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CHINA

China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers, it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, 
Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China’s economy has been one of the world’s fastest-growing. As of 2016, it is the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). China is also the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is also a member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the WTO, APEC, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the BCIM and the G20. China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower.

as china has been investing greatly in education over the last years and due to numerous partnerships china has with universities from uk and u.s., it is no wonder the number of international students is on the rise. to make studying in china even more attractive, the cost of living is significantly lower compared to many countries worldwide and except for a few universities, tuition fees are affordable.

beijing is the most expensive city and you will need between 700 and 850 usd/month to cover your expenses. shanghai and shenzhen are the second most expensive cities, as you would spend between 660 and 745 usd/month. in all the other chinese cities, you could fairly manage with just 440 – 550 usd/month. this sum can also include the accommodation if you live in a residence hall. a study by the center for china and globalization (ccg), which analyzed the latest trend in studying abroad worldwide and within china from 2016 to 2017, ranked india among the top countries sending students to china.

living costs in china /average living costs in chinese cities

beijing is the most expensive city and you will need between 700 and 850 usd/month to cover your expenses. shanghai and shenzhen are the second most expensive cities, as you would spend between 660 and 745 usd/month. in all the other chinese cities, you could fairly manage with just 440 – 550 usd/month. this sum can also include the accommodation if you live in a residence hall. a study by the center for china and globalization (ccg), which analyzed the latest trend in studying abroad worldwide and within china from 2016 to 2017, ranked india among the top countries sending students to china.
the chinese climate varies from region to region since the country is massive! in the northeast the summers are hot and dry and the winters are freezing cold. the north and central regions have frequent bouts of rain coupled with hot summers and cold winters. in the southeast there is plenty of rainfall, semi-tropical summers and cool winters.

weather

the chinese climate varies from region to region since the country is massive! in the northeast the summers are hot and dry and the winters are freezing cold. the north and central regions have frequent bouts of rain coupled with hot summers and cold winters. in the southeast there is plenty of rainfall, semi-tropical summers and cool winters.

advantages and disadvantages of studying mbbs in china

china is a popular destination for mbbs for international students and many students from countries like india, nepal, si lanka, uae, ghana, kenya, thailand etc.
it depends on many factors. some universities are relatively better and some are not that good. the quality of study mainly depends on your own hard work and self study , few positive points are you will have plenty of extra time, vacations and relatively less classes and less exam burden (unlike in other countries) , so you can utilize those times for self study and license exam preparations. 
on the other hand , there will be less clinical exposure , language problem in class , during clerkship and during internship ( you should learn chinese well in order to avoid these problems) and less medical topics will be taught .
choosing right universities is important: whether the university is listed by medical council. whether the university has affiliated hospitals to offer internships. as we all know, being a doctor is not made by simple reading but large amounts of practice. therefore internships are playing a crucial role. teaching medium: nowadays many chinese universities already on offering fully english-taught programs which will be conducted by foreign experts or teachers who have been educated many years overseas. however, you still need to check it before application.

advantages:

 

low fees: all mci approved universities are government funded meaning the cost of tuition fees is very low

no entrance exam

 no donation or capitation fees required

 affordable living cost: extremely low living cost almost similar to indian living cost of around s. 7,000 per month.

world class infrastructure on the campuses across china

huge population gives great opportunity for the medical students to get exposed to large patient inflow in affiliated hospitals.

 there are highly advanced super-specialty medical hospitals attached to the medical universities which provide excellent clinical exposure to the students.

all medical universities have modern campus with state of the art modern facilities and well- equipped libraries, classrooms, laboratories, cafeteria etc.

hostels are well-equipped and safe & secure.

the mbbs in china degrees issued y the universities is approved by who and many other medical council across the world allowing you to work anywhere in china, india and many other countries.

disadvantages:

 

language barrier during clinical internship as you need extra burden of learning new language (chinese language). the students need to learn chinese language as an additional subject up to hsk-4 level to ensure interaction with the patients in the hospital. the language is a part of the program and there are no additional fees for the same but it is not similar to english at all.

success ratio of mci exam is low. china has more than 35% of the universities in mci approved list which are ‘c’ grade and offer very low quality education and experience. it makes it mandatory to select the university very carefully.

english speaking capability and accents is not of good quality making it difficult for the students to understand especially till they have learnt hsk-2 level themselves.

in the hospitals, international students are not allowed to touch the patients
during internship and instead it works out to be only a kind of observer-ship.

 if you talk about china, though they are having a good infrastructure in terms of tall, well equipped college buildings and hostels but they lack good teachers. majority of chinese do not understand basic english, so chinese-origin teacher are not able to communicate with student well, hence resulting into low quality teaching. so many chinese universities have employed nepali and indian teachers in medical colleges who have graduated from the other universities in china.

 most of the universities doing training on only dummies and not on dead bodies.

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