China has been a popular destination for MBBS aspirants for the last one decade under self support when some medical universities started teaching MBBS in English medium, since 1999. And in order to guarantee China’s MBBS education quality, and encourage more international students to study medicine, China Ministry of Education, announced new and strict regulations, for standardization of MBBS teaching in English medium for international students, known as “Provisions for Quality Control Standards on Undergraduate Medical Education in English for International Student in China” and has been implemented since 2007. According to this Provisions published in 2011, there has be 49 governmental China’s medical universities which are authorized to enroll international students to study English medium MBBS programs.
To be frank, medical doctor as a profession is among the most promising careers across the globe due to high social respect, handsome remuneration and global prospects of job in any country. And equivalently the admission requirement for MBBS program is much higher and more difficult for each student. Take India for an example, after 10+2 students have to appear for entrance test like PMT, CBSE or AFMC etc to get admission into about five-year graduate program of MBBS. These entrance tests are hard to clear and generally students end up taking two to four attempts to get through. As we all know that studying medicine in US or UK will be such honorable thing, but MBBS as the protective subject in US which is so difficult to get admission for international students. Only students who finish the four-year undergraduate program have the qualification to apply.
Below are the admission requirements in India, US, UK and China:
For China’s Universities:
- Minimum with an educational background equal to high school graduation in China, or must have passed Grade Twelve (10+2)/FSc./A Level or equivalent.
- With min 50% to 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology depending on the university
- Basic English language ability 4.Minimum age 17 years by the end of the year (Dec. 31st)
For Indian Universities:
- Candidates should have passed the qualifying equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years of study or equivalent, the last two years of study
- He/She should have obtained a minimum of sixty percent (60%) marks in aggregate in the 4 compulsory subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic) and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
- All the candidates who are found eligible under the criteria of eligibility will be required to appear at the Competitive Entrance Examination.
- Minimum age 17 years by the end of the year (Dec. 31st).
For US Universities:
- At least a bachelor’s (B.A.) degree, even require a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school, if their bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or another science-related subject is better
- Have Excellent undergraduate academic record, and college credits must include the following: one year of Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Physics and English
- Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), examines understanding of the basic concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as verbal reasoning skills
- Competitive Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores
- Volunteer service
- Research experience
- Physician shadowing
- A personal interview may be requested at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Note: In fact, most U.S. medical schools will not consider a foreign student for admission unless he or she has completed at least one year at an accredited U.S. undergraduate institution.
For UK Universities:
- Students must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program (late September).
- International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma or University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) or other equivalent
- GCE A-levels (from a UK examination board), require a minimum of three A-levels and one additional fourth subject to at least AS-level. All AS and A2 components for these four subjects should be completed within two years (Years 12 and 13 at a UK school), with the A2 examinations for the three main A-levels being taken in Year 13.
- All candidates must offer GCSE (or O-level from a UK examination board) at grade B or above in both English Language and Mathematics. IGCSE at grade B, a score of 5 as part of the International Baccalaureate diploma or 8.5 in the European Baccalaureate are also acceptable to fulfill the Mathematics and English Language requirements.
- Take the Biomedical Admissions Test to assess scientific aptitude and will focus on scientific abilities relevant to the study of medicine
It is obviously that one of the best things about studying in China is that getting admission in China is really easy. You don’t have to go through difficult and complicated procedures. There are no any additional entrance examinations and other practice or research experience. If you are clear with your documents and you lie in the admission criteria you don’t have to worry, therefore it is very attractive for students that they don’t have to waste their time in running through difficult admission processes. Likewise the admission fee and living expenditures are really reasonable and affordable for students. Students find it a suitable option to study in foreign and worldwide recognized universities with such affordable rates.