INTRODUCTION TO CHINA
China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline. Capital Beijing mixes modern architecture with historic sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square. Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country’s north.
The great educational infrastructure in Asia, cheap cost wise and highly reputed in technology, Engineering, Medicine wise，the availability of instruction in the English medium., more and more Chinese universities have made courses available to international students in English medium. Most of the Medical Schools in China are recognized in the World Health Organization ( WHO )’s “Directory of World Medical Schools”. This listing make a student graduating from such Medical Universities and Medical Colleges in China eligible to appear for many of the screening tests like the USMLE, PLAB and also the newly introduced “Screening examination” conducted by the National Board Of Examinations, India, under the directive of the Medical Council of India. This has lead to an ever increasing number of international students making their way to China to study like the General Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), dental course or dentistry (BDS) ,M.D/M.S/M.D.S Course and Engineering course, business course. Every year there are more than 78000 international students come to china study Medical, Engineering and Business Program etc. China is fast becoming the most favored destination in Asia.
China is a sought after destination for international students. It ranks among the top few countries as it offers quality education. The beautiful landscape of the country and its charming people make it a wonderful destination for study. The strong culture of the place along with a fast growing economy makes it a perfect study abroad destination. Several mutual exchange programs are conducted by the university which offers an enchanting experience. April, May, September and October are the best months to visit China. You can experience continental and seasonal climate in China.
Why you should aim for China ?
Chinese universities offer a variety of specializations in medicine. As the country has opened doors to foreigners you are likely to meet many foreign students during your stay. Features about universities and the course can be discussed as follows:
- Some Chinese universities are well known for the education that they offer and are highly ranked.
- For international students courses are offered in English.
- With an array of tests and assignments, the skills and knowledge of the students is assessed. It makes their learning authentic and valuable.
- The academic year, in the universities, begin during August and September.
- As admissions are based on the first come, first serve basis the students need to apply early.
Cost of education in Chinese universities :
Studying in China is affordable and thus easy on the pocket. We can discuss features of the cost as follows:
- The universities do not accept capitation fee or donations.
- Cost of the course is subsidized by Ministry of Public Health, Government of China
- In comparison to the Indian universities, cost of studying in Chinese universities is lower.
- As fee structure of the universities vary, it is important to ascertain the fees before admission.
While enrolling in a medical program the students do not need to sit for any qualifying examinations. For accommodation, you can opt for the hostels provided by the universities or select a rental home which is easily available. Single rooms are available for a higher accommodation fee. Upon graduating from the Chinese universities, the students are eligible for screening tests, which is conducted by the Medical council of India. They are also eligible for tests conducted by USMLE and PLAB. The number of international students studying in the Chinese universities has been increasing as courses in medicine offered by the colleges are recognized world-wide. China is reputed for the quality education it offers which matches the global standards.