Study MBBS in China

China is becoming an increasingly preferred destination for medical studies due to its world-class infrastructure and affordable fees. Most of the universities in China are state owned; however only some offer a full English medium program.

China is the neighboring country of India. The climatic conditions as well as the type of diseases are very similar among the two nations. So, China is one of the most preferred country to study MBBS abroad. Students from India are going to study MBBS in China since several years. In fact, we at Worlin, have been recommending Chinese medical universities since 2006.

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All Medical Colleges and Universities in China are owned by the Government (state). This ensures that the quality of education as well as the standards are never put at stake for making profits. There are a number of medical universities in China, which are MCI approved and recognized by WHO.

MBBS in China – Benefits and Advantages

Chinese education system is one of the biggest educational systems of the world. It has an extended history of providing education for ages. Over the past many years, China has been catering international students at increasing rates.

  • English Medium Course (except for bilingual universities).
  • The government owns most of the Universities in China.
  • No Entrance Exam. No Capitation Fees.
  • Low Tuition Fees & Cost of Living.
  • Medical Council of India (MCI) Approved. Eligible for MCI exit exam (NEXT).
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Recognized. Eligible for USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK) etc.

China also reserves the number of seats which are allocated to students from different countries. So, it is not that all students will be enrolled from India or Pakistan. Instead, students from all over the world, including the Americas come to study MBBS in China.

So, you will find students from different countries, following different religions and having different cultural backgrounds. This multi-cultural environment helps not only in learning, but also ensures that the student learns to interact with people from other backgrounds.

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WORLD CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE: Infrastructure offered in Medical Universities in China is one of the best in the world. The universities are spread across large areas of land, with their own affiliated hospitals. The classrooms and labs are also equipped with modern technologies, including projectors & whiteboards. In fact, it is hard to imagine the same level of infrastructure in any other country of the world.

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED DEGREE: MBBS/BDS degree which a student earns in China is recognized all over the world. So, the students will always have the option to settle in any another country of the world. That said, the student will need to take the local licensing exam for that country. For example, after coming back to India, a student needs to take the NEXT (National Exit Test) before starting to practice as a doctor.

AFFORDABLE AND EASE OF ADMISSION: The cost to study MBBS in China is very affordable. The tuition fees varies across different universities, however, most are cheaper than to study MBBS in a private college in India. The admission procedure is also very easy and straight-forward. The students do not need to take any entrance exam or give big donations to enroll themselves.

SAFE AND SECURE SOCIETY: China is a peaceful country with social harmony and smart security. China makes use of modern technologies to track criminal activities and ensure safety and security of the residents as well as the international students living in China. The govt additionally takes special care to provide international students with a secure study and living atmosphere.

MCI Approved Medical Universities in China (2018)

English medium: Medical Council of India (MCI) has published a list of 45 universities which are approved by MoE, China & MCI. These 45 universities offer 100% English medium program for MBBS and BDS. You can refer the list by expanding the section below or on the MCI website.

List of English medium universities

Sr. No.Name of University
1Wenzhou Medical University
2Anhui Medical University
3Dalian Medical University
4Capital Medical University
5Tianjin Medical University
6Shandong Medical University
7Fudan University
8Xinjiang Medical University
9Nanjing Medical University
10Jiangsu University
11Jilin University
12Zhejiang University
13Wuhan University
14Huazhong University of Science & Technology
15Xi’an Jiaotong University
16Southern Medical University
17Jinan University
18Guangxi Medical University
19Sichuan University
20Chongqing Medical University
21Harbin Medical Science University
22Beihua University
23Liaoning Medical University
24Qingdao University
25Hebei Medical University
26Ningxia Medical University
27Tongji University
28Shihezi University
29Southeast University
30Yangzhou University
31Nantong University
32Suzhou University
33Ningbo University
34Fujian Medical University
35China Medical University
36Xuzhou Medical University
37China Three Gorges University
38Zhengzhou University
39Guangzhou Medical University
40Zhongnan University
41Shantou University
42Kunming Medical University
43North Sichuan Medical University
44Southwest Medical University
45Xiamen University

Bilingual: MCI has also published another list of over 214 universities which teach in bilingual (partly in English and partly in Chinese language). The fees in bilingual medical universities is significantly lesser as compared to the fees for English medium program.

You can find the list of bilingual universities on the MCI website. Studying in bilingual university in China is approved by the MCI. However, it is harder because of the language barrier. So, take a wise decision when you aim to take up medical education in China.

MBBS/BDS in China (2019 session)

Admissions for MBBS in China have started for the 2019 session in China.

  • Wenzhou Medical University
  • Anhui Medical University

Best Universities to Study MBBS in China

We recommend the following universities to students who want to pursue medical education in China. We also have collaboration with some other universities. Contact us for further details.

Wenzhou Medical University

Wenzhou Medical University for 2018-19 admissions
OwnershipGovt. Owned
Course Duration5 years + 1 year
Tuition fees (yearly)¥30,000 CNY per year
3.18 Lakh per year (Approx.)
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Anhui Medical University

Anhui Medical University fees and details for 2018 session
OwnershipGovt. Owned
Course Duration5 years + 1 year
Tuition fees (yearly)¥30,000 CNY per year
3.18 Lakh per year (Approx.)
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FAQs About MBBS Study in China

What is the Medium of Instruction in China?

There are both types of universities in China – those which teach 100% in English and those which teach in bilingual. So, if you choose an English medium university, then English will be the language of instruction during the course. For bilingual universities, a part of the course will be taught in Chinese language after firstly teaching you Chinese during the first 2 years.

Is it safe to study and live in China?
India and China may have certain political or border issues, but China does take good care of people who arrive to the country on a valid visa. In fact, a student is more safe in China, than in India.

Chinese people and government do not discriminate on the basis of your background.

What are the Future Prospects after Completing MBBS in China?
Completing your degree successfully in Georgia opens up a lot of career options. You can either return back to India and clear the MCI exam (which is compulsory for both Indian & abroad pass-outs) or you can start working in a different country. You will need to clear the local licensing exam of the country where you want to practice.
FAQs About MBBS study in China