Introduction to the Program

The MBBS at Zhengzhou University (ZZU) is a six year Bachelor’s degree program for international students taught in English.

About Zhengzhou University (ZZU)

As a national key university funded by the Henan Provincial Government and the State Ministry of Education, Zhengzhou University was founded on July 10, 2000 through the merger of three universities: former Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou University of Technology and Henan Medical University. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

In 2000 Zhengzhou University has been approved to offer EMI MBBS program to international students with the annual recruitment quotas of 200 students. The goal of the curriculum is to produce doctors who are competent in the understanding and delivery of effective, humane and ethical medical care, committed to lifelong learning, and ready to proceed to postgraduate training. Students are encouraged to be active in managing their own learning and to question both what and how they learn through problem-based, small-group tutorials. These tutorials foster the development of skills for interpersonal communication and teamwork, and help train students to become lifelong learners. They emphasize the inter-connections between different fields of knowledge. Essential elements of basic science and clinical practice are learnt through an integrated approach. Students are given the opportunities to choose and explore specific areas of interest or experience in either medical or non-medical fields by making use of the electives to be held in the second half semester of the third year and at the end of the final year after the final examination. They are required to incubate and brainstorm protocols for a health research project. They are also exposed to various clinical settings through clinical visits and attachments, and will engage themselves in voluntary and community services, overseas exchange and/or other learning activities.

About the Medical School

The Medical School of Zhengzhou University, the former Henan Medical University, is found in 1928. It is one of the earliest Chinese medical higher education institutions recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) and approved to offer master and doctor degree programs in China. It is also one of the earliest universities offering EMI (English Mediated Instruction) medical programs in China.

Entry Requirements

Candidate should be a Non-Chinese citizen, with the age between 18 and 30, with an educational background equal to or above high school graduation (or equivalent), healthy, with non-criminal record. Applicants should achieve a minimum of 55% in the subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology and botany).

English language requirements: for candidates from non-English spoken countries, we require a minimum of IELTS score reaches 6.0 or TOEFL score reaches 82 (IBT) (553 in written version or 217 in computer version), or equivalent.

Application Deadline

20th August. Places are limited. Submit your application as early as possible, at least 4 months before the semester starts.

Start Date of the Program



The MBBS curriculum lasts for 12 semesters spreading over six years, and is designed to emphasize and integrate four key themes: 1. Human Biology in Health and Disease; 2. Professional Skills: Diagnostic, Problem Solving, Effective Communication and Clinical Management; 3. Population Health, Health Services, Economics and Policy; and 4.Medical Ethics, Professional Attitudes and Behaviour. There a number of courses of the specialty, such as, Anthroponomy, Histo-embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Preventive Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Diagnostics (physical diagnosis and laboratory diagnosis), Internal Medicine, Surgery (including the Survey of Surgery), Obstetrics-gynecology and Pediatrics, etc.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB35000 per year. The total for the 6 year program is 210,000 RMB.


The University is committed to providing the best possible opportunities for international students coming to Zhengzhou for the first time. We have a wide and varied range university-managed accommodation options which are safe, affordable and convenient. For further information on the accommodation at Zhengzhou University visit the accommodation page here.

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