How to do MBBS in Saudi Arabia?

All international students including Indians and Pakistanis can do MBBS from Saudi Arabia after paying the medical college fee. Here is the process;

College Selection

When you are seeking admission for MBBS in the Kingdom, you must ensure that the college is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the NCAA or National Commission for Accreditation and Academic Assessment.

How to do MBBS in Saudi Arabia?

MBBS fee structure in Saudi Arabia

There are 21 government medical colleges in Saudi Arabia and you can get admission for free by applying for a scholarship.

There are only 3 private universities in Saudi Arabia where international students including those from Pakistan and India complete MBBS after paying the tuition fee.

Additionally, a one-time payment also has to be made when getting admission. This payment varies from university to university.

Eligibility Criteria

Under normal circumstances, most Medical colleges offer admission to international students who have completed a minimum of 12 years of schooling in the science field, in either a recognized institute in the Kingdom or an equivalent qualification from elsewhere in the world.

  • 12 years of schooling such as A-levels.


All of the MBBS applicants are required to visit the website of the particular college that they intend to apply to, and fill in the online form. Once they have created an online application, they will be required to upload the following supporting documents;

  • Scanned Passport / Iqama.
  • Scanned Official College/school transcripts.
  • Passport-sized Photograph.
  • Scanned English test results TOEFL / IELTS.
  • Permission from the government to study in Saudi Arabia.

Some colleges such as Batterjee Medical College will also require the candidates to sit for interviews. 

Value of MBBS from Saudi Arabia

Saudi MBBS degree, stretched over 6 years of studies, followed by 1 year of internship is internationally recognized and offers a huge range of different advantages over medical education in the Asian subcontinent.

Not only is the atmosphere peaceful for studies, but children who are brought up in Saudi Arabia will find it easier to adjust anywhere else in the world. 

Another feature that attracts students to these universities is that they are geared towards preparing their students for medical licensing exams such as USMLE.

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