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Scholarships to study Medicine (MBBS) in Russia

Nov 10, 2022

When it’s about the student’s dream of studying medicine abroad, tuition can be a major factor along with living costs, which can hinder that dream. Nevertheless, there are many scholarships for international students to pursue Medicine (MBBS) in Russia, some of the scholarships are 

  • Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi Scholarship 
  • NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship 
  • Tata Trust
  • Russian Government Scholarship
  • Medical College Grant 
  • British Council IELTS Award 
  • GSholar 

Why should you pursue Medicine in Russia?

  • The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education keeps tuition in Russian medical institutions low in comparison to Europe and the United States.
  • The high quality of education and inexpensive cost of living with a comfortable lifestyle
  • The future prospects after MBBS from Russia are immense
  • The Government of Russia supports international students with a fully-funded scholarship 
  • Top universities in Russia have recognition from renowned organizations such as World Health Organization 

MBBS Scholarship for Indian students in Russia

Medicine is a prominent career choice in India, and many bright young people pursue it with zeal. Because medical education in Russia is relatively inexpensive, many candidates apply to Russian medical schools.

Even though Russian institutions are very inexpensive when compared with the cost of medical studies in Ireland and other European countries, they still are considerable expenses for students from developing countries.

Many organizations understand that deserving candidates might not consider a fulfilling and quality higher education because of the costs involved. Therefore, they make scholarships available to various international candidates planning to study MBBS in Russia.

Here is a detailed explanation of these scholarships.

Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi scholarship

The Telangana government’s TS Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi is a financial aid initiative. Scholarships are available to potential individuals pursuing higher education abroad as part of this program. The scheme was created primarily to assist individuals from SC/ST/Minorities who are interested in studying abroad. Candidates who wish to participate in the plan must follow the government’s rules and meet the qualifying criteria set forth by the relevant authorities.

NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship

The NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship, 2021, is available for Masters, Ph.D., and Diploma degrees in eligible fields. The deadline for submitting your application is varying. The value of this scholarship is Full Funding, and it is sponsored by the Social Welfare Department (AP). This scholarship is available to Indian nationals only.

Tata Trust

It was founded by Jamsetjee Nusserwanjee, the Tata group’s promoter. Only Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral fellowships in any educational stream are supported by the Endowment. It aims to reward the finest and most gifted in the country so they can be a cause of change forwarding towards a bright future

Russian Government Scholarships

After passing entrance exams or the Uniform State Examination, specific categories of foreigners, Russians living abroad, and emigrants can apply for state scholarships on the same terms as Russian nationals (EGE). Moreover, the Russian government offers overseas applicants so-called “state-funded slots” in universities every year. A total of 18,000 such seats will be available in 2021.

Russian Open Door Scholarship Project

The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education is supporting the International Olympiad Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project for graduate and postgraduate applicants. The Association “Global Universities” is the project’s organizer.

Victory in the Olympiad permits talented students from other countries to enroll in Russian universities’ masters and postgraduate courses without having to take any admission exams and to study for free (at the expense of the budget of the Russian Federation).

British Council IELTS Award

The British Council IELTS Award is designed to assist high-achieving individuals who have a strong commitment to building their careers and can demonstrate that their education will enable them to make a positive contribution to society.

Successful applicants will be able to enroll in an English-taught undergraduate or postgraduate program anywhere in the world (in Germany or abroad) that accepts IELTS as part of their entrance requirements.


As we all know, tuition expenses might deter students from pursuing their ambition of studying abroad, Gyanberry offers Gscholar, a scholarship that pays for 20% of your freshman year tuition. The scholarship is awarded based on characteristics such as: 

  • Extracurricular  Activities 
  • Sports 
  • Academics 

At Gyanberry, we understand that higher education is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that requires utmost care and thoughtfulness. This is why we offer our students realistic and sincere admission counseling among other services. Contact us to know more.

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International students who wish to study medicine in Russia can apply to get the Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi, the NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas, the Tata Trust, and the Russian Government scholarships. Medical College Grants, the British Council IELTS Award, and the GScholar scholarship are also provided to meritorious students. 

Yes, the Russian Open Door Scholarship is awarded to those students who excel in the Olympiad exams. International students can opt to enroll in master’s and postgraduate courses without having to pay any tuition fees. The expense of the student’s education is borne by the Russian Federation. 

The TS Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi Scholarship is awarded to international students belonging to SC, ST, and other minority communities looking to pursue higher education abroad. The scholarship is an initiative taken by the government of Telangana. 

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