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Are Philippines medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)?

Yes! All the colleges with whom we have tied-up are MCI approved medical colleges. In fact, these colleges are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well. The medical degree provided by these colleges is similar to an MBBS degree in India.

To study MBBS in Philippines, what will be the approximate donation fees?

Unlike Indian medical colleges, to apply in any of the Philippines medical college, you are not required to give donations.

Can a student come home during the holidays?

Absolutely! During summers, students get a vacation of 6-8 weeks. You can plan your holidays at this time.

Do you guys provide any travel guidance or assistance after admission?

Yes. We have partnerships with leading service providers who take care of travel needs, including air tickets and foreign exchange. After reaching the Philippines, our officials will receive students at the airport. Apart from that, we also arrange accommodation in university hostel facilities. In case of non-availability of such facilities, we arrange alternative accommodations.

Eligibility

What are the eligibilities required to study MBBS in Philippines?

Students who fall under the general category, 50% marks (chemistry, zoology, physics, botany, and biology) are required to secure the seats. But those who fall under ST/SC/OBC category, as per the MCI guidelines, 40% marks are enough to take admission to Philippines medical colleges.

Do I need to clear any entrance exam before taking the medical course?

No, to study MBBS in Philippines, students are not required to clear any entrance exam.

What are the basic documents required for getting MBBS admission in Philippines?
Students are required to submit the photocopies of their 12th class marks sheet, birth certificate, and passport, and the income poof of their parents/guardian.
Are there any age limitations for securing MBBS admission in Philippines?
Although as per the Philippines Embassy guidelines, students applying for MBBS in Philippines must have minimum 18 years of age, if you are 17 years old, you can get a Special Study Permit (SSP). This permit is valid only for six months. But if after six months, you are still 17 years old, you need to renew the SSP, till you become eligible for a student visa.

Course Details

What is the medium of teaching in the Philippines?
Philippines is the world’s 3rd largest English speaking country with the highest English literacy rate in Asia. All medical colleges teach in the English language.
Can I do my higher studies in India after completing a medical degree from the Philippines?
Yes! But to join higher studies, students need to pass a screening test which is conducted by the Medical Council of India.
Can I Practice in India after completing an M.D degree from the Philippines?
Yes! But for that, students need to pass a screening test which is conducted by the Medical Council of India.
What is the total duration of the MBBS course in Philippines?
The duration of the course is 5 ½ years. In the initial 16 months (which is known as the Bachelor of Science Program), universities focus on building a strong foundation for medical education. Later four years have medicine theory subjects and practical clinical rotation.
Is there any stipend provided during the clinical rotation periods?
No

Accommodation

What type of accommodation facility do universities provide?
For foreign students, universities provide an on-campus hostel facility. There are separate accommodations for girls and boys students.
Do they provide vegetarian food?
Yes.

Philippines

What kind of weather is there in the Philippines?
In Philippines, the weather is somewhat similar to India. From June to September, you can experience heavy rain. From October to February, the temperature drops to 25 degrees Celsius. From March to May, the temperature is similar to India but has less intensity.
What is the living cost in Philippines?
For a single student, the cost of living varies between the US $100 to US $200/ month.
What is the Voltage used in the Philippines?
220 Volts
Can a student work with Student Visa while studying in the Philippines?
No.