If you are planning to study MBBS abroad and searching for a destination offering a quality of education, better medical facilities, international clinical exposure, world-wide recognized degree, elite class infrastructure and all this within affordable prices, your search may end with Medicine in China.
It is well-known to all Indian medical aspirants and their parents that getting a seat in India is not an easy affair. Despite the hard work Indian medical aspirants are putting in, not every student can get a medical seat in India. In the last 2-3 years, more than 10 lac candidates have been appearing for the nationalized NEET held every year. The no. of students appearing every year has been increasing with a margin of 2-3 lacs but the no. of seats increasing in Indian medical colleges is not even 1-2% in ratio to the students appearing every year. So it gets very difficult to secure a medical seat in India. An increased fee of the Indian medical colleges adds on to the hurdle in securing a seat. While all these problems are sorted when an Indian student considers China as a way out.
Who can get a seat?
An Indian student who does not get a medical seat in Government College even after securing close to 570-580 marks in NEET, can easily get a good government medical university in China. To motivate such students, the university may also offer a good amount of scholarships to such students. While a student with 570-580 marks cannot think of getting a seat in India, there is no hope for students with 200 marks and above. But when it comes to study in China, the students do receive offers from decent government universities. Some universities even offer partial scholarships to students at this score. With the scores above 300, universities can even offer scholarships up to 100% of the tuition fee. In short, a seat for MBBS in China can be offered to you if you have secured 50% marks in 12th and a NEET qualifying score. But if you are targeting a decent global ranked university and the scholarship, you must put in all your efforts to secure at least 70% in 12th and a NETE score above 200-250.
What are the costs incurred to study in China?
A student must pre-plan his budget before he decides to study MBBS Abroad. This helps him to avoid the financial hurdles which otherwise would create a problem. MBBS in China is very affordable. On average a student needs to pay 30,000 RMB per year as tuition fee. The university accommodation also starts at 4500-5,000 RMB per year which seems to be very nominal. Visa extension and insurance would cost a student to pay around 1,200-1,600 RMB per year. Also, a student must add an amount of 2,500-3,000 RMB in the 1st year as miscellaneous which may include the cost of room key deposit, books, bedding, ID cards etc. Accordingly, fees will start at around 40,000 RMB-50,000 RMB per year. The costing is sure to show variations depending upon your choice of university. Apart from these university expenses, one must also take into account the personal expenses that will be incurred during the stay in China. These expenses will include the food, in-house travel and international travel expenses. The food and local travel will cost around 8,000-10,000 Rs per month while travelling to India once in a year will cost around Rs. 35,000-40,000/-. Fees in China starts at around 30,00,000 lacs considering all expenses on an average. When someone says MBBS Abroad can be done in 15-20 lacs, make sure you add the personal expenses like food, travel, consultancy charges and the currency fluctuation over the years of course duration. MBBS Abroad will cost you a minimum of 25 lacs any country you take up to study abroad.