Medical education in China less expensive, attracts Indian students

Medical education in China less expensive

China is now a popular destination for medical education overseas for Indian students.


There is an increase in the number of students who are leaving India for medical education. The two prime reasons for this may be a not-so-good rank in competitive exams, and availability of limited seats.

Many colleges in China are attracting Indian students who are medical aspirants. The major attraction is the lack of donation fees and entrance examinations to get admissions into these colleges.

Most colleges abroad admit students based on their intermediate marks. China, Kirgizstan, Ukraine, Philippines, Georgia, Tazakisthan and Central America are the popular destinations for these students.

Students of the middle class who can afford to spend Rs. 15 - 25 lakhs can complete medical education in these countries, at ease.

To practice medicine in India they will have to appear for a screening test. Students who are aspiring to study medicine abroad must have completed 17 years of age by December 31 of the year, before they take admissions. The students should have completed higher secondary examination or Indian school certificate examination. During their 10+2 education, they should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

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Earlier, students required an eligibility certificate from the Medical Council of India, but now the certificate is not mandatory. The students have to be careful in choosing their institution as they are viable for rejection if the college is not recognised by the MCI.

This year, there are about 52 colleges in China that provide medical education and use English as medium for teaching.

Precautions to be taken by students:

  • Confirm that the university in which you are going to take admission have the recognition of MCI
  • Check whether teaching in done in English .
  • Know the duration of the courses, semester details and the tuition fee
  • Travelling will be comfortable if colleges in capital cities or other big cities are chosen

After education abroad, students need to appear for screen test that is conducted by National Board of examination. One year of house surgency must be completed in a hospital recognised by MCI. A permanent registration certificate will be given by the MCI for those students who complete house surgency.

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