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From changing colleges to getting fee refunds: What’s next for Indian students pursuing MBBS in Ukraine

A similar situation had arisen in 2014 when Crimea became a big issue between Ukraine and Russia. Many students studying there transferred to other universities and some in Crimea Federal University went to Russia.

February 28, 2022 / 12:30 PM IST
Ukraine Russia war: The Air India evacuation flight from Romania with 219 citizens is on its way to Mumbai. (Twitter/S Jaishankar)

Ukraine Russia war: The Air India evacuation flight from Romania with 219 citizens is on its way to Mumbai. (Twitter/S Jaishankar)

Despite uncertainty surrounding Indian students of medicine in Ukraine and anxiety gripping their families back home, study abroad consultants believe everything is not lost from an education and career point of view. In an interview to Moneycontrol, Neeraj Chourasia, head of MBBS Gurukul, a study abroad consultancy for medical education aspirants, explains multiple possibilities for thousands of these students – from fee refund to shifting to other universities in neighbouring countries. Edited excerpts:

What are the options available to Indian students coming back due to war in Ukraine?

There are two options – one, continue with the same institution and university and perhaps study via online mode for a few months, and second, they be allowed to take a transfer to neighbouring countries and other universities. Universities and study abroad consultants can help in placing them in medical colleges in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan among others as they have a largely similar education pattern and fee structure.

Have we seen a similar situation earlier?