Introduction to the Program

The MBBS at Shandong University (SDU) is a 6 year program for international students taught in English.

About Shandong University

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Shandong University is one of the earliest universities that admit international students for studying MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in China. The training program was launched in 2002 at Shandong University School of Medicine accredited for enrolling international students for MBBS in English.

The aim of this program is to train qualified physicians and surgeons through lecturing, laboratory teaching and supervised clinical practice in six to eight years. Two teaching modes, in Chinese and English, respectively, are offered. Among the current international students of over 300 at SUSOM, most select the English teaching mode. During the first three years, students mainly study basic knowledge of humanity, culture and medicine. Clinical courses are given by clinicians and training enhanced in affiliated teaching hospitals in the following two years and the last year is for clinical rotation in different departments. Courses of study are delivered and examined fully in English. We enjoy a good reputation among international students for the high-quality teaching resource. MBBS graduates shall not only achieve the requirement as a bachelor of medicine in China who will obtains solid medical knowledge, adept clinical skill and good occupational qualities, but adapt the requirements of source of countries and international society. The current international students of 303 at SUSOM come from 23 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Australia, etc.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health, at the age of 18 or above
  • High School Diploma
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide IELTS (6.0 or above), new TOEFL (80 points or above) or other comparable certification of English proficiency. Applicants with English as native language are exempted from English language certificate.

Application Deadline

20th June

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 45,000 per year. The total for the 6 year program is 270,000 RMB.


There are various options for accommodation at Shandong University (SDU). For further information visit the accommodation page here.

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