
Aspirant must be of 17 years of age on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course.
- The applicant must have passed the higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10 + 2 / Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study & the last two year of study should comprise physics, chemistry, and biology.
- Students must have fetched minimum 50% marks in their 12th standard examination.
- The student must have passed the NEET exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).
World Ranking of Medical Universities & MBBS Syllabus in Kyrgyzstan:-
As per the world rankings and the metrics (2020), information displayed by webometrics.info, the following statistics have been published which are defined in the table given below. The KSMA is one of the top government medical institutions to study MBBS, followed by OSH, ISM, ASM and JaSU.
|S.No.||Higher Educational Institution||World Ranking||Continental (Asia) Ranking||County Rank|
|1.||Jalal-Abad State University||21315||8870||25|
|2.||Osh State University||13587||5201||7|
|3.||Kyrgyz State Medical Academy||8975||3079||4|
|4||International School of Medicine||13778||5303||8|
|5.||Asian Medical Institute||19672||8046||20|
The above-mentioned universities are also mentioned in the list of the World Directory of Medical Schools as:
- I.K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Faculty of General Medicine, Bishkek.
- International School of Medicine, International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.
- Jalal-Abad State University Medical Faculty, Jalal-Abad.
- Osh State University Medical Faculty, Osh.
- S. Tentishev Asian Medical Institute, Kant City.
The tentative syllabus for the MBBS which are taught in the above medical universities are listed below. As compared to India and other countries, the duration of the MBBS here is only 5 years consisting of the 10 semesters only.
|2nd Semester||Anatomy and Histology|
|2nd||3rd Semester||Histology, Anatomy, Bio-Chemistry, and Physiology|
|4th Semester||Bio-Chemistry, Physiology, and Micro-Biology|
|3rd||5th Semester||Pathology, Micro-Biology, Pharmacology, and Path physiology|
|6th Semester||Path physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology|
4th & 5th
7th to 10th Semester
| Clinical Subjects and Clinical Postings
Oncology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychology, Pediatrics,
General Surgery, Gynecology, ENT, Emergency Medicine, and
Cardiology are some of the subjects taught during fourth to the
sixth year of MBBS in Kyrgyzstan.
Comparative Chart of the best five medical universities in Kyrgyzstan:-
|Criteria/ University||Jalal-Abad State University (JaSU)||Osh State University (OSH)||International School of Medicine (ISM)||Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA)||Asian Medical Institute
|1||Campus||Jalalabad City||Osh city(the oldest city in Kyrgyzstan)||2 campuses in Bishkek(the capital city) & 1 in Cholpon-ata town (a resort town)||Bishkek, the capital city||Kant city|
|2||City area||88 km2||182.5 km2||169.9 km2||169.9 km2|
|3||Population||1 – 1.5 Lacs||2.75 – 3 Lacs||10 – 11 Lacs (Bishkek) and 5 – 10 Thousand (Cholpon-ata)||10 – 11 Lacs||50 – 60 Thousand|
|4||Nearest airport (with distance from the campus)||The Jalal-abad Airport, Jalal-Abad. It is 645 kilometres away from the campus.||The Osh International Airport, Osh. It is 23 kilometres away from the campus.||The Manas International Airport, Bishkek. It is 27 kilometres away from the campuses in Bishkek and 217 kilometres from Cholpon-ata campus.||The Manas International Airport, Bishkek. It is 33 kilometres away from the campus.||The Manas International Airport, Bishkek. It is 36 kilometres away from the campus.|
|5||Climate||Hot & dry, continental climate (0 – 250C)||Hot & dry summers, cold winter (0 – 250C)||Mediterranean, humid and continental climate (0 – 310C)||Mediterranean, humid and continental climate (0 – 310C)||Humid and continental climate (0 – 200C)|
|6||Year of establishment||1993||1992||2003||1939||2004|
|7||Type of institution||Public||Public||Private||Public||Private|
|8||No. of faculties||19||15||11||10||4|
|9.||Library facilities||Online & Offline||Offline||Offline & E-library “Moodle”||Offline, Digital books in CD’s||–|
|10||Affiliated hospitals||8||8||5||All the hospitals in the Bishkek city.||10|
|11||Total Budget (in Rs.)||18 – 20 Lacs||18 – 20 Lacs||20 – 24 Lacs||19 – 23 Lacs||18 – 23 Lacs|