The demand for MBBS abroad is at its peak and Indian students frequently apply for medical education in foreign countries. Medical Universities in China are one of the best options for students to pursue medical studies at affordable prices.

Most of the Chinese Medical Universities rank among the best 500 universities in the world & it is about 70% cheaper than undertaking the same course anywhere in Europe or the USA. The lower cost of living and affordable tuition fees are the factors making MBBS in China a top choice for international students. There are 45 Universities in China that are recognized by the National Medical Commission, which have around 3000 seats for international students per year.  

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Overview of MBBS in China

MBBS course duration

5+1 years


NMC, WDOMS, ECFMG, FAIMER, and Ministry of Education of China

Eligibility criteria

60% or more in PCB subjects in 10+2

NEET requirement 



Not required

Medium of teaching


Admission intake


Average MBBS fees

Approx. US$ 3800-4500 for per year

Cost of living

INR 15,000

Why Study MBBS in China?

Here are the top reasons to choose MBBS in China for Indian students:
  • China is the fastest growing country in the world and therefore, has ample opportunities for growth.
  • The top 45 medical colleges in China are recognized by the National Medical Commission (NMC) providing more options to Indian students.
  • All the Chinese medical colleges award globally accepted MBBS degrees to their students.
  • Chinese medical universities prepare their students for USMLE and FMGE, opening wide opportunities for medical students. 
  • More than 5000 students move to study MBBS in China every year.
  • The medical education is affordable and starts at INR 15 lakhs for the entire course.
  • No donation and entrance test for admission to MBBS in China. 
  • Indian students get to learn Chinese language at the medical universities in China to enhance their communication with patients.
  • New teaching techniques and methodologies are used in Chinese universities to educate students.
  • The China medical colleges and universities have high global ranks.
  • The admission procedure is simple and direct.
  • The cost of living is inexpensive and within the budget of all students.
  • The medium of instruction is English for Indian students.
  • Indian students can practice medicine in India after passing the FMGE exam.
  • China is a safe country to study medicine for Indian students.

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in China

To pursue an MBBS degree in China, students must meet the following requirements:
  • More than 60% score in PCB subjects in 10+2.
  • More than 17 and less than 25 years in age.
  • NEET qualification is mandatory.

MBBS in China Admission Procedure

The admission procedure to enroll in top medical universities of China for medical education is as follows:
  1. Choose the best China medical university through Education Abroad.
  2. Fill up the application form of the university and attach the required documents with it.
  3. Get an admission letter from the university.
  4. Apply for the student visa while submitting your original passport and other supporting documents.
  5. Pay the first-year tuition fee. 
  6. Pack your bags for your MBBS in China.
Admission letters, converted currencies, etc. will be arranged by the team of Education Abroad on the behalf of the students. 

Documentation Required For Admission

MBBS admission in China requires Indian students to submit the following documents:
  1. Scanned copies of 10th and 12th mark sheets and pass certificates
  2. Admission letter
  3. Birth certificate
  4. The medical certificate with HIV report
  5. Colored passport-sized photographs
  6. Caste certificate (optional)
  7. Student visa
  8. Valid passport with 1-year validity
  9. NEET scorecard
  10. Air tickets

MBBS in China Fee Structure 2023-24

University Details

Fees 1st Year

Hostel Per Year

One Time Charges

Misc Charges Per Year

Total 1st Year

Total 2nd to 5th Years

Total 5 Years

Hust University (Pre Medical)

40000 RMB

7000 RMB

1100 RMB

1000 RMB

49100 RMB

48000 RMB

241100 RMB

Wenzhou Medical University (Pre Medical)

30000 RMB

4000 RMB

800 RMB

2500 RMB

37300 RMB

36500 RMB

183300 RMB

Qingdao University (Pre Medical)

30000 RMB

8800 RMB

600 RMB

2300 RMB

41700 RMB

41100 RMB

206100 RMB

Shihezi University (Pre Medical)

30000 RMB

5000 RMB

1000 RMB

1700 RMB

37700 RMB

36700 RMB

184500 RMB

China Medical University (Pre Medical)

40000 RMB

7000 RMB

1500 RMB

1400 RMB

49900 RMB

48400 RMB

243500 RMB

Dalian University (Pre Medical) (Pre Medical)

42000 RMB


800 RMB

2500 RMB

53300 RMB

52500 RMB

263300 RMB

Ningxia Medical University (Pre Medical)

34000 RMB

5000 RMB

2280 RMB

2500 RMB

43780 RMB

41500 RMB

209780 RMB

Nantong University (Pre Medical)

26000 RMB

5000 RMB

10000 RMB

1000 RMB

42000 RMB

32000 RMB

170000 RMB

Jilin University (Pre Medical)

35000 RMB




35000 RMB

24600 RMB

133400 RMB

Capital Medical University (Pre Medical)

25000 RMB


17300 RMB


42300 RMB

284800 RMB

Capital Medical University (Total 1st,2nd,

3rd,4th,5th(Per Year))

40000 RMB

7500 RMB


1000 RMB

48500 RMB

Xiamen Medical University (Pre Medical)

38000 RMB

2000 RMB



40000 RMB

40000 RMB

200000 RMB

Xian Jiaotong University (Pre Medical)

40000 RMB

8700 RMB

1000 RMB

1600 RMB

51300 RMB

50300 RMB

252500 RMB

Xian Jiaotong University (Pre Medical)

40000 RMB

8700 RMB

1000 RMB

1600 RMB

51300 RMB

50300 RMB

252500 RMB


Tuition Fee (Every Year)

Hostel Fee (Every Year)

Medical Insurance(Every Year)

Visa Renewal (Every Year)

Shandong Medical University

6450 $





1st Year Tution Fee

2nd To 6th Year

Hostel Fee (Every Year)

Zhengzhou University

38000 Y

35000 Y

5000 Y


1ST To 6th Year

Hostel Fee (Every Year)

Sun Yat-Sen University

48000 Y

87000 Y


NOTE: The above-mentioned fee structure is the final amount to be paid by the student. This fee package includes Tuition fee, Hostel accommodation fee, medical insurance, remuneration to the company, FMGE coaching for the complete duration of the course, airport transfer to the university, a phone call to parents on arrival in the university, study material in English Language, documentation of the student in the university, free translator to facilitate, and other services.

MBBS Syllabus in China

1st year

Spoken Chinese I, Integrated Chinese I, Introduction to Traditional Chinese Culture, China Today, Spoken Chinese II, Integrated Chinese II, Anatomy I, Biochemistry

2nd year

Spoken Chinese III, Integrated Chinese III, Physiology I, Histology and Embryology, Anatomy II, Spoken Chinese IV, Integrated Chinese IV, Pathology, and Physiology II

3rd year

Chinese Reading I, Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology I, Chinese Reading II, Pharmacology II, Medical Psychology, Medical Ethics, Medical Genetics, and Community Medicine

4th year

Medical Chinese I, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Radiology, Diagnosis, Fundamentals of Clinical Skills, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Medical Chinese II, Internal Medicine I, Surgery I, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Acupuncture and Moxibustion

5th year

Medical Chinese III, Internal Medicine II, Surgery II, Psychiatry, General Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Stomatology, Traditional Chinese Medicine Patent Drug, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Chinese IV, Forensic Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Imagiology, and Patient Safety

6th year

Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internship in Pediatrics, Internship in Medicine, Internship in Surgery, Others

Duration of MBBS in China

The duration of MBBS in China for Indian students is 6 years including one year of internship.

Medium of Teaching for MBBS in China

All the NMC recognized medical universities in China offer medical education in English.

Difference between MBBS in China and MBBS in India

MBBS in China 

MBBS in India

The duration of MBBS In China is of 6 Years with clinical practice

The course duration is of 5.5 years (including 1-year Internship)

No entrance test for admission. Only a valid NEET scorecard is required. 

Need good score in 12th class and NEET 

The fees in China Universities is about ₹15 lakh to ₹35 lakh for the entire MBBS course.

Government colleges cost between INR 11,000 and INR 7.5 lakhs (complete course)

Private colleges cost between INR 20 lakhs and INR 80 lakhs (complete course)

Chinese universities award medical graduates the MD degree, which is similar to the MBBS degree in India.

In India, medical graduates who have successfully completed the MBBS course are awarded the MBBS degree.

Students gain international experience and opportunities.

No international exposure and limited opportunities for growth.

Why Choose Education Abroad For MBBS in China?

The Education Abroad team provides a variety of services to medical students in India who want to study MBBS in China.
  • Counseling on an individual basis
  • Selection of a University
  • Visa and transportation assistance
  • Conversions of currencies
  • The admissions process
  • Assistance with student loans
  • Formalities prior to departure
  • Services provided upon arrival

About China

Official Language





Renminbi (yuan; ¥)

Literacy rate



1.41 billion

Time Difference from India

China is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India

Travel time from Delhi to Beijing, China

5-6 hours direct flight

Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost of an MBBS program in China is only 16 lakhs for five years, which is significantly less than the average cost of medical school in practically every other country where MBBS programs are popular.

China’s medical universities are ranked among the top 500 universities in the world. For Indian students, China is a better destination for mbbs study because it is the second-best country in providing the best medical education at affordable prices.

Most Chinese medical universities offer a 6-year MBBS program. The first 5 years of the medical course in China focuses on classroom training of students to enhance their knowledge and skills. The final year is spent on a hospital internship to hone your clinical skills.

No, NEET qualification is compulsory to apply for MBBS in China.

Top Universities for MBBS Study in China




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