Study medicine in Georgia and Egypt: a comparative analysis

  • Which country to choose between Georgia and Egypt for MBBS?
  • Understanding the pros & Cons of MBBS in Egypt & Georgia

The Georgia and Egypt are top destinations for medical aspirants to pursue their medical education with high quality and affordable costs in the world. Affordability, quality of education, clinical exposure and accessibility are main factors which are attracting international students to these two countries. This article analysis medical education, its advantages, eligibility criteria, fee structure and admission process

Duration of study medicine in Georgia and Egypt

The university in Georgia offers 6 years of Medicine program and is termed as Doctor of Medicine (MD). Medical universities in Georgia are following ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) approved curriculum.
The Universities in Egypt offers the five years of theoretical studies and two years of intensive practical training. International students in Egypt can start their clinical practice right from the first year of MBBS and can interact with local patients from the fourth year onwards. During Internship, students will get practical exposure as well as theoretical aspects of medicine.

Advantages and Benefits

Benefits of studying MBBS in Egypt Benefits of Studying in Georgia
Globally ranked universities in medical education are available in Egypt with low cost as compared to other countries. Top Medical Universities in Georgia are recognized by world organization groups such as WHO, UNESCO, MCI, and medical councils of various countries
Egypt provides best practical training in the best hospitals of Egypt. It will help the students to get real time experience. Both European MD and US MD programs are available with affordable fees and low cost of living
Universities offer world class infrastructure, superior quality of education and excellent services Universities in Georgia provide High teaching standard and healthy environment with Excellent infrastructure
Passing percentage of PLAB, USMLE and MCI are high Programs are completely offered in English language
Medical Education in Egypt is approved globally and having good career opportunities in Middle East especially in Saudi Arabia Georgia is safest and most accessible country
Medium of instruction is completely English

Eligibility criteria of MBBS in Egypt and Georgia

  • In both countries Students must have qualified senior secondary school education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects.
  • In Egypt, Students must have scored a minimum of 75% in Senior Secondary school education with English as a compulsory subject. In Georgia its minimum of 55% to 65% depending on university.
  • Age of applicant should not be less than 17 years by the 31st of December of Admission year. Applicants failing to fulfill this point are not eligible for admission.
  • If applicants are Indians, qualifying NEET exam will be mandatory as per Indian law.

Fees structure in Egypt and Georgia

Fees Georgia Egypt
Tuition Fees 5000 USD to 8000 USD per year 6000 – 8000 USD per year
Accommodation and Food 350 USD to 400 USD per month 150 USD to 200 USD per month

Admission process to study MBBS in Georgia and Egypt

Georgia Egypt
Application submission along with documents Submission of application and documents
Offer letter: – University will provide offer letter / letter of Acceptance after interview / assessment. Initial nomination/ initial acceptance letter: Students will be provided with an initial acceptance letter from university to proceed with the university registration and submit the original documents which should be attested by concerned authorities
Ministry approval: – Students’ documents and certificates are supposed to be translated and submitted to Ministry of Education & Science (MES) and National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE), Georgia for approval Offer letter: Students will be provided with a final offer letter from university
Visa Approval: Based on invitation letter provided by university, students can submit the application for student visa (D3 category) Visa approval: Students can apply for a visa with the documents which are provided by the university
Travel: upon visa approval, student can travel Travel: upon visa approval, student can travel
Visa extension: After the students’ arrival, they can submit the request for Temporary Residence Certificate (TRC) and visa extension through an official channel.

Egypt and Georgia are popular destinations for international students who are looking to study medicine, but Georgia is part of Europe and located at crossroads of western Asia and Eastern Europe and Egypt is transcontinental nation which is highly connected to northeast side of Africa to the southwest side of Asia. While Georgia is offering European medical education, Egypt is providing the best medical education with high clinical exposure in the world.

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