ISM (International School of Medicine), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

International School of Medicine

MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine)International School of Medicine (ISM) was established in year 2003 & is located in the city of Bishkek (Capital of Kyrgyzstan). The total MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) is INR 19.87 & INR 25.50 Lacs (Indian Rupees) in Issyk-Kul & Central campus for 2023 session. It offers a moderate MBBS fees in Kyrgyzstan for Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The process of MBBS admission in ISM (International School of Medicine) can be easily completed online by submitting relevant documents’ scans. The MBBS eligibility in ISM is 50% marks & NEET qualification as per the latest NMC’s guidelines.

ISM (Bishkek) accepts applications twice in an year i.e. February & September intake. Eligible students can apply for MBBS in International School of Medicine online or by visiting any of our offices.

About International School of Medicine

About ISM (International School of Medicine)International School of Medicine ranks among the top 5 higher medical institutions in whole of Kyrgyzstan. It is a structural sub-division of IUK (International University of Kyrgyzstan), that provides education in medicine and related fields. ISM (Central Campus) is the oldest and main campus of university situated in the heart of Bishkek city. It still remains to be most popular one among all campuses. It has recently launched 2 new campuses i.e. Issyk-Kul & East Campus, to accommodate the increasing number of students.

ISM (International School of Medicine) is a private higher education medical institution that functions under the Ministry of Health & Ministry of Science & Education of Kyrgyzstan. The university is among the top medical universities in Kyrgyzstan that receives huge number of Indian students every year for MBBS in Kyrgyzstan. At present, ISM (International School of Medicine) has more than 7,000 students and above 500 teachers engaged in teaching them. The university offers various exchange program to students as it has association with numerous universities in Europe as well.

MBBS Fees in ISM (International School of Medicine)

The MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) is INR 19.87 & INR 25.50 Lacs (Indian Rupees) in Issyk-Kul & Central campus respectively for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee structure in ISM for 2023 session is given below :

MBBS Fees in ISM (Central Campus)

ISM (Central Campus) 1st Year Fee (US Dollars/Indian Rupees) 2nd-5th/Year Fee (US Dollars/Indian Rupees)
Tuition Fees USD 5,500 / INR 4,12,500 USD 5,500 / INR 4,12,500
Hostel Fees USD 900 / INR 67,500 USD 900 / INR 67,500
Documentation, Translation, Visa Extension, Registration, Medical Insurance & Misc. Charges USD 2,000 / INR 1,50,000
TOTAL FEES USD 8,400 / INR 6,30,000 USD 6,400 / INR 4,80,000

* 1st year MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) includes other misc. charges.
* Indian mess is compulsory in 1st year at additional USD 120 per month.

MBBS Fees in ISM (Issyk-Kul Campus)

ISM (Issyk-Kul Campus) 1st Year Fee (US Dollars/Indian Rupees) 2nd-5th/Year Fee (US Dollars/Indian Rupees)
Tuition Fees USD 4,000 / INR 3,00,000 USD 4,000 / INR 3,00,000
Hostel Fees USD 900 / INR 67,500 USD 900 / INR 67,500
Documentation, Translation, Visa Extension, Registration, Medical Insurance & Misc. Charges USD 2,000 / INR 1,50,000
TOTAL FEES USD 6,900 / INR 5,17,500 USD 4,900 / INR 3,67,500

* 1st year MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) includes other misc. charges.
Visa extension charges to be paid additionally from 2nd year onwards.
Indian mess is compulsory in 1st year at additional USD 120 per month.

Fees Payment in ISM (International School of Medicine)

Fees Payment in ISM (International School of Medicine)The MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) is generally paid through 2 most commonly used methods. First, students carry full 1st year fees with themselves and pay directly after arrival in Kyrgyzstan. Students purchase US Dollars in India just before departure, as they must pay in US Dollars after arrival there.

Second, students can transfer the 1st year fee online through bank directly to university/representative’s account in Kyrgyzstan and provide transaction receipt for confirmation. The online fee transfer must be done before departure from India & it is allowed/accepted by selected medical universities in Kyrgyzstan.

MBBS Admission in ISM (International School of Medicine)

All eligible candidates from India and other countries can apply for MBBS admission in ISM online or visit any of our offices with prior appointment. Indian Students can apply for MBBS admission in International School of Medicine through a simple step-by-step process as shown below :

MBBS Admission in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • Student submits scans of 10th, 12th marksheets and NEET qualification (2023/2022/2021).
  • ISM (International School of Medicine) issues admission letter on the basis of documents submitted.
  • Student submits the scans of valid passport for issuance of invitation letter from university.
  • ISM (International School of Medicine) issues invitation letter for study visa & student’s entry to Kyrgyzstan.
  • Student submits original marksheets, passport & few additional documents for visa from embassy.
  • We assist students in currency exchange for payment on arrival or online fees transfer from India.
  • We assist students in ticket booking and plan their departure in groups, so that they travel together.
  • Our representative meets the students at airport and briefs about their trip from Delhi to Kyrgyzstan.
  • Our representatives receives the students at airport in Baku and provides them transport to hostel.
  • All formalities of medical checkup, visa extension, etc. are completed by our representative in Kyrgyzstan.

MBBS Eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine)

The MBBS eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine) strictly follows the rules set by NMC for Indian students to study abroad. All seats are allotted on the basis of MBBS eligibility in ISM and seats availability at the time of application. The exact MBBS eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine) for admission of Indian students is as below :

MBBS Eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • 50% Marks : Students from general category must have 50% marks (PCB) in 12th/Inter/Equivalent, while reserved category students must have 40% marks in the same.
  • NEET Qualification : The student must have qualified NEET exam in current year or any of the previous 2 years i.e. NEET must be qualified in either in 2023/2022/2021.
  • Age : The student must be of complete full 17 years (By 31st December) in the year of application to comply with the MBBS eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine).

Recognition of ISM (International School of Medicine)

International School of Medicine is recognized by NMC & WHO, as it is included in the list of recognized universities on WDOMS and follows the latest NMC guidelines. This clears some major doubts for all students as given below :

Recognition of ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • According to NMC’s current rules, students should pursue MBBS from medical universities listed on WDOMS and have minimum course duration of 4.5 years (54 months) & internship/clinical rotation of 1 year (12 months).
  • Indian students who take MBBS admission in ISM (International School of Medicine) can appear in the FMGE/NExT in India. After passing this test, they can work as a registered medical practitioner in India (Either in government & private sector).
  • Indian students in ISM can also appear in post-graduation entrance exam of other countries, as the university is included in the list of recognized/approved institutions published by WHO on WDOMS.

Ranking of ISM (International School of Medicine)

Ranking of ISM (International School of Medicine)ISM (International School of Medicine) ranks among top 5 (According to online ranking platforms) higher education institutions in Kyrgyzstan. Soon after it started medical course, ISM (Central Campus) quickly became one of the the most chosen medical university in Kyrgyzstan. The primary reasons of it’s popularity are it superior education, high ranking & location in capital city i.e. Bishkek. ISM uses the latest technologies in training students, including but not limited to digital education.

ISM (International School of Medicine) was established in 2003 and is just a 19 years old medical institution of Kyrgyzstan. Despite being newer in comparison to other government institutions, it has gained much more popularity among foreign students. Recently, 2 new campuses viz. Issyk-Kul & East campuses has been launched by university to accommodate the increasing number of students from various countries. At present, ISM (International School of Medicine) has than 2,500 Indian students studying medicine in English medium.

Benefits of MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine)

Some very useful points that might help Indian students to decide about studying MBBS in International School of Medicine are :

Benefits of MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • International School of Medicine ranks among top 10 higher education medical institutions in whole of Kyrgyzstan.
  • It has recognition from NMC as well as WHO, so the medical degree from ISM is valid in whole world.
  • Being a 19 years old university of Kyrgyzstan, ISM (Bishkek) witnesses a good number of admissions from India.
  • International School of Medicine (ISM) has been teaching MBBS in English medium to Indians (And other foreign students) for more than 15 years.
  • More than 2,000 Indian students have successfully passed and been awarded MBBS degree from ISM.
  • The total MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) is quite low & affordable for entire medical course.
  • The MBBS eligibility in ISM of 50% marks & NEET qualification makes it lot easy for students to get admission.
  • MBBS admission in ISM (International School of Medicine) is quite simple and students can apply online by following a simple process.
  • The total duration of MBBS in ISM is 5 years + 1 year internship, as per NMC rules of 54 months course & 12 months internship.
  • The faculty of medicine at ISM is highly experienced in teaching general medicine to Indian students in English medium.
  • Students get ample exposure to clinical & practical sessions by interacting with local patients in hospitals under doctor’s supervision.
  • Indian mess facility is available in hostel premises, so students do not have to waste time in preparing food themselves.
  • By the time students complete their medical course, they have full command over another foreign language i.e. Kyrgyz.

Documents Required

The documents required for MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine) are :

Documents Required in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • 10th & 12th/Inter Marksheet
  • NEET Qualification (2023/2022/2021)
  • Original Passport
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos

Duration of Course

The total duration of MBBS course in International School of Medicine is 5 years + 1 year (Internship in Kyrgyzstan) for Indian students. It includes internship/clinical rotation also, which is required for working as medical practitioner in Kyrgyzstan or any other country. This entire MBBS course duration fully complies with the latest NMC rules, which require Indian students to pursue 4.5 years course (54 months) + 1 year internship (12 months).

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction in International School of Medicine for all Indian students is English. All the classes, tests & exams are conducted in English by highly experienced teachers/professors/doctors for foreign students. All medical books by Indian writers are also available in university library and are often referred during classes. These help the students to be prepare for their FMGE/NExT in India too during their course of medical education.

Faculties

International School of Medicine provides medical education at undergraduate, post-graduate & doctoral levels. The faculty of general medicine is the busy among all faculties and receives huge number of Indian students every year. Other than medical, language/preparatory faculty is also available for students who wish to study in local language (Kyrgyz). The faculties at International School of Medicine that provide training to local & foreign students are :

Faculties in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • Medical faculty
  • Dental faculty
  • Nursing faculty
  • Faculty of post-graduate education
  • Faculty of preparatory/language course

Indian Students’ Classes

Classes & Exams in ISM (International School of Medicine)The classes for Indian students in International School of Medicine comprise of 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps help students to learn and understand subjects in a better way. Indian students begin their classes with a revision of science subjects and selected medical subjects (Anatomy & Histology) during 1st semester. Apart from this, local language (Kyrgyz) is also taught as a subject from the very beginning. This helps them to start interacting with local people for their their daily activities outside university.

During the first 2 years of MBBS course in ISM, more emphasis is given to theoretical subjects. Students attend all of their classes within university campus. From 3rd year onwards, they have to visit hospitals in city and interact with local patients. By this time, Indian students become fluent in local language & do not face any problems in understanding local patients. This makes it easier for them to report back to their teachers in English who then evaluate their performance. The time students spend in hospitals for clinical/practical classes increases with every further year.

Hostel Facilities

The hostels for Indian students in International School of Medicine are situated in the campus & nearby areas. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :

Hostels in ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • Located within the main campus & students attend their classes in university at a walking distance from hostels.
  • Some new hostels have also been recently built by university to accommodate the increasing number of Indians.
  • Indian students have to travel out of campus from 3rd year, when they have to attend classes in various hospitals.
  • All the hostels has CCTV surveillance system & fire alarm safety system installed for the safety of foreigners.
  • Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms which have study tables & chairs, beds, bed-sheets, wardrobe, lamps, etc.
  • They can also submit application to hostel administration, if they wish to the change their room or upgrade it.
  • Indian boys and girls are provided accommodation on separate hostels/floors with complete separation.
  • The hostels have common facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within their premises on each floor.
  • It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in university hostel during the first year of their MBBS course in ISM.
  • From 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartment (If they wish to) or continue to stay in university hostel.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of ISM (Bishkek) where they can have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • The Indian mess is compulsory for all students in 1st year & they can choose from vegetarian/non-vegetarian meals.
  • All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm every year in hostel.
  • Annual sports (Mostly Cricket) and cultural events are organized by International School of Medicine for Indian students.

Career Opportunities

Some important things & career opportunities that all Indian students should know after completing their degrees are :

Career after ISM (International School of Medicine)

  • Students are awarded MD (Physician) in ISM, equivalent to the MBBS degree in India.
  • All Indian students must appear and qualify FMGE/NExT, if they wish to work as a doctor.
  • FMGE/NeXT exam is organized twice every year in the months of June & December.
  • This is a qualifying exam, conducted in online mode and students must score 50% marks in it.
  • There is no limit to the number of attempts and students can re-appear in this exam after every 6 months.
  • Once qualified, they must serve 1 year internship in any government hospital from any part of India.
  • The students get permanent registration (As a doctor) in India, after they complete their internship.
  • Doctors can then work in government/private hospitals or run their own clinics or appear in NEET PG.
  • Doctors, who want to pursue PG in English speaking countries can also appear in USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, etc.
  • Thousands of Indians from International School of Medicine have passed FMGE/NExT and are currently working in India.

Bishkek City

Bishkek CityBishkek is the capital & largest city of the Kyrgyz Republic. It was earlier known by the names Pishpep & Frunze. The city got it’s current name in the year 1991 when the parliament changed it finally to Bishkek. It is located at an altitude of 2,600 feet and is surrounded by Ala-Too Range & Tian Shan Mountains. The city reflects a wide variety in it’s architecture in marble buildings, soviet styled apartments, courtyards, private houses, boulevards, etc.

Bishkek is considered to be the best in terms of education, opportunities, infrastructure & lifestyle in whole Kyrgyzstan. It is the most populated city of Kyrgyzstan with approx. 66% native Kyrgyz and the remaining being from neighboring countries. Being the hub of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is very well connected to all other major cities as well as other countries. The city has an international airport which frequent domestic and international flights. Trams, trolley buses, minivans, taxis are easily available for transport within the city.

Bishkek is home to more than 15 institutions and is a an education hub of Kyrgyzstan. ISM (International School of Medicine) is one of the most prestigious institutions located here that attracts huge number of foreign students every year. The city has humid continental climate with average winter temperature being below 0 degrees Celsius and minimum up to -15 degree Celsius. Summers are long and warm with temperature ranging between +25 to +32 degree Celsius. Bishkek is a home to thousands of foreign students (Most of them being from India) who travel here to study medicine every year.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the total MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The total MBBS fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) is INR 19.87 & INR 25.50 Lacs (Indian Rupees) in Issyk-Kul & Central campuses respectively for whole course including hostel & medical insurance.

How can students pay fees in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

Indian students can pay their fees in cash (US Dollars) after arrival or transfer online to university’s/representative’s bank account.

How to get MBBS admission in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

Students can send documents’ scans online or visit any of our offices in India for MBBS admission in ISM (International School of Medicine).

What is the MBBS eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The MBBS eligibility in ISM (International School of Medicine) is 50% marks (PCB) in 12th, NEET qualification & min. 17 years age.

Is ISM (International School of Medicine) recognized by WHO & NMC ?

Yes. ISM (International School of Medicine) is recognized & approved by WHO (World Health Organization) and is listed on WDOMS.

What is the ranking of ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

ISM (International School of Medicine) ranks among top 5 universities in country and is one of the most prestigious academic institutions.

What are the benefits of MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The main benefits of studying MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine) are it’s superior education, digital teaching, top ranking, huge number of Indians & location in Bishkek.

What documents are required in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The documents required for admission in ISM (International School of Medicine) are 12th marksheets, NEET qualification, valid passport & few medical reports.

What is the duration of MBBS in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The duration of MBBS course in ISM (International School of Medicine) is 5 years + 1 year (Internship in Kyrgyzstan), which also includes 1 year internship/clinical rotation.

What is the medium of instruction in ISM (International School of Medicine) ?

The medium of instruction in ISM (International School of Medicine) for Indian students is English. However, students also learn Kyrgyz for communicating with locals & interaction with patients.

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