Zhengzhou University (ZZU) is a national "211 Project" key university co-built by the Henan Province and the MOE. It is originally founded in 1956 as the first comprehensive since the establishment of new China. Now the university offers 11 disciplines in 4 campuses, occupying an area of 1070 acres.
ZZU is situated in the capital city of Henan Province-Zhengzhou, lying on the southern bank of the Yellow River and in the center of China. As the cradle of Chinese civilization, it is one of the Eight Great Ancient Capitals in China and the home to Kung fu, Tai chi and national flower-Peony. Here, the Buddhism, Taoism and Islam are widely accepted and the multicultural environment makes everyone feel at home. Besides, living in Zhengzhou is rather economical, the consumption level is lower than that in the metropolis like Beijing and Shanghai.
The predecessor of Medical School in Zhengzhou University is the Henan Medical University established in 1928. It began to admit international students since 1997 and it's one of the earliest medical colleges approved by the MOE to teach MBBS in English. According to the rules of MOE, the seats it can provide for international students in MBBS program is 200, the most among China universities.
The Medical School has five clinical colleges, 9 large-scale affiliated hospitals with over 12,000 hospital beds, a clinical medical key subject of open laboratory, 11 research institutes and 32 professional laboratories. The high-level anatomical labs for teaching guarantee that every eight to ten students could operate on one corpse for practice. Clinical Medicine is the first-level key discipline in ZZU and ranks 16th among China universities. The faculties in the Medical School reach 3,045, including 2 academicians, 227 professors and 372 deputy professors. Most of them have studying or working experiences abroad and some are from India, Nepal and Pakistan. Till now, the number of international students studying MBBS in Zhengzhou University has reached more than 1,000, mainly from South Asia, India, Pakistan, Nepal etc.
ZZU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.
Admission will be closed when 200 seats are fulfilled.
The curriculum planning shall include the following three parts:
(1) Chinese culture and natural science courses. In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students in China.
(2) Basic medical sciences, behavioral science, humanities, social science and medical ethics, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. It is also required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.
(3) Internship. The institutions shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks).
The main courses of the specialty are Anthroponomy, Histoembryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Preventive Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Diagnostics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics-gynecology and Pediatrics, etc.
Note: The first semester of the 6-year clinical medicine specialty is for the basic preparatory courses, including Survey of China, Mathematics, Physics, and Fundamental Chemistry.
The internship is arranged in the sixth year and students can choose to do it in China or outside China. For students do internship in China, ZZU would help student choose a hospital from the 9 affiliated hospitals. And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation before Graduation
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MBBS Degree: 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 host institution, if they meet the degree regulations of the host institution. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
Internship and Career
The internship is arranged in the sixth year and students can choose to do it in China or outside China. Internship fee in China is same as the tuition fee (26,000 per year) while internship fee outside China is half the price (13,000 per year). For students do internship in China, ZZU would help student choose a hospital from the 9 affiliated hospitals. There’s no requirement on the HSK level to attend internship in China, but students need to be able to communicate with patients simply.
The 9 affiliated hospitals include 8 reputed hospitals of the highest level in China. They even attracted internationl studetns from other medical schools to do internship here. In the hospitals, there are more than 12,000 beds, 15,000 out-patients per day and first-level clinical medicine laboratories. Besides, the school has signed the technology exchange and cooperation agreement and personnel training program agreement with famous domestic hospitals in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, etc., and abroad medical institutes in U.S., Germany, Japan, Canada, U.K., Swede, Norwegian, Denmark, Austria, Holland, etc.
And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in ZZU before graduation. Having attended the graduation ceremony, they can get the diploma.
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. The MBBS graduates of ZZU who have taken the medical licensing examinations have a high passing rate.
Note: To facilitate the students in the medical licensing examinations, in the final internship year, the university will invite some professors from India, Pakistan etc to do the special tutorship which is quietly popular among students.
Application Requirements and Materials
A non-Chinese citizen of age between 18 and 25;
With an educational background equal to high school graduation;
Healthy, no infectious or mental diseases;
With no criminal record;
IELTS score reaches 6.0 or TOEFL iBT score reaches 80 or equivalence;
Pass High school graduation test or the university entrance exam with minimum percentage of marks that reach our lowest standard (for detailed information, please contact us)
1. The Photocopy of Passport
2. Passport photo
3. The Certified Copy of High School Transcripts
4. The Certified Copy of High School Diploma
5. The Certificate of Non-criminal Record
6. The Valid Report of Chinese or English Language Proficiency Tests
7. The Letter of Guardian’s Authorization
8. The Physical Examination Report
9. The Reference Letter from High School
How to Apply
CUCAS provides two kinds of application methods for international candidates to study English medium MBBS programs at China's universities. They can choose the quick and convenient online application system or the traditional offline application route-Apply via Email.
Online Application Procedures
To complete the online application process, you need to follow the four main sections below:
1. Click 'Apply Now' button on this page and login, if didn't have the account, register first.
2. Fill out the online application form with real and correct informaiton, including personal information, education background, language proficiency, etc.
If you're not sure how to fill out the form, please check if there are any instructions behind the blank.
3. Upload the required application materials
Please upload photocopies of required application materials according to the university's admissions criteria.
All the materials should be MS-Word (.doc), Adobe PDF (.pdf) documents, image files (.gif, .jpg), or compression files (.rar, .zip). Each file cannot exceed 8 MB (megabytes)
4. Make payment
CUCAS offers five types of payment methods. Please carefully select your preferred payment method and to make the payment.
Students who choose Western Union or Bank transfer as their payment method need to upload the payment receipt after you wire the money at the post office or bank.
5. Submit application
Please submit your application once the application fee is confirmed by CUCAS. To submit your application, please access My CUCAS-> My Applications by logging in CUCAS, click 'Continue' at 'Application Status' column, and go to the 'Submit Application' section. You will see a big 'Submit' button. Click the button and your application will be sent directly to the university.
Once you've submitted your application, please wait 2-4 weeks for the university to process your application. Once the university has made a decision, CUCAS will notify you by email. You can also track your application status by logging into your CUCAS account.
Offline Application Procedures
The steps for 'Apply via Email' are as follows:
1. Choose a MBBS program；
2. Click “Apply via Email” to download the fillable application form and documents;
3. Open forms in MS Word and fill in required information electronically, please make sure the information is accurate and correct to receive your JW 202 form;
4. Send us the completed form and other required application materials;
5. Pay the Application Fee and CUCAS Processing Fee, keep the receipt;
6. Send us the copy of receipt, and the school will process your application once receiving your bank receipt;
7. Check your application process via email periodically, and track with your admission status;
8. Wait for your admission notice from CUCAS within 5 workdays, and the JW 202 form will send to you in 2-6 weeks;
Email Address for MBBS Application: firstname.lastname@example.org