Bangladesh SAARC Quota Admission Circular for foreign students 2021-2022

By: Career Marg Team | on April 26, 2022

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MBBS/BDS Admission Circular for Foreign Students (Session 2021-22)

Please be informed that the Directorate General of Medical Education of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh has announced the admission of foreign students to Government Medical and Dental Colleges for the academic year 2A21-2022. This year total of 221 seats are reserved for the foreign students, of which 117 seats are allocated for SAARC countries, 99 seats are allocated for Non-SAARC countries and 5 seats are reserved in the nonSAARC quota under Bangladesh Govemment's scholarship program. Country-wise allocation of seats is as follow's:

Seat reserved for SAARC Countries in Government Medical College/Dental Colleges/Dental Unit 

S.No. Country MBBS BDS
1 India 22 Seats 02 Seats
2 Pakistan 21 Seats 02 Seats
3 Nepal 19 Seats 03 Seats
4 Sri Lanka 13 Seats 02 Seats
5 Bhutan 20 Seats 02 Seats
6 Maldives 06 Seats 01 Seats
7 Afghanistan 03 Seats 01 Seats
Total 104 Seats 13 Seats

Seat reserved for Non-SAARC Countries in Government Medical College/ Dental College / Dental Units 

 S.No.  Country MBBS BDS
 1 Myanmar (Under Scholarship like SAARC Countries)  05 Seats  02 Seats
 2 Palestine (Under Scholarship like SAARC Countries)  18 Seats  03 Seats
 3  Other All Countries of the World  49 Seats  22 Seats
Total    72 Seats  27 Seats

Criteria for Admission of Foreign Students in the MBBS and BDS Courses in Government Medical colleges/ Dental colleges/ Dental units in Bangladesh for the 2021-22 academic year.

Equivalence of Foreign Degree:

  • Must have passed qualifying examinations (HSC/'A' level) or equivalent examination.
  • SSC/'O' level or equivalent examination be passed preceding 3-years of HSC/A level or equivalent.
  • HSC/'A' level or equivalent examination be passed in 2021/ 2020.
  • Minimum aggregate CPA in SSC/'O' level or equivalent and HSC/'A' level or equivalent examination: 8.00 (eight)
  • Minimum GPA in SSC /'0' level or equivalent or in HSC/'A' level and equivalent examination:3.5
  • Minimum CPA in Biology.: 3.5
  • For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in SSC/ '0' level or equivalent exam, only the top five subjects are considered. Therefore, GPA in'O'level (total marks obtained in top five subjects)/5.
  • The optional subject shall be considered if GPA is below 5 (five).
  • For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in HSC/ 'A' level or equivalent exam. only 3 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) are considered. Qualifying Grade in each subject individually is "C". Therefore, GPA in A level= (total marks obtained in three subjecrs/3.

Application Form: Duly filled application forms in triplicate along with following documents, copy o/ passport and 3 passport size photographs are to be reached the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka by I 7th April 2022 through Bangladesh Missions abroad.

  • All certificates must be duly attested. By the competent authority, i.e. Education Board, the Foreign Ministries of the respective countries, and respective Bangladesh Missions abroad.
  • Successful applicants have to produce all academic certificates, admit cards and mark sheets transcripts in original at the time of their admission.


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Note: We successfully admitted students to various Bangladesh Medical Colleges from

India: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamilnadu.

Nepal: Janakpur, Malangwa, Kathmandu

Middle East: Saudi Arabia, OMAN, Dubai, Qatar


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