One of the top 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?
MBBS in Philippines has become a common phenomenon among Indian students. 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. 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.
Doctor of Medicine (equivalent to MBBS in India)
Intake for MBBS in Philippines
Every year in the month of September
Duration of MBBS Course
5.5 to 6 Years
50% Marks in PCB , NEET Qualified
Medium of Teaching
MBBS in Philippines Fees Range
15 Lacs to 35 Lacs ( INR)
MCI, WHO, FAIMER, Ministry of Education Philippines.
|Sr.No.||Country Name||University Name|
|1||Philippines||Ago Medical and Educational Center Bicol Christian College of Medicine|
|2||Philippines||AMA School of Medicine|
|3||Philippines||Angeles University Foundation|
|4||Philippines||Ateneo de Zamboanga University|
|5||Philippines||Baguio Central University|
|6||Philippines||BICOL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE|
|7||Philippines||Cagayan State University Tuguegarao (Carig)|
|8||Philippines||Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine|
|9||Philippines||Cebu Institute of Medicine|
|10||Philippines||Central Philippine University|
|11||Philippines||Davao Medical School Foundation|
|12||Philippines||De La Salie University Health Sciences Campus|
|13||Philippines||Dona Remedos Trinidad Medical Foundation|
|14||Philippines||Emilo Aguinaldo College, Manila|
|15||Philippines||Far Eastern University Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation|
|16||Philippines||FEU Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation|
|17||Philippines||Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine|
|18||Philippines||Lyceum Northwestern University|
|19||Philippines||Manila Central University|
|20||Philippines||Our Lady of Fatima University (Fatima Medical Science Foundation) Valenzuela|
|21||Philippines||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila|
|22||Philippines||Saint Louis University|
|23||Philippines||San Beda College|
|25||Philippines||Southwestern University Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine|
|26||Philippines||St. Lukes College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial|
|27||Philippines||University of Northern Philippines|
|28||Philippines||University of Perpetual Help (Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University)|
|29||Philippines||University of Perpetual Help Rizal|
|30||Philippines||University of Saint La Salle|
|31||Philippines||University of Santo Tomas|
|32||Philippines||University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center|
|33||Philippines||University of the Philippines Manila|
|34||Philippines||UV Gullas College of Medicine|
|35||Philippines||Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation|
|36||Philippines||West Visayas State University|
|38||Philippines||Zamboanga Medical School Foundation|
|College Name||Eligibility Criteria||Course Duration||Fees Structure||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|
The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSFI) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialist in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.
In addition to the college of medicine, College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH) is also available at DMSF. Furthermore, the students of DMSF are affiliated to most of the top universities in the Philippines. The college is operated by a group of members called consortium which also maintains other colleges in Philippines.
The school is located on a 2.5 hectare site close to the center of Davao City, which boasts of a stable climate, both in terms of its weather and its politics. There are five universities within the boundaries of the City as well as several schools and colleges. Students are affiliated to the Davao Medical Center, the Davao Doctors Hospitals , San Pedro Hospital and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital for their clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their courses.
There are some 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total student population of all four years of students is usually around 10,058
UV GULLAS is one of the cost-effective medical college that offers MBBS (medicine) courses for Indian students in Philippines. UV Gullas College of Medicine was established in the year 1919 in the Cebu city of Philippines by Dr.Don Vicente Gullas. For more than 100 years the college is offering quality education and guidance for people from across the world to become a successful physician.
There are a total of eight campuses of this college. Out of those two campuses are in Cebu City, the main University campus located in the downtown Cebu City area and the laboratory high school in Pardo. The main campus in Cebu City is a multi-storied building that is equipped with several facilities for the students.
There are two campuses in Cebu City, the main University campus located in the downtown Cebu City area and the laboratory high school in Pardo. The main campus in Cebu City is a multi-storied building that is equipped with several facilities for the students. Living spaces are fully air-conditioned with attached bathrooms. Students also have access to free Wi-Fi, Play areas and other entertainment. Constant CCTV surveillance and the presence of 24 / 7 campus guards ensure high levels of student security.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) founded in 1975 is a highly recognized university in the Philippines. It has 3 major campuses in Las Pinas, Molino, and Calamba. Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippines granted deregulated status (equivalent to Autonomous Status) to University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Manila, Philippines.
It is a co-educational institution with over 20,000 students complemented by more than 1000 faculty and support staff. It offers Doctor of Medicine or MD degree which is equivalent to MBBS in Indian System of Education and MD in American System of Education.
The Medical Degree and the Medical School are recognized by the following institutions in the Medical Council of India, Center of Higher Education Philippines, World Health Organization and FAIMER. Stduents of UPHSD can apply for higerh education in USA as they follow american education syllabus
For Admission details to study MBBS in University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Indian students can apply for admission through Maven Overseas. They are the Indian representative to study MBBS in Philippines medical colleges of UPHSD.
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.
Getting admission in top medical colleges in Philippines is simple and easy process. To get admission in Philippines medical colleges first you should have to choose the best college suited for you. Student counselors from Maven Overseas will help you in choosing the top MCI approved medical college in Philippines within your budget. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Enquire now with Maven Overseas student counselor to study MBBS in Philippines at low cost. Indian students can get admission in top MCI approved medical universities in Philippines. The advantage of applying for MBBS in Philippines through Maven Overseas is that we offer services such as visa assistance, travel guidance, food and accommodation and mainly FMGE screening test coaching for Indian students.
Once the Indian students who complete their MBBS in Philippines course they can appear for Screening test in India. The could also apply for higher studies through Maven Overseas like PG courses such as MBBS in Germany or MBBS in USA. For more information about studying MBBS in Philippines contact out admission office through+91 9751111670/ +91 9751111650