There are many students going to study MBBS in China. The number has been increasing with every passing year. Due to this, the education ministry of China has this year authorized only 45 universities to teach in English. There are more than 200 universities in the country and except for the 45 authorized universities, other universities cannot teach in English.
This decision is taken by the ministry because of all the international students migrating to study MBBS in China. The majority of students who visit China are considered to study MBBS, according to the latest survey. This year about 23,000 students flew away to China and out of those 21,000 went to study MBBS in China. If compared, about 28,000 Pakistan aspirants have also gone to China for studying different courses including MBBS.
This 23,000 students migrating to study in China is an all-time record for India and China. This is also the reason why the ministry of China must have decided to take such a drastic step in the field of education. So, now there are only 45 universities out of 200+ who can intake foreign students and teach them the desired course in English.
The Chinese MOE (Ministry of Education) has declared that countries that are not listed in the list of 45 universities, cannot enroll foreign students in their university. This course includes MBBS also, as stated by the Indian Embassy.
Indian Embassy Press Release
“It has been clearly mentioned by the Chinese MOE that teaching the MBBS course under the bilingual (English/Chinese) model is strictly forbidden. The MOE has also informed that the list of universities will be regularly reviewed and updated in due course,” said the Indian Embassy Authority.
“The Chinese MOE has also stressed in its notification that universities which are not in this list of 45 universities can only recruit foreign students for medicine course in the Chinese language,” it continued.
“The embassy is, however, not aware of any comprehensive list of universities that may have been authorized to offer medical courses in Chinese for foreign students. We will continue to make efforts with the Chinese MOE to obtain such a list if it exists,” it said.
The Chinese MOE has not issued any other specific lists of universities relevant to the teaching of MBBS in China. As all this happened, the universities that are now not eligible to teach MBBS in English to foreign students have been removed from the Indian Embassy website.
By doing this, Embassy believes that at least some parts of confusion can be eradicated from the mind of students. Also, even before all this when China tried to attract Foreign students towards MBBS in China, especially Indians, the universities struggled to hire good professors to teach in English.
The best advice anyone can give you after this NEWS is to opt for some other country where you can study MBBS in English like the Philippines. The country is very efficient when it comes to studying MBBS, specifically Southwestern University. All you need to do is contact Wisdom Overseas and all your problems will be solved from admission to food accommodation.