Preparing for international travel is an exciting but challenging task, particularly when it comes to packing. The process of packing for studying abroad, especially for students embarking on an MBBS Pravas (medical education journey abroad), is a crucial step towards realizing their dreams. To ensure a successful start to their academic pursuit, it is essential to pack their belongings meticulously. Please refer to the specially curated list below for guidance on what to pack.


When traveling abroad, it is crucial to carry certain important documents with you. These documents should be kept in your handbag, ensuring they are secure and easily accessible throughout your journey. Please find below the list of documents to carry:

  1. 10th Marksheet: Carry the original copy of your 10th-grade marksheet for reference or verification purposes.
  2. 12th Marksheet: Carry the original copy of your 12th-grade marksheet, as it may be required for admission or academic purposes.
  3. Passport: Keep your passport with you at all times. Ensure it is valid, has sufficient blank pages, and has all the necessary visas and endorsements.
  4. HIV Report: Carry the original copy of your HIV report if it was required for the visa processing for your MBBS Pravas. This document may not be required for every destination, but it’s always a good idea to have it on hand.
  5. Covid Test Report: Carry the original copy of your Covid test report, especially if it was a requirement for entry into your destination country. Ensure that the report is recent and complies with the specific requirements of the country you are traveling to.
  6. Aadhar Card: Carry your Aadhar Card as a form of identification from your home country.
  7. Covid Second Vaccination Certificate: Keep the original copy of your Covid vaccination certificate handy, indicating that you have received the second dose. This may be required for travel and entry into certain countries.
  8. PAN Card: If you have a PAN Card (Permanent Account Number), consider carrying it as an additional form of identification and for financial transactions if needed.
  9. Passport Size Photo: 50 Photos to be carried with you which will be required for entire 6 year of period.

Note: The above mentioned documents, including the 10th and 12th mark sheets, passport, HIV report, and Covid test report, are required for the MBBS Pravas visa process. These documents will be handed over to you at the airport before your departure.

Remember to make copies of all these documents and store them electronically, either in your email or on a secure cloud storage platform, as a backup in case of loss or emergency.


  1. Thermal Inner Wear: Pack two sets of thermal innerwear (top and bottom) for added warmth in cold climates.
  2. Insulated Jackets: Bring one full-sleeved jackets with insulation to protect against chilly weather.
  3. Warm Caps: Include one warm cap to keep your head and ears cozy in colder temperatures.
  4. Gloves: Pack a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the cold.
  5. Warm Socks: Bring four pairs of warm socks to keep your feet comfortable and insulated.
  6. Jeans: Include four pairs of jeans for everyday wear and versatility.
  7. Shirts/T-shirts/Tops: Pack eight pieces of shirts, t-shirts, or tops depending on your personal style and preferences.
  8. Traditional Wear: Include three sets of traditional wear if needed for cultural or special occasions.
  9. Shorts/Trousers: Pack two pairs of shorts or trousers for more casual or warm weather situations.
  10. Nightwear: Pack two pairs of comfortable nightwear for a good night’s sleep.
  11. Undergarments: Pack an adequate supply of undergarments based on your personal requirements.

Remember to consider the weather conditions and cultural norms of your destination when selecting your clothing.

Foot Wear

Footwear plays a crucial role in ensuring comfort and functionality while traveling. Here is the recommended selection of footwear to carry:

  1. Ankle Length Boots: Pack one pair of ankle-length boots. These versatile boots provide support and protection, making them suitable for various weather conditions and terrains.
  2. Slippers: Include one pair of slippers or flip-flops for relaxation and comfortable indoor use, such as in your accommodation or shared spaces.
  3. Sports Shoes: Bring one pair of sports shoes for activities that require more mobility and physical exertion, such as walking, running, or engaging in sports-related activities.

By having these three types of footwear, you will be prepared for different situations and ensure your feet remain comfortable throughout your journey.

Personal Hygiene

Travel Essentials for Personal Hygiene:

  1. Toothbrush: 1 piece – Remember to pack a toothbrush to maintain oral hygiene while traveling abroad. Opt for a compact and travel-friendly toothbrush that fits easily into your toiletry bag.
  2. Small Toothpaste: 1 piece – Include a small-sized toothpaste tube in your travel kit to ensure you have proper dental care during your trip. Look for travel-sized toothpaste tubes that meet airline regulations.
  3. Soap: 1 piece – Pack a bar of soap or a travel-sized liquid soap for personal hygiene purposes. Choose a soap that suits your skin type and preferences.
  4. Personal Hygiene Stuff: This category can include items such as:
    • Hand sanitizer: Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol to maintain cleanliness on-the-go.
    • Deodorant: Choose a travel-sized deodorant or antiperspirant to stay fresh during your trip.
    • Body Moisturizer: Include a body moisturizer in your travel essentials to keep your skin hydrated and nourished while traveling abroad.
  5. Nail Cutter: 1 piece – Include a nail cutter to keep your nails trimmed and neat while traveling. Make sure it is within the size restrictions imposed by airlines.
  6. Hair Oil: 1 bottle – If you use hair oil, pack a small bottle that meets travel regulations. Ensure it is securely sealed to prevent leaks.
  7. Comb: 1 piece – Don’t forget to pack a comb to keep your hair neat and styled during your journey. Choose a compact and travel-friendly comb that fits easily into your toiletry bag.
  8. Shaving Kit: If required, include a shaving kit with essentials such as a razor, shaving cream or gel, and after-shave lotion. This is especially important for individuals who need to shave regularly.
  9. All types of Cosmetics as per required: Depending on your personal preferences and needs, pack your desired cosmetics, such as makeup products, skincare items, and any other beauty essentials you use regularly. Make sure to consider size restrictions and airport regulations when packing these items.

Remember to adhere to airline and transportation regulations regarding liquid limits and sizes for carrying personal hygiene items. It’s also advisable to check the customs regulations of your destination to ensure compliance with any restrictions on certain products.

Stationery and Study Materials

  1. Pen: Pack a few pens for writing purposes. Choose pens that are comfortable to hold and provide a smooth writing experience.
  2. Pencil: Include a few pencils for sketching, note-taking, and other purposes. Consider carrying a pencil sharpener as well.
  3. Color Pen: If you require color pens for highlighting or adding color to your notes, pack a set of color pens that suit your preference.
  4. Crayons: If you need crayons for any artistic or creative work, include a small set of crayons in your stationary kit.
  5. Whitener: Carry a small bottle of whitener or correction fluid for making corrections or highlighting important points in your notes.
  6. Long Book: Pack a long book or notebook for taking extensive notes or for any specific subject requirements. Make sure it has enough pages to accommodate your needs.
  7. Fevicol Tube: Include a small tube of adhesive, such as Fevicol, for any paper-related tasks or for sticking cutouts or other materials.
  8. College Bag: Choose a sturdy and spacious college bag or backpack to carry all your stationary and study materials. Look for a bag that offers comfort and has enough compartments to organize your items.
  9. 2 Note Long Books: Pack two long books or notebooks for note-taking, assignments, or any other academic purposes. Consider choosing notebooks with good quality paper that can handle different types of pens and ink.
  10. Ebooks: Students who have taken admission through MBBS Pravas will be provided with electronic versions of study materials, textbooks, and reference materials in the form of eBook’s. These eBook’s can be accessed on compatible devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones. They ensure easy access to study materials, making it convenient for students to study and refer to the necessary resources while abroad.

Make sure to assess your specific study requirements and adjust the stationary items accordingly. Consider any additional items such as rulers, erasers, highlighters, or calculators based on your personal needs and academic activities.

Electronic Items

  1. Universal Adapter: Carry a universal adapter to ensure compatibility with different types of electrical outlets while traveling abroad. This will allow you to charge your electronic devices and use them without any issues.
  2. Trimmer: If you require a trimmer for grooming purposes, consider packing a portable and rechargeable trimmer. Ensure it meets travel regulations and is suitable for your needs.
  3. Hair Straightener: If you use a hair straightener for styling your hair, you may choose to bring a travel-sized hair straightener that is compatible with the voltage in your travel destination. Make sure it is safe to use and fits within your luggage restrictions.

Remember to check the specific voltage requirements and electrical standards of your destination country before using any electronic items. Additionally, it’s important to ensure the safety and compatibility of your devices with the electrical systems in the country you are traveling to.

Cooking Utensils & Ingredients

It is highly recommended to carry cooking materials, even if you are not planning to cook regularly. Having these items will ensure that you have a sufficient supply of ingredients and materials within your group in case there is a need or desire to cook meals. This will provide flexibility and convenience, allowing you to prepare your own meals when desired. Additionally, having these cooking materials will enable you to have a good amount of supply for self-cooking, creating a sense of independence and ensuring that you can cater to your specific dietary preferences or requirements.

  1. Tiffin Box: 1 piece – Carry a sturdy and leak-proof tiffin box to store and carry your meals. Look for a compact and durable option that is easy to clean.
  2. Water Bottle: 1 piece – It’s important to stay hydrated, so pack a reusable water bottle to have access to clean drinking water at all times. Choose a BPA-free bottle that can hold an adequate amount of water for your needs.
  3. Knife: 1 piece – Include a small knife for cutting fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients. Ensure that it has a protective cover or sheath for safety during travel.
  4. Pressure Cooker: 1 piece (per friend) – Consider carrying one pressure cooker each. This will allow you to cook meals quickly and efficiently in your hostel. Make sure the pressure cooker is compatible with the electrical systems and regulations of your destination. (We’ll make a group of student’s and then you all can decide who will carry what)
  5. Pan with Lid: 1 piece (per friend) – Carry one pan each, preferably with a lid. A non-stick or stainless steel pan would be suitable for cooking various dishes in your hostel. Ensure it is of an appropriate size for your cooking needs. (We’ll make a group of student’s and then you all can decide who will carry what)
  6. Plastic Plate, Spoon, Bowl: 1 set – Pack a set of reusable plastic plates, spoons, and bowls for eating your meals. These are lightweight and convenient options for hostel living.
  7. Maggie Magic Masala: (Rs 5) 50 packets – If you enjoy Maggie noodles, carry a sufficient quantity of Maggie Magic Masala packets. This will add flavor to your noodles and provide a quick and easy meal option.
  8. Chili Powder: 1 kg – Carry 1 kilogram of chili powder to spice up your meals according to your taste preferences.
  9. Turmeric Powder: 250 grams – Pack 250 grams of turmeric powder to add flavor and color to your dishes.
  10. Garam Masala: 1 kg – Include 1 kilogram of garam masala to enhance the taste of your cooked meals.
  11. Any Other Masala: 500 grams – Carry 500 grams of any other masala or spice mix that you frequently use for cooking.
  12. Any Other Masala 2: 500 grams – Pack an additional 500 grams of another masala or spice mix as per your cooking preferences.
  13. Rice: 500 grams – Include 500 grams of rice for basic meal preparations.

These items are essential for cooking meals and carrying your lunch to the university or any other place. Having a pressure cooker and pan with lids will allow you to cook a variety of dishes. The knife will help with cutting and preparing ingredients. Plastic plates, spoons, and bowls are necessary for serving meals. The specified quantities of spices and ingredients will ensure you have a sufficient supply for cooking various dishes. Finally, the tiffin box and water bottle are crucial for packing and carrying your lunch or snacks conveniently.

It’s always a good idea to confirm the specific rules and regulations regarding cooking and carrying meals at your university or accommodation to ensure compliance with any guidelines they may have.

Remember to check the customs regulations of your destination regarding the import of food items to ensure compliance with any restrictions. Additionally, it’s a good idea to have discussions with your hostel or accommodation provider to understand their facilities and any specific cooking regulations or restrictions they may have.

Complimentary Gifts

As a special gesture, MBBS Pravas provides the following complimentary gifts for your MBBS course:

  1. Apron: MBBS Pravas will provide an apron to assist you during your practical sessions and clinical training. The apron helps protect your clothing and maintains hygiene while working in medical settings.
  2. Stethoscope: MBBS Pravas will also provide a stethoscope, an essential tool for medical professionals. The stethoscope enables you to listen to internal sounds such as heartbeats, lung sounds, and blood flow, allowing for accurate diagnosis and examination.

These complimentary gifts are designed to support and enhance your learning experience as you pursue your MBBS course. They are valuable tools that will accompany you throughout your medical journey.

Emergency Medicine

When traveling abroad, it is important to be prepared for any unforeseen medical situations. Here is a list of emergency medicines that you may consider carrying with you:

  1. Dolo: 2 strips – Dolo, a common pain reliever, can be helpful for managing fever, headaches, and mild to moderate pain.
  2. Azithromycin 500 mg: 3 strips – Azithromycin is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various bacterial infections.
  3. Avomine: 1 strip – Avomine is commonly used for the prevention and relief of motion sickness, particularly in situations like traveling by boat or plane.
  4. Cetirizine 10 mg: 1 strip – Cetirizine is an antihistamine that can help alleviate symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, itching, and runny nose.
  5. Sporlac Tablet: 2 strips – Sporlac is a probiotic that aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system. It can be beneficial in preventing or managing diarrhea.
  6. Solvin Cold: 1 strip – Solvin Cold is a combination medicine used to alleviate symptoms of the common cold, including nasal congestion, cough, and sore throat.
  7. Ibuprofen 600 mg: 3 strips – Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that provides relief from pain, inflammation, and fever.
  8. Disprin: 2 strips – Disprin, containing aspirin, is commonly used to relieve mild to moderate pain, reduce fever, and alleviate inflammation.

It is important to carry these medicines in their original packaging along with the corresponding bills or prescriptions. Additionally, if you are currently on any medication or undergoing a specific treatment, it is advisable to consult with us at MBBS Pravas for guidance on packing and managing your medications while traveling abroad.

Baggage Packing for Studying Abroad

Investing in a suitable bag while traveling is a wise decision. It is recommended to purchase a bag with four wheels, as it provides easy maneuverability in airports and other locations abroad.

Note: It is advised not to buy your bag until after your flight ticket has been booked. The weight allowance for baggage depends on the specific flight you book. Once your ticket has been confirmed, you will have a better understanding of the baggage restrictions and allowances associated with your chosen flight. This will enable you to select a bag that aligns with the appropriate size and weight limits specified by the airline.

By waiting until your ticket is booked, you can make an informed decision and choose a bag that suits your specific travel needs, ensuring compliance with airline regulations and avoiding any potential issues related to exceeding weight limits.

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When it comes to packing for studying abroad, it is common to have an extensive list of items to consider. At MBBS Pravas, we are experts in handling such situations, and we strongly advise consulting with us before making any purchases related to your packing needs. We are here to assist you throughout the process, ensuring that you have the necessary guidance and support.

By reaching out to us, you can benefit from our expertise and receive personalized advice tailored to your specific requirements. We understand the intricacies of traveling abroad for your MBBS course, and our goal is to provide you with the necessary information to make informed decisions about your packing. Feel free to contact us at any time, as we are dedicated to being there for you every step of the way.