Not all universities in China are the same, especially medical universities. The Chinese Ministry of Education classifies Chinese medical universities into A, B and C categories based on the quality of the education they offer. Therefore, if you want to study medicine in China, you should choose only A-class universities. Here we have done the hard work for you and compiled a list of only A-class medical universities in China:
Nanjing Medical University:Founded in 1934, Nanjing Medical University is one of the best medical universities in China, more commonly known as NMU. With a solid infrastructure and high-quality faculty, it offers 7 PhD programs in level 1 disciplines, 11 Masters’programs in level 1 disciplines and 6 postdoctoral research centers. The medical university has a total of 23 schools, 23 affiliated medical institutions and hospitals, as well as more than 50 teaching hospitals in different cities in China.
Capital Medical University: This University was founded in 1960 in Beijing. World-standard medical education in English and a very high student-faculty ratio are the main features of Capital Medical University. It consists of 10 lecture schools and 1 teaching hospital. The university also has 14 hospitals as its affiliated medical institutions. It has 6 campuses across Beijing. Capital Medical University is well regarded for its contribution to Chinese medical research.
Jiangsu University: Jiangsu University was established in 2001 by the merger of 3 colleges. It is located in the city of Zhenjiang. It is the best university in China offering the most courses in English. With more than 2000 international students, Jiangsu University is one of the top choices for international students in China. With 13 postdoctoral research centers and 14 PhD degrees in Tier 1 disciplines, it is currently ranked among the top 200 universities in Asia, the top 200 BRICS universities and the top 1000 universities in the world.
China Medical University (CMU): There is another “China Medical University” in Taiwan and they should not be confused. This medical university was founded by the Chinese Communist Party in 1931. It is located in Shenyang, Liaoning. Since 1978, the MBBS program has been taught in English to international students at this university. According to the World University Ranking, China Medical University is ranked 345th in the world, 55th among Asian universities and 10th among Chinese universities.
Jilin University Medical School: It is a B+ class medical university in China, approved by WHO and PMC. This college is located in Changchun city. This medical school has 6,000 patient beds and is one of the largest groups of attached hospital beds in China.
Other famous and good MBBS colleges in China are Dalian Medical University, Guangzhou Medical University, Southern Medical University, Harbin Medical University and Hebei Medical University.
MBBS documents required in China
The following are the documents required when applying for an MBBS degree in China:
- Passport Size Picture
- Police Clearance Certificate
- Grade 10 and 12 mark sheets
- Medical Certificate
- Application form
Precautions for PAKISTAN students studying MBBS in China:
Choose only A-level universities
However tempting it may be, you should never choose a medical university based on tuition fees alone. The Chinese Education Department classifies universities based on the quality of their education. Therefore, lower-ranked universities charge a small tuition fee to attract foreign students.
Never choose a bilingual course
You should also be wary of educational consultants who promise to enroll you on an English language course for a small fee. Do not fall into this trap. There are 3 types of MBBS in China – Chinese, bilingual and English. As a non-Chinese student, you cannot, of course, enroll in a Chinese language medical course. You can enroll in either bilingual or fully English courses. As the name suggests, a fully English course would be ideal for you as all course materials will be in English and communication with the lecturers will also be in English.
Chinese universities often employ teachers from English-speaking countries to cater only for foreign students enrolled on a full English course. However, in a “bilingual” course, part of the teaching is in English and the rest in Chinese. Also, the teachers of the bilingual courses are not very good in English, so you will find it difficult to communicate with the teachers if you are enrolled in a bilingual MBBS course. However, the fees for a bilingual course are lower than for a full English course. Therefore, some unscrupulous consultants offer such bilingual courses to students, promising low fees.
Standardized entrance examination for MBBS in China
There is a standardized entrance exam to apply for MBBS in China. It was created so that universities have a standard basis against which to judge candidates for MBBS in China. The format of the test is as follows.
- Each section is based on basic knowledge of medical subjects.
- The four sections are biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
- All sections have 50 questions of 100 points each, except the mathematics section which has 25 questions of 50 points each.
- The candidate must take the standardized test if he/she wishes to study MBBS in China.
University Grade for MBBS in China
One of the best things about studying MBBS in China is that many universities are approved by the PMC. Universities for MBBS in China are graded by the WHO and their grades are A+, A, B+, B, B, C+, and C. The fee for each university grade varies and usually, the cost decreases as the grade decreases. The cost of MBBS in China will be low if you choose a B-class university compared to an A-class university. But be careful as you should only study MBBS in China at A-class universities. They have a proper English curriculum and teachers who are fluent in English. If you choose a C-class university with an English language program, you may have to get a teacher who is poor in English and, although the tuition fees are low, you may have problems with the learning environment.