With a record number of students from India enrolling to study medicine in China, the country’s education ministry has authorized only 45 of the local medical colleges from among over 200 to enroll foreign students to teach MBBS in English.

Chinese Ministry of Education – MBBS

45 colleges of china have been approved by the China Department of education to teach the MBBS course incomplete English. This is an amid a big surge of students from India.

Chinese universities have witnessed enrolment of a record number of Indian students to study medicine. China attracts foreign students, specially from India and other Asian countries, due to its affordable courses compared to institutions in the US, the UK, and Australia.

Of the 23,000 Indian students, over 21,000 have enrolled to study MBBS, which is an all-time high.

The Ministry of Education (MOE): 

Considering the growing interest among Indian students about Chinese medical courses, the Indian Embassy here on Monday said the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) has approved 45 medical colleges in the country to teach MBBS course in English to foreign students.

The Chinese MOE has also clarified that universities that are not in the list of the 45 universities should not admit foreign students for the MBBS program to be taught in English, a press release issued by the Indian Embassy said.

It has been clearly mentioned by the Chinese MOE that teaching the MBBS course under a 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,” it said.

“The Chinese The Ministry of Education 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 said. “

an 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 The Ministry of Education has not issued any other specific lists of universities relevant to the teaching of medicine.

Accordingly, the more than 200 universities which cannot teach MBBS course to foreign students was removed from the website of the Indian Embassy to prevent any confusion, the press release said.

Besides the 45 colleges, Indian and other foreign students were enrolled for years into the 200-odd colleges. They will continue to study English/Chinese languages.

Now the new rule applies to new recruits in the 45 selected colleges to study MBBS in the English language.

Though Chinese universities rushed to enroll foreign medical students, especially India, they have struggled to hire quality professors to teach in English.