Chinese western science-based medical education has developed since the nineteenth century. At present, there are around 150 medical schools in China. Due to China’s political system, all China’s medical universities are public and government funded and all of them find a place in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Directory of World Medical Schools”.  Among them, 49 accredited medical universities admit international students for English-medium MBBS program and others have the right to enroll overseas students in Chinese taught medical programs.

The duration of China’s medical education normally lasts for five to seven years and the academic year in China generally starts in August or September. There’re five-year medical program for bachelor’s degree and seven-year medical program for both a Bachelor and Master’s degree. Students of five-year program are expected to acquire the knowledge of the basic medical sciences and preventive medicine as well as possess certain clinical skills, while the seven-year program requires a close connection between studies in the medical basic sciences and clinical practice through three-year preclinical medicine education and 4-year clinical medicine education. After basic education, Chinese medical students should undertake internship, which is usually in the medical school’s affiliated hospital.

Why Us

China is one of the oldest civilisations in the world having a written history of more than 4,000 years, rich culture and a respected educational tradition. That tradition continues to this day, especially in the field of medicine: China is now one of the fastest growing destinations for international students studying medicine in the world.

In order to guarantee a high-quality and standardised educational experience for international students, the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) first published the ‘Interim Provisions for Quality Control Standards in Undergraduate Medical Education’ in English for international students in 2007. It is now reviewed and published annually.

It lists the 49 medical schools, which have been authorised by the Chinese government to accept international MBBS students. In recent years, a lot of students from different parts of world are also opting China for medical education. Last year, more than 10,000 students came to China to study medicine, most of them selecting an English-medium MBBS program.

Advantages With Us

  • Graduate with a globally recognise medical degree
  • Easy getting admission to a top medical university
  • Living costs and tuition are considerably lower in China
  • Immersing yourself into an international studying environment
  • Plenty of quality hospitals for internship
  • Study in a society with excellent public security


  • A student with 12th Standard in Science or Equivalent Examination with a minimum of 50% Marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and if the student belongs to reserved category, then a score of 40% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology is sufficient – as per MCI guidelines
  • No Common Entrance Test required
  • If a student holds a degree taught in English, then he does not require to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam