MBBS in Philippines

MBBS degree in the Philippines is called as the MD degree (Doctor of Medicine). There is no difference between the MD degree and the MBBS degree. Commonwealth countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK, etc. usually call their doctor degree as MBBS ‘Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery’. Mostly rest of the world call their doctor degree as MD (Doctor of Medicine). MD degree studied in abroad countries are totally valid and this degree is also recognized by the MCI. The MD always equivalent to the MBBS degree in India.

The MD degree is usually provided in the countries with American influence. Some of the famous countries that provide MD degree are Philippines, Canada, China, Russia, Singapore, United States of America. Many Indian students study MD degree in the above countries and complete their degree without any problems. Several students who have completed their MD degree are practicing medicine in India after clearing their FMGE exams.

Studying MD in Philippines has increased among Indian students as it has produced thousands of Doctors in the recent past. Medical Universities in Philippines provides High Quality Medical Education combined with great hands on practice for an affordable cost, this has attracted many Indians to choose Philippines Medical Colleges over other MBBS Abroad destinations.

Why Indian Students Need to clear NMAT.

NMAT was developed as a screening process for students who have completed their Pre-Medicine courses in Philippines. The main aim of the NMAT exam was to Increase the quality of the candidates eligible to study MD which in turn will increase the quality of the countries medical infrastructure. The NMAT scores are carefully evaluated before giving the student an admission in any of the medical colleges in the Philippines. Students scoring the Highest NMAT scores are can easily get admission in the top medical colleges in the Philippines.

Do you know that more than 10000 international students enroll in Philippines Medical Schools to study MD/MBBS In Philippines. More than 50% out of these foreign Medical students are from India. Medical Schools in Philippines are known for its quality and sending thousands of doctors and engineers every year to work in USA, UK, and other developed western countries. According to CHED(Commission on Higher Education in Philippines), it has 2299 higher educational institutions and 40 medical colleges. According to American Physician Statistics, one among ten Physicians in the USA studied at Philippines Medical Institutions.

NMAT Requirements and Eligibility

Only students who are graduated or about to graduate their Pre-Medical course are eligible to attend the NMAT exams. Any student who have completed their +2 in India can apply to study the BS program in Philippines. The students fain eligibility to attend the NMAT exams after completing their BS courses. Any student who have cleared the NEET exam can easily clear the NMAT exam. Basically, the BS course is a degree course which is mandatory for admission in MD course as per American education pattern. Some Universities in the Philippines provide MD admission to the students scoring below 40%, but the student must pass the NMAT exam to get the MD degree.

NMAT Eligibility Test Pattern

The NMAT exam is more or less same as the MCAT exam held in the United States. Any student who have passed the NEET exam should easily pass this exams with very less amount of effort.

  Part-1 Part-2
Test Mental Ability Academic Proficiency
Questions 200 200
Duration 3 Hours 2 Hours 30 minutes
Time of Test Fore Noon After Noon

1.   Verbal

2.   Inductive reasoning

3.   Quantitative

4.   Perceptual acuity Skills

1.   Biology

2.   Physics

3.   Social Sciences

4.   Chemistry

The NMAT test consist of two Parts:


  • Mental Ability Test – Part 1
  • Academic Proficiency – Part 2

The Part 1 consists of 200 questions which includes topics such as Inductive reasoning, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Perceptual Acuity test. These tests test the aptitude level of the student which in turn will improve the academic performance of the student. This exam is conducted for about 3 hours.

The Part 2 consists of 200 questions which comprises of topics from basic science such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Social Studies. These tests measure the subject proficiency in areas which are part of the academic background required of applicants to do the medical course.


NMAT Test – Syllabus



  • Organic Chemistry basics
  • Kinetics
  • Periodic Table
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Gases and Gas Laws
  • Hybridization
  • Bonds
  • Biological Compounds: DNA, RNA, Sugar, Proteins, Fats
  • Acids and Bases
  • Equilibrium
  • Concentration (molarity, molality, moles,..)
  • Radioactivity and nuclear chemistry
  • Solubility



  • Fluids and fluid dynamics
  • Linear Motion
  • Circular Motion
  • Vectors
  • Optics
  • Simple Pendulum
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Gravitation
  • Centripetal and centrifugal force
  • Electromagnetics
  • Nuclear Force
  • Friction
  • Projectile Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Efficiency
  • Waves (electromagnetic, mechanical)
  • Circuits
  • Air resistance



  • Osmosis
  • Cell
  • Plant tissues
  • Animal tissues
  • Cell Division (mitosis, meiosis)
  • Cell Respiration
  • Scientific Names
  • Reproduction
  • Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Muscles
  • Digestive System
  • Immune System
  • Endocrine System
  • Ecosystem, community and population interaction



  • Figure Series
  • Figure Grouping
  • Number and Letter Series



  • Fundamental Operations (mostly arithmetic)
  • Word problems (work, power, probability, profit and loss, area, surface area, volume, percentage, basic trigonometry)
  • Data Interpretation (Statistics)



  • Reading comprehension
  • Analogies

Is NMAT Easy For Indian Students?

NMAT is very easy when compared with the NEET Eligibility exam. If a student can clear NEET exam and get an admission in Philippines, then the student can easily clear the NMAT exam with very low effort. Most of the colleges in the Philippines will allow the students who did not pass the NMAT exam to attend the MD classes, but the student cannot get the Doctor of Medicine degree without clearing the NMAT exam.


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MBBS in Philippines

FENCE education consultancy is considered as one of the leading education consultancy for MBBS admissions in Philippines. The admission process to join MBBS in Philippines is not as tough as you think. If you contact FENCE education Consultancy they will take care of all the processes and provide end to end services too. Their services range from providing accommodation services to the students in a self owned facility inside the campus. FENCE education consultancy also provides healthy food including both south Indian and north Indian food to the students studying MBBS in Philippines. If you want your children to study MBBS in Philippines without any stress or problems, FENCE is your only best choice.

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  • Step 1 : Contact FENCE Education Consultancy and fill out the admission form.
  • Step 2 : Submit soft copies of Your Passport, HSC Mark Sheet to apply for Letter of Permission for Admission.
  • Step 3 : Receive the admission invitation letter from the medical university.
  • Step 4 : After admission confirmation, apply for the Philippines Visa along with all necessary documents to the FENCE Education Consultancy with an experienced visa processing team to guide you.
  • Step 5 : Appear for Personal Visa Interview at Philippines Embassy along with the invitation letter and other supporting documents for Visa Approval.
  • Step 6 : Travel to Philippines escorted by FENCE officials.


The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta founded in 1975 is one of the top educational universities in the Philippines. And FENCE Education Consultancy is the top recruitment partner for UPHSD, Philippines. UPHSD has provided quality medical education for over 46 years. And the major aspects which makes UPHSD the top medical college in Philippines are mentioned below.

  • High class facilities
  • In campus hospital
  • Clinical Exposure
  • MCI/WHO recognition and lot more

These are some of the main reasons which makes UPHSD a top class university to study MBBS in Philippines.


Why should I study MBBS in Philippines?

The Philippines is considered as one of the education hub in Asia. Many Indian students choose the Philippines because of the climate and the common disease pattern like India. Students studying in the Philippines will never feel like they have left India.

Can I do PG in India after completing MD In Philippines?

After passing MCI screening test(FMGE), you can appear for NEET PG exam which will help you to secure PG Seat in India. From 2022 onwards, FMGE as well as NEET PG exam is clubbed together. After completing medical degree abroad, Indian student needs to pass National Exit Test which acts as Medical License exam not just for students who study abroad but for students who studied MBBS in Indian Medical Colleges as well.

What is the best Medical College in the Philippines?

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) is considered as one of the top Medical college in the Philippines to study MBBS/MD. With world class infrastructures and experienced staff it is a top university in the Philippines.

Why Philippines Medical degree is called MD instead of MBBS?

Countries which follow UK based medical education system awards Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS) degree. Countries which follow US based medical education system awards Doctor of Medicine(MD) degree. National Medical Commission of India(formerly known as Medical Council of India), recognizes MD degree equivalent to MBBS degree.

What are the eligibility criteria to get admission for Philippines Medical College in 2020?

50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Qualifying NEET score in any one of NEET 2018, NEET 2019, NEET 2020 exam is essential. As per NMC, NEET score is valid for three years for admission into abroad medical colleges.

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