Study MBBS in China: Admissions for 2022!

China offers the most competitive and best value English-medium MBBS programs in the world. For this reason, it is now one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students who want to study medicine.

Before you read more, do check out our Ultimate Guide to Studying in China, with info about living costs, COVID updates, and other policies.

As of 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Education lists 45 medical colleges authorized to offer English-taught MBBS programs in China. Ready to study at one of these schools? First, let’s go in-depth about what to expect when you apply for the program!

😷 COVID-19 Update

Due to the global pandemic and the swift handling and effective control of COVID-19 in China, more international students are looking to study MBBS in China and it is becoming more competitive.

As‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌time,‌ ‌there‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌no‌ ‌formal‌ ‌announcement‌ ‌from‌ ‌China’s‌ ‌Ministry‌ ‌of‌ ‌Education‌ ‌or‌ any‌ ‌other‌ ‌government‌ ‌body‌ ‌on‌ ‌when‌ ‌students‌ ‌are‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌enter‌ ‌China.‌ ‌The classes are currently being taught online for students not in China. China‌ ‌Admissions‌ ‌will‌ post‌ ‌an‌ ‌update‌ ‌when‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌information.‌

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MBBS Program Overview

MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. It is one of the most sought-after undergraduate degrees in China and the world.

Key Facts about MBBS in China

  • Duration: 5-6 Years
  • 45 Medical Schools in China that offer English-language MBBS
  • English-Taught
  • Each program has 50-100 Seats per year
  • Recognized by World Health Organisation
  • Tuition fee: $3,000 USD to $10,000 USD per year

Most medical universities in China offer the MBBS program for 6 years. You will spend 5 years of classroom training to have solid medical knowledge. The remaining 1 year is spent on hospital internship to strengthen your clinical skills.

Here’s a sample MBBS curriculum in China.

MBBS Course Curriculum

Why Choose MBBS in China

1) High-quality education with affordable tuition fee

China is a global leader in the field of modern medicine. Many of its medical universities are also ranked among the top 500 medical universities in the world. MBBS programs in China are designed based on international standards and are therefore on par with Western MBBS degrees.

The best part of medical education in China is the affordable tuition fee. It’s 70% cheaper when than those in Western countries. There are also tons of opportunities for scholarships and grants.

Study MBBS in China

In addition to having a distinct curriculum, MBBS programs in China are known
for their modern and advanced medical infrastructures. This professor at SUMC
demonstrates how to use the virtual anatomy dissection table to his students.

2) Quick admissions process

The ease of admission for MBBS in China is unlike any other in the world. Eligibility criteria are simple and can easily be compiled by students. International students are also not required to take an entrance test to study MBBS! This saves you time from hectic admission procedures and stiff competition. China Admissions can further assist you in preparing the correct documents. Learn more here.

3) Global recognition

MBBS programs in China are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and are included in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). Graduates of MBBS from China are also eligible to take numerous national medical screening tests in many parts of the world.

These are more reasons international students choose to study MBBS in China! Learn all about them in this article.

Positive Feedback From MBBS Students

“Studying MBBS in China gave me valuable knowledge and I’m grateful for China     Admissions for making the application process smooth and easy. The people behind China Admissions are patient and helpful. You really opened many opportunities for students to apply.”

– Zeyad Mohammed from Egypt (Read Zeyad’s MBBS journey here)

 

 

“I chose to apply MBBS in China because they consider the person as a whole. I’m thankful for China Admissions, especially Dulguun for being so helpful and detailed during the entire application process. She always gave me feedback and I respect her for that.”

– Deanna from Australia

 

 

“I came to China because of its amazing culture, people and quality of education. I’ve always wanted to pursue medicine so I looked for the best program fit for me and China offered that. In terms of education, quality and cost, the MBBS program in China is the best.”

  • – Kalicia Miller from Jamaica (Find inspiration in Kalicia’s MBBS experience here)

 


Is it really worth studying MBBS in China? If you are having doubts, read this article
here.

Top Medical Schools in China

Get to know the best medical universities in China and why their English-medium MBBS programs are considered second to none!

Shantou Medical University (SUMC)

Start date: Every September

Yearly Tuition: 40,000 RMB

Duration: 5 years

Application deadline: June 2022

One of the few schools in China that offers a 5-year MBBS program. SUMC has a Simulated Medical Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed like an actual modern hospital.

Interested in Shantou University Medical College? Check out the 15 reasons why you should study MBBS at SUMC

Nanjing Medical University

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Start date: Every September

Yearly Tuition: 34,000 RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application Deadline: June 2022

Offers one of the best medical internships in China. Nanjing Medical University has four excellent affiliate hospitals namely The First Affiliated Hospital of NMU, The Second Affiliated Hospital of NMU, Nanjing First Hospital, and the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital. Check out the MBBS program of NMU here.

Xiamen University (XMU) School of Medicine

Xiamen University logoStart date: every September

Yearly Tuition: 38,002 RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application Deadline: May 2022

Popular for its distinct curriculum and rigorous hospital training that produces “Xiada” Doctors, highly competent and scientifically literate clinicians. Become a Xiada Doctor now by applying for the MBBS program at XMU!

Jiangsu University (JSU) Medical School

Start date: Either March or September

Yearly Tuition: 34,000 RMB

Duration: 6 years, or 5.5 years for March Intake students

Application deadline: November 2021

Learn more about the spring intake at JSU by reading this article here!

Takes pride in having the best clinical lecturers among medical schools in China (has over 300 medical professors). JSU Medical School also offers the best clinical internships from its 9 affiliated hospitals and institutions. More details about the MBBS program at JSU are here.

Capital Medical University (CCMU)

Start date: July 2022

Yearly Tuition: 50,000  RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application deadline: July 2022

Has one of the widest networks of affiliate hospitals among medical schools in China. CMU is partners with more than 14 Chinese hospitals and 20 medical schools around the world. It is also known for its outstanding scientific research in the field of medicine. Learn more about the program here.

Zhejiang University School of Medicine

Start date: Sep 2022

Yearly Tuition: 42,800 RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application deadline: April 2022

One of the top ten medical schools in China whose dynamics and strengths in medical education, scientific research and clinical practice are well recognized. Apply for the MBBS program at Zhejiang University!

Jinzhou Medical University

Start date: October

Yearly Tuition: 35,000 RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application deadline: Sep 2022

Founded in 1946, Jinzhou Medical University is a public medical university, which is located in the coastal city of Jinzhou. The university is recognized by the WHO and graduates of the program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS, etc. The program details can be found here.

Dalian Medical University

Start date: September

Yearly Tuition: 42,000 RMB

Duration: 6 years

Application deadline: June 2022

Founded in 1947, Dalian Medical University is known as the most beautiful medical university in China with a short distance to the coastal line and a natural bathing beach inside the campus. The MBBS program is recognized by the WHO. It lasts 6 years and includes a one-year internship.

Graduates are able to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils of various different countries such as USMLE, MCI, PMDC, HPCSA, SCHS etc. The tuition fee is 42,000 RMB per year (about $6400 USD). You are eligible if you satisfy the entry requirements below. Apply to the DMU MBBS here.

Admissions Information to Study MBBS in China

A. Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum of 70% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB), and Math. Students must specifically have an excellent average grade in Biology to increase their acceptance rate
  • Minimum of 70% in Mathematics
  • 18 years or above upon application
  • Hold a high school diploma or above
  • Applicants have to have solid financial support to afford the study and living expenses in China
B. 3-Step Application Process

1) Search for MBBS programs and click on the apply button.
2) Upload the required documents and wait for admission confirmation. If accepted, you will be sent an invitation letter.
3) Pay the required fees, process your visa and get ready to study MBBS in China!

C. Easy MBBS Application Service

Do you want to apply for MBBS in China without the confusing and hectic application procedures? China Admissions offers an MBBS Application Service that will make the application process easier and smoother. At a very affordable rate, you get loads of perks which includes:

  • Fast-tracked priority application
  • Free personalized consultations
  • Guaranteed acceptance to at least 1 MBBS program
  • Timely feedback and more!

D. Required Documents
  • Personal Statement Letter – 150 words introducing yourself, your goals, and future plans after you graduate
  • Curriculum Vitae – include details of your educational experiences, work/volunteer/other experiences, and related information
  • Diplomas and transcripts (They will need to be translated if not in English or Chinese)
  • Physical examination record – blood test results with hospital stamp (Chinese or English translation are both accepted)
  • Recommendation letter – it should have details of the recommender’s affiliation and position, signature, email, and telephone number
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of financial support – can be a Deposit Certificate/Account Statement of the sponsor for the past 3 months issued by the bank on letterhead, with a minimum closing balance of USD $7,000 or equivalent. If the account holder is not yourself, provide the sponsor’s passport/proof of identity
  • Certified English or Chinese translation of your documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Is IELTS or TOEFL required to study MBBS in China?

IELTS and TOEFL are not requirements to study English-medium MBBS programs in China.

Is a Chinese language course compulsory for the MBBS program?

While Chinese language is not a core subject in most MBBS programs in China, it is integrated into the curriculum. It is important that you can speak Chinese to communicate with patients during hospital exposures and internships.

If you plan to work in China as a doctor after graduation, you will need to pass at least HSK 3. It is highly recommended that you study Chinese while applying for MBBS. Here are some Chinese language courses that you can look into.

Can I do a hospital internship in my home country?

According to China’s Ministry of Education, students can complete their hospital internship in their home country or the country of their choice. This comes with conditions: the hospital of choice must be registered by the ministry of health from that country, it should be WHO-recognized and you will be supervised by qualified medical professionals.

Before taking any steps, students are advised to consult their respective medical colleges for any variations, change and information.

Is my MBBS degree from China valid in other countries?

Yes, MBBS degrees are recognized in many countries across the globe. After completing the MBBS program in China, you have to pass the Chinese Medical Board licensing exams. If you wish to work as a doctor in other countries, you can take numerous national screening tests such as:

  • Medical and Dental Council of Pakistan (PMDC)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties ( SCHS)
  • Council for Medical and Dental Professions
  • Medical Professions Council of South Africa
  • Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) in the United Kingdom
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)
How do I find a job after studying MBBS In China?

Doctors in China are highly respected and with China’s growing population, doctors are in demand more than ever. It also helps that international graduates are bilingual.

After becoming a licensed doctor, you can work in private clinics, research institutions, government and private hospitals, health organizations, multinational companies (as a company doctor) etc. Learn how to find medicine career opportunities here.

Start Your MBBS Journey In China for 2022 Intake!

To apply, just choose the program below. Please note that MBBS is increasingly competitive in China and there are limited spaces. If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to reach out, or you can also check out our MBBS Application Service, and book a free call here.

Content crafter at China Admissions with nine years of professional writing experience. Fil-Chinese who honors my heritage every day. On a fascinating journey exploring China and tracing my ancestry. See China through my lens.
Christine Chiu

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Shahid Mehmood
Shahid Mehmood
9 months ago

I have a PhD in Physics and I am interested to study MBBS. Am I eligible? Kindly help.

Sfiso Sunduzwayo
Sfiso Sunduzwayo
9 months ago

I’m doing my final year in high school in South Africa and I’m very interested to study MBBS at one of your universities . How and when do I start applying with my first term results ?

Ali
Ali
9 months ago

I’m studying in Kyrgyzstan for the fourth semester. Can I transfer to China and study there?

Dian
Dian
9 months ago

Hello, I’m 32 years old and have a BS degree in business. Am I eligible for MBBS?

Kim S
Kim S
9 months ago

Hi I am 34 can I still apply to an ECFMG approved MBBS program in China? Or am I way too old? I have tried to research some of the schools and realized all of them say 18-30 years of age….

Masilamani
Masilamani
8 months ago

Which Chinese university offers MBBS with the lowest fees for international students?

Samarjit Mahapatra
Samarjit Mahapatra
8 months ago

Help

Justin Shi
Justin Shi
7 months ago

Hello
I’m in my first year of undergraduate studies at an American University, can I still apply to MBBS program? Also, are there full-ride scholarships with these programs?

Last edited 7 months ago by Justin Shi
Justin Shi
Justin Shi
7 months ago

I also want to know if this program is suited for someone who just wants to become a doctor faster because it takes quite a long time to become a doctor in America. Thank you

Muhammad
Muhammad
3 months ago
Reply to  Justin Shi

If you have a chance to become a doctor in the US then Don’t miss it I am a student in china here teachers can’t speak English

xinru
xinru
25 days ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Hi, I’m planning to take take the mbbs in china, can I ask some questions? Do you need ielts or CEFR to enroll? Is there a lot of international students? Are you in china rn? Sorry for the teachers tho 🙁 Thank you

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
19 days ago
Reply to  xinru

Sure you do need english certification if you are not from an english country. There are roughly 4000 new students studying MBBS in China each year. Yes we are in China, you can register here for some more help and to book a free consultation.

Justin Shi
Justin Shi
7 months ago

Hello
Is it hard to find a job as a doctor after graduating in China and coming back to America and what the process is like.
Thank you

Aiyzah Shahid
Aiyzah Shahid
7 months ago

Can you tell me how many number of seats are for international students in Peking Union Medical College?

Aiyzah Shahid
Aiyzah Shahid
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

But why …😔😔😔

Aiyzah Shahid
Aiyzah Shahid
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Okay so tell me that how may seats are there for international students in other institutions of MBBS approximately?

Aiyzah Shahid
Aiyzah Shahid
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Can you gather that information as soon as possible?

Aiyzah Shahid
Aiyzah Shahid
7 months ago

Can you tell me what was the merit of medical colleges in China last year?

Fattir
Fattir
7 months ago

Hi, I’m 17 and studying higher education in Pakistan. Can I do MBBS in China?

Graciella Andrianjafinirina
Graciella Andrianjafinirina
7 months ago

Hello, I am a 3rd year medical student and I am interested to study MBBS in China. Do I have to send the transcript from high school or from the university?

Graciella Andrianjafinirina
Graciella Andrianjafinirina
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Thank you. Do you have any template for the personal statement letter, the CV and the recommandation letter please?

Graciella Andrianjafinirina
Graciella Andrianjafinirina
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Thank you for helping me, and you’re welcome!

Chloe W
Chloe W
7 months ago

Hi, I was wondering if this program is only available for foreigners. Can I apply if I have Chinese citizenship? Thank you!

Chloe W
Chloe W
7 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Great! Thank you 🙂

Mahrukh Arif
Mahrukh Arif
6 months ago

I am interested in getting admission in one of the unversities mentioned above but I would love to know whether they offer scholarships or not?

Fatnin Adlina binti Mohd Sobri
Fatnin Adlina binti Mohd Sobri
5 months ago

Hi, there. I am 18 years old and I have completed my high school but I am still waiting for my SPM results to come out. Does SPM certificate acceptable for me to take up the MBBS in China?

Jasmin
Jasmin
5 months ago

Is IGCSE certificate acceptable for MBBS in china?

Rankini
Rankini
5 months ago

Hello, is it possible to obtain student diversity statistics for the above universities and fudan university? I have directly contacted the university via email but they have not responded.

Danica
Danica
4 months ago

I’m currently in my second year pre-med and incoming third year this August. Can I still apply for MBBS?

Neha Maria Sebastian
Neha Maria Sebastian
4 months ago

I want to study Medicine at Guangzhou med Uni, I spoke to someone online, they said i can use GCSE grades to apply, i just finished my a-levels but grades will only come out in august how do i apply?

Last edited 4 months ago by Neha Maria Sebastian
Dr. Abdul latif
Dr. Abdul latif
4 months ago

I’m from🇵🇰 Pakistan and I competed my Graduated in 2019 , I’m doctor of Physical Therapist now I want to apply in doctor of medicine (MD) can you help me for admission in Chinese universities.

aqsa
aqsa
4 months ago

how can we apply for chinese MBBS kindly help in filling form

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
4 months ago
Reply to  aqsa

Hi Aqsa, would you like some more help? I can suggest our MBBS application service here. or search programs here

muhammad
muhammad
3 months ago

I am really disappointed to see teachers in china cant speak English and universities treat international students like trash don’t apply for mbbs in china unless they open the border for students.

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
3 months ago
Reply to  muhammad

Do you mind to email us apply@china-admissions.com with more info about your experiences? thank you

Pierre
Pierre
3 months ago

Is the licensing exam conducted in english for foreigners?

Ammu
Ammu
3 months ago

I am the Indian student mam. I am 12 passion a 2020.

Ahmed
Ahmed
3 months ago

I am international student and i want to study medicine in china. what is the requirement for Olevels and Alevels? and can i study high school hoomschooling and apply to university

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
3 months ago
Reply to  Ahmed

Please book a call with us here: vip.china-admissions.com

RUUSA NANTANGA
RUUSA NANTANGA
2 months ago

hi am studying AS level in Namibia and I want to hear about the requirements for both ordinary level and AS level pleease help me out am seriously confused.

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago
Reply to  RUUSA NANTANGA

Please take the quiz on our platform and you will be able to apply to those programs that you are eligible for quiz.china-admissions.com
Or you can schedule a consultation here: vip.china-admissions.com

Hlompho
Hlompho
2 months ago

When can I start applying for the MBBS March 2022 intake?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago
Reply to  Hlompho

You can start applying now on China Admissions platform. apply.china-admissions.com students have started already.

Chrishelle Sathiarajah
Chrishelle Sathiarajah
2 months ago

Because my birthday is in Nov, I will still be 17 at the time of sending in my application for the September 2022 intake. Will I be unable to study MBBS next year due to the age restriction?

Last edited 2 months ago by Chrishelle Sathiarajah
Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago

It depends on the university. It should be possible, please book a call with us here: vip.china-admissions.com we can give you more info or apply on China Admissions and upload your documents and send us a message, we will review your application and give you options

Aliya
Aliya
2 months ago

Can I get admission at 59.36 percentage

Salman Khan
Salman Khan
2 months ago

Hi, when does the admissions for mbbs start?

ebcworldwide
ebcworldwide
2 months ago

Great share! This post is very useful.

mahpara din
mahpara din
1 month ago

hello, i done my masters in biochemistry now i want to do mbbs from china but my marks in high school is not good so can i apply on the basis of masters marks or graduation marks or grade10 kindly ans

Misba khan
Misba khan
1 month ago

I have passed 12th with 87% and I want to study mbbs am I eligible?
Also my family financial condition was not good can I have fully funded scholarship with accommodation for my mbbs

Zohreh
Zohreh
1 month ago

Hello
Have china medical in Shenyang accepted iranian students for medical major for this year(2021) ?
Or are they just have accepted Iranian students for dentistry major?

Last edited 1 month ago by Zohreh
Emmanuella Eshiet
Emmanuella Eshiet
1 month ago

Like this.

Sameera
Sameera
28 days ago

Will the borders be open in 2022 for international students….

Savannah Billman
Savannah Billman
26 days ago
Reply to  Sameera

Hi Sameera, please check this page for updates: https://www.china-admissions.com/blog/update-covid-and-online-classes/ We are hopeful but need to wait on the government’s announcements.

Hanzla
Hanzla
25 days ago

Can I apply for MBBS in China in all universities in 2021 , now??
What is the last date to apply for China MBBS?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
19 days ago
Reply to  Hanzla

Yes check out the options here

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