List of Medical Universities in China Approved by MOE for 2023–2024
In China, there are two different types of universities that offer MBBS training:
Universities that are approved by MOE China to offer an MBBS degree in English to international students.
Non-listed universities that are also permitted to provide the MBBS degree to international students are only permitted to do it in Chinese.
Now, as a student hoping to study medicine in China, you must be debating between the two types of universities. Given that you are an international student and do not speak Chinese, it makes sense for you to select option 1 – the MOE China Listed Universities that have been approved by the Ministry of Education, China, to offer MBBS in English Medium.
At first, learning a language based on characters rather than letters may seem intimidating to you. To be honest, though, deciding between a Listed and Non-Listed University typically relies on where in the world you are from and whether or not the Medical Council of your own nation will allow you to enroll in a Non-Listed University.
As an illustration, Pakistani students frequently choose Non-Listed Universities over Listed Universities, primarily because they are less expensive. Click to view the List of Medical Universities in China on List A of the Pakistan Medical Council – PMC.
However, students from Bangladesh and India must enroll in MBBS programs at universities recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) and the Medical Council of India, respectively.
Moreover, the Listed Universities are permitted to accept a certain number of international students to take English classes. Be mindful, however, that the MOE Listed Universities now have another tactic since they can only accept a certain number of students for their English-taught MBBS programs. In addition to English-taught MBBS programs, the MOE Listed Universities also offer bilingual/Chinese-medium programs that are somewhat less expensive (albeit still expensive).
On the other hand, the Non-Listed Universities typically do not have a set quota for accepting foreign students. Nonetheless, learning Mandarin language is a must for all overseas students, regardless of whether they select a Listed University or a Non-Listed University to pursue their MBBS degree. This is due to the fact that it is very necessary for you to live in China.
In order to communicate with people on a daily basis, you will need to speak Mandarin. Learning Chinese is essential necessary for overseas students who are pursuing MBBS degrees in China since you will need to communicate with patients in Mandarin (also known as Pu tong hua or) in the hospitals. Find out if studying MBBS at MOE Listed universities is indeed required for Pakistani students.
List of MOE Listed Medical Universities allowed to teach International Students MBBS in English Medium for 2022 is given below:
University Name No. of International students Accepted World Ranking
Dalian Medical University 100 1,233
China Medical University 100 753
Qingdao University 60 609
Capital Medical University 100 380
Tianjin Medical University 100 633
Shandong University 78 206
Fudan University 40 102
Xinjiang University 100 1,348
Nanjing Medical University 100 438
Jiangsu University 100 508
Wenzhou Medical University 100 725
Wenzhou Medical University (Overseas) 50 725
Zhejiang University 110 97
Wuhan University 50 183
Huazhong University of Science and Technology 70 137
Xi’an Jiaotong University 100 180
Southern Medical University 100 544
Jinan University 100 460
Guangxi Medical University 100 1,207
Sichuan University 100 208
Chongqing Medical University 90 782
Harbin Medical University 60 749
Beihua University 40 2,295
Jinzhou Medical University 20 5,478
Jilin University 60 223
Hebei Medical University 60 1,224
Ningxia Medical University 60 1,877
Tongji University 30 219
Shihezi University 60 1,483
Southeast University 60 244
Yangzhou University 60 617
Nantong University 60 965
Suzhou University 60 277
Ningbo University 40 802
Fujian Medical University 60 989
Anhui Medical University 60 868
Xuzhou Medical University 60 1,323
China Three Gorges University 20 1,401
Zhengzhou University 20 330
Guangzhou Medical University 60 678
Zhongshan University 20 130
Shantou University 20 1,050
Kunming Medical University 60 1,509
North Sichuan Medical College 40 9,171
Southwest Medical University 60 1,694
Xiamen University 40 197
The Ministry of Education China allowed a total of 45 (+1) Universities to provide English-medium MBBS courses to foreign students in 2022–2023; these institutions are able to enroll a total of 3,058 foreign students annually.
On the website of the Ministry of Education China, you can also find a list of the medical universities that previously stated as being MOE Listed.
Since 2007, when the Ministry of Education China first released its list of medical universities, Web Consultants has been assisting students who wish to study MBBS at such institutions. Students advised to regularly check the MOE China website for the most recent list of Medical Universities approved to instruct MBBS to overseas students since the list of Medical Universities authorized to instruct MBBS in English by MOE is subject to change.
Yet, because of Covid, foreign students currently the only ones who may take classes online as they not yet permitted to enter China. Find out when foreign students can go back to China. And the difficulties that overseas students encounter when learning online.