China has clarified that apart from the 45 listed universities, foreign students will be taught medicine in Chinese; Indian students should be ready to learn Chinese while studying medicine, and receive their degree in Chinese – and not in English.
Only 45 universities in China are qualified to teach MBBS degrees in English and are authorised to admit foreign students, the Chinese ministry of education (MoE) has said, warning that teaching MBBS courses under a bilingual curriculum in English and Chinese is “strictly prohibited”.
The MoE statement comes ahead of the 2019 admission season when thousands of students are expected to apply to medical colleges across China.
“Schools not listed (in the list of 45 universities) shall not recruit undergraduate students majoring in clinical medicine (teaching in English) to come to China, but only undergraduate students majoring in clinical medicine taught in Chinese,” the MoE statement said.
It added: “…the training standards (studying outside the list of 45 universities) shall not be lower than the standard for those of undergraduate students majoring in clinical medicine in China. ‘Bilingual Teaching’ teaching mode to recruit foreign students in MBBS is strictly prohibited,” the MoE statement said.
The list of the universities can be seen at the MoE website in English. It is also listed below.
What the statement means is that outside of the 45 universities, foreign students will be taught medicine in Chinese; Students should be ready to learn Chinese while studying medicine, and receive their degree in Chinese – and not in English.
The number of medical students has been rising rapidly in China in the last couple of years.
However there are a number of students enrolled in some 216 universities in China that are not – under MoE regulations – authorised to hand out MBBS degrees in English.
The Indian embassy said in a statement on Monday that it has been receiving queries from “…prospective Indian students and their parents with respect to studying MBBS in China and colleges in China which are authorised to impart MBBS courses to foreign students”.
“Prospective students are advised to note carefully that only these 45 Chinese Universities are authorised to admit international students for an MBBS degree in English,” the statement added.
Please also be aware that you also need to check if you can be approved in your home country.
Here’s the full list:
Medical Schools in China Offering MBBS in English: (no of international students permitted)
Jilin University: 62 (school year 2018-2019 was 100, 38 fewer)
Chinese Medical University: 100
Dalian Medical University: 100
Capital Medical University: 100
Tianjin Medical University: 100
Shandong University: 78 (school year 2018-2019 100, 22 fewer)
Fudan University: 100
Xinjiang Medical University: 100
Nanjing Medical University: 100
Jiangsu University: 100
Wenzhou Medical University: 100
Wenzhou Medical University (Overseas Schools): 50
Zhejiang University: 100
Wuhan University: 100
Huazhong University of Science and Technology: 100
Xi’an Jiaotong University: 100
Southern Medical University: 100
Jinan University: 100
Guangxi Medical University: 100
Sichuan University: 100
Chongqing Medical University: 100
Harbin Medical University: 60
Beihua University: 40
Jinzhou Medical University: 60
Qingdao University: 60
Hebei Medical University: 60
Ningxia Medical University: 60
Tongji University: 60
Shihezi University: 60
Southeast University: 60
Yangzhou University: 60
Nantong University: 60
Suzhou University: 60
Ningbo University: 60
Fujian Medical University: 60
Anhui Medical University: 60
Xuzhou Medical College: 60
Three Gorges University: 20
Zhengzhou University: 60
Guangzhou Medical University: 60
Sun Yat-sen University: 60
Shantou University: 20 (school year 2018-2019 was 60, 40 fewer)
Kunming Medical University: 60
North Sichuan Medical College: 40
Southwest Medical University: 60
Xiamen University: 60
You can also read more about the MBBS admissions process for 2021 intake here.
Read about the cheapest MBBS programs in China here.