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.
living costs in china /average living costs in chinese cities
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.