MBBS in English
Zhejiang University
Basic Information
Degree: Bachelor
Starting Date: Sep 7 , 2018
Duration: 6 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 42,800 per Year
Application Deadline: Apr 30 , 2018
Application Fee: USD 75 (Non-Refundable)
Service Fee: USD50 (Non-Refundable)
Program Highlights
  • Zhejiang University (ZJU) is a comprehensive national university founded in 1897. It is directly under the administration of MOE.
  • Students can choose to do the internship/training in China or their home country.
  • The discipline of Clinical Medicine ranks the 7th in China with the Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatric and Oncology as key national disciplines.
  • ZJU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.
Program Description

1. Program Introduction

Editor Notes: The syllabus of MBBS program is set according to the MOE regulation and IIME requirements.

  • The main courses in preclinical medicine stage include Biochemistry, Anthroponomy, Embryology, Physiology, Pathogen Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, pathophysiology and Diagnostics etc.
  • Students need to take Chinese Language and Chinese Culture courses to pass HSK (the Chinese Proficiency Test) grade 4 which is a requirement for the internship in China.
  • The graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.


2. Program Structure

Editor Notes: The program takes six years to complete.

Main Courses:

Year    Courses 

1st Semester

2nd Semester

1st Academic Year

Calculus, General Chemistry, Introduction to Modern Biological Science, Physical Education, Chinese

Calculus, General Chemistry, General Physics, Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology,, Chinese, Physical Education

2nd Academic Year

Anatomy I, Biochemistry (including Lab), Histology, embryology, Chinese

Anatomy II, Medical Genetics, Physiology, History of Medicine, Chinese
and toxicology,

3rd Academic Year

Pathology, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Medical Psychology, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Medical Chinese, Survey of China

Microbiology, Pharmacology, Preventive medicine, Introduction of Surgery, Diagnostics

4th Academic Year
(Pre-Clinic and Clinic)

Forensic medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Introduction to Family Medicine, Social medicine and ethics, Epidemiology,

Medicine I, Surgery I, Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

5th Academic Year

Medicin III, Surgery III, Pediatrics


Infectious diseases, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Venereology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Stomatology, Emergency medicine.

6th Academic Year

Senior clerkship

Senior clerkship

Note: The students must score 190 in HSK(Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level IVor above and pass HSKK(HSK Speaking Test) Intermediate Level before taking the senior clerkship in China.

3. Hostels and food

Editor Notes: Students are expected to live in the International Students Dormitory, where twin rooms are available.

  • Almost every room is equipped with telephone, internet access, private bathroom with shower and air-conditioners. 
  • Public kitchens and washing machines are also accessible to students in the dormitory.  
  • The University has on all its campuses several convenient and inexpensive restaurants where a good variety of Chinese and Western foods are served.

4. Fees

Editor Notes: The fees is subject to the school standard when the applicants arrive at the school.

  • Registration: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$ 70).
  • Tuition: 42,800 Chinese Yuan(Approx US$ 7,000) /year for M.B.B.S.
  • Accommodation: 6,000 Chinese Yuan (Approx US$1000)/year/person. Each room for two students.
  • Residence permit: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$70)/year.
  • Health examination: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$70).
  • Health insurance: Covered by University Health insurance plan.
  • Miscellaneous: Food 8,000 Chinese Yuan(US$1,350)/year.

 Note: The fee for accommodation excludes electricity and water bill. There is also a small restaurant to serve Muslim food.

5. Degree Awarded

Editor Notes: International medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the ZHU.

MBBS Degree:  

  • The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
  • After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine.
  • According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first.
  • A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities.
  • Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master’s degree.

Note:The course requires students to pay tuition or admission deposit before issuing admission package.

6. Internship

Editor Notes: The internship is arranged in the final year and students can do the internship/training in China or their home country.

  • Students who want to do internship in China need to pass the HSK 4 to contact with the patients and the tuition fee for this year is as normal RMB 42,800 per year.
  • The internship will be carried out in the 6 Grade III Class A affiliated hospitals of Zhejiang University.
  • These hospitals have a total capacity of over 7700 beds, 8780,000 emergency visits and 238,000 inpatients.
  • There are no requirements for students who want to do the internship in their home countries on HSK level and no need to pay for the tuition fee.
  • Students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in ZJU before graduation.

7. School Introduction

Editor Notes: Zhejiang University is a Public, 985 Project Comprehensive university.

Zhejiang University is a national comprehensive university. Founded in 1897, it was initially known as “Qiushi Shuyuan” (Qiushi Academy), one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China. Zhejiang University‘s fields of study cover philosophy, literature, history, education, science, economics, law, management, engineering, agriculture, medicine and etc. The university, now has 113 specialties for undergraduate studies, and it is entitled to confer master's degrees in 324 programs and primary (secondary) discipline doctoral degrees in 41 (252) programs, Learn More>>

8. School of Medicine

Editor Notes: Dating from the 1912, the School now includes 8 faculties, 6 Grade III Class A hospitals affiliated hospitals with 7,700 beds and 23 Grade III teaching hospitals.

  • ZUSM has established international links with scores of medical institutions in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.
  • Programs like collaborative research projects and exchanges of faculty and students have been launched.
  • The total number of staff has reached over 10,000, including 568 full professors and associate professors, 212 doctoral mentors and 663 master mentors.
  • The School has 4 national key disciplines, one state key laboratory and 15 provincial and ministerial key laboratories. 
  • The discipline of Clinical Medicine ranks the 7th in China with the Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatric and Oncology as key national disciplines.
  • There are over 4,000 medical students including over 400 international students in MBBS program.

9. Campus Life

Editor Notes: International students enjoy the wonderful life in the campus.

Recreational Activities

Chinese Customs

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health, have graduated from high school, and be under the age of 30.
  2. Applicants must abide by Chinese laws and university regulations and respect Chinese people’s custom.  
  3. For applicants to English-instructed programs, Chinese proficiency is not required.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Bachelor RMB 42,800 pre year
RMB 256,800 in total (About $ 47,085)
Accommodation Fee
31 Student Dormitory
Double Room RMB 40
Chu Kochen Hall of International Education
Double Room RMB 60 to RMB 70
Single Room RMB 50 to RMB 70
International Student Hall
Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 60
Single Room RMB 40 to RMB 60
Cuibai Lyceum Dormitory
Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 70
International Student Apartment
Double Room RMB 20 to RMB 30
Youyi (Friendship) Apartment
Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 55
Other Fees
Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 2,000
Service Fee USD50 (Non-Refundable)
Living Expense RMB 2,180 to RMB 2,780

Application Materials

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Two letter of recommendation

Two recommendation letters from high school teachers (for English-instructed MBBS applicants, in Chinese/English). Letters must include phone number or email address.

3. Photocopy of valid passport

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

4. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

5. Photocopies of language proficiency certificates.

Applicants for English-instructed programs must provide the certificate of TOEFL or IELTS test score. (Not required for English native speakers)

6. Transcript for all the courses in senior high school

Transcript for all the courses in senior high school (original copy or notarized copy in Chinese/English);

7. Senior high school diploma

Senior high school diploma (original copy or notarized copy in Chinese/English); Graduating high school students can provide pre-graduation Certificate instead (in Chinese/English).

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