MBBS in Armenia
SOCIAL, FOOD & SAFETY
Availability of food & grocery
Cost of living comparison
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON CHART
Some universities have an Indian Canteen maintained by Indian contractors offering Indian food at economical rates. There are Indian restaurants around the city but most of them will be a bit expensive to dine on a regular basis. However, there are also some small Indian, Arabic, and various food kiosks near medical college hostels that provide food at economical rates for the students. Self-cooking is economical & recommended.
Security in Campus
Security protocols are in place, no one can enter the hostels or college buildings without proper documents. It is guarded by Hostel guard who maintain regular shifts to monitor the movement of the students in and out of the hostel and the university. Some colleges have separate hostel for girls and some have different floors specially dedicated for the girl students.
Traditional and Modest Campus with all the essential facilities.
Well stocked Library with all basic medical books in international languages are available and has a great environment to study.
Moderately maintained Practical labs with essential requirements. Cadavers are not available in Armenian medical colleges as it is not permitted to be used due to their Orthodox Christian background instead they have plastic models to work with.
Economical & hygienic Armenian and Russian food is available at Hostel Canteens inside the campus. In some universities Indian canteens are run by Indian contractors.
Some universities have bad & old hostel buildings with common bath and toilets and some hostels are moderate and good.
Required only for some universities but it is mandatory as per the norm of the Indian government to study medicine.
Average English knowledge is required (No need for IELTS/TOEFL)
In most universities, it is not required.
Medium of teaching
First 3 years in English except for few universities that conduct for the entire 6 years in English.
Additionally, they teach you Latin which will be very helpful in understanding the medical terminology. This is a unique feature in Armenia like in most of the East European Medical colleges which we strongly recommend students to take it seriously.
Availability of Updated textbooks
The syllabus books are mostly not updated, only some universities recommend updated textbooks.
The necessity to read textbooks
Strength of a class
Has a good student-to-teacher ratio of around 10 -15 students in a batch for a teacher.
Proficiency of faculties
Good but some have a language barrier
PPT based conventional
The efficiency of Classes & practicals
Efficient & interactive (viva based)
The pattern of theory exam
Viva & MCQ based for some subjects
The pattern of practical exam
Viva based with skills/procedures
The efficiency of the evaluation system
Relatively good (sequential evaluation/class)
Relatively biased (class/practical performance based on the teachers only)
Attendance & discipline
Strict in most universities
Research labs & exposure
The necessity of local language at the clinics
Low due to language gap/preference
Faculties with the language gap
No time for teaching faculties
EU accreditation of the degree
Only in 1-2 universities
European Credit Transfer
Only in 1-2 universities
The process is underway.
FMGE pass %
Economical with a medium budget at around 23 lakhs including Tuition fee and Hostel fee.
Most of the universities charge a Tuition Fee of around 4000 USD which is around 3,00,000 INR.
About 1000USD equals to 75,000 INR per year.
Depends on individuals. On an average 200 USD should be enough that is 15,000 INR Per Month which includes food and nominal personal expenses.
Very difficult to get, but might get in some Indian restaurants. Anyways if you want score well in your academics this is not recommended.
Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport
Total budget required to complete your MBBS degree will be around 30 to 33 lakhs inclusive of your travel & nominal personal expenses.