Ukraine Returned Medical Students Transfer - 2022

Ukraine returned medical students transfer to other countries – 2022

With no end in sight to the current conflict between Russia & Ukraine, this article solely provides info about Ukraine returned medical students transfer to other countries in 2022. The Indian Embassy in several neighboring countries has already issued a formal document stating that the medical universities there are ready to accept Ukraine medical students transfer in 2022 for the upcoming September session.

Where can Ukraine returned medical students take transfer in 2022 ?

Ukraine returned Indian medical students can go to several neighboring countries. But, below is the list of countries that more or less have the same education pattern as in Ukraine & have huge number of Indian students as well.

  • Russia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Uzbekistan

* Transfers between countries will be valid as per NMC (Formerly MCI) rules & on the basis of exemption given to Ukraine returned medical students by NMC/Indian government.

Till which year can Ukraine returned medical students take transfer in Russia ?

Due to the sudden disruption of medical education of so many Indian students (Approx. 18,000) in Ukraine, it has been notified by Indian Embassy in Moscow (Russia) that Russian medical universities can accept transfers up to 5th year. This applies to Indian students who have returned to India from Ukraine due to the conflict.

The duration of course of MBBS in Russia is 6 years which is just the same as that in Ukraine. The medical course pattern & hours required for each subject in Ukraine is much the same as that required by Russian medical universities.

Can Ukraine returned medical students join 5 year MBBS course in other countries ?

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan universities that mostly had 5 years MBBS course curriculum are accepting Indian students from Ukraine up to 4th year. Many medical universities of these countries even offer 2 medical course durations viz. 6 years course (Like in Russia & Ukraine) and the other one of 5 years course + 1 year internship.

So, the degree from these countries will also be completed in 6 years only. Hence, Ukraine returned Indian students can apply for transfer to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan as well. According to the NMC update of 18th November 2021, MBBS course abroad must include 4.5 years of course (54 months) + 1 year (12 months) of internship i.e. the course duration must be of minimum 5.5 years.

* This change in curriculum was made to make sure that the duration of MBBS course abroad remains valid and as per the guidelines of NMC (National Medical Commission).

What are the documents required from Ukraine returned Indians for transfer ?

The documents required for Ukraine returned medical student’s transfer to all other countries are given below. However, academic transcript is the most important document among these, as it has record of all subjects studied, exams/test passed & hours completed of each subject. This document is issued by the previous university. It is the main document in deciding the year & semester which will be allotted to student in next university.

  • Academic Transcript
  • 10th & 12th Mark-sheet
  • Valid Passport

* With a limited number of seats for transfer cases in universities for each year, the students must not waste time and apply as soon as possible.
* Transfer to new university can be confirmed with scan copies of all above documents, and the originals can be provided at a later stage.

What should Ukraine returned Indians expect from NMC/Indian government ?

We (Pacific Educational Consultants) sincerely hope the NMC/Indian Government will find a relevant solution to save the future of these 20,000 Indian students. Providing one-time exemption to Ukraine returned medical students for transfer to other countries seems to be the easiest way out.

We are saying so, because adjusting such a huge number of medical students in Indian medical colleges might create many curriculum related problems and for Indian students as well (Especially with so less medical seats in India).