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Studying in Phillipines

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  • World's 3rd largest English speaking nation.
  • World's 2nd largest exporter of Physicians after India.
  • Top class medical education in a safe environment and at affordable cost.
  • Philippines produces over 3,00,000 medical graduates pursuing MBBS in Philippines each year.
  • Follow USA education system thus student will have option of transferring to continue study medicine in USA.
  • M.D. degree offered by the Philippine Universities is recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India) as to be equivalent to MBBS.
  • MBBS in Philippines offered by the Medical colleges are governed by the CHED , is recognized by WHO and listed in the IMED.
  • Students need not qualify at IELTS or TOEFL
  • Academic curriculum is in accordance with global standards.
  • Students are guided to prepare for USMLE, MCI screening tests.
  • Exposure to an international environment, culture and education system
  • India-like climatic conditions make it easy for students to adjust.
  • College in Philippines prepare you for the MCI screening test.
  • College in Philippines prepare you for United States Medical Licensing Examination(USMLE).


About Philippines :

Full NameRepublic of the Philippines
Currency(Philippine Peso) 1 peso=1.42 INR
Population100 million (2014)
Major LanguageEnglish, Filipino
Area3,00,000 sq km(115,831 sq. miles)
ClimateTropical Climate, Temperature rings between 20 degree C to 32 degree C
Time DifferencePhilippines is 2.5 h ahead of India
Calling Code+63

Philippines has developed the education system, similar to the USA. Thus after High School (Grade 10) the students join a Bachelors Degree. Those who want to study Medicine does the Pre-Medicine in Bachelor of Science in Biology. After which they sit for National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) exam then they enroll for 4 years medical course known as Doctor of Medicine (MD). The MD degree awarded in USA / Philippines is equivalent to MBBS of UK / Commonwealth Countries. Philippines is the world's Second largest exporter of Physicians after India.

All our partner universities are recognized by Commission on Higher Education and Development (CHED), World Health Organization (WHO) and listed in International Medical Education Directory (IMED), Education Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Thus the students are eligible to sit for USMLE and they may appear for Part 1 and 2 in the Philippines. Most medical institution follow the American Style PBL Curriculum.Doctor of Medicine (MD) is recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council, Medical Council of India, Malaysia Medical Council, Nepal Medical Council, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and other medical councils upon passing the required Screening Tests.

Students with 10+2 or Intermediate education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as specialization with at least 50% are eligible to study medicine in Philippines.
MBBS in Philippines is 5.5 years of duration. Indian students with Intermediate education with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will have to join the B.S + M.D program. Before commencing the medicine in Philippines students will first have to undergo a Pre-medicine course which will be of 16 to 24 months of duration.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. The students will then have to clear the National Medical Aptitude Test (NMAT) conducted by the government of Philippines. This exam is conducted twice every year. Medical Universities in Philippines offer tutorials for Indian students to facilitate them to pass the NMAT test without any problem.

Once the student completes of the B.S course and the NMAT test, then he/she will be admitted into the Medical schools to study Medicine in Philippines which will be of 4 years of duration.

Internship and Screening Test by MCI:
Indian students who study MBBS in Philippines are required to clear the Screening test conducted by MCI. Up on successful clearance of the screening test and one year Internship / House surgeon in any of the recognized hospitals in India can start practicing as a Doctor in India.

The following documents are needed while applying for the Bachelors or Masters degrees courses in any of the universities of Philippines.

  • Scanned pages of the Passport
  • Submitted Class 12th Mark-sheet
  • A Valid Air Ticket
  • Furnishing the Accommodation Letter
  • Submitting the Insurance Letter
  • Furnishing the Admission letter
  • Depositing Ministry Letter
  • A University Fee Deposit slip has to be obtained
  • Providing five Photographs
  • Bank Statement should be furnished
  • Having obtained a Medical Fitness Test

MANILA to Bicol

City: Legazpi City
Distance: 456 km
Time: 12 hr

About University

Bicol University evolved out of six reputable educational institutions integrated to form the first state university in Region V through Republic Act 5521 enacted on June 21, 1969.

The BUCM aspires to be the leader in transformative and integrative medical education. BUCM seeks to develop doctors who are active agents of health systems transformation toward self-sustaining and resilient communities.

The university now operates in seven campuses with 13 colleges.

Academic Departmets:-

* Clinical Specialties:

This department takes care of clinical specialties such as Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiology, Psychiatry and, Clinical Pathology.

* Integrated Basic Sciences

The courses under this department are the usual fare of basic medical sciences. These are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and, Parasitology.

The BU Medical Curriculum can generally be described as:

  • Competency-Based
  • Integrated
  • Transformative and responsive to national and global health development
  • Innovative
  • Technology Based
  • Learner-centered
  • Outcome-based

Accreditations and Achievements

  • Fully accredited by the Association of the Philippine Medical Colleges
  • Listed in the World Health Organization Geneva Recognized Medical Schools

Key features

  • The college provide separate hostels for boys and girls
  • Special Gujarati food available
  • State University

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City: Tuguegarao
Distance: 1399 km
Time: 8 h

About University

The Cagayan State University commonly known as CSU is the first and only state run enriching Medical University in Cagayan Valley. This is a popular Medical University in Philippines among the Indian students for its low tuition fee.

CSU was established in the year of 1436. CSU's College of Medicine was established in the year of 1993.

CSU is a comprehensive University with 8 campuses in Cagayan Valley


  • The CSU College of Medicine regards itself as a center of Excellency among the Medical Universities in Philippines by offering the high quality medical education
  • There is a public hospital with quality healthcare facilities, authorized training and teaching faculty thus, providing excellent and extensive medical and health services
  • The campus hosts huge air conditioned lecture rooms for medical sciences

Accreditations and Achievements

  • The CSU College of Medicine is associated with Cagayan Valley Medical Center, which is a licensed training and teaching agency of the Department of Health.
  • Other affiliations include hospitals such as East Avenue Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital and AFP General Hospital.

Key features

  • Projectors and LCDs are available for seminars and lecture workshops for productive learning
  • The college campus also has a restaurant which provides healthy food at a very reasonable price
  • The College provides separate dormitories for boys and girls

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City: Caloocan,Metro Manila

Distance: 7.5 km

Time: 17 m

About University

Manila Central University located at the heart of Metro Manila, is a pillar in health science and professional programs in the Philippines.

In 1946, the Board of Directors of the Manila Central Colleges (MCC) considered offering the first years of the Medical and Nursing Curricula due to public demand.

The MCU College of Medicine, established in 1947, now has thousands of graduates in the medical profession, academe and community health service.

MCU Hospital, which was set-up at about the same time, has provided patients with utmost healthcare and service for over 65 years.

It is proud of its recognition by the CHED and the Association of the Philippine Medical Colleges, and its recognition by various national agencies as a member of the Metro Manila Health Science Community.



  • A modern 209- Bed Tertiary health care center located in Caloocan City, north of Metro Manila. Offering complete and efficient medical and surgical services.
  • Emergency Room with 24-hour coverage by ER Consultants, Ambulatory Services, Operating Room & Delivery Rooms, Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, Medical & Surgical, ICCU.
  • Private Rooms and Suites.

Accreditations and Achievements

 Alumni :
  • Philippines:- The MCU Medical Alumni in the Philippines was established in 1962. Its general objectives are: to foster fellowship, promote school spirit and camaraderie among MCU Medical Alumni; to maintain and further strengthen the good image of the Alma Mater; and to extend health and medical services to deserving communities and to carry out projects that will uplift the standards of the medical profession.
  • USA:-
    The birth of the MCU Medical Alumni Foundation in America started with a dream and was established in 1984
    The dream was to fortify the roots of the College of Medicine and Hospital by actively involving the College of Medicine Alumni in the affairs of the Institution.
    Good modeling chapters were established in other states like Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Kentucky consequently.

Key features

  • The college provides separate hostels for boys and girls
  • Special Gujarati food available

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MANILA to Di La Salle :-

City: Manila
Distance: 9.5 km
Time: 21 Min

About University

De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.

Nestled in the heart of Manila, De La Salle University is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested.

Accreditations and Achievements

De La Salle University are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

De La Salle University has been granted Institutional Accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for having demonstrated the highest standards of instruction, research, and community engagement and having developed wide networks and linkages with other educational institutions.

As an affirmation of the levels of accreditation achieved by DLSU programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines has conferred the distinction of Autonomous Status to DLSU.

- Listed in the World Health Organization Geneva Recognized Medical Schools

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lady of Fatima


City: Valenzuela
Distance: 9.3 km
Time: 20 Min

About University

In June 1979, the Fatima College of Medicine welcomed its pioneer batch of medical students

Through the years, the Our Lady of Fatima University has responded to the rapid changes in medical science and technology and the social milieu through constant modernization of its facilities and continuing development of its faculty.

2009 In March 2009, OLFU was granted by the CHED an Autonomous Status for its enormous contribution to the growth and prominence of tertiary education in the country and the Asia Pacific, and for its commitment through quality education, research, and extension work.

In the same year, CHED granted the University A (t) Status after OLFU applied to the commission's national program called IQUAME (Institution Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation) and was recognized as a 'Mature Teaching Institution'

The Our Lady of Fatima University has 4 campuses: Valenzuela City (Main Campus), Quezon City (Hilltop Campus) Antipolo City and Pampanga.


  • The College has the latest sophisticated medical laboratory equipment that meet the standards of the Board of Medical Education.
  • Balance of lecture hours and clinical hours where students are exposed to real cases
  • New Innovation comes with new Outcome-Based programs and the horizontal-vertical integration of basic subjects with clinical co-relation.
  • Students are given time for each subject devoted to self-directed learning activities and discussions

Accreditations and Achievements

  • Fully accredited by the Association of the Philippine Medical Colleges
  • Listed in the World Health Organization Geneva Recognized Medical Schools
  • Fatima has an ongoing Clerkship Program with the Harbor Hospital in Baltimore and Jackson Park in Chicago, USA
  • Accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Accredited by the New York State Board of Education
  • Recognized by the California Quality Health Assurance

Key features

  • The college provides separate hostels for boys and girls
  • Special Gujarati food available

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  • Free counseling to select right course, University and Country.
  • Arrange guaranteed admission in your desired University/ Course.
  • Getting Admission letter from the university
  • Assistance for education loan.
  • Paying the Visa fee on behalf of the student
  • Making arrangements for Air ticket
  • Assistance for passport.
  • Assistance for foreign exchange through bank
  • Providing pick up facility from Manila and drop facility to university campus
  • Regular feedback to parents on student's development
  • Suggesting you the items that need to be packed in your bag and taken to Philippines
  • Assisting students to fetch hostel seat
  • Helping students to connect with parents through telephonic conversation
  • Company representatives available in Philippines on 24 x 7 basis to take care of all needs of the students, help them in pursuing education without any trouble and according to complete wish of the parents
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  • What is the medium of study in Philippines?

Being an American colony for 50 years English has become the official language for government, Communication, day to day living and all other affairs. All the universities we are representing in the medical stream are having English medium education.

  • How is the medical education in Philippines?

Philippines follow the American system of education. This is shaped due to the fact that Philippines was a colony of USA for a period of 50 years, which shaped the education system and has brought out one of the best education system in Asia. The medical course in Philippines is called the MD program [ Doctor of medicine] This is similar to that of USA, Russia, Ukraine and rest of Europe. The MD program is equivalent to MBBS of UK, India, Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries

  • What is the BS-MD Medical Degree Program?

The BS-MD Medical Degree Program is a medical program that is jointly-developed by universities in the Philippines. It is a concurrent double-degree course in which students will be awarded two concurrent degrees upon graduation�the BS (Bachelor of Science) degree in Biology as well as the MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree.

  • When are the intakes usually?

The classes begin by the first week of November usually for medicine program. For other program there are two intakes [Depends on the university and program] June and November.

  • What is the total duration of this course.?

The total duration of this MBBS course is 5.5 years. The first 16 months [1 year and 4 months] is called the Bachelor of Science program and The next 4 year is the core medicine and clinical rotation.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for the admission?

For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS), HSC with min. 50% Marks in with Subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

For graduate (MS, MD)- undergraduate in medicine with min. 50%. For post-graduate (PhD)- graduate in medicine

  • Are the universities recognized by World Health organization?

All the medical colleges and university present in the list of WHO are recognized by WHO and are recognized by CHED [Commission for Higher education and development].

  • Where will the clinical rotations be conducted?

The clinical rotations will be conducted in hospitals that are affiliated or associated with each university.

Top students in some of the Universities may also have the opportunity to perform their clinical rotations in overseas hospitals, including those in the USA.

  • Can I practice in my country after I study medicine from Philippines?

Yes, you can practice in your country, provided you stand by the local governing laws of the medical council or Medical board of your country. All our universities are recognized by the World Health organization, CHED and other bodies. But it is advisable to check with your local medical board for any specific requirements.

  • Can a student avail loan facility, what are the procedures?

Yes, Students from Countries like India and other countries can avail education loan from any bank. The entire necessary information is provided at the time of enquiry by us.

  • Is there any special provision for foreign students to solve their any queries?

Every university has an International Students Department where a student could address their problems directly.

  • How a student is going to pay tuition fees and other fees?

The fee can be paid directly to the university by bank transfer for the first year and after that they can carry in form of US$ or Travelers Cheque or Euros and pay it directly to the university [After converting into local currency].

  • What about vacation period at there?

The vacation period is of 6- 8 weeks, depending on the batch of student in which admitted he/she can come between July/ August and should inform the university accordingly

  • What do I need to bring with me from home?

Today in Philippines you can find almost any product and brand that you would find at home. Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. are all readily available. We recommend that you bring any prescription medication in sufficient quantities to last for the duration of your visit and any preferred brands of over-the-counter medications (cold & flu tablets, etc.) Clothing is also plentiful and very inexpensive. Shoes are available, but larger sizes are hard to find.

  • What is the voltage used in Philippines?

The voltage here is 220. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

  • Is there any scholarship program for students?

No they are not offering scholarship to the foreign students.

  • What is the passing ratio of MCI test in India?

The ration of passing MCI test in India is 9/10.

  • Are there any teaching classes for MCI test and USMLE?

College in Philippines prepare you for the MCI screening test and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

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