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MBBS (in English)
- General Information

    Brief Introduction:

    Sun Yat-sen University was approved as one of the thirty universities by the Ministry of Education of China to enroll international students majoring in MBBS (Program of Clinical Medicine taught in English). The program follows the “Provisional Regulations on Quality Control Standards of English-Taught Medical Undergraduate Education for International Students in China”, and practices the academic principles of consolidating theoretical knowledge and focusing on technical skills, interdisciplinary studies, and clinical practice.

    Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) started the MBBS program in2006 and has since gained recognition and approval from the medical councils in India, Thailand, Nepal and many more nations. To date, two batches of international students totaling 194 from India, Thailand, Nepal, and other countries have graduated successfully from the University.

    Zhongshan School of Medicine

    First established as Boji Medical School in 1866, Zhongshan School of Medicine (SYSU-SOM) is the oldest school of Western medicine in China. Today it is proud to stand among the top tier of medical schools nationwide. SYSU-SOM owns the largest comprehensive healthcare system in China, including 5 comprehensive and3 specialized hospitals and 13 branch community hospitals with over 11,000 beds, 13 million outpatient visits and 200,000 in-patient surgeries every year. The institution stands as a leader in medical and scientific education and training, biomedical research, and patient care in the country and enjoys high reputation at home and
    abroad, especially in Southeast Asia.

    SYSU-SOM’s reputation for quality education, scientific innovation, and social services has attracted an outstanding and diverse array of teachers and students, with over 18,000 full-time faculty members and clinicians, and 8,915 medical and health sciences undergraduates and post-graduate students, which includes over 400 international students from 28 countries. SYSU-SOM also has high-quality medical education resources that help to attract the best medical degree candidates.

    Additionally, our medical students have won first-prize in the National Competition of Clinical Skills for Medical College Students for three consecutive years. We have established stable co-operations in medical education and research with many internationally renowned institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Karolinska Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Birmingham University.

    Cultivation Requirements:

    Curriculum Requirements:

    The MBBS program consists of six academic years and requires 284 total credits, including 256 credits of compulsory courses and 28 credits of elective courses. There are 54 courses in this major, including 46 specialized classes and8 optional classes.

    Main Courses:

    1. Chinese
    2. Introduction to China and Chinese culture
    3. Introduction to Chinese Society and Culture (Practice )
    4. Chemistry
    5. Mathematics
    6. Medical Physics
    7. Physical Education
    8. Medical Chinese terminology
    9. Medical Chinese
    10. Medical Biology &Cell Biology
    11. Basic Anatomy
    12. Medical Ethics
    13. Clinical Anatomy
    14. Histology and Embryology
    15. Physiology
    16. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    17. Medical Immunology
    18. Medical Microbiology
    19. Molecular Medicine Skills
    20. Human Parasitology
    21. Pathology
    22. Pharmacology
    23. Experimental Physiological Science
    24. Pathophysiology
    25. Preventive Medicine &Community Medicine
    26. Medical Statistics
    27. Epidemiology
    28. Introduction to Basic Medical CoursesDiagnostics
    29. Medical Genetics
    30. Forensic Medicine
    31. Internal Medicine
    32. Surgery
    33. Gynecology & Obstetrics
    34. Pediatrics
    35. Medical Imageology
    36. Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Acupuncture )
    37. Neurology
    38. Psychiatry
    39. Oncology
    40. Infectious Diseases
    41. Orthopedics
    42. Emergency Medicine
    43. Otothinolaryngology
    44. Clinical Skills Training
    45. Rehabilitation Medicine
    46. Clinical Practice
    47. Computer Science
    48. Medical Psychology
    49. Stomatology
    50. Anaesthesiology
    51. Ophthalmology
    52. Dermatology
    53. Evidence-Based medicine
    54. Medical Literature Retrieval and Utilization


    Tuition Fee
    Bachelor RMB 48,000 pre year
    RMB 288,000 in total (About $ 52,805)
    Accommodation Fee
    International Student Dorm 351
    Double Room RMB 4,800
    International Student Dorm No.103
    Double Room RMB 4,500
    Single Room RMB 9,000
    International Student Dorm
    Double Room RMB 1,050
    Single Room RMB 1,650
    Gezhi Yuan No.3 Unit 1 International Student Dorm
    Double Room RMB 6,000
    Single Room RMB 9,000
    International Student Dorm
    Double Room RMB 950
    Single Room RMB 1,500
    International Student Dorm
    Single Room RMB 3,000
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 800
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,100 to RMB 2,700
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  48,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

1. Students should come from English-speaking countries. If not, a minimum score of 60 on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum IELTS score of 6 is required.
2. Age requirements: 18 years or above.
3. Senior high school graduation qualification.
4. Scores of English in high school records should be Grade C or above (70 points or above out of 100).
5. Scores of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology in high school records should be Grade D or above (60 points or above out of 100), and Grade C or above in at least one of the subjects among mathematics, physics and chemistry.
6. Record of good behavior
7. Good health (including no color blindness)
8. Applicants who have graduated from high school but not yet received graduation diplomas should provide supplementary documentation from schools verifying their status.
9. Students are required to take an entrance exam organized by Sun Yat-sen University, which covers mathematics, chemistry, and physics.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

3. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

4. Health certificate(if you have)

Photocopy of notarized foreigner physical examination record (for durations of study over 6 months)

5. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

6. High school academic transcript

High school academic transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

7. Letter of recommendation

Two references from two professors or associate professors

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  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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