MBBS in the Philippines for Indian students

Details for Indian Students going to Philippines for doing MBBS. ....

Standyou Team
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Feb 06, 2020 04:49:10


Practicing medicine is among the noblest professions. The medical aspirant has many other qualities other than intelligence, such as caring nature, a lot of patience, and understanding. A career in medical science is gaining popularity in India. But a large number of aspirants and few colleges make it difficult for the young dreamers to get the desired college. Indian students are now choosing to study abroad instead of paying a large sum of money to private universities.

MBBS in Philippines 

The medical council of India has approved many medical colleges and universities abroad. Students have a chance to go to countries like the Philippines, China, or Georgia to pursue their degrees. If you choose medical colleges from the Philippines for your career, then you won’t regret it. Here, medical Universities have approval from WHO, and these universities also appear in the list of IMED and ECFMG. Various Medical universities of the Philippines also have recognition from MCI.

About the Philippines

The beautiful archipelago is the center of attraction for many because of its outstanding physical features and the great range of mountains. From marine turtles to Philippine eagle, here you will find several rare species on land and water. The variety in languages is the reflection of the wide range of cultures and ethnic groups here.

The pleasant weather and beautiful coastline are ideal for a learner. Students find a peaceful atmosphere here other than top universities and professors. The Philippines has some of the best higher education universities suitable for international students. There are various learning programs and vocational colleges that deliver quality education to students worldwide. 

The Philippines is becoming the first choice for international students as it provides high-quality education under their budget. Modern infrastructure and easy modes of teaching make these universities stand out from the crowd.

What are the advantages of studying in the Philippines?

If you have already made your mind to study here, then you will never regret it. Those who are still struggling with thoughts can go through these points:

  • The tuition fees are very low, and there is no provision of donations for admission.

  • There is no entrance exam to get admission in the colleges.

  • Medical universities in the Philippines are in the list of the WHO, IMED, and ECMG directories.

  • The mode of teaching is English in many universities. English is the official language here, and most Philippines are fluent in English. The Philippines follows the U.S. education system.

  • Hostels and canteens offer an international range of food. Students from various cultures and countries, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, will find their choice here easily.

  • One gets admission here, only if the documents are real. Therefore, there are fewer chances of fraud or cheating.

  • The cost of living is low as compared to other countries. A campus with Wi-Fi facility, clean food, and accommodation are there to make the students feel comfortable.

  • The level of security is high 24 hours. International students feel safe here.

  • The climate in the Philippines is similar to that in India. So the students from India find it more comfortable here.

  • MCI in India recognizes a medical degree from the Philippines. The universities prepare the medical students for the MCI screening test also.

  • After completing the course, students can appear in international exams like USLME.

MBBS curriculum in the Philippines

Phillippines offer a BS-MD course. MD is not a post-graduation course; it is similar to MBBS in other countries. The course is of 6 years of duration. It has three parts- BS, MD, and an internship in the end. BS or foundation course is the prime medical course. It consists of four semesters, which the student has to complete in 1.5 to 2 years.

Once the course is complete, the student has to appear in the NMAT screening test. You will be eligible to get admission to MD after clearing The National Medical Admission Test or NMAT. Every medical school/college or university in the Philippines conducts NMAT. After clearing NMAT, the student gets admission to the MD course of 4 years. In case, the student was not able to clear the NMAT, he/she reappear for the test.

To join the MD course in Philippes directly, a student must have a Bachelor of Science degree.

Once the student completes the MD successfully, he/she has to serve as an intern in local hospitals, health care centers, or clinics.

List of top universities in the Philippines

Top medical universities in the Philippines that have MCI approval are listed below with details.

Sr. no.

College or University name

Scholarship to Indian students

Fee in INR

(cost may vary due to fluctuations in currency)


AMA School of Medicine, (AMASOM), Metro Manila

Available based on BS results



AUF School of Medicine, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles

Available under various schemes



Cagayan State University, Cagayan

Available under various schemes. Special scholarship for those who Serve for four years in a municipality of Cagayan



De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Cavait

Ten institutional scholarship programs.



Our Lady of Fatima University, metro Manila

Available on an academic basis, service basis, and financial basis.



San Beda College, Manila

Available to entrance scholars, academic scholars and service scholars.



The University of Perpetual help




Emilio Aguinaldo School of medicine,

  • General weighted average-175 or more
  • NMAT score- 75 percentile or more
  • Based on the entrance exam




Pangasinan State University, Pangasinan




South Western University, Cebu City

Merit scholarship, competitive scholarship and more



Eligibility for MBBS in the Philippines

To get admission in Philippines medical university/college, one should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Minimum 60% marks in higher secondary.

  • Major subjects in higher subjects must be Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. A minimum of 50% aggregate is compulsory in the three major subjects for admission.  Also, a minimum of 50% should be there separately for each major subject.

  • Provide all the necessary certificates like mark sheets, transfer certificate, etc.

  • Proof of fee-paying capacity.

  • NEET-UG qualification is compulsory.

  • A complete medical examination certificate.

Various documents you will require are:

  • Valid passport and application form for the student visa.

  • Three passport size photographs.

  • The original notice of acceptance.

  • CEA, i.e., a Police Clearance Certificate. The philippine embassy will authenticate this certificate.

  • Visa fee.

Keep the above documents ready before applying for MBBS in Philippines.

Standard fee structure and cost of living

  • Fee- starting from 18 lakh INR

  • Food- nearly 8000 per month. Both south Indian and north Indian food is available in the Philippines. They even have an Indian mess on the campus.

  • Living expenses- approx 12000 per month.

The total cost to complete the course is approximately 30 lakhs.

How to apply?

  • Fill the application form.

  • Submit the soft copies of your documents like passport.

  • Get the application letter from the University.

  • Once your admission confirms, the immigration procedure will start.

  • Go to the Philippines Embassy in Delhi with the invitation letter.

  • Apply for a visa after checking all the details carefully.

 A medical Degree from Philippine will be very beneficial for your career. If you have decided on further studies or want to practice after MBBS, an MBBS degree from Philippine medical college is sufficient for your growth.

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