Why Study MBBS in China?
Reasons to Study MBBS in China:
is one of the oldest civilizations in the world having a written
history of more than 5,000 years, rich culture and a respected
educational tradition. That tradition continues to this day, especially
in the field of medicine: China is now one of the fastest growing
destinations for international students studying medicine in the world.
recent years, a lot of students from different parts of world are also
opting China for medical education. Last year, more than 10,000 students
came to China to study medicine, most of them selecting an
English-medium MBBS program. You may have the doubts on why they
unhesitatingly to choose China as their medical career starting way, it
is believed that the following are the beneficial reasons:
1. Eligible for any medical licensing examination and globally recognized
52 approved medical schools are public universities under the
supervision of the Chinese Government and have been approved to enroll
international students. All are listed in the World Health Organization
(WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". This listing means that
graduates are eligible to attend national medical screening tests such
as USMLE, PLAB, AMC, MCI, PMDC, HPCSA, SCHS, etc.
i. List of Chinese Medical Universities Admitting International Students
ii. World Directory of Medical Schoolsiii. Welcome to the Avicenna Directory for medicine-World Health Organization
iv. International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
v. Requirements for Practising Medicine in Australia
vi. List of International Medical Graduates Recognized by Singapore Medical Council
vii. List of China Medical Colleges Approved by Medical Council of India (MCI)
viii. Name of Recognized Foreign Schools by The Medical Council of Thailand
2. On par with western higher education in medicine.
of China's medical universities are ranked among the top 500
universities in the world and highly reputed for being at the forefront
of the field of modern medicine. Moreover, English-medium MBBS programs
have been taught for years, and there are now lots of graduates pursuing
a further education in China or being a doctor in their own country.
3. Living costs and tuition are considerably lower in China
has great education infrastructure with affordable tuition fees and
living expenses. Studying towards an MBBS in China is 70% cheaper than
undertaking a similar program in the US or UK. The charges of tutoring
in the universities in China are subsidized by the Ministry of Public
Health of the Chinese Government. All in all, it is very economical for
international students to study in China.
4. Plenty of quality hospitals for internship.
has a population of over 1 billion people, and this will provide
excellent learning opportunity as there are many clinical cases to be
observed thru out the clinical years. The affiliated hospital where
students undertake internships must be with the tier of Grade III, Level
A, which have the most advanced international-standard medical
instruments and also lots of patient beds. Therefore, the medical market
of China is developing at a rapid speed and becoming one of the world's
largest medical markets.
5. Colorful and fulfilling campus life with 4-season weather.
weather varies from location to location in China, so each university
has its own beauty in each season. Students can enjoy their study life
on campus or travel around the city on vacation. Meanwhile, to help
international students to learn the magnificent and attractive Chinese
culture and custom, most Chinese universities organize all kinds of
special activities, which is also beneficial for them to settle into
life in China. International students can experience not only the
cultural history of China but also the spirit of a new generation in
6. Study in a society with excellent public security.
is a peaceful place with social harmony and good public security. In
order to guarantee people live in a comfortable and secure society, the
Chinese government takes a tough stance on crime and law and order. The
government also takes special care to provide international students
with a safe study and living environment on campus.
7. Study and explore the long-standing history and culture.
the staggering achievements that China has made during its 30 years of
opening up to the outside world, more than 260,000 international
students are enrolled in China's universities and colleges each year,
making it one of the most popular places to study for international
students. Regarded as both a representative of an ancient and mysterious
culture and a vibrant new economy, China has something for everyone. As
students are required to learn Mandarin during their study in China,
this is an excellent advantage to pick up the most widely spoken
international language in the world.
8. When East meets West.
is home to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The future of the new
medicine is a combination of Western MBBS and TCM. Medical students in
China are exposed to TCM as well, with opportunities to do postgraduate
in all TCM sub-specialities.
Universities and Tuition Fees Structures:
|Universities||Tuition Fees per year ||Living Cost ||Study Duration||Teaching Language||Intake|
|Nankai University, Tianjin *||RMB 68,000||1,500-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Capital Medical University, Beijing||RMB 38,000||1,500-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei||RMB 32,000||1,500-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Zhejiang University, Hangzhou||RMB 42,800 ||1,200-2,500 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Fudan University, Shanghai ||RMB 75,000 ||1,500-2,500 RMB/Month||6 years||English||Sep|
|Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou ||RMB 48,000 ||1,000-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan||RMB 45,000 ||1,000-1,500 RMB/Month||6 years||English||Sep|
|Jinan University, Guangzhou ||RMB 32,000|| 1,000-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin ||RMB 32,000||1,500-2,000 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
|Tongji University, Shanghai ||RMB 35,000 ||1,500-2,500 RMB/Month ||6 years||English||Sep|
* Partial scholarship available for eligible students
Note - Tuition Fees are subject to change by the universities