MBBS in China

No more language barrier in China for Indian MBBS students

 26/07/2021  China

China is undoubtedly an economic giant in the world and much of its progress can be attributed to the high standards of education it offers to the students’ community in every sphere of learning. But one domain in which international students, particularly those from India, are reaping rich benefits in China is medicine. There was always an apprehension among Indian students that the language barrier might hamper their MBBS studies in China. But that is now a thing of the past. Many medical universities in China are offering English as the medium of teaching for MBBS students. No wonder then, that the country is now a top destination for Indians students who wish to gain an MBBS degree from abroad. Since 2003, when China opened its gates to foreign medical students, the global rush for Chinese schools of medicine has continued unabated. Marking their presence in that rush have been thousands of Indian students, who find Chinese medical schools a very viable option in terms of education fees and the global acceptance of MBBS degrees. These are some of the academic riches China is bringing to Indian students.

Hundreds of medical schools and universities exist in China today, offering MBBS education to a vast international community of students, including Indians, as mentioned before.

You might ask, how many of these universities use the language of English as a medium of teaching? It is difficult to pinpoint each and every one of them, but there are quite a few leading medical schools in China that are widely known for their well-crafted MBBS courses in English.

However, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education, only 45 universities are allowed to offer MBBS degrees in English and, obviously, they admit foreign students, including Indians.

  • Jilin University
  • Chinese Medical University
  • Dalian Medical University
  • Capital Medical University
  • Tianjin Medical University
  • Shandong University
  • Fudan University
  • Xinjiang Medical University
  • Nanjing Medical University
  • Jiangsu University
  • Wenzhou Medical University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Wuhan University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Southern Medical University
  • Jinan University
  • Guangxi Medical University
  • Sichuan University
  • Chongqing Medical University:
  • Harbin Medical University
  • Beihua University
  • Jinzhou Medical University
  • Qingdao University
  • Hebei Medical University
  • Ningxia Medical University
  • Tongji University
  • Shihezi University
  • Southeast University
  • Yangzhou University
  • Nantong University
  • Suzhou University
  • Ningbo University
  • Fujian Medical University
  • Anhui Medical University
  • Xuzhou Medical College
  • Three Gorges University
  • Zhengzhou University
  • Guangzhou Medical University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Like in most countries, medical education in China has a five-year duration. One year additionally is earmarked for internship, which has to be completed to earn a final degree. For admission, Indian students would have to produce their NEET scorecard.

    Apart from this, the Chinese medical colleges have world-class faculty that include Indian teachers.

    It wouldn’t be out of place to mention here that Saraswati Online.Com, one of world’s top education facilitators, has very strong links with overseas medical universities to where it has been sending students who wish to pursue MBBS abroad. As some universities make it mandatory for Indian students to also learn Chinese, Saraswati Online.Com has been placing competent English-speaking staff on the campuses of several Chinese medical schools to ease language concerns.