MBBS in Kyrgyzstan was amongst the top two options of Indian students along with MBBS in Ukraine. An estimated over 2,000 Indian students started their medical education in Kyrgyzstan last year. The primary reason so many students are selecting this country is the economic cost. If you are considering an ‘economical and best’ option for MBBS abroad, then Kyrgyzstan is the answer. However, most students often overlook the disadvantages of MBBS in Kyrgyzstan.
The following are the disadvantages of MBBS in Kyrgyzstan: Average condition of Education: Let’s deal with it, cheap and best don’t work hand in hand always. The quality of education in most universities is average. Since the tuition cost is extremely low, you cannot expect to have the same quality of education as other countries such as Armenia,Ukraine and the Philippines. The best university is Kyrgyz State Medical Academy in Kyrgyzstan is, a government university in Bishkek. We would suggest that you choose this university.
Climate: The weather in Kyrgyzstan won’t suit everyone. The temperature will fall below zero degrees for about 3 months every year. Snowfall is common in the months of December to February. Sometimes, students find it difficult to settle down in Kyrgyzstan due to the cold weather. Low FMGE passing percentage: Between 2012-14, Kyrgyzstan had an FMGE passing percentage of about 18.4%. This is marginally less than the passing rate of countries such as Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, and less than the Philippines and Bangladesh. Overcrowded universities: Some universities are accepting too many students, which results in overcrowding. This leads to the stuffing of students in hostels and problem in the mess. Availability of better opportunities at the same budget: The budget of some universities in Kyrgyzstan reaches approx. ₹23-25 lakh. This is about the same budget as MBBS in Ukraine or MBBS in Russia. This is one of the sizable disadvantages of MBBS in Kyrgyzstan. Most students are oblivious of this information and are not governed properly by other consultancies. Cheating Agents: Choosing the right consultancy is extremely important. The biggest problem that students face is getting the wrong information about fees, cost, and budget from agents. All the students and their parents should contact the Global Medical Foundation for the best guidance.