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Zhejiang University

International Airport - Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Facts about MBBS in China for INDIAN students
Number of seats for International Students 100
Located in the City Hangzhou
Travel Time from Delhi to Hangzhou 5 – 6 Hours
Average Climate -6°C to 26°C
Intake for MBBS in Zhejiang University September
NEET Requirement Yes, With Qualifying Marks
Course Duration 6 Years
Medium of Teaching English
Fees for MBBS in Zhejiang University 42800 RMB Per Year
Living Cost 1000 – 2000 RMB Per Month
Ranking World Ranking : 157
China Ranking : 4
Recognition of University MCI and WHO approved

About Hangzhou City
Hangzhou formerly known as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang Province in East China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium. The city's West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site immediately west of the city, is among its best-known attractions. A study conducted by PwC and China Development Research Foundation saw Hangzhou ranked first among "Chinese Cities of Opportunity". Hangzhou is also considered a World City with a "Beta+" classification according to GaWC.
Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou metropolitan area, the fourth-largest in China. During the 2010 Chinese census, the metropolitan area held 21.102 million people over an area of 34,585 km2 (13,353 sq. mi). Hangzhou prefecture had a registered population of 9,018,000 in 2015.
Hangzhou was repeatedly rated as the best commercial city in the mainland of China by Forbes. As the headquarters of Internet industry enterprises such as Alibaba, Hangzhou has strongly attracted people those work in Internet industry. Therefore, in the new growing cities that became popular in the 2010's, Hangzhou is one of the main representative cities. Since 2014, the rapid growth of population has caused the rapid growth of local housing prices.
In September 2015, Hangzhou was awarded the 2022 Asian Games. It will be the third city in China to host the Asian Games after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010. Hangzhou, an emerging technology hub and home to the e-commerce giant Alibaba, also hosted the eleventh G20 summit in 2016.


The MBBS (Medical Bachelor & Bachelor of Surgery) program in Zhejiang University is a medical education program specifically designed for international students who wish to pursue a medical bachelor degree in China. The program was formally established and began to recruit students in September 2006. Since then, four batches of total 330 students have been recruited. These students are from more than 20 countries including India, Pakistan, Mauritius, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Tanzania and New Zealand. To ensure the quality of education, in May 2006, Chinese Ministry of Education held a Conference on the China Higher Medical education (Western Medicine) for International Students in Tianjin, to discuss the quality control standards. A guideline, ‘The Provisional Regulations on Quality Control Standards of Undergraduate Medical Education for International Students (English Media)’ was finally formed and published soon after. After reviewing the qualification, first 30 medical schools including Zhejiang University School of Medicine were accredited to enrol international students in medical education program with English media.
The composition of M.B.B.S. program is fully under the guideline of ‘Provisional Regulations on Quality Control Standards of Undergraduate Medical Education for International Students (English Media)’ and ‘Global Minimum Essential Requirements in Medical Education’. The overall goal is to develop extensive medical knowledge and laid a solid foundation for their further studies in any medical branch for medical graduates. Special requirements of other countries where most students originally come from are also taken into account.
The M.B.B.S. curriculum is organized in a disciplinary setting based on a school’s existing undergraduate medical education program and composed of three stages, pre-med, pre-clinic and clinic stage. It takes six years (starts from 2014, previously it was five and half years) to complete, One year for pre-med, two years for pre-clinic and three for year clinic. Core courses for pre-med include college math, Chemistry, physics and biology; pre-clinic stage, medical biochemistry, human anatomy, embryology, physiology, pathogen biology, pathology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, etc. While in clinic stage, students will spend 1.5-year to study the clinic courses including internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, infectious diseases, etc., and one year in clinical practice (senior clerkship). Students will join a clinical team and participate in all clinic work and activities under the supervision of doctors. During the first 2 years a Chinese language cause is also included. Other aspects such as physician-patient relationship, ethics, law and informatics are emphasized throughout the whole curriculum. In addition, students are also encouraged to participate in scientific research and other Extra-curricular activities. M.B.B.S. degree will be awarded to the students who finish all courses, pass the exams and meet all other requirements.