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Post Graduation (PG) after MBBS – Top Destinations

  • June 24, 2016
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Post Graduation (PG) after MBBS – Top Destinations

Entering the Post-graduation courses after MBBS in Nepal has become a tough exit for the Medical Students. Due to limited number of PG ( MD, MS, M. Sc) seats in Clinical Medicine and Basic Science in comparison to rapidly growing MBBS graduates in Nepal, the problem has become imminent now.

Here is the updated 2016 list:

1. Kathmandu University (KU) :

    • Only Donation or Payment Scheme is available. No Scholarships yet.
    • PG program via KU is carried out in the affiliated colleges, in and around the country.
    • Cost as set by governing body is 22-25 lakh Nepali currency.
    • Total number of seats have been inconsistent because of NMC.
    • 1 seat is reserved for Promoter’s son/daughter in each medical college ( Controversial practice)
    • Eligibility: 1 YEAR experience needed after MBBS from NMC recognized Medical college.



2. Ministry of Education (MOE):

  • Specially scholarship quota for abroads.
  • Date: End of March

3. Institute of Medicine (IOM) :

  • Includes Full Scholarships seats in all available subjects.
  • Payment seats have been collapsed. Loksewa seat are reserved in each session.
  • A 5 year bond after PG has been applied.
  • Exam: End of March or 1st week of April .

4. PG in INDIA

Indian PG is one of the TOUGHEST entrance examinations in ASIA. But INDIA has provided foreign seats. Nepalese have to compete for the foreign seat and probability is better this way.

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India Date: May  and November
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh,India Date: May  and November


  • Pakistan: Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi e.g In King Edward Medical University (KEMU) you need to pass Pakistan license exam
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Date: May and 

6. B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan:

  • Another area where you can get your PG
  • Controversially has increased Loksewa seats against Open category.
  • Foreign quota has been increased.
  • Cost: One of the expensive ones
  • Eligibility: 1 year experience after MBBS

8. Nepal Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir hospital , Priority is given to Lok Sewa candidates,  followed by MOE then general. Open category student rarely stand a chance to get a good seat in NAMS. However it as brought down eligibility criteria to 1 year experience. One of the most unjust exams to appear for Open category deserving students. Date: end of July

9. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) :

USMLE is being increasingly attempted by MBBS doctors and now PG residents and by PG doctors. Exam- Any time of year except 1st 15 days of January . It is considered the best option as the Degree is respected highly around the globe and with awesome salary becomes the zenith for ambitious students. Details can be found here http://www.usmle.org/

10. Australian Medical Council (AMC), Australia: It is said that Australia is congested and getting into PG is difficult now.Details about  http://www.amc.org.au/

11. UK: PLAB 1,2 ,3 and still have to be lucky to get into PG. It is known to be very difficult one.

13. Bangladesh: Passing PG from Bangladesh has been known to be very tough. But more students are flocking into Bangladesh as PG seat are becoming virtual in Nepal, India.

14. Republic of the Philippines : Recent trend has been to form a group and fly to Philippines for PG. An easier destination but lower in choice. But recently Kathmandu University has denied to provide any faculty quota for specialists passing from Philippines. Issue is, many PG course are run in private and non-university hospitals with/without Thesis.

15. Denmark: Not well explored area. But have to get language course first.

16. Germany: PG degree from Germany is well-reputed and free as well. Language is required. Here is an experience of a foreign graduate from the University of Frankfurt who discusses all aspects of student’s life in germany including fees, language, living cost, lifestyle and training required.

17. China : A good option for Nepali students. Specially for students who studied MBBS in China as they are adapted to the language and condition. China is rising up as a good destination because it provides good stipend and many doctors passing out from China have made remarkable status in Nepal.

18. Japan : Exam May-June. Japan provides scholarship for PG, PhD  5 years course. Stipends are offered to Nepali students. Exam is taken by the Japanese embassy and is one of the fairest competition.

19. Ukraine/ Other European countries

20. Canada – Canadian Medical Licensing Examination.


Sources: Researched article from internet, RPG, PG forum India, KU and TU websites.


  • I am a fully + freshly registered doctor from the UK and i am interested to apply for a residency in Nepal. Unfortunately I am not able to find any information regarding how qualified European doctors apply for registration to practice in Nepal, which I understood as an requirement before applying for any residency program in Nepal.

    I would be delighted if anyone here is able to provide any information regarding this, Thanks loads

    • you have to pass nepal medical licence exam and have to stay for about 4/5 years and you will b here resident permanently in my view

      • No need NMC for outsiders. They apply for temporary registration and it will be valid up to the pg course

    • foreign seats are available for residency you can apply for it

    • If you want to practice them Pass the NMC exam or the hospital can apply for you for NMC. This will be a temporary one but can practice. To do residency/PG you can pay in USD as a International student for this they have certain quota . But what /how will you benefit from the PG medicine from Nepal.

  • hello m done my mobs from india… can i get seat for ortho in out side of india ,,,? plz provide detail

  • I am a Foreign Medical Graduate from Ukraine and I am an Indian but due to some reason i wanna do my Pg from Pakistan…So is it possible for an Indian to do Pg in Pakistan and if yes then please suggest the procedure and all the related details..Thanks.

  • hi i am a Bangladeshi medical student.just completed final professional examination.I want to postgraduate in Australia or Canada with scholarship .so what i have to do.and also prefer to do post graduation in field of surgery like orthopedic.please give me a guideline.

    • apu apni jodi kno information pan please amk janaben…r ami paile apnake o janabo…..

  • hi i am Bangladesh ei doctor..i want pg on MS orthopaedics in china with scholarship ….please give the procedure and guide line about it……

  • Hi I have just completed my mbbs from India. Can u please guide me on M.D. / M.S. from Nepal and current prospectus of nepal pg degree in india thanx

  • Am doing my mbbs degree in india … i want to do my pg abroad ..what to do?

  • I have completed my MBBS in India. Can I please know is Philliphiens good option to do MD/MS ?? Please help me

    • Philippines, for the fact is claimed to be US model PG but reputation is very much doubtful. A University degree will be good but don’t go for Hospital based or Departmental residency.

      • I am very interested pg medical Residency in Philippine can you pls guide me or any agent I can contact. they have good programs .
        Thanks in advance

    • I m a MBBS from Phillipine. And I m indian citizen as far as I know Pg from Philippines is not valid in India. So it’s better u look for other options like usmle plab or AMC.

    • Philippines is good if u pass in concerned speciality board exam. Far better than China n Russia

  • Request for admission in pg or ms, please guide

  • 5 yrs bond is only applied for IOM or all other government hospitals like Bir hospital ,patan hospital Bpkihs..plz give the information

  • Is it compulsory to work for 5 yrs after md from IOM .Is there any way to escape from this bonding??

  • I want to do pg from Canada with scholarship .pls provide information

  • I am Dr. Abdul Haseeb butt from Pakistan. I have completed MBBS from a state University in Pakistan and completed one year house job. Now I am interested in specialization from china in the field of liver transplant surgery. Kindly guide.

    • I have studied mbbs in China as far as I know ,for PG in China you need to pass their HSK (language exam ) and after that you can even get admission on full scholarship

  • Is pg in india under scholarship for nepali students or not?

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