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1. Why should a student prefer to apply to the abroad Universities through kec only and not through other organizations?

First, the aim of kec is to offer students value for the money they pay. Besides that, the Medical Universities under the Ministry of Education of the respective countries gave authenticity to kec to send the students for the study courses. Hence, it is easy through edico-Abroad to fulfill the formalities concerning the Visa and the emigration Procedures.

2. What are the services kec is offering to the students and which have to be paid for?

Kec specifies and details all the charges that will have to be borne by the student. This helps the student to budget for the same. Even though kec specifies various services like Admission Confirmation Letter, Visa and Medical Insurance etc., it does not take into account some services which may need to be offered to the student and the same is offered free of cost.

3. Are the Universities promoted by kec recognized by the Medical Council of India?

Yes, Medical Council of India by its latest Extra-ordinary Gazette of India dt18-02-2002, gave a historical notification concerning its recognition to foreign medical Degrees, wherein in respect of the universities whose name and details are listed in the world directory of Medical Schools of World Health Organization, the degrees awarded by them will be recognized. kec are promoting only such universities.

It clarified in its Gazette mentioned above that "Indian Students who are desirous of joining an Undergraduate Medical Course (equivalent to MBBS in India) in any Foreign Medical Institution on or after the 15th March, 2002 shall have to approach the Mecial Council of India for issue of Eligibility Certificate. No candidate who has obtained admission in a Foreign Medical Institution on or after the 15th March, 2002 shall be permitted to sit for the Screening Test, after obtained the Medical Degree from Abroad, for the purpose of his registration in India, unless he produces the Eligibility Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Screening Test unless he possesses any Primary Medical Qualification, either whose name and the institution awarding it are included in the WORLD DIRECTORY OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS, published by the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.

4. Why the Fee structure in phiplines/russia / China is so economical concerning some Medical Universities?

At the time when Soviet Union stood as a Super Power in the world, they established massive Medical Universities that can accommodate different trades of Medicine to tune of 3000 to 5000 students in each institution, to enhance the Doctors Ratio and protect the people from horrible diseases. As a result now the Doctor - patient ratio in the Independent Ukraine is 1:203 and Belarus is 1: 269 whereas in India it is 1:3,500. In these circumstances, when there is no need for more Doctors in Ukraine/ Belarus they can't close down the Medical Universities and give them for Food Godown or throw out the staff, who are Lakhs in number, to unemployment.

In these circumstances, those Universities have opened their doors for Asia, Africa and Latin American Countries, which are underdeveloped, with the affordable economical fee structure; only to maintain the running of their fully established colleges. They are all set up in 1956,1957 and long back and considered to be the best colleges of Medicine in the World. Same is the case with China, a Communist Country, where as a part of Globalization, they have opened up the doors of their medical universities to foreign students implementing English Medium courses. It is a great opportunity to our Middle Classes to catch this opportunity of joining those Medical Universities.

5. How does one apply for a passport?

For obtaining the Passport, you need to contact our KEC office for the application form. It would however be an easier process for an applicant to approach directly at the KEC office as the process is simplified.It normally takes around 6 weeks from the date of application with the KEC Office and you receive the Passport by Registered AD Post. However, it is known that the issuance of the Passport may take a longer time and hence you need to plan appropriately. There is also a facility to have a Passport issued on a "Tatkal" basis at an additional charge. The letter of admission helps the student to speed up his Passport Application.

6. What are the documents required for the issuance of the Passport?

You will require the following documents for the application of the Passport:-

  • Your Birth Certificate or School leaving Certificate.
  • Proof of Residence.
  • Certificate of Educational Qualification.
  • Eight (8) Passport Size Photographs.
  • The prescribed Fee.

7. How long would it take for the kec to complete the admission process?

On receipt of the complete documents, kec would secure the letter of Admission from the Medical University/Academy in around 15 working days. In case the Passport Copies have been submitted at the time of the Application, the Visa invitation would be given in 21 working days from the date of application or after the submission of Passport whichever is the case. Please note that the time of each process mentioned is approximate and subject to change.

8. How the fees is to be paid to the Universities.. every year or to be paid in advance for the entire period of the course?

The Fee that the students pay directly to the University have to be paid every year at the beginning of the academic year. They need not pay in advance for all the Study Period.

9. Can student open a Bank Account in Philippines/China/Georgia/Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan/Russia/Caribbean?

Yes, a student can open a Bank account at the Medical Universities in these countries, on his own name.

10. It is known that Some Countries are cold Country. How are the students protected from the cold?

All hostels buildings, University Buildings, Shops, Busses and other Transports are heated. The Government Provides the Central Heating and this ensures comfortable living conditions for the residents. The students are also well equipped with warm coats, sweaters, gloves etc., which keep them warm when out doors.

11. Who would receive the Student at airport at the time of arrival?

Our staff members, who look after the enrollment process at the University on behalf of us welcomes the student at the Airport, helps the clearance and Immigration formalities, provides food and transport until the University (from airport) and helps the student for admission formalities next day in the faculty.

12. Can a student work while studying?

There will no be time for the Medical Student to work, while he is studying. But he gets 3 months summer holidays in which he can go to other western countries like England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany etc.,where some people can earn adn save more than 3000 dollars and could pay their next year fee and other expenditure.

13. Can a student cook his own meal?

When a student does not want to eat in the student cafes and subsidized mess, he can cook his own meal. In most of Medical Universities abroad, common kitchen is provided. The kitchen is provided with indexen stoves, cutting tables, washing sinks, etc.,

14. Can Indian students find Indian products and vegetables?

Rice, vegetables, fruits and other provisions are available at a reasonable price in the market. Many of them cook their food in groups in the Hostel Kitchen rooms.

15. What will be the type of accommodation that would be given to the students by the Universities ?

Accommodation is given to the student in the University Hostels. We are provided single room,double room,triple room. All these rooms are comfortable and provided with cupboards, beds, line, writing tables, etc.,

16. Will I face any "culture-shock" or feel home-sick when I arrive abroad?

Even though Home-sickness is common with many people, when they arrive in a foreign land, it can be overthrown with writing of Letters to the friends, telephoning to the family members about the details of the newthings you notice in the arrived country and intimately conversing with your room-mates and nearby accommodated Indian Students. Going for a shopping an acquainting yourself with the campus makes you fully absorbed and banishes the home-sickness to much extent.

17. What all do I need to carry along with me ?

Once you have decided to study abroad and have been accepted into a course, you must ensure you have the right documents and money before leaving. Make sure you carry the following items with you:-

  • Your valid passport, with visa or entry clearance, if relevant.
  • Your travel tickets.
  • Money-cash, Travelers Cheques - Preferably in a money belt or a very secure inside pocket.
  • Originals of any degree certificates of technical qualifications you have.
  • Clothes for the winter season.
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