All foreigners need to take the medial examination in order to study in China. It is a requirement for the X (study) visa. You can do the physical medical exam in your home country, or when you arrive in China. We normally advise students to take the medical exam in China because sometimes the medical tests taken in students home country are not accepted if there is a mistake or not in the correct format and students need to take the medical test again in China. But sometimes it is necessary to take the medical exam in your country before you apply to some Universities or for scholarships.
To take the medical exam in China, it takes about 30-40 minutes, and the fee is 700-800 RMB. Normally the University will organise for a group of students to go to the center together at the start of each semester.
If you would like to do it in your home country before you come to China, you should download the form here, and ask a doctor to complete the form. The hospital should sign the document and stamp it with the official seal over your photograph.