Study MBBS from Philippines

Philippines Map

The Philippines or the Republic of Philippines is one of the prominent south-east Asian nations with the world’s greatest biodiversity. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, the country is an amalgamation of more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines attracts people due to its beautiful beaches, heritage towns, monuments, rainforests and more. This enriched Asian nation has witnessed rapid development in the field of tourism, infrastructure and medicine. Apart from being a tourist destination, the Philippines has also become a major attraction for students looking forward to pursuing medicine as their career.

MBBS in Philippines is a good option for the Indian Student. the curriculum Of MBBS is same as Indian MBBS curriculum. If you are looking for a country other than India that can offer an affordable MBBS course, Philippines can be one of them.

Philippines at a Glance

Advantages of Doing MBBS from Philippines

If you wishes to pursue MBBS from Philippines some of key benefits  are

3rd Largest English Speaking Country

: Students face no difficulty in understanding the course as the medium of teaching in all the major universities is English. The Philippines is also the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world.

Gateway to USA

MBBS from Philippines provides a gateway to the USA. Philippines follow the same pattern of education as that of USA i.e. 2 years BS + 4 years of MD. This further helps students to prepare for USMLE to pursue their PG or Internship in the USA.

Awesome Weather

Philippines have moderate tropical weather; being surrounded by sea, it has weather similar to that of Indian cities like Mumbai/Kolkata.

Disease Pattern Same as India

Because of tropical and moderate climate, disease patterns in the Philippines are mainly similar to that of India. This specifically helps Indian students to get hands-on experience for Indian patients.

Highest FMGE Passing Percentage

During 2012-13 to 2016-17 students pursuing MBBS in the Philippines had the 2nd highest MCI Passing Percentage.

Low & Affordable Fee

Cost of MBBS from Philippines is almost half the cost of Private Medical Colleges in India. Moreover, there are no Donations or Hidden charges.

Low Cost of Living

Since there is no major difference between Indian and Philippines' currency, the cost of living in the country is affordable for Indian students.

Availability of Indian Food

Indian food is easily available in the university.

No Admission Test

No additional test such as IELTS/ TOEFL is required for Admission in the Philippines Medical Universities.

Faculty to Student Ratio

The Faculty to Student Ratio is 1:14 which ensures that every student gets individual attention.

Eligibility for International Licencing Exams

Students pursuing their medical degrees in Philippines are eligible to apply for International Licensing Exams such as MCI Screening Test, USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), as well as other licensing exams taking place throughout the world. This makes them eligible to either practice globally or pursue higher education from any country.

International Exposure

The students are encouraged to take part in various seminars and international conferences.

Globally Recognised Universities

Universities of Philippines are globally recognized by International Bodies and Organizations such as the Medical Council of India (MCI), FAIMER, World Health Organization (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine), UNESCO and AMEE.

Comprehensive Syllabus

The syllabus designed for MBBS in Philippines is very detailed and is accepted across the medical platform of the world.

Eligibility & Documents

Eligibility criteria :-
1. The candidate must have scored at least 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in class 12th from a renowned Indian board.
2. The student must be 17 years of age
3. The student must have completed 12th form a government-approved education board
4. Students must have scored at least 50 % in class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects.
5. The student must have completed 12th form a government-approved education board
6. Candidate should have a medical examination certificate

Documents Required For Visa:-
1. A valid passport
2. Passport size photograph
3. A complete VISA application form
4. Admission letter from the university
5. A Health Check-up form
Documents To Be Submitted Before Enrollment:-
1. Health and Travel Insurance
2. A valid passport and VISA
3. Birth Certificate (in the English Language)
4. Six months bank statement of parents/guardian
5. A letter of authorisation
6. A no-objection certificate
7. A sponsor letter
8. Six passport size photographs with white background


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