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Clinical Medicine (MBBS in English)

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Bachelor's Degree
Entry Requirements: High School Graduate
Duration: 6 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 45,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

What is the program about?

Shandong University is one of the earliest universities that admitted international students to study towards M.B.B.S degree (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) in clinical medicine in China. The training program was launched in 2002 at SDU. The aim of this program is to train highly qualified physicians and surgeons through lecturing, laboratory teaching and supervised clinical practice. Two teaching modes, in Chinese and English respectively, are offered. Among the current international students of over 300 at SDU, most select the English teaching mode. During the first three years, students mainly study basic knowledge of humanity, culture and medicine. In the next two years Clinical courses are given by clinicians and enhanced training through affiliated teaching hospitals. The last year is for clinical rotations in different departments. Courses of study are delivered and examined fully in English. We have a good reputation among international students for the high-quality teaching program. MBBS graduates will not only achieve the requirement of a bachelor of medical knowledge, gain clinical skills and good occupational qualities but also gain the medical knowledge requirements from their countries of origin as well as the international society. The current international studentspopulation of 340 at SDU come from 32 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Australia, etc.

Highlights of the Program

The program intends to foster practical physicians with solid basic theory, knowledge and skills of preclinical, clinical and preventive medicine. Course of study is delivered and examined fully in English. PBL teaching and pre- probation are taken frequently and repeatedly to enable the students skillful practice ability.

How long does the program last?

The study duration is six years. Students must complete the course and get the degree within 8 years.

Core Courses

Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Human Parasitology, Medical Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Behavioral Science, Human Genetics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Preventive Medicine, Diagnostics, Operative Surgery, Internal Medicine, Surgery Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Imageology, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry, Medical Ethics.

Credit Requirements

The total credits for the program are 237.

Fee Structures

Registration Fee: 400 RMB

Tuition: 45000RMB/year

Medical Insurance: 800RMB/year


The internship is arranged in the final year and students can choose to do the internship/training in China, their home country or any other country.

Internship in China

SDU highly recommends international students to do the internship in China, the university would help students choose one from the affiliated hospitals. There are no requirements on HSK level before internship, but students have to pass the Chinese Language Proficiency Test held by the university. The tuition fee for internship in China is RMB 45,000 and students will live in the university for the affiliated hospitals are not far away.

Intership in other country

If students want to do the internship in other country, SDU need to do an qualification evaluation on the hospital which student choose and there's no need to pay for the tuition fee.

Students also need to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in SDU before graduation.

Degree Awarded

MBBS degree: upon graduation, students need to pass the HSK 3 (New HSK 4) to get the diploma.

On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the SDU, if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).


After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master's degree.

1. High school graduate or above, or have passed Grade Twelve (10+2)/FSc./A Level/WAEC or equivalent.

2. Aged 18 or above

3. No Chinese-citizen with foreign passport

4. With a good health and the age above 18.

1. Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2. Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3. Graduation certificate of high school
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4. Academic transcript of high school

5. English proficiency test certificate 
For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

6. Health Report (within the validation period)

7. Curriculum Vitae

 You can download the sample from here

8. Personal Statement
Including personal experience,study motivation, study plan and etc.

9. Certificate of Employment(If Applicable)

 Any one with working experience must submit employment certificate.  

10. Two Letters of Recommendation from High School