China as a country needs no introduction. China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.4 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 Million square kilometers it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
The socialist market economy of the People’s Republic of China is the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity Until 2015. China is the world’s largest manufacturing economy and exporter of goods. It is also the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and second-largest importer of goods.
MBBS in China
In a scenario when Chinese goods are notorious for their lack of reliability and limited life span it is quite natural for anyone to raise the question: Is the quality of Medical Education good in China? Fortunately, the answer to the question is Yes.
For more than a decade the Chinese Government has been advising and instructing Education Departments or Education Commissions of Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities to enhance and maintain the quality of teaching and learning, and promote the healthy development of education for international students. Thus, over the years, the number of medical colleges teaching in English and admitting foreign students has steadily increased, and presently the number of MCI approved Medical Universities stand at 45. These medical universities not only have an excellent infrastructure but also have a very heavy patient load. On top of it the cost of medical education and living expenses are much lower than many other countries. In such a scenario it is only natural that some of the Chinese Medical Universities are among the most preferred by foreign students and the seats get filled very early.
Here are some of the factors that attract foreign students to get their MBBS degree from China:
- The globally recognized medical degree taught in English
- Excellent Infrastructure and heavy patient load
- Tuition fees and other expenses are comparatively low from other countries
- Easily get admission in topmost medical University, if applied early
- Plenty of internship opportunities
- Internships done in China are recognized by MCI
- MCI NEXT/ FMGE passing ratio is very high
- Hostels are well-equipped and safe & secure.
Top Universities for MBBS Study in China
- Jiangsu University School of Medicine, Zhenjiang
- Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing
- Capital Medical University, Beijing
- China Medical University, Shenyang
- Xinjiang Medical University, Xinjiang
- Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an
- Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin
- Qingdao University College of Medical Science, Qingdao
- Kunming Medical University, Kunming
- Jilin Medical University, Jilin
- Huanghe Science and Technology College, Zhengzhou
- Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou
Jiangsu University School of Medicine
Jiangsu University (UJS) has a fantastic campus spread over more than 550 acres of land in the city of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province around 3 hours journey from Shanghai. Jiangsu University is a highly ranked and prestigious doctoral research university and has many advantages over other options. Due to this getting admission to MBBS in China at Jiangsu University is not an easy task. Since Jiangsu University is very popular among Indian students for MBBS in China and in high demand as their first preferred choice, there are 8 applications for every medical seat. So any student with 80% in PCB appearing for the first time will only be preferred.
Since 2005, Jiangsu University School of Medicine has established a system to recruit international students (MBBS) from undergraduate clinical medicine specialty (English teaching). At present, the education of foreign students has covered three levels: undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. The total number of students has reached 452. The College attaches great importance to the education of foreign students. After more than ten years’ development, MBBS has formed distinct characteristics in teaching concepts, teaching mode, and teaching practice. Its teaching effect has been unanimously affirmed by foreign students and praised by colleagues both inside and outside the school. MBBS ranked 10th in the evaluation of the Ministry of Education in 2016.
Nanjing Medical University
Nanjing Medical University is a university in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. It was established in 1934 in Zhenjiang but subsequently relocated to Nanjing in 1957. The university has two main campuses: Wutai and Jiangning, both of which have international student apartments. Jiangning Campus, located in the university town in Jiangning, Nanjing, has a land area of eighty-seven hectares and is a center of administration, teaching, and research. Wutai Campus, located at the south foot of Wutai Hill in Gulou District, Nanjing, has a land area of eight hectares and is a center of clinical teaching and research. With more than 1,080, 000 printed medical resources, more than 1,500,000 e-resources, and over 6,000 journals in a variety of languages, the university library boasts a vast collection of resources that makes it a center of medical literature in Jiangsu province. NMU is also responsible for publishing 11 academic journals.
In 2014, Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it between 401-500 in the world and 26-32 in China. It was one of the first universities to offer an English taught Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, as approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE).
Capital Medical University
Capital University of Medical Sciences, also known as CUMS, CCMU, or CMU, is a university in Beijing, China, which was originally called Beijing Second Medical College. Capital Medical University (CMU) was founded in 1960, with the original name of Beijing Second Medical College. It ranks among the top academic medical institutions in China and is considered as one of the key municipal universities in Beijing. CMU consists of 10 Schools, 14 affiliated hospitals, and 1 teaching institution. The university and the affiliated hospitals have a staff of about 20,000. Among the staff, there are 6 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 1,000 professors, and over 2,000 associate professors. The university has over 9,000 enrolled students. CMU provides a wide range of educational programs for Doctorates, Masters, Bachelors, and certificates.
The Capital Medical University based in Beijing is definitely very popular among Asian students including Indians. The University campus is smaller than other MBBS Universities in China due to its location in the capital city of China but enjoys the largest hospital affiliations to the tune of 10,000 hospital beds. This gives a very high level of exposure to Indian students. Participation in the pre-medical year at Capital Medical University in China ensures your admission for the MBBS program for the Sept intake in the same year. During the pre-medical year, you would be taught Basic Chinese language and 10+2 level biology to ensure your intake.C
China Medical University
China Medical is a medical university in the city of Shenyang, Lining, China under the provincial and central governments. The MBBS program at China Medical University has been taught in the English language since 1978. On U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking by subject Clinical Medicine, it is ranked #345 in the world, #55 in Asia and #10 in China. It ranks among the top medical universities in China, according to CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 and Chinese university ranking (CUAA) 2018. It is also approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to recruit international students for its English-medium programs. On the World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools, the MBBS program is listed as taught in Chinese, Japanese, and English. CMU has three large and modern affiliated hospitals, where students can do an internship in the final year. Sheng Jing Hospital is famous for gynecology and obstetrics.
Xinjiang Medical University
Xinjiang Medical University (XMU) formerly the Xinjiang Medical College, is a medical university in Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. XMU is at the base of Carp Hill in northeast Ürümqi and consists of a campus that is over 3 million square feet. It was ratified by the National Ministry of Education in 1998 and entitled by Jiang Zemin. Established in 1956, Xinjiang Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Medical University (XJMU) is a large coeducational higher education institution. Xinjiang Medical University (XJMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. The curriculum places a particular emphasis on medicine, management and linguistics, with the university facilitating 25 specialties for undergraduate students and 17 specialties for academic education. Over 50,000 students have been educated at XMU.
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. The predecessor of Xi’an Jiaotong University was Nanyang College, which was founded in 1896 in Shanghai and renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, the main part of Jiaotong University was relocated to Xi’an according to the decision of the State Council, and this relocated part of Jiaotong University was later officially renamed Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1959. In 2000, approved by the State Council, the former Xi’an Medical University and former Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics were merged with Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Currently, XJTU is a comprehensive research university with 10 major categories of disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education and art, and 27 schools, 9 university colleges for undergraduates and 19 affiliated teaching hospitals.
XJTU now has 38,103 full-time students, including 18,919 postgraduates. The university offers 82 undergraduate majors, and there are 31 first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctorate degrees, and there are 45 first-level disciplines and 4 second-level disciplines (which were not included in any first-level discipline) authorized to confer master’s degrees, and 2 disciplines authorized to confer professional doctorate degrees, 22 disciplines authorized to confer professional master’s degrees, and there are 25 post-doctoral research stations. During its more than 120-year history, Xi’an Jiaotong University has upheld the principles of developing education to make China strong, pioneering with painstaking efforts, advocating virtues and pragmatism, seeking a meticulous scholarship, and pursuing excellence.
Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin
Established in 1951 as Tianjin Medical College, Tianjin Medical University was the first medical institution approved by the State Council after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The first president of TMU was Professor Xianyi Zhu, a renowned endocrinologist, and medical educationist. In 1993, Tianjin Medical College and Tianjin Second Medical College merged to form Tianjin Medical University, one of the national 211 Project key universities in China. Currently, Professor Yongfeng Shang, a prestigious biochemist & molecular biologist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is serving as TMU’s president and the university’s sixth president overall. The university is a dedicated and preeminent research and education institution with medical science as the core subject and life science as its foundation. It has developed the university into a multi-disciplinary medical university.
There are 9694 full-time medical students studying at the university, of these students 5353 are undergraduates, 2845 are graduate students, 434 are doctoral students and 1062 are international students. The following hospitals are part of the University:
- General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
- Cancer Institute and Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
- The Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
- Metabolic Diseases Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
- Dental Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
- Eye Hospital of Tianjin Medical University
Qingdao University College of Medical Science
Qingdao University is situated in the eastern seaside city of Qingdao, China, between the coast of the Yellow Sea and Mount Fushan. Surrounded by a beautiful setting where the rich local culture is blended with the spirit of the times. Qingdao University was founded in 1909. In 1993, the former Qingdao University merged with the Qingdao Medical College and Shandong Textile & Engineering College. Many years of continuous development have shaped Qingdao University to be a respectable comprehensive university with complete disciplines and excellent facilities. This ranks Qingdao University among the top institutions in the Shandong province.
Qingdao University Medical College is recognized by the World Health Organization and is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Qingdao University is also in the name list of the first universities authorized by the Education Ministry of China to enroll international students to study clinical medicine (taught in English). In 2006, Qingdao University started a 6-year MBBS program in English (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science). Now we have hundreds of international students from India, Thailand, Nepal, and many more participating in this program. The College of International Education has a very strong team of qualified faculty. Within the college, faculty members hold official Chinese Teaching Certificates, and the College of Chinese Language and Culture boasts advanced multi-media teaching facilities. The College of Chinese Language and Culture provides courses designed for the needs of international students, whether they are in a degree program or studying the Chinese language.
Kunming Medical University
Kunming Medical University（KMU, formerly known as Kunming Medical College）was founded in 1933 and has since established itself as the largest specialized medical university of higher medical education, scientific research, and medical service in Yunnan, P. R. China. KMU has educated over 80,000 graduates since its inception. KMU has three campuses which occupy about 109 hectares. It has about 15,000 students, of which nearly 2,400 graduate students and 6,750 staff and faculties, 1,450 professors and associate professors. KMU has over 60 foreign scholars as honorary professors and guest professors. There are 17 schools (departments), 12 affiliated hospitals with over 10,000 beds, and 69 practice sites that provide a stable study and practical environment for students. Since 1998, KMU has recruited and trained graduate students, undergraduate students, advanced medical training students, and Chinese language learning students from over 30 countries and regions.
Those who are in good health and abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China and the regulations of KMU are welcome to attend our university. Requirements for applicants:
Undergraduate programs: Senior high school graduates or those with the same or above level. Age: under 40, the average score of the School-leaving Exam including English, physics, chemistry, and biology shall be, in general, minimum 75%
English level: the average records of English should above 70 (English medium program)
Jilin Medical University
Jilin University is a top 10 Universities of China having vast and beautiful campus and fantastic hostel facility. It is situated in Changchun city which is around 5 hrs ride by high-speed train from Beijing (further north). However, the weather is quite cold during the winter. As per the standard rule to study MBBS in China, the students have to study the Chinese language up to HSK – 4 levels during their 5-year classroom study. Jilin university is affiliated with almost 6,000 hospital beds in the city. The students have their options to do their internship in China by paying for the 6th year. However, in case the student to return back to India after completion of 5 years, the University would hand over the provisional degree certificate for MBBS and allow the students to complete the internship in India.
Huanghe Science and Technology College, Zhengzhou
Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology was first founded in 1907. Before merging with HUST, it was a key medical university and directly under the leadership of the Ministry of Health. The comprehensive strength in teaching and research ranks the top of China’s medical university. Hospitals total with 5400 beds is attached to Tongji Medical College, among which both Tongji Affiliated Hospital and Union Affiliated Hospital are top-ranking hospitals in China. Complete medical departments, solid technological strength, advanced diagnostic equipment, and rich clinical experience make them China’s standardized clinical teaching base, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic center in central China.
The MBBS Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is a 6-year program for international students. The program is in English for the first 2 years, English and Chinese for the next 2 years, and all in Chinese for the last 2 years.
Fujian Medical University
Fujian Medical University is a university located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Fujian Medical University was founded in 1937, named Fujian Provincial Medical Vocational School at that time. In 1969, after merging with Fujian Chinese Traditional Medical College and the medical department of Huaqiao University, Fujian Medical University was founded and moved to Quanzhou, Fujian. It was moved back to Fuzhou in 1978. The name of the school was changed back to Fujian Medical College in 1982 and then changed back to the present name in April 1996.
Fujian Medical University has started recruiting international students since 1995. Overseas Education College of FMU was established in July 2008. In 2009, FMU was approved by the Ministry of Education to enroll MBBS students. In 2011, after passing the assessment of the Ministry of Education, FMU became one of the universities that are entitled to enroll CSC Scholarship students. In 2013, FMU passed the assessment of the MBBS teaching program by Special Inspection Team from the Ministry of Education. Adhering to the motto of Fujian Medical University, “Diligence, Conscientiousness, Truthfulness, and Innovation”, and the motto of Overseas Education College, “Integrity, Expertise, Cure and Exchange” and the concept of cultivating open medical minds, the college is committed to the medical education with the purpose of enhancing overseas medical exchange and cooperation, cultivating excellent medical talents and boosting the construction of Community of Human Destiny. The students from the entire world are welcome to study at Fujian Medical University.
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