Why should you pursue MBBS from China?

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 10:11 IST

Why should you pursue MBBS from China?

So you are keen on studying medicine, from a good enough place. Here’s a country, which is:

  • The largest manufacturer in the world
  • No 1 in exports globally
  • Known to have the highest foreign exchange in the world 

And by 2020, China is expected to be the No 1 economy in the world! The policy of economic liberalisation has changed the face of China in 30 years.

The point is that after gaining the top rank in industry & trade, China now plans to achieve a similar status in education. China has set up universities in the field of engineering & technology, medicine & biotechnology that are finding their place in global rankings.

For those aspiring to enter the field of medicine & research, Weifang Medical University offers MBBS degree course recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Weifang Medical University (WMU) 

WMU is a state medical university in China which is over 100 years old.  Located near Qingdao city, the WMU campus is spread over 1.2 million square meters.  The place has a climate similar to Delhi (i.e. min temperature of -5 degrees Centigrade in winter to a maximum of 30 degrees Centigrade in summer).

Catering to specialised education in the field of medicine and related fields, WMU has six comprehensive teaching laboratories, 16 specialised laboratories and boasts of more than 10,000 sets of scientific & research instruments. WMU also has a tie-up with a number of overseas universities in USA, Canada and Japan.

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MBBS course at WMU

 Here are the highlights of studying MBBS at WMU:

  • The medium of instruction: The course is taught in English. However, a student has to study Chinese for the first two years. This enables the student to interact with Chinese patients at WMU.
  • Intake: WMU has 2 intakes/admissions – i.e. March & September.
  • Duration: The course duration is 5 years.
  • Total expense: The total expense of studying MBBS at WMU is Rs 13.01 lakh, to be paid over 5 years. *This includes the tuition fee, cost of living in China and WMU processing fee. The details are given below:


1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

5th year

*Total expense


In RMB &

Rs (Lakh)

RMB 27,625

Rs 1.95 lakh

RMB 27,625

RMB 27,625

Rmb 27,625

RMB 27,625

Rs 13.01 lakh

(Note: Here one RMB has been assumed to be equal to Rs 8.0)

  • Processing time: The course begins on 15th September.  The applicant can expect an offer letter in one week from his/her registration date. WMU claims to guarantee Chinese visa in two weeks after submitting student’s papers.
  • Alumni: Over 2,000 Indian students have completed MBBS course from WMU. After passing the MCI exam, qualified doctors are practising medicine in different parts of India.
  • Hostel accommodation: This facility is available at WMU on a twin sharing basis. Each room is equipped with a telephone, internet and a TV. Moreover, each room has an attached bathroom with hot/cold water 24/7.  There are separate floors in each hostel for male and female students.
  • Food at WMU: The hostel serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, including Indian cuisine. Food is not expensive in China and many students prefer to eat at restaurants off the campus.

Who can apply?

A student seeking admission at WMU must meet the following criterion:

  • Pass 12th std ( Science)with 50% marks
  • Have a valid passport

Studying MBBS in China v/s Russia – A comparison

A number of students also think of studying MBBS in Russia. If you are also considering China as a choice, you may want to consider the following points before taking a decision:

  • It takes 5 years  to secure MBBS in China as compared to 6 years in Russia 
  • The climate in Russia is more extreme for Indian students (ranges from -5 to -25 degrees centigrade), as compared to China.

Registration with the MCI

An Indian who passes the MBBS course abroad must pass the examination conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in Delhi and complete the internship in India before he/she can register as a doctor in India. The MCI examination is conducted in Delhi every six months.

Also read: List of Universities approved by MOE China to teach MBBS in English

WMU observes that MBBS candidates prefer to join a coaching class for this examination which is conducted in Delhi. This class charges about Rs 5,000 per month. Normally, 2-month coaching is considered adequate. According to WMU, about 60% of the students who pass MBBS in China pass the MCI examination in the first attempt.

After passing the MCI examination, it is mandatory for the student to complete a one-year internship in India. If the student completes the internship outside Delhi, the student is required to pay the MCI Rs 1 lakh prior to completing the internship.

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With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio


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