China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. China is a unified multi-ethnic country jointly created by the people of all 56 ethnic groups. In the long course of historical evolution people of all 56 ethnic groups in China have maintained close contacts, developed interdependently, communicated and fused with one another, and stood together through weal and woe, forming today’s unified multi-ethnic Chinese nation, and promoting the development of the nation and social progress.

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, following the guideline of unity among all ethnic groups for common prosperity and drawing on China’s historical experience and the useful practices of other countries, always with a view to China’s actual situation, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government have carved out a path for the successful solution to ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics, exercised the ethnic policy featuring equality, unity, regional ethnic autonomy, and common prosperity for all ethnic groups, thus forming a relatively complete ethnic policy system.

Why Study in China ?

China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students because of its long history and exciting culture. Study abroad in China allows you to view things from a Chinese perspective. Merging the knowledge of both China and your home country will give you an advantage to explore potential opportunities in China for the future. Modern medical education in China started in the early 20th century. Universities, colleges and institutes, which make up China's higher educational system, offer four- or five-year undergraduate programs as well as special two- or three-year programs. To control the medical education standard the Chinese ministry of education set up a quality control regulation on medical education, this regulation specially for English medium undergraduate medical education.

MBBS in China has been attracting international students who wish to pursue a career in medicine. China is now one of the leading countries in the medical field. After doing MBBS in China, international students can make their way to other countries of the world or can go back to their home countries. The Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China has released a list of 49 universities which have been approved to enroll international students for the academic year 2011 to 2012, for undergraduate medical education in English for international student.

Medical colleges in China are recognized by the Medical Council of China and many of them are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the “Directory of World Medical Schools”.

International students can apply to MBBS programs in China with medium of instruction in Chinese or English. Students should check with medical council in their home countries for the list of recognized universities or medical qualifications.

Although the medium of instruction in MBBS program is English, international students still need to study Chinese language in order to communicate with the patients in the clinics. Also, many MBBS programs in China require foreign students to fulfill the HSK test requirement before graduation.

Students are expected to display a hard work ethic and take their studies seriously. China has a rigorous academic tradition; students are expected to devote themselves fully to academics. Generally speaking, international students are admitted based on their school grades, especially in mathematics and sciences subjects; also have the language ability to study in English. Admission requirements for MBBS programs in China are different according to each university.

Major Universities in China
  • South East University
  • Jiangsu University
  • Jiamusi University
  • China Medical University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Soochow Medical University
  • Tianjin University
  • Nantong University
  • Nanjing University
  • Beihna University
  • Qingdao University
  • Hebei United University
  • Weifang Medical University
  • Shihezi University School of Medicine
  • Sichuan University