Study MBBS / MD in Uzbekistan

About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, with a total area of 447 400 km2 It is bordered in the west by Kazakhstan, in the northeast by the Aral Sea, in the north by Kazakhstan, in the east by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and in the south by Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The country gained its independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in August 1991. For administrative purposes, the country is divided into 12 provinces (vilayats) Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Khorezm, Namangan, Navoiy, Samarkand, Sirdaryo, Surkhandarya and Tashkent (which includes the capital city of Tashkent), plus one autonomous republic: 

Karakalpakstan in the far west near the Aral Sea.

Physiographically the country can be divided into three zones:

1. The desert (Kyzylkum), steppe and semi-arid region covering 60 percent of the country, mainly the central and western parts;

2. The fertile valleys (including the Fergana valley) that skirt the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers;

3. The mountainous areas in the east with peaks of about 4 500 m above sea level (Tien Shan and Gissaro-Alay mountain ranges). In 2009, the cultivated area was an estimated 4.65 million ha, of which 92.5 percent was under temporary crops and 7.5 percent under permanent. Only 18 percent of the cultivable area, an estimated 25.4 million ha, is cultivated because of the water shortage.

In 1994, the agriculture area was divided into:

1. Kolkhoz (collective farms) and sovkhoz (state farms), occupy 89.7 percent;

2. Land managed by forest enterprises, occupy 8.1 percent;

3. ‘Citizens’ land’, corresponding to gardens and individual plots cultivated by their owners, occupy 1.9 percent;

4. land leased to farmers for agricultural production on a long-term period (arenda), occupy 0.3 percent.

Climate

The climate is continental; arid/deserts cover over 60 percent of the territory. Average annual rainfall is 264 mm, ranging from less that 97 mm in the northwest to 425 mm in the mountainous regions in the centre and south. In the Fergana valley, average annual rainfall varies between 98 and 502 mm, while in the Tashkent vilayat, it varies between 295 and 878 mm. Rainfall occurs during the winter, mainly between October and April. There are high temperatures 42–47ºC on the plains and 25–30ºC in the mountainous regions in July, and low temperatures in winter, minus 11ºC in the north and 2–3ºC in the south in January. Because of frequent frosts, between late September and April, only one crop a year can be grown. In favourable years, however, double-cropping of vegetables with a short growing period is possible.

Religion 

Islam is the dominant religion in Uzbekistan, although Soviet power (1924–1991) discouraged the expression of religious belief, and they were repressed during its existence as a Soviet Republic. A 2009 Pew Research Center report stated that Uzbekistan’s population is 93.3% Muslim. Russian Orthodox Christians comprised 7% of the population in 2014. An estimated 93,000 Jews lived in the country in the early 1990s. In addition, there are about 7,400 Zoroastrians left in Uzbekistan, mostly in Tajik areas like Khojand. Despite the predominance of Islam and its rich history in the country, the practice of the faith is far from monolithic. Uzbeks have practised many versions of Islam. The conflict of Islamic tradition with various agendas of reform or secularisation throughout the 20th century has left a wide variety of Islamic practices in Central Asia. 90% are Sunni Muslim and rest secular or non-believers; 1% are Shias. The end of Soviet control in Uzbekistan in 1991 did not bring an immediate upsurge of religion-associated fundamentalism, as many had predicted, but rather a gradual re-acquaintance with the precepts of the Islamic faith. However, since 2015 there has been a slight increase Islamist activity, with small organisations such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan declaring allegiance to ISIL and contributing fighters abroad, although the terror threat in Uzbekistan itself remains low. 

MBBS/ MD in Uzbekistan

MBBS/MD in Uzbekistan is economical, easy to get admission and as a Muslim country, easy to adjust. There are many well-known, highly ranked and reputed universities in Uzbekistan which are offering MBBS/MD to international students from all over the world. MBBS in Uzbekistan for indian students is also a famous project because of average fee package universities.Best Advantage of studying MD (doctor of Medicine) in Uzbekistan is the affordable cost of education with lowest tuition fee and low cost hostel living with Mess facility for international students. Student can Pay the Tuition & Hostel Fee Semester wise (Per Semester = 6 months). Every year 10,000+ international students are coming in Uzbekistan for MBBS/MD study from the different countries like Pakistan, India, Nepal, Africa, Srilanka, USA, UK and others.

Tuition fees for MBBS in Uzbekistan is differ in Uzbekistan and costs is $ 3000-4000 per year. Tashkent medical university & Samarkand State Medical Institute are the most popular university for MBBS in Uzbekistan. All the universities in Uzbekistan are state funded public and government. Between the years of 1992 and 2004, government spending on education went from 12 to 6.3 percent. Education is not highly valued in many parts of Uzbekistan.

Duration of MBBS/MD General Medicine Course is 5.8 years. Mostly for international students. The Syllabus in Uzbekistan medical universities are same as according to the Pakistani & Indian medical colleges. Uzbek Universities are WHO Recognized and students graduated from Uzbekistan with MBBS/MD/BDS degree are qualified for ECFMG & other international certifications like USMLE, PLAB etc. As an essential part of Medical education, universities are providing good practical facilities so that they can test their knowledge about medicine & body complex issues. After the 6th Semester of Medical study in Uzbekistan, students goes to the affiliated hospitals related to Uzbekistan medical universities and practice under the supervision of senior doctors. Most of the Uzbekistan universities arranged foreign teachers & Experts from Pakistan, India, Nepal to deliver the medical lectures in English.

Living Expenses, Mess & Accommodation in Uzbekistan : In Tashkent or any other city of Uzbekistan living cost is comparatively low & affordable as compared to other counties. Even in Tashkent (Capital) the living cost per month for international students are about 100 U$D to 150 U$D per month. But if student wants to stay in Campus it is much economical for international students. In Campus Hostels are Furnished, Secure & Separate hostels for female students wishing to study in Uzbekistan. Indian & Halal food in Mess are easily available in Campus. Students must have Minimum 60% Marks in HSSC/A-levels with Pre-Medical Subjects. Admission Process is almost same for all the Uzbek universities for international students.

Following are the names of Top Ranking Medical Universities in Uzbekistan :

1. Tashkent State Medical Institute.

2. Andijan State Medical Institute.

3. Bukhara State Medical Institute.

4. Samarkand State Medical Institute.

Requirements & Admission Process for Study in Uzbekistan:

Uzbekistan Universities issues the admission letter in normally 3-5 working days and after admission confirmation letter students need to pay us 300$ for the Invitation Visa letter by the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Uzbekistan. Visa invitation letter by Foreign Ministry takes 20-30 days normally. Usually Uzbek Universities are accepting international students for MBBS/MD/BDS degree program 2 times in one year, Fall & Spring intake or you can say September and March intake respectively. MBBS in Uzbekistan age limit is 30 years for international students.

Note: if the seats of MBBS/BDS filled timely, Uzbek Universities accepts the applications for September intake only. MBBS/MD/BDS students arrival time in Uzbekistan is October or November & classes starts soon after the deadline of registration