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China is a multi-ethnic country known for its rich traditions, breath-taking landscapes and historic cultural relics. Not only is it a fascinating tourist destination, but also a popular choice for aspiring doctors to pursue an MBBS degree. With the increase in competition and expenses for MBBS seats in India, many students flock to China, to fulfil their medical dreams in the best colleges, for a reasonable amount.
An important factor that decides a medical student’s future is affordability. Private medical colleges in India charge huge amounts for admission, and that is one of the main reasons why students opt to study MBBS abroad. In countries like China, globally acknowledged medical colleges provide MBBS degrees for an extremely low cost of tuition (2-5 lakh per year).
Here is the fee structure of the top 5 medical colleges in China:
Located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province; the centre of China’s rich heritage and culture, Nanjing Medical University is one of the first universities to offer a 7 year, English-medium Bachelor of Medicine programme to foreign students. Though it was established way back in 1934, it still remains a leading medical university, with its experienced faculty, technologically advanced research centres and affiliation with more than 40 teaching hospitals.
Tuition fee per year: INR 3, 48,908
Cost of living: INR 10,262
Fujian Medical University comes under the top 30 medical universities in China. Since 1998, FMU has been qualified by various international boards, to accept foreign students hoping to pursue an MBBS degree. The university, originally founded in the capital city of Fuzhou, has campuses in both Shangjie and Taijiang. Each year, more than 300 international students study MBBS in these campuses. With more than 16 affiliated hospitals, 30 teaching hospitals and a research oriented curriculum, FMU has become a forefront in the field of medical education.
Tuition fee per year: INR 3, 07,855
Cost of living: INR 20, 523
Ranking within the top 10 medical colleges of China, Xiamen University has made a name for itself, with outstanding achievements in the field of scientific research and medical education. Founded in 1921, by Tan Kah Kee, a non resident Chinese businessman, it is a university that directly comes under The Ministry of Education.
Tuition fee per year: INR 3, 70,000
Cost of living: INR 20,000
China Medical University is located in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning; the largest city in northeast China. According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, CMU is ranked the 55th top medical university in Asia. Pursuing a medical degree in this university has become an extremely popular choice, because of its frequent student exchange programmes, internationally acknowledged training strategies and beautiful infrastructure.
Tuition fee per year: INR 5, 00,000
Cost of living: INR 10, 270
Kunming Medical University, established in the year 1933, is located in Kunming City of the Yunnan Province. Currently, it is one of the largest specialized medical universities in the Yunnan area. With a collection of more than 10,000 medical books, KMU University has become a repository for Chinese medical research and education. KMU is also involved in national scientific projects and programmes, and has attained a world university rank of 649.
Tuition fee per year: INR 3, 08,206
Cost of living: INR 10,273
Chinese medical universities provide affordability in the fees structure and the cost of living is much less compared to that of India. China is one of the more affordable choices for a student to pursue their MBBS abroad.
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