Usually, the western countries have always been popular overseas education destinations for studying MBBS with Indian students. But, recently China has become the most promising and safest alternative location for Indian students looking for an MBBS study abroad.
For instance Nisha Menon, who graduated from one of Mumbai’s top schools, has joined in an undergraduate MBBS degree course at Qingdao University in China. Menon decided to get admission in China after appearing a seminar in India. “China as a destination for studying abroad came through as a fun, exciting city and the university is well reputed. Also, China is not that far from India, just a short flight away so my parents are not too concerned about sending me far away.”
There are lots of Indian students like her who are applying for studying MBBS in China. According to Becky Zhang, VP, China MBBS Educational Institution, a Chinese consultancy company that provides admissions to Indian students, the high donations and limited seats at Indian medical colleges have forced many brilliant students to look overseas. “While western countries are still the top priority, many students are looking to study in China as well.” Zhang has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the UK’s Oxford University and an MBA from Ireland Business School.
Chinese Medical Universities score extremely on the cost and effectiveness factor. While the quality of medical education offered by Universities in China is very high, the cost of education is often lower than universities in the West in terms of tuition and living expenses. Most of these Universities are close to India and with their day to day habitual nature and eating materials is also similar to India.
China has also made a name for itself in the medical education field since last 10 years. Some of its Universities such as the Qingdao University and Shihezi University are placed in the Asian University Rankings. All the Medical Universities in China use English as the medium of teaching medical courses. MBBS courses are popular with Indian students, since the Universities are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and WHO.
“With the economic development in Asia and the accessibility of jobs after graduation, many students are choosing to stay in Asia for their undergraduate studies rather than going to the more traditional educational destinations of the US, UK and Australia. This is obviously the new interesting way of the 21st century – swapping knowledge across Asia” says Mr. Chow, Dean of Shihezi University.
Popular courses here include those in the fields of science and technology, medicine, and arts and design. And, the cost of living and tuition fees in China are much lower than that in any western or Asian countries.
The education sector in China has expanded remarkably in recent years. Leading universities have set up English medium MBBS courses offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The standard of living in China is known to be low, and a comparatively low cost of living enables students to lead a comfortable life. A direct flight away from India, China has become a popular hotspot for Indian students looking for an MBBS education experience at a reasonable cost.
For those interested in the career benefits of an MBBS degree education in China, a series of global management education seminars comes to India from 12th-18th June. Register for free and submit your details by visiting www.chinambbs.org
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