Sun Yat-sen University International Students


Introduction to the Program

The MBBS at Sun Yat-sen University is a 6-year Chinese-taught program.

About the Program

Sun Yat-sen University is among the Top 5 medical universities in China. It has 60 affiliated and teaching hospitals, six of which are evaluated by the Ministry of Health as first-grade hospitals of China – the First, Second, and Third Affiliated Hospitals, the Ophthalmology Hospital, the Hospital of Stomatology, and the Cancer Hospital.

First established as Boji Medical School in 1886, Zhongshan School of Medicine(SYSU-SOM) is the oldest school of Western medicine in China. At present, the program has been accredited by the Medical Councils of India, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and others, meaning that graduates can attend the Medical qualification examination in their home countries.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or above
  • Good health
  • Minimum score of 60 on TOEFL iBT or a minimum IELTS score of 6 for students from non English-speaking countries
  • High school graduation
  • Scores of English in high school records should be Grade C or above (70 points or above out of 100)
  • Scores of mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics in high school records should be Grade D or above (60 points or above of 100), and Grade C or above in at least one of the subjects among physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • Students are required to take an entrance exam organised by Sun Yat-sen University, which covers physics, chemistry and mathematics

Application Deadline

May 5

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 48000 per year. The total for the 6 year program is RMB 288000.


Accommodation is not guaranteed but we will try our best to place international students on on-campus options. For more information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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