About Sichuan University
Welcome to study MBBS in the world class medical school i.e.”West China School of Medicine” of the world class university i.e. Sichuan University, of the People’s Republic of China in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province as well as the main business center of South West China.Sichuan University (SCU),established in 1896 is one of the national key universities directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China and one of the state "211 Project" and “985 Project” universities receiving privileged government support in the Ninth Five-Year Plan period.
Project 211” is a project of 106 (as of 2007) key universities and colleges in the 21st century initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. On May 4, 1998, then-President Jiang Zemin declared that "China must have a number of first-rate universities of international advanced level", so Project 985 was begun. There are only 39 top universities in Project 985 out of about 3000 universities in China.
Sichuan University (SCU), as it is now, is the result of a merge of three key national universities. In 1994, the original Sichuan University merged with the Chengdu University of Science and Technology (CUST), a national university under the Ministry of Education. In 2000, Sichuan University merged with the world famous West China University of Medical Sciences (WCUMS), a key medical university , under the Ministry of Health. Sichuan University has become one of the top 500 universities in the world !
“At present, SCU has the widest coverage of disciplines and the largest scale of operation in West China. There are 37 key disciplines at the national level, 14 "211 Project" key disciplines, 66 key disciplines at the provincial and ministerial level, 6 national bases for personnel training in basic disciplines and scientific research, and a teaching base for engineering courses. Besides, it has 27 first-class disciplines to grant Doctor's degree and Master's degree, 228 second-class disciplines to grant Doctor's degree, 345 Master programs, 9 specialized degree programs, and 26 post-doctor stations.
The 121 bachelor programs cover the major fields in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, medicine and agriculture. SCU has more than 70 thousand students others and many other students are in the application process.
Sichuan University has established friendly cooperative ties with over 100 universities and research institutes from over 30 countries and regions. They include American Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Washington University, Chandler Medical Center, Kentucky University in America, London University, University of Leicester in England, University of Toronto in Canada, Latrobe University in Australia, Hiroshima University in Japan, etc.
About West China School of Medicine
West China School of Medicine or West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, was founded in 1910, within what was then the Medical College, West China Union University, by 5 Christian Missions from United States, Great Britain and Canada . Before it was merged with Sichuan University in 2000, by the decision of Chinese Central government, it used to be called West China University of Medical Sciences or Huaxi Medical University. West China University Medical Sciences has been one of the 8 Key Medical Universities ranking third in China.visit:
According to the ranking of medical schools in China, in 2004, West China School of Medicine of Sichuan University has been graded as A among top 7 medical schools out of more than about 150 medical schools in China.
West China School of Medicine consists of 5 Divisions:
- Clinical Medicine
- Laboratory Medicine
- Higher Nursing Education
- Maternity and Child Hygiene, and
- Allied Health Professions.
There are more than 2000 students pursuing their Bachelor’s degrees and about 1000 students pursuing their Master’s or Doctoral degrees. The school enjoys a reputation for its long tradition of high quality medical education. West China School of Medicine is one of the most renowned institutes of the advanced medical education, which enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad The West China School of Medicine provides more than 30 Graduate Education Programs, including: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Neurology, Psychology, Derma-tology, Oncology, Anaesthesiology, Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, Nursing, Emerging Medicine, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Transplantation Medicine, GLP/GCP, Clinical Genetics, Combined TCM and Western Medicine, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Physiology, Biochem-istry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, and others The Medical Graduate Education program provides research degree and professional degree programs, which will award master’s degrees and doctoral degrees correspondingly. Each year, West China School of Medicine welcomes approximately 340 new master’s students and 150 new doctoral students, who come from all over China, including Taiwan and Macao.
Hospitals of West China School of Medicine
West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University has 4 affiliated hospitals.
- First University Hospital:
It is the largest general hospital in China. The hospital has about 5000 beds. Now it has been recently upgraded to be the single largest hospital in the world. This hospital has been awarded as "Class A Hospital of the Highest Grade". Our students carry out their clinical practices mainly in this hospital.
The hospital covers an area of 46.7 hectars, owns 400,000 square meters of building for clinical use while its fixed assets arrives at 30 billion RMB. , which ranks the first in China and the percentage of clinical usage reaches over 100%. In 2007 the Outpatient Department treated 23.5 million patients while In-patient Department treated 1.07 million patients, 55,000 of whom were operation cases. The present staff number is 6100, more than 550 of whom are professors and associate professors including one academician in Chinese Science Academy. There exists Post-doctorate Program of National Clinical Medicine and Basic Medicine, the doctorate program of first class in clinical medicine, 31 programs leading to Doctorate Degree. The programs leading to Master’s Degree cover all the disciplines in hospital. West China Hospital of Sichuan University has become a comprehensive research hospital with diverse disciplines, abundant faculty resources, advanced medical technology, modern medical equipment, and strong potential in medical research. There is 1 State Laboratory, 2 key laboratory of Ministry of Education (MOE), 9 key disciplines of MOE, 2 disciplines with the national “211” Project, five key programs of Ministry of Health , 16 key disciplines and 25 key laboratories in provincial level respectively. There are 36 clinical departments, 15 medical technology departments, 25 open laboratories of scientific and research centers and Sichuan International Hospital which faces the whole world. The hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals in China since 1990 and is the medical center of sophisticated and severe cases, the center of medical education and the scientific research in Southwest China arranged by MOH and MOE .Medical Equipments
There are 4 MRI, 4 Spiral CT, ECT, Electric gastroentestinal endoscopy, several kinds of Endoscopies, Radio Frequency Aberration, Linear Accelerator, Automated biochemical analyzer, Colour Doppler, advanced monitoring system for ICU, PRK, X knife stereotactic radio therapy, Cellular knife therapy series in the hospital. Medical Service level with sophisticated medical technology, the comprehensive medical service of the hospital is at a national leader leve
- Second University Hospital
Founded in 1989, It is the largest Women’s and Children’s hospital in Southwest China. It enjoys the title of “Baby Friendly Hospital” awarded by the Ministry of Health and WHO. Also located in this hospital are the China Birth Defect Monitoring Center, the Prenatal Research Center, and the Emergency Center for Acute Respiratory Tract Infection in Children
- Third University Hospital:
This is the only specialized hospital among all the medical universities in China for occupational diseases Founded in 1917.
- Hospital of Stomatology
The Hospital of Stomatology , Sichuan University has long been known as the birth place of the modern stomatology and the earliest hospital of stomatology in China. In 1985, it was granted a name as the College of Stomatology, West China University of Medical Sciences and was changed into West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University in 2000.
West China College of Stomatology annually served for 400 thousand patients in outpatient clinics and 3000 patients treated in inpatient wards. Currently, the Hospital has a capacity of 220 dental chairs and 507 staff members. In 1991, with the approval of Ministry of Public Health, the Dental Implantology Center was set up. It is the first of its kind in China that integrates teaching, research and clinical practice
International cooperation and Exchange Programs:
West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University (WCCMS) has set up cooperative relationship with over 40 institutions and universities all over the world. Among them are:
- University of Washington, in Seattle,
- UCLA, USA
- California University Systems
- Kentucky University, USA
- Michigan University
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- James Madison University
- University of Minnesota
- State University of New York
- University of New England
- the University of California
- University of Tennessee
- Boston University
- Glasgow University, UK
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
- University of East Anglia, UK
- University of Manitoba, Canada
- University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Albertine University, Canada
- Monash University, Australia
- La Trobe University, Australia
- The University of Sydney, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- the University Henri Poincare Nancy I, France
- Malmo University, Sweden
- Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
- Waseda University, Japan,
- Hiromishma University, Japan
- Yamanash Univesity, Japan
West China School of Medicine has a great support of reputed international organizations to promote medical education, research and clinical practice.
Funding Institutions that support West China School of Medicine:
- China Medical Board, USA
- NIH, USA
- Project Hope, USA
- Give 2 Asia
- CIDA, Canada
- AusiAid, Australia
- Health Foundation, USA
- HelpAge, Thailand
- Europian Union
1.Support of China Medical Board of New York:
In 1981,China , China was not yet fully open, China Medical Board of New York is one of the earliest foreign foundations that came to support West China School of Medicine (Sichuan Medical College at that time).During this time,12 projects were granted , of which 8 were provided on a matching basis for the establishment of permanent endowment funds. The funds totaled USD 296 million.
West China School of Medicine has the honor to get the continuous support from the Board. Up to date , a total of 35 grants have been approved to West China School of Medicine. The implementation of these projects has played a key role in assisting West China School of Medicine to be one of the top medical institutions in China. About 25% of the faculty has been involved in the implementation of CMB projects, of which over 87% have been trained abroad and 40% have become the nucleus of the university’s medical education, research and medical care.
2.Evidence Based Medical Center:
The “Evidence Based Medical Center” or “Cochrane Center”(Chinese Cochrane Center) was approved by the Ministry of Health of China in July 1997 and registered in March 1999 with the Cochrane collaboration. There are 13 cochrane Centers throughout the world. The implementation of the project has won a national prize from the Ministry of Education.
3. Institute for International Medical Education(IIME):
The Institute for International Medical Education was established in 1999 and has been entrusted with the development of "global minimum essential (core) requirements" to be required by physicians throughout the world, as well as the task of collecting global information on different aspects of education of the medical profession. The IIME offices are located in suburban White Plains, New York.
It is matter of pride that West China School of Medicine of Sichuan University is in the policy making committees. This medical institution is in the leadership of IIME(Institute for International Medical Education) along with other world renowned schools and international organizations for medical education
4. University of Washington, Seattle, USA (Medical Faculty-Students Exchanging Program)
Since 1984 when West China School of Medicine and University of Washington signed the agreement to start the Medical Faculty-Students Exchanging Program. More than 90 medical students from University of Washington received a short-term medical training in West China School of Medicine while 20 or so faculty of West China School of Medicine went to Seattle for the study of medical education. This program continues until today and we believe it will go on.
5.Chandler Medical Center, Kentucky University
This Program is designed to establish the guidelines for a student exchange program between West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University and University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
International MBBS program in English medium:
West China School of Medicine runs Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),in English medium, comprising of 2 years of basic medical sciences, 3 years of clinical sciences training and one year of internship.
Beginning since 2001,the university has enrolled 9 batches of medical students from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, USA, Canada, Korea, Fiji, Cameroon,etc, for the MBBS course in English medium.
Four batches of international MBBS students in English medium have been graduated from this medical school as of July 2009.
The success rate of our graduates in the licensing Examinations of their countries is very high. The MBBS graduates of this medical school have excelled in the medical council licensing examinations in their respective countries, including Nepal Medical Council Licensing Examinations and Medical Council of India Screening Test Examinations.
Some of our foreign students, who have completed MBBS in English medium, have passed USMLE Licensing Examinations to practice in the USA and Australian Medical Council Licensing Examination to practice in Australia.
The graduates of this medical school have been employed in the reputed government and private hospitals in their own countries. Our medical graduates are highly regarded for their clinical practice in their own countries
West China School of Medicine is listed in" The World Directory of Medical Schools published by
West China School of Medicine of Sichuan University has been licensed by Ministry of Education, China to enroll overseas students for the MBBS course in English medium . The medical degree of Sichuan University is recognized by Singapore Medical Council
The MBBS degree of West China Medical School, Sichuan University, is recognized by Nepal Medical Council.
Five batches of Nepalese students in English medium have been graduated, as of July 2010, from this medical school. The success rate of our graduates in Nepal Medical Council Licensing Examinations is as high as 90% in the first attempt.
All our graduates are working in almost in all the government and reputed private hospitals in Kathmandu Valley and in the major cities like Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Palpa, etc.
The MBBS degree of Sichuan University is listed and recognized by Medical Council of India. Some Indian students for MBBS course in English medium have already been graduated from West China Medical School, Sichuan University and have excelled in the Screening Test of Medical Council of India.
Now the admission is in progress for the 14th batch for the international MBBS course in English medium, beginning from September 2014.
Duration of Course:
Course duration is of 5 years + 1 year internship. The internship can either be done at the university hospitals or in the home country in a hospital recognized by the Ministry of Health of the concerned country.
If the students want to do internship in the hospitals of the university they must pass HSK examination, as per regulations of MOE, China, before the 6th year internship.
Medium of teaching
West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University has been conducting MBBS courses in English medium since 2001.
Most of the faculties have been educated in USA and Canada. Hence they can excellently teach the MBBS courses in English medium. Every year the university sends more than 200 faculties to USA and Canada for education and training. West China School of Medicine is one of the best and the largest in China.
Over 50% of the doctors have experiences of work or being trained in foreign medical institutions
10+2 or I.Sc. or A Level with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with good marks.
Documents required for the application:
- 10+2 or Higher Secondary or A level transcript
- Passport copy
- Duely filled application form
Course Fee & other charges (2018)
|Tuition Fee||RMB 36000/YEAR|
Yearly For Triple room
Yearly For double room
Yearly For single room
|Food||RMB 5000/Year (approximately)|
|Duration||6 Years (including 1 year internship)|
How to apply ?
You can apply through Education Network Pvt.Ltd. or its associate companies in your country or region. Please contact the university or Education Network Pvt.Ltd., the official representative of the university to know about who have the authority to enroll international students for the MBBS course in English medium.