Ans: Medical Education / MBBS in the Philippines is one of the BEST in the World. The High Quality of Education is attested to by the fact that the Philippines is the highest exporter of Nurses and Doctors to the USA. This is due to the fact that the Philippines was a colony of the USA for 50 years and many students join the top Medical College in the Philippines with the view that their Medical Entrance is going to get the certification and jobs in the USA. Consequently, the Philippines has one of the best education systems in Asia. MBBS in the Philippines is called the MD Program (Doctor of medicine). This is equal to the MD in the USA, MBBS in the UK, India, MBBS in Australia, MBBS in Germany, MD in Canada, etc. The Degree is recognized as equal to MBBS in India by the Medical Council of India
Ans: Citizen of any country is eligible to study in the Philippines as a fee-paying student for undergraduate and post-graduate programs. For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS), class 12 or HSSC with min. 50% Marks in with Subjects in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. For graduate (MS, MD) undergraduate in medicine with min. 50% Marks. 18 to 60 years old (Depending on subjects- For medicine, the age limit is 30 years) In good health. For exceptions, please contact the Admissions Section. For more specific information please click on the university you are interested to join and refer to the eligibility section therein or contact us.
Ans: The total duration of this MBBS course is 5 years to 5 ½ years for students who have been educated till class 12 with Science. The first 12 to 16 months [1 year and 4 months] is called the Bachelor of Science program and focuses on building a foundation for a strong medical education. The next 4 years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. Post Graduation is for 3 years and is called residency training [Similar to that of USA].
Ans: We have representatives in various cities. Please send your query to us and we shall send it to our local representative office and they would be getting in touch with you.
Ans: The fee varies for each university, please let us know which university are you interested to join and we shall send you the details accordingly.
Ans: Yes, Students can avail education loan from Banks. Contact the Bank for the procedure.
Ans: Photocopies or scanned copy of your class 10 and 12 marks sheet is needed initially. Income proof, passport, and other documents will be needed later. You will get the list of documents at the time of inquiry
Ans: 1. We are authorized by the University. 2. We have over a decade of experience in dealing with students. 3. We have plenty of information and tips of value to students and parents for the course. 4. We provide networking with doctors in the USA & UK for those wanting to go overseas for jobs.
Ans: All these universities are established for decades before gradually diversifying in many advanced courses. For more details on each university please refer to the relevant page of each university.
Ans: The university is located in Cebu City, medical hub of the Philippines.
Ans: All the medical colleges and universities present in the list of WHO are recognized by the WHO and are recognized by CHED (Commission for Higher education and development).The Degree is recognized by the Medical Council of India or MCI as equal to MBBS in India. The MD degree is valid in the USA by the IMED Directory, the California Board of Medicine and FAIMER. The degree in the Philippines is recognized as equal to MBBS in UK and MBBS in Europe by the GMC of the UK.
Ans: Being an American colony for 50 years English is the official language for Government, Communication in day to day living and all other affairs. All the universities have English as the medium education.94% of the Population Speaks English. Hence education is in English Medium. You can also communicate with locals in English easily.
Ans: the Philippines has tropical weather. There are 3 main seasons. Rains: From June to September. Showers can be frequent and heavy. Cool: October to February, it is cool but the temperature rarely drops below 25 degrees Celsius. Summer: From March to May when temperatures can soar. Overall, the climate is perfect for a holiday in paradise and long hours of the sun make this a dream destination. In terms of what to pack it is advised that lighter clothing is taken, shorts and beachwear are of course essential although in the rainy season be prepared for rains.
Ans: There are two intakes (depending on the university and program) June and November depends on the University and the program for Medical, Premedical. MD or MBBS in Philippines – Medical Admission to the Top Medical College (s) begins in June. Admission to Pre-medical can happen in June or in November each year.
Ans: On-campus accommodation for international students is available on campus Hostel rooms have attached bathrooms, with single, double or triple beds. Both Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms are available as per the choice of accommodations. Students can also choose to stay outside on their own accommodations.
Ans: Market for daily needs is nearby to the campus.
Ans: All such facilities are available at extra cost.
No, Most of the Universities do not allow students to cook their food in the room. Some may have facilities for cooking. Students who hire apartments outside can cook at home. All Universities have canteens for students.
Ans: Yes. Vegetarian food is available. If needed: Pure vegetarians can cook their own food so that they are happy about what they eat.
Ans: Yes. There are uniforms for students and dress codes.
Ans: Some universities provide a list of recommended books to carry and some books are given there during the session. We suggest students carry books or purchase them in the Philippines.
Ans: No, it is not provided.
Ans: Yes, but it also depends on the university applied for and also the medical board of the country where the students want to do internships.
Ans: The vacation period is of 6- 8 weeks in summer.
Ans. Yes, students can come home during the holidays.
Ans: Assistance for passport & visa. Assistance for a foreign exchange through a bank. Accompany student to university and help in settling down. Regular feedback to parents on student’s development.
Ans: Student has to pay the processing fees by bank transaction or wire transfer. You can pay university fees directly to the university account and if that feels too much of a hassle, you can pay to Wisdom Overseas. You will be provided with a receipt to confirm your transaction.
Ans: 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 to the university.
Ans: Once the students report to the university and join the same, the University regrets its inability to refund any part of the educational fees and other expenses paid by the student. The decision is all upon the university.
Ans: Yes, every university has an International Students Department where students can address their problems directly.
Ans: No, a student cannot do a job while studying since he/she possesses a student visa.
Ans: Yes, you can practice in your country, provided you comply with the rules and laws of the medical council or Medical board of your country. The University is recognized by the World Health organization, CHED and other bodies.
Ans: Yes. Let the admission office know your planned arrival date and accommodation reservations beginning of the day you designate. Note that you will be responsible for the payment of accommodation fees for any additional days outside of your course program.
Ans: Between US $ 100 to 150 per month depending on your spending habits.
Ans: Entertainment in the Philippines is generally inexpensive. Transportation options include the public bus (which costs less than 20 pesos per ride).
Ans: You may bring money with you, either in the form of cash or traveler’s checks. ATM machines are available in banks or cash advances can be drawn over the counter at most large banks for a transaction charge. Major hotels and most fine restaurants and stores now accept credit cards. Students enrolling for longer courses can open a bank account through the local bank on campus or downtown and transfer funds from accounts in their home country.
Ans: You can buy 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.
Ans: The voltage here is 220. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.
Ans: The following vaccinations and applicable frequencies are recommended for students coming to the Philippines: Hepatitis A (within previous 10 years); Hepatitis B (within previous 5 to 10 years), Japanese B Encephalitis (within previous 3 years); Tetanus (within previous 10 years); Polio (within previous 10 years); and Typhoid (once in lifetime). Students 55 and older should also have a Pneumococcal Vaccine
Ans. No, Cebu city is not an earthquake-prone area. Also, Cebu City is not a tsunami zone.
Ans. The pre-medicine course takes only 1 year at Southwestern University, unlike other universities where it takes more than 1 year.