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Cost Comparison of Studying MBBS in US, UK, China, India and Pakistan

Most of high school graduates from India, Pakistan, South Africa and Saudi Arab all dream of getting a scholarship seat in a good governmental medical school at home or abroad by scoring high in the medical entrance examinations conducted by Ministry of Education. Those who fail to get a scholarship choose to study MBBS under self-support. However, studying MBBS in the private medical colleges of home-country is very expensive. Therefore, studying in MBBS in China is undoubtedly a good choice for those who want to be a doctor in future. There are no capitation fees or donations to be paid to Chinese universities. The cost of higher education in China is highly regulated and subsidized by the Ministry of Education (MOE). They are very reasonable in contrast to universities in other countries. The cost of living in China is also relatively low compared with studying medicine in UK, US and other countries.
Below, we list the fees comparison for five main countries including China.
  1. Studying in China (RMB per academic year)
Tuition Accommodation Living Cost Miscellaneous fees In Total
28,000 9,600 10,000 4,000 48,000
  1. Studying in United Kingdom (RMB per academic year)
Tuition Accommodation Living Cost Miscellaneous fees In Total
100,000 65,000 25,000 5,200 195,200
  1. Studying in United States (RMB per academic year)
Tuition Accommodation Living Cost Miscellaneous fees In Total
130,000 38,000 25,000 32,000 225,000
  1. Studying in Indian Private Medical Colleges (RMB per academic year)
Tuition Accommodation Living Cost Miscellaneous fees In Total
78,000 5,000 8,000 3,000 94,000
  1. Studying in Pakistan Private Medical Colleges (RMB per academic year)
Tuition Accommodation Living Cost Miscellaneous fees In Total
55,000 6,000 8,400 3500 62,900
Note:
  1. The above fees are according to the average fees standard.
  2. The comparison is only for students' reference.
From the above general fees statistics, it is obviously we can find that studying English-medium MBBS program in UK and US are far more expensive than China. And if students study MBBS in home country, take India and Pakistan for examples, the tuition at the private colleges is both higher than China's government universities. Most medical students should know that applying for MBBS program into a public university either in India or Pakistan is absolutely a fierce competition. Currently there are 32,000 seats for MBBS students in India. The demand for the seats is on the rise, with more than one million candidates trying their best to secure a position in the medical colleges of India.
 
Since the tuition for MBBS in China is affordable, that the education quality and whether recognized by some organizations become the main problems concerned by most students. The universities listed on CUCAS are not only in MCI list and WHO recognized, but also have the qualification to take part in the Doctor License Screening Test in India, Pakistan, PLAB, USMLE, South Africa and Saudi Africa. Furthermore, getting admission to an excellent China's university is so easy compared with those in your home country. Choosing study MBBS in China will be an absolutely right choice and it is undoubtedly worthy.

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