Tongji University (TONGJI), founded in 1907 is directly under the MOE and listed as a key university in "211 Project" and "985 Project". It is honored as the cradle of scientists, entrepreneurs, medical experts and engineers, enjoying the reputation of "North Tsinghua, South Tongji".
Established as a medical school by a German doctor, Tongji University has developed into a leading comprehensive university and maintains close contact with Germany and European countries especially in medicine teaching and research. The university is situated in Shanghai, composed of 4 campuses occupying 635 acres and registers over 50,000 students, including 19,800 undergraduates and 3,000 international students.
With a history of over 100 years, medicine is the first discipline in Tongji University. Currently, the Medical School owns a college of basic medical science, a college of preventive medicine (to be constructed) and five affiliated hospitals. It also has the "WHO Prenatal Care Cooperation Center", 2 municipal key disciplines, 3 municipal key specialties, 2 clinical medicine centers, prenatal diagnosis center, premature care center and the tuberculosis (lung) key laboratory of Shanghai.
The school has a faculty of 157 teachers, among which 52 are professors or associate professors.
There are a total of 884 undergraduate students and 392 graduate students. The Medical School upholds the conception of "elite education" and "human-oriented education".
To strengthen the academic power and accelerate the international cooperation, in addition to the steady cooperative relationship with Germany, the Medical School also has entered partnership with University of Leipzig, University of Phillip-Marburg, and has reached agreement with Paris V, University of Ulm, University of Leipzig and University of Phillip-Marburg on student exchange. Presently, the undergraduate student exchange program is being carried out.
American Cardiology College (ACC) is also a major partner of the Medical School. In three consecutive years since 2004, ACC and the Medical School have co-organized three high-level cardiology workshops.
Tongji University began recruiting foreign students since the 1950s. It is one of the first universities that accept foreign students in China. Currently, the international students at Tongji are from over 100 countries and regions such as Thailand, Germany, North Korea, the U.S.A., Britain, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Yemen, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, Vietnam, Pakistan, Brazil, Columbia, Netherlands, Mali, Mauritius and Mongolia etc.
The MBBS program in Tongji University will be open for international students in 2012 and it has been announced as the qualified university to offer MBBS program in English.
Tongji University 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.
This program consists of study of basic medicine, clinical medicine and preventive medicine and requires the students of 1-year clinical training. Students who pass the graduation exam (including exam on medical knowledge and exam on clinical skills) will be granted the bachelor’s degree of medicine. The program aims at producing clinicians who have sound professional integrity, solid ground of basic medicine and systematic knowledge of clinical medicine and have acquired basic clinical skills as well as the ability to deal with problems in clinical settings.
The students should complete 203.5 credits, among which premed pubic courses are 26.5 credits, basic medical courses 48.5 credits and clinical medical courses 54.5 credits. The clinical rotation makes 74 credits.
Table of Courses
Chinese Language, China Overview, Medical Mathematics, Medical Chemistry, Medical Chinese, Medical Physics, Computer Technology, Document Retrieval.
Basic Medical Courses
Introduction to Medicine, Medical Ethics, General Psychology and Behavioral Science, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Gross Anatomy, Topographic Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Physiology, Pathogen Biology, Immunology, Pathology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Pharmacology.
Clinical Medical Courses
Diagnostics, Laboratory Diagnostics, Imaging Diagnostics, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Statistics, Internal medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nuclear Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Venereology, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Forensic Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Clinical pharmacology, Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (English), Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese), Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
The university shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). The location and tuition fee for the internship is to be determined. See more details, please visit the Internship and Career.
Application Fee: USD 80
Tuition Fee: 45,000RMB/year
Books Fee: Around RMB 1000 Accommodation Fee: 1800-2400/month (Double Room)
Medical Insurance Fee: RMB 600 / year
Cost of Living: 1,000~2,000 RMB/month
In Total: 49,480 ~50,980 RMB/year
Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship
Tongji President Scholarship
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 Tongji University. if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
Internship and Career
The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). The location and tuition fee for the internship is to be determined. Tongji University has 5 affiliated hospitals: Tongji hospital, Shanghai No. 10 People's Hospital, East Hospital, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, and Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Health Hospital. They are all hospitals of top level and have 4,443 beds altogether.
And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in Tongji University before graduation.
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.
Application Requirements and Materials
1. Non-Chinese Citizen;
2. Over 18 years old; Good physical condition;
3. Senior high school graduate or above preferably with a strong educational background in science and engineering;
4. Sufficient English proficiency (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 .or. TOEFL 80);
5. Non-criminal Records;
6. *Applicants who are native English-speakers or have studied in an English-medium high school are not required to submit language proficiency certificates.
1. Photocopy of valid passport
2. Passport-sized photo
3. Senior high school diploma or leaving certificate
4. Original or certified transcripts of senior high school.
5. Copy of English Language Certificate
6. Recommendation letter
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