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Embassy of India
Abu Dhabi


Advisory / information for students desirous of pursuing medical studies abroad.

Since 2019, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI has made it mandatory for the students to clear the NEET-UG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test – Under Graduate) exam, which is the entry examination for undergraduate medical education in India, as a prerequisite to pursue medical education abroad.

Beginning 2019, only those students who appear for the NEET-UG for admission to Under Graduate medical education in India will be eligible to appear for the screening test, namely, the Foreign Medical Graduates’ Exam (FMGE).  

As per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, all students who acquire a medical qualification from countries outside India are required to clear the FMGE in order to practice in India.  The FMGE Exam is conducted by the National Board for Examination twice (June & December) every year.

All Indian students desiring to undertake medical education abroad should take into account the above instructions of MCI.  For any clarification, students may contact the Indian Mission in the country where they seek to take admission. They are advised to monitor the official website of the MCI (https://www.nmc.org.in) constantly to know the list of accredited foreign medical institutions/universities for MBBS or equivalent courses; and for other important information.