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Affordable MBBS/MD  in the Philippines
Philippines  Universities  are  the  world's  
most affordable, according  to  a  recently
published   global   comparative  study  on  
affordability  and   accessibility  in  higher

Philippines   have a   90%   literacy  rate. If
proves that Education is of primary concern
in the   country  Philippines  is  the  largest   
English -  Speaking  country in the Southeast
Asian region.   English is used as a  medium
of instruction in higher education
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Frequently Asked Questions :

1. How is the medical education in Philippines

Philippines follows the American system of education. This is shaped due to the fact that
Philippines was a colony of USA for a period of 50 years, which shaped the education
system and has brought out one of the best education system in Asia. The medical course
in Philippines is called the MD program [ Doctor of medicine] This is similar to that of USA,
Russia, Ukraine and rest of Europe. The MD program is equivalent to MBBS of UK, India,
Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries.

2.What are the admission requirements and my eligibility criteria for the course?

Citizen of any country is eligible to study in Philippines as a fee paying student for
undergraduate and post graduate programs.

For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS), HSSC with min. 50% Marks in with Subjects in
Physics , Chemistry and Biology.

For graduate (MS, MD)- undergraduate in medicine with min. 50%. For post-graduate (PhD)-
graduate in medicine

For Engineering and other subjects schooling equivalent to A- Levels are essential.
18 to 60 years old (Depending on subjects- For medicine age limit is 30 years)
In good health.

For exceptions, please contact the Admissions Section. For more specific information
please click on the university u are interested to join and refer to the eligibility section on the
right hand side of the page.

3. What is the total duration of this course..?

The total duration of this MBBS course is 5.5 years.
The first 16 months [1 year and 4 months] is called the Bachelor of Science program and
focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education.

The next 4 year is the core medicine and clinical rotation

The post Graduation is for 3 years and is called residency training [ Similar to that of USA]

4. Is there any local bodies who can help me in providing the overall info?

Yes we have representatives all over Asia, Middle east and Africa. Please send your query to
us and we shall send it to our local representative office and they would be getting in touch
with you.

4. What is the total fee of this course ... ?

The fee varies for each university, please let us know which university are you interested to
join and we shall send you the details accordingly.

5. Can a student avail loan facility, what are the procedures?

Yes, Students from Countries like India and other countries can avail education loan from
any bank. The entire necessary information is provided at the time of enquiry by us.

6. What are the documents required for the admissions?

The photocopies of all relevant documents which are necessary for academic eligibility and
proof are required for the admissions. You will get the list of documents at the time of

7.What are the benefits given to students joining through our company?

The students are provided with good hostel facility. Also refer Link Why Us.

8. Since when are the Universities established?

All these universities are established for decades before gradually diversifying in many
advanced courses. For more details on each university please refer to the relevant page of
each university.

9. Where are these Universities located?

All universities are located in very good and beautiful cities in Philippines. Each city has its
own specialty. Please refer the University link for more details.

10. Are the degrees offered by foreign universities recognized and World Health

All the medical colleges and university present in the list of WHO are recognized by WHO
and are recognized by CHED [ Commission for Higher education and development].

11. What is the medium of teaching in Philippines?

As we had discussed earlier in Philippines even fisher man can speak English.
Being an American colony for 50 years English has become the official language for
government, Communication, day to day living and all other affairs. ?All the universities we
are representing in the medical stream are having English medium education.

Refer to Education System in Philippines.

12. How is the weather there....?

The Climate of the Philippines is tropical. There are 3 main seasons. Firstly from June to
September is considered to be the areas rainy season when showers can be frequent and
heavy although they do tend to pass relatively quickly. From October to February the climate
is cool and dry according to the locals however the temperature only very rarely drops below
25 degree Celsius. Finally the hot and dry season which runs from March to may when
temperatures can sore. Overall the climate is perfect for a holiday in paradise and long
hours of sun make this a dream destination. In terms of what to pack it is advised that lighter
clothing is taken, shorts and beachwear are of course essential although in the rainy
season be prepared for a sharp shower.

13. When is the intakes usually?

The classes begin by the first week of November usually For medicine program. For other
program there are two intakes [ Depends on the university and program] June and

14. Give a brief idea about the Hostel facility there?

Not all universities have their own accommodation for international students, some of them
are already filled. The hostels even if outside the campus are maintained by the university.

The hostel facility are up to the standards with attached bathrooms, with single, double or
triple beds Air-conditioned rooms as per the choice of accommodations. [ Depends on the
budgets] The students can choose to stay outside on their own accommodations after the 1’
st semester.

15. Whether the market is nearby or not?

Yes the market for daily needs is nearby to the campus

16. What about the availability of other facilities like laundry, library, Internet, etc. there?

All such facilities are available near by at extra cost

17. Are students allowed to prepare their own food?

No, most of the universities do not allow students to cook their food in room. But some of
them have facilities for cooking. But students who hire apartments or homes outside can do
it by themselves or have food in students canteen or in Small eateries located around the
university targeting the local students

18. Are there vegetarian Foods available?

All foods have vegetarian and non vegetarian components, Study can choose only
vegetarian dishes if they want to. But we suggest that vegetarians can cook their own food
so that they are happy about what they eat.

19. Is there any dress code for college students?

There are uniforms for students

20. Are books available there or we need to carry along with us?

Some universities provides list of recommended books to carry and some books are given
there during session. We suggest that the students carry the books, or can purchase it in
Philippines too.

21. Does stipend is provided there during internship period?

No, it is not provided

22. Can I do my internship from My country?

Yes, but it also depends on the university applied for and also the medical board of the
country where the students wants to do the internships.

23. For how many days is the vacation period there? Can a student come to Home during

The vacation period is of 6- 8 weeks, depending on the batch of student in which admitted
he/she can come between July/ August and should inform the university accordingly

24. What are the services offered by Us?

Free counseling to select right course, University and Country.?
  • Arrange guaranteed admission in your desired University/ Course.
  • Assistance for passport.?
  • Assistance for foreign exchange through bank?
  • Assistance for education loan.?
  • Accompany student to university and help in settling down.?
  • Regular feedback to parents on student’s development.?
  • Post education placement assistance through global consultants.?
For a detailed list of services please refer- Services offered

25. How the students have to pay the charges to Us and total course fees?

Student has to pay the processing fees by bank transaction or write transfer.

26. How a student is going to pay tuition fees and other fees?

The fee can be paid directly to the university by bank transfer for the first year and after that
they can carry in form of US$ or Travelers Cheque or Euros and pay it directly to the
university [ After converting into local currency].

27. Whether the University will refund the fees in case the admission is cancelled?

Once the students reports to the university and joins the same, the University regrets its
inability to refund any part of the educational fees and other expenses paid by the student.
The decision is all upon the university.

28. Is there any special provision for International students to solve their any personal
problems or queries?

Every university has an International Students Department where a student could address
their problems directly.

29.Can a student earn while learning?

No, a student cannot do job while studying since he/she is having a student visa.

30. Can I practice in my country after I study medicine from Philippines.?

Yes, you can practice in your country , provided you stand by the local governing laws of the
medical council or Medical board of your country. All our universities are recognized by the
World Health organization, CHED and other bodies.  But it is advisable to check with your
local medical board for any specific requirements.

31. Can I arrive prior to the orientation day?

A: Yes. Let the admission office know your planned arrival date and We will make your
accommodation reservations beginning on the day you designate. Note that you will be
responsible for payment of accommodation fees for any additional days outside of your
course program.

32. What is the cost of living in Philippines?

This varies from City to City. While Metro Manila, CEBU etc would be costlier compared to
Vigan or Cagayan. Normally our Students spend about 60-120 US$ per month depending
on the spending habits, what you want to buy, where you want to eat. If you are going to cook
your own food in the kitchen provided then you would spend around 50- 60 US$ per month.

33. What other types of expenses should I plan for while in Philippines?

A: Entertainment in Philippines is generally inexpensive. Transportation options include the
public bus (which costs less than 10 pesos per ride) ect and taxi starts with around 60 – 80
Cents for 2 KM ride, Many students also opt to buy bicycles/motor bikes while they are in
Philippines. Bicycles are the most prevalent mode of transport in Philippines.

34. How can I get or exchange money while I am in Philippines?

You may bring money with you, either in the form of cash or traveler's checks. ATM machines
are available in banks, or cash advances can be drawn over the counter at most large banks
for a transaction charge. Major hotels and most fine restaurants and stores now accept
credit cards. Students enrolling for longer courses can open a bank account through the
local bank on campus or down town and and transfer funds from accounts in their home

35. What do I need to bring with me from home?

Today in Philippines you can find almost any product and brand that you would find at home.
Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. .  are all readily available. We recommend that you bring
any prescription medication in sufficient quantities to
last for the duration of your visit and any preferred brands of over-the-counter medications
(cold & flu tablets, etc.) Clothing is also plentiful and very inexpensive. Shoes are available,
but larger sizes are hard to find.

36. What vaccinations do I need for Philippines?

The following vaccinations and applicable frequencies are recommended for students
coming to Philippines: Hepatitis A (within previous 10 years); Hepatitis B (within previous 5
to 10 years), Japanese B Encephalitis (within previous 3 years); Tetanus (within previous 10
years); Polio (within previous 10 years); and Typhoid (once in lifetime). Students 55 and
older should also have a Pneumococcal Vaccine.

37. What is the voltage used in Philippines?

A: The voltage here is 220. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally. ?We
have tried to answer to all the possible questions, If we have left out any thing please write to
us . Click for Enquiry page…
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