Why to Study MBBS in Philippines
MBBS in Philippines has become a common phenomenon among Indian students. Most of the Indian students who wish to become doctor prefer abroad study locations than Indian medical colleges. Every year more than 10 lakh Indian students complete their high school and are looking for higher education in India. Most Indian students prefer studying medicine in countries like Philippines, China, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Germany, Poland and the United States.
Among these popular countries for studying MBBS abroad, Philippines has become the most popular education destination. Many Indian students are getting admission in colleges like Davao Medical School Foundation, UV Gullas College of Medicine, University of Perpetual help. Every thing you need to know about studying MBBS in Philippines like the Eligibility criteria, List of MCI approved medical colleges, Admission Procedure and Visa processing for Indian students is explained in this page.
Why MBBS in Philippines for Indian Students
One of the countries chosen by the Indian students to study medicine abroad is the Philippines. Due to the high competition prevailing among the students in getting admission in Indian medical colleges they choose study abroad programs. But you may ask why Philippines?
Some of the major reasons Indian students prefer Philippines over other countries are
- More than 90% of the population speaks English which is also their official language. Philippines is the third largest English speaking next to India and the united states. In countries like China, Russia, Germany you must learn their language as most of the people do not speak English.
- You can save more than 50% of your tuition fee by studying MBBS in Philippines. On comparing the cost spent on education and other allowances Philippines has the lowest cost of living. Also, the fee structure for studying MBBS in Philippines will not be over 30 lakhs including the consultant charges. This is much less when compared with most of the Indian medical colleges and colleges in other countries.
- The country lies in the same climatic zone and thus experiences the same climatic conditions and medicine patterns. The students can easily diagnose the body and identify the disease patterns. But if you consider China and Russia the climatic conditions are much colder when compared to India.
Due to these reasons Philippines is considered as one of the best destination for Indian students to study medicine outside India.
Benefits of studying MBBS in Philippines
- No initial donation
- Affordable Fees structure
- Disease pattern same as Indian
- English Speaking Country
- MCI approved Medical colleges
- Shorter course duration (5 years)
- American Educational system (provides MD degree)
- Safest country to study
- Live clinical training practices for students
- Can easily crack USMLE
- Provides vast opportunity for PG degree
List of MCI Approved Medical Colleges in Philippines
Before applying for studying MBBS in Philippines students must make sure that the medical college is approved by the Medical Council of India. It is important to check if the college is accredited or not. Below given are the list of MCI approved medical colleges in Philippines
|Ago Medical and Educational Center Bicol Christian College of Medicine|
|AMA School of Medicine|
|Angeles University Foundation|
|Ateneo de Zamboanga University|
|Baguio Central University|
|BICOL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE|
|Cagayan State University Tuguegarao (Carig)|
|Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine|
|Cebu Institute of Medicine|
|Central Philippine University|
|Davao Medical School Foundation|
|De La Salie University Health Sciences Campus|
|Dona Remedos Trinidad Medical Foundation|
|Emilo Aguinaldo College, Manila|
|Far Eastern University Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation|
|FEU Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation|
|Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine|
|Lyceum Northwestern University|
|Manila Central University|
|Our Lady of Fatima University (Fatima Medical Science Foundation) Valenzuela|
|Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila|
|Saint Louis University|
|San Beda College|
|Southwestern University Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine|
|Southwestern University, Urgello, Cebu City, Philippines|
|St. Lukes College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial|
|St. Paul University,Philippines|
|University of Northern Philippines|
|University of Perpetual Help (Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University)|
|University of Perpetual Help System Dalta|
|University of Saint La Salle|
|University of Santo Tomas|
|University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center|
|University of the Philippines Manila|
|UV Gullas College of Medicine|
|Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation|
|West Visayas State University|
|Zamboanga Medical School Foundation|
The major reason for Indian students choosing Philippines over other countries is its fee structure. The overall cost of studying MBBS in Philippines varies from Rs 20 – 30 lakhs which is much lesser when compared with most of the private medical colleges in India. Below give are the list of fee structure for various MCI approved medical colleges in Philippines.
Every medical college in Philippines has a separate hostel facilities for Indian students along with an Indian cook. Separate hostels are allotted for boys and girls by the hostel management. Below given are some of the images of hostel facilities that are available in Philippines medical colleges for Indian students
Davao Medical School Foundation’s Students Testimonial
UV Gullas College of Medicine’s Students Testimonial
Perpetual Medical College Students Testimonials
Consultant Reviews about Top-Ranked Philippines Medical Colleges
Indian Students Graduation Videos
Maven Overseas Recommended Medical Colleges in Philippines
Among the 40 MCI approved medical colleges in Philippines, Maven Overseas suggest students to choose the following colleges as these have more advantages when compared with other medical colleges in Philippines. These colleges has low tuition fees, high quality education, best infrastructure and high passing rate. Some of the recommended MCI approved medical colleges in Philippines are
|College Name||Eligibility Criteria||Course Duration||Tuition Fee||Download Brochure|
|Davao Medical School Foundation||Indian student should get 50% in PCB||5 years||₹ 22 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
|UV Gullas College of Medicine||Indian student should get 50% in PCB||5 years||₹ 17 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
|AMA School of Medicine||Indian student should get 50% in PCB||5 years||₹ 26 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
|University of Perpetual Help||Indian student should get 50% in PCB||5 years||₹ 30 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
|Our Lady Of Fatima University (OLFU)||Indian student should get 50% in PCB. Students can join without NEET||5.5 years||₹ 33 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
|Lyceum-Northwestern University||Indian student should get 50% in PCB||5 years||₹ 15 lakhs (approx)||Download Now|
Davao Medical School Foundation
UV Gullas College of Medicine
University of Perpetual Help Las Pinas
AMA School of Medicine
What is the Eligibility Criteria
The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the Indian student before applying for studying MBBS in Philippines. Application of student who does not met with these criteria will be rejected.
- Student must be a citizen of India.
- Student should pass NEET exams before applying for MBBS in Philippines.
- Students should pass in all subjects of HSC conducted by any board recognized by India in the same attempt.
- For Other Communities, Backward Class and Most Backward Class (OC/BC/BCM/MBC)
- Minimum of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Pass in English
- For Schedule /Reserved Category (SC/ST/SCA)
- Minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Pass in English
- Students should be above 17 years of age as of December 31st
- Students who took science group in their 12th grade are eligible to apply for the course.
How to apply
Getting MBBS admission in Philippines is simple and easy process. To get admission in Philippines medical college first you should have to choose the best college suited for you. Experts from Maven Overseas will help you in choosing the best medical college. Next step will be the application form. The student will have to fill in the admission form along with the required documents and submit it to the college for consideration.
Once the admission form is submitted to the college, they will validate you application and inform you about the status of your application. On receiving the call letter from the college the student will have to pay their tuition fees for the 1st year along with the hostel fees.
After this process, the consultant will apply for visa for the student and when the processing is completed the student will be leaving India to study MBBS in Philippines.
Pre-Medical Course (BS Course)
The medical education pattern in Philippines is based on American system of education. They follow 10+4 pattern. After the completion of their high schools the students must take BS course for 4 years in the Philippines. But in India we follow 10+2 system.
Later on completing the BS degree for 4 years the students will be given admission to the MD degree for another 4 years in any of the medical college the student chooses. Initially the Indian students will have to study pre-medical courses (BS Degree) as we follow 10+2 pattern. The BS course is to improve the credit score for the student.
These courses mainly include majors such as biology, psychology, medical technology, biochemistry, microbiology and physical therapy. Any one major should be selected and the course duration will be 1.5 years. Students will be awarded with B.S degree and can join their 4 year MD course. Before joining MD courses students must take NMAT exam.
What is NMAT Exam
National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) is an common eligibility entrance exam conducted by the government of Philippines for every student who applies for medical education in Philippines. These NMAT exams are conducted twice a year and the questions are based on the pre-medical degree courses. Students on passing these exams will be given admission into their preferred college in the Philippines.
Why Indian Students should take NMAT Exams
Every student who wish to study MBBS in Philippines must have to clear NMAT exams. These exams are mandatory to study in Philippines like NEET exams in India. Students can attend classes even if they haven’t cleared the NMAT exams in their first attempt. It is advised to clear the exam before completing the course.
The test consists of Part I and Part II. Part I is a 200-item test with four subdivisions, which are on Verbal, Inductive Reasoning, Quantitative and Perceptual Acuity Skills and is a three-hour exam. Part II is a two-hour-30-minute test in the field of basic sciences such as Biology, Physics, Social Sciences and Chemistry, all of which form 200 items. Qualified test takers are graduates and graduating students of degree programs. So that is 5 hours and 30 minutes exam in a day. Generally its results come in about 15 working days, and a candidate can get the admission as per college requirements. The grading system is percentile ranking from 1- to 99+ and marks are given ranging from 200 to 800.
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Student Visa (9F)
A Student Visa is necessary if a foreign national, above 18 years of age is interested to take up a course higher than high school at a university, seminary, academy, college or school, approved for foreign students by the Commissioner of Immigration in the Philippines. Furthermore, he/she has to have sufficient means of support for their education in the Philippines.
For students under the age of 18 they will be given a Special Study Permit (SSP). The SSP is also like visitors visa give to foreign nationals.
The applicant must first contact the university/school/college concerned and comply with the school’s requirements. The applied school shall forward the application package to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for approval. Once the application is approved, it will be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA will inform the Philippine Embassy for issuance of the student visa. The Philippine Embassy will then notify the student accordingly.
How to apply
- Get the Consolidated General Application Form (CGAF) for Student Visa and Special Study Permit from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at Bureau of Immigrant G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
- Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) or to the front line officer or staff of other Immigration Offices able to process this transaction.
- Pay the required fees.
- Submit copy of Official Receipt.
- Proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application
- Check website if visa application is already approved.
- If approved, submit passport for visa implementation.
- If ACR I-Card is approved, claim ACR I-Card.
Cost for applying Student Visa
₱ 2, 000. 00
₱ 1, 000. 00
₱ 1, 000. 00
₱ 500. 00
₱ 1, 000. 00
ICR, CRTV, CRTS, CRTT, CRPE
₱ 1, 400. 00
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines
₱ 70. 00
Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
₱ 1, 000. 00
₱ 250. 00
Express Fee (Certification)
₱ 500. 00
Express Fee (Filing)
₱ 500. 00
Express Fee (I-Card Processing)
₱ 500. 00
₱ 9, 720. 00
Additional I-Card Fee (based on current exchange rate)
$ 50. 00
What is MCI Screening Test
FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam) also known as Screening Test conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Every year Indian students who graduates from medical college foreign countries should have to take this Screening test. Every student who graduates MBBS Abroad must have to take this screening test if the student wish to practice medicine in India.
FMGE 2019 Important Dates
|Online registration starts||April 15, 2019|
|Last date to fill the Online Application||May 6, 2019|
|Admit card will be available from||June 21, 2019|
|FMGE 2019 June session||June 28, 2019|
|FMGE Results||July 31, 2019|
|Issuance of pass certificate||August 2019|
2019 MCI Screening Test Details
|Conducted By||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Level of exam||National|
|Conducted On||Biannually – June and December|
|Exam Type||Objective type|
|Number of questions||300|
|Mode of Exam||Computer Based Test|
|Pass Marks||150 marks out of 300|
|Syllabus||Based on MBBS curriculum|
|Application fees||Rs. 5500|
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