FAQ

Get Informed About Studying MBBS in China

How many marks are required for admission to study MBBS in China?

Usually, the universities have set up a marks eligibility criteria of around 70% in High School (F. Sc/Intermediate) for giving admissions to international students, especially for Pakistani students. There are however still a few universities in China which offer admissions to students at 60% marks in High School (F. Sc/Intermediate).

Is MBBS from China recognized in the world?

All of the universities Web Consultants represent, offering Clinical Medicine (MBBS) in China are accredited by WDOMS, WFME, WCAME, FAIMER, ECFMG and are PMC A Listed Universities.

What is the age limit to apply for MBBS in China?

18-25 is the age limit officially announced by most of the universities in China to accept students for MBBS. However, universities mostly prefer students with age ranging between 18-21.

Is a study gap acceptable for admission to MBBS in China?

While a study gap of around 2 years is usually accepted by universities offering MBBS in China, it is still advised not to have a study gap. Fresh high school graduates will be preferred for admission over ones with a study gap.

Is it safe to study and live in China especially for girls?

China is one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world for international students. With no firearms available in public, it reduces the possibility of a misadventure to a huge extent. This however should not be considered a thumb rule for giving up one's guard, as there are good and bad people everywhere in the world.

Can we find Halal food in China?

Halal food is readily available in China. With special Muslim areas (回民小区) in almost every city of China, Halal meat is easy to find. Even at Superstores like Carrefour and Walmart, meat with a stamp of Halal can be easily found. Moreover, Halal food can be found in almost every University canteen. Lanzhou La Mian (拉州拉面) and Xinjiang Cuisine (新疆菜) are readily found all over China where Halal food is available for consumption.

What is the duration for MBBS in China?

Duration for MBBS in China is 6 years which includes 5 years of study and 1 year (last year) of internship at a hospital.

Is it compulsory to learn the Chinese language?

Yes, it is compulsory to learn the Chinese language. It is beneficial for you in numerous ways like:

  • You need to speak Chinese in everyday life when traveling or shopping.

  • When doing your rotation and internship at a hospital you will need to speak to your patients in Chinese language.

  • Learning the Chinese language gives you an added benefit later on in life, as China has turned into one of the most influential countries in the world and knowing the language and culture may be useful to you.

What is HSK?

HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi. It is a test to assess a foreigner's Chinese language speaking, writing and reading ability.

Is it necessary to pass HSK 4 in the first year of MBBS?

In almost all of the universities in China, it is compulsory to pass HSK 4 in the first year before starting Clinical Medicine (MBBS) course. In case failing to do so will mostly lead to restudying the Chinese language for a year.

How much does it cost to study MBBS in China?

The tuition fees usually range between RMB 18,000-21,000 yearly whereas the accommodation usually ranges between RMB 2,500-5,000 yearly. Fees may differ from university to university.

What is the monthly cost of living for a student in China?

The cost of living generally depends on one's lifestyle. Most of the students usually spend around USD 100 (RMB 600-700) per month on their food (self-cooking), traveling and cell phone expenses. The cost of living in bigger cities like Beijing or Shanghai will be higher though.

Is it allowed to work while studying in China?

It is usually not preferred for students to work in China while studying. However, if a student gets permission from his/her university and the immigration office, he may take up a part-time job.

What are the documents required to apply for MBBS in China?

Scans of the following documents are required to apply for MBBS in China:

  1. Passport

  2. Photograph with white background

  3. High School Transcripts and Certificates (Matric & F. Sc/O & A-Levels)

  4. Physical Examination Form

  5. Non-Criminal Certificate

  6. Bank Statement

  7. Detailed CV with names, contact numbers, jobs, places of jobs, the title of jobs and ages of both the parents

Is it ok to send documents after taking pictures from my cell phone instead of sending scanned documents?

Pictures taken from a cell phone are unprofessional, unclear and represent the non-seriousness of an applicant. It is advised to only provide scans of the documents instead of taking pictures from your cell phone.

Can I do my internship in my own country?

Most of the universities offering MBBS in China agree to let students do their internship in their home country.

If I do my internship in my own country, do I still need to pay fees to my university?

It differs from university to university. Most universities will ask for a quarter of your tuition fees to be paid even if you do not do your internship at a University-affiliated hospital. However, if you do your internship at a University-affiliated Hospital in China, you need to pay your normal annual tuition fee as usual.

Can my parents go to China with me to drop me at the University?

Your parents can apply for a travel visa separately if they are willing to go to drop you off in China. It is however not recommended as it will be an additional cost. Moreover, you and your parents won't be speaking any Chinese which will be added trouble. It is recommended that after you settle down for at least a year, you can have your parents travel to you.

How can I invite my parents to China after settling in China, while studying?

You need to visit the international affairs office of your University and have them issue a letter stating that you study here, post this original letter to your parents in addition to an invitation letter written by you. Also, email your parents your current residence permit, ask them to prepare other necessary documents and apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. For detailed information, please feel free to get in touch with us.

What if I have a medical issue, can I still study in China?

In case, God-Forbidden you have an infectious disease like TB, HIV, or HCV, etc, you will not be granted a visa to study in China.

Can I apply to Study MBBS in China with fake documents?

Providing fake documents is a crime punishable by law. Please do not submit fake documents, no matter how unimportant you think they are. Providing fake documents may lead to the cancellation of your admission and may provoke legal consequences.

Can I use the Physical Examination Form and Non-Criminal Certificate older than 6 months to apply for MBBS in China?

The validity of the Physical Examination Form and Non-Criminal Certificate is usually 6 months, it is recommended to renew both these documents if they are older than 3 months.

What should I take with me that is difficult to find in China?

As far as clothes, cooking utensils and accessories are concerned, it is not recommended to carry them along as all this can be bought in China as well. It is recommended to carry along some spices (masala) for cooking, some pulses (daal), pickles (achaar) which are relatively difficult to find in China. It is also recommended to take the books you will use during studying MBBS in China.

Can I arrive before or after the dates mentioned on my admission letter for registration?

It is not recommended to arrive before or after the dates of registration mentioned on your admission letter, without prior permission from the university. Acts such as these may be considered as giving up your admission.

How long is my initial student visa valid for?

Within 30 days of arriving in China, after getting your first visa from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country, you need to have your visa to be converted to a residence permit for which you need to get in touch with the international affairs office of your university.

Will I need to have my Physical Examination done again after arrival in China for the first time?

Yes, you need to have your Physical Examination done again after arrival in China.

What if I am found to have a disease after entering China?

In case you get diagnosed with an infectious disease after having your physical examination done on arrival in China, you will need to return to your country at your own expense and your admission will be canceled.

What will the title of the degree issued to me be?

The title of the degree issued to you will be Bachelor in Clinical Medicine.

How to apply for MBBS in China through Web Consultants?

You can either visit our office physically and talk face to face to our career counselor or can email us your documents to apply online after talking to our counselor over the phone.