Overview of China

China is the largest country in the Asian continent and one of the growing superpowers in the world. China is also in the top economy with an enormous growth when compared with many other countries. The Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history. English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest spoken language in the world. There are also quite a huge population of students doing MBBS in China.

History of China

China has its deep roots in communism and still remains as one of the largest communist states in the world. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was formed in 1921 to promote revolution based on Marxist principles. Under Mao’s leadership, the Chinese Communist Party established rural (as opposed to urban) vases and began mobilizing farmers. The CCP gained strength by calling for united resistance against the Japanese and by experimenting with land reform and other policies to ease the plight of the peasants.

After the end of WWII with the defeat of Japan in 1945, a civil war continued between the Nationalists and the Communists over the right to lead China’s political and economic development and reestablish China’s position in the world. On October 1, 1949 the Chinese Communist Party, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Nationalist government evacuated to the island of Taiwan, where it established the Republic of China (ROC). The CCP still holds the ruling power in China.

Every year a huge population of International students graduate MBBS in China. China is one of the countries where Indian student population is very high. Most of the students attending their FMGE would be from China on a percentage basis.

List of MCI Approved Medical Universities in China

The list of Chinese medical universities and medical colleges approved / recognized by the MCI and Ministry of Health care of the China and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the China as follows:


Sl.no Name of the universities
1 Xi’an Jiaotong University
2 Xinjiang Medical University
3 Ningxia Medical University
4 Yangzhou University
5 Qiqihar Medical University
6 Jilin University
7 Nanjing Medical University
8 Dalian Medical University
9 Wuhan Medical University
10 Jinan Medical University
11 Tianjin Medical University

Benefits of MBBS in China For Indian Students

  • Eligibility for Medical licence
  • Word Class Universities
  • Cost of Studying
  • Infrastructural excellence

Eligible for Medical License

China has about 43 Universities Recognized by the WHO and is accredited by the Chinese Government. These Universities are also listed on the “Directory of World Medical School”. All these Universities are among the top universities in the world. Many Indian students are currently pursuing their MBBS in China.



  • Students Studying in the MCI Recognized Universities in China are eligible to attend the National Medical Licencing Exam conducted in India
  • The students can also attend exams like PMDC, PLAB, USMLE, SCHC, etc. if they wish to.
  • China has one of the highest number of Indian candidates attending the FMGE exam.

World Class Universities

Most of the Chinese Universities rank in the top of the world ranking universities list. Some universities even make the top 200 in the list. Some Universities have world class professors with great experience making MBBS in China one of the best destinations.


  • China provides a huge variety of options in Universities for Indian students to choose from. 
  • Some colleges in China provide a flexible education system for international students. 
  • Due to the High population of International students doing their MBBS in China some colleges provide lectures in english.

Cost of Studying

MBBS in China is considered as one of the low cost destinations to study medicine. China reduced your budget by 10-15% when compared with other countries. This is one of the main reasons why Indian students choose to do their MBBS in China.


  • No donations or extra fees will be asked from any of the students who want to study MBBS.
  • China charges only half the amount of fees when compared with countries like the USA, Canada and UK.
  • The minimum fee to do MBBS in China is only about 2 lakhs per year. This attracts a huge amount of international student population.

Infrastructural Excellence

China is one of the largest growing economies in the world. Many students study MBBS in China only because of the economical infrastructure provided in the country. The Chinese government also spends a huge amount of its budget to improve the medical infrastructure of its country.


  • Most of the colleges in China provide state of the art infrastructures in its campus.
  • Universities provide world class libraries and lab facilities to its students.
  • The infrastructures are also established so that the students from international communities can access it without any hindrance.

All these advantages of studying MBBS in China does not specify every college present in China. These advantages can be or cannot be experienced in all the MBBS colleges in present China. Students studying in some of the top colleges in China could experience these advantages. But we could not guarantee that all the colleges providing MBBS in China give you these privileges. The background of the college must be checked and recommendations from the previous year students or graduated students is more valuable before getting an admission for MBBS in China.

Disadvantages of Studying MBBS in China

  • Climate
  • Language Problem
  • Very Low FMGE Pass Percentage
  • Politics


China is a large nation and it has a climate which is diverse throughout the country. Most of the country is usually cold most of the year. The average temperature of the country lies between (-13C to 25C).

So the students who want to study MBBS in China must do several research about the location of the college before pursuing their MBBS degree in China.

Language Problem

Language is the key to communicating with other people in  foreign countries. In China very few people know English language. To communicate, you need to take the help of Google translator.

Most of the local Chinese people don’t speak and understand English. There are lots of universities where teachers are not that much fluent in English. This creates an understanding gap between students. Learning a new language creates a burden to the students. MBBS in China is a very tough course. It takes a lot of time to learn a language and creates extra pressure on students. The students need to learn the Chinese language up to HSK-4 level to ensure interaction with patients. The students below HSK-2 level struggle a lot for studying MBBS in China.

FMGE Pass Percentage


Every candidate who has completed their MBBS in China must pass the FMGE exam in order to get approval as an accredited doctor by the MCI. Between 2015-18, no country had more students appearing for FMGE than China. However, the reality is that the actual overall FMGE passing percentage from all the universities in China between 2015-18 was just 11.71% (2,370 passed out of 20,254).

Low quality of education might be the reason for most of the students to get a fail percentage in these post MBBS eligibility exams.



Politics plays a major role in students studying any education in a foreign country safely. The political situation between India and China has not been in a great condition for the past few years. The situations between these two countries often become tense and get relaxed. The uncertainty in the relationship between India and China is a headache for the students studying MBBS in china.


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In Summary

China may be providing a good education but students who choose to study MBBS in China must consider all the above factors before committing. Most of the consultancies would not inform their clients with these details. So it is mandatory that all the students who want to study MBBS in China must do quality research about the college and the location of the country before joining.

During our research we found out that there are universities which provide world class education to students studying MBBS in China. We also found that some colleges in China provide very basic education which a typical Indian student will find very hard to understand.


Is MBBS in China hard?

To make this answer simple we should say it depends upon the aspirants view. But according to our research with former students who have completed their MBBS in China, we found out that most of the students struggled in their clinical practice, due to the language barriers. Some students reported that climate was a major factor which decreased the quality of their life. The major problem there is, in some Chinese medical colleges the professors were not fluent in English this decreased the knowledge transfer. Only the students who were good with Chinese language got to know the concepts clearly.

Is MBBS in China valid in India?

Yes if the student graduates from a Chinese university which is approved by the MCI (Medical Council of India) and qualifies in the FMGE exam the degree will be 100% valid in India.

What is the cost of studying MBBS in China?

On an average the cost of studying MBBS in China for a year will be around 2 lakhs per year. For 5 years the cost will be around 10 lakhs. If we add the living expenses, hostel fees and food the cost could rise up to 20 lakhs for the whole course. This amount is only an approximate amount, some colleges which offer MBBS in China could charge you 3-5 lakhs per year on tuition fees alone.

Why MBBS is cheap in China?

Due to the subsidized education provided by the government, just like in Indian government medical colleges. This is the reason for the cheap medical education in countries like China and Russia.

Can I study PG in India after studying MBBS in China?

If the student has completed his UG in a MCI recognised colleges in China and if the students qualifies FMGE in India they can pursue their PG in India.

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