MBBS In Philippines is getting popular among Indian students. More than 3000 Indians study Medicine in Philippines Medical Colleges. Find…
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MBBS In Philippines is getting popular among Indian students. More than 3000 Indians study Medicine in Philippines Medical Colleges. Find out why thousands of Indians prefer Philippines over other countries.
More than 10000 foreign students come to Philippines to study MBBS In Philippines. In the recent past, the percentage of Indian students has steadily increased in Philippines Medical Universities because of high pass percentage in MCI Screening Test/FMGE. Nearly all medical colleges in Philippines follow American Standard Medical Education which makes it easy for students to prepare for USMLE as well as Foreign Medical Graduates Exam(FMGE).
The Philippines is an archipelago country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific. The country covers 7,641 islands those are categorised under three geographical divisions from north and south which are Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. Filipino and English are the official languages. The total area of the country is 3 lakhs square kilometers. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It has a 12th place in the population of the world which makes it as one of the most preferred destination to study .
Table of Contents
1. Quick Summary
2. Why Study MBBS in Philippines
3. MBBS Course in Philippines
4. Top MCI Listed Medical Colleges in Philippines
5. MBBS In Philippines Eligibility and Admission Process
6. Visa Processing
7. History of Philippines
9. Cost Of Living:
11.Food and Culture
12.How To Reach
|Total Indian Students||3000+|
|Tuition Fees Range||Rs 3 lakhs/year to Rs 6 lakhs/year|
|Student Facilities||Hostel, Indian Food|
|MCI Approved Medical Colleges||40|
|FMGE Passing Rate||High|
|Cost of Living:||15000 to 20000 INR (month)|
|Area:||300000 sq km|
|Time Difference:||Philippines is 2 hours and 32 minutes ahead from India|
|Borders With:||Taiwan, Vietnam, Palau, Malaysia, and Indonesia|
Philippines is the best destination for the Indian students, who want to study the medical course because of various reasons. Some of the important ones are highlighted below.
Based on the number of Indian students studying MBBS in Philippines following Philippines Medical Colleges are recommended for Indian Students.
For Philippines Students as well as for Govt Philippines Medical Colleges, Doctor of Medicine (MD) admissions are solely based on the Philippines Medical Admission/Entrance Test called NMAT(National Medical Admission Test). This exam is similar to National Eligibility and Entrance Test(NEET) in India. For Filipinos, it is compulsary to get passing percentile for admission into medical courses.
International students with Bachelors Degree can take direct admission to study MBBS In Philippines. This will reduce the course duration to 4 years, three years of basic and clinical medical science and 1 year of clerkship at affiliated Philippines hospitals.
Following is the list of top MCI Approved Medical Colleges in Philippines according to World Ranking Web of Universities.
Complete list of MCI Approved Philippines Medical Colleges.
If you are working as consultant for any Philippines Medical College and want to get listed above, send “AddConsult” Telegram App message to 6382088809
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Applicant has the general requirements to get the student visa of the Philippines, they need to have original passport with six month validity beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines, original and one photocopy of mark statement, leaving certificate from the previous studying institution, birth certificate, affidavit of support executed by parents/legal guardian, transcript of records, certificate of good moral character, police clearance certificate, medical examination reports including X-ray film, psychological report, authenticated certificate from the Philippines institution, two photocopies, and fully filled-in application form. All these documents are authenticated by the Philippines government before issuing the Philippines Student Visa.
Most of the Philippines medical colleges provide hostel facility for Indian students. Even-though it is not compulsory to stay in hostel, we recommend students to stay in the hostel because it provides safety and security. Some medical colleges has hostel facility inside their campus and some have close to their campus. The hostel facility will be under surveillance using CCTV cameras providing secure accommodation for girl students. Check whether has separate hostel facility for boys and girls while choosing the medical college.
Similarly most of the top medical colleges in Philippines provides Indian food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian depending on their preference. University of Perpetual Help, Davao Medical School Foundation are known to provide Indian food to their Indian students. There are Indian restaurants/canteens available for students who study MBBS in Philippines, mainly in the capital region Manila for students to get different Indian flavor once in a while.
The Philippines has abundant natural resources and it comprising multiple ethnicity and civilization. In the prehistoric period, most of the peoples are Negritos. The various competing maritime areas under the rule of datus, rajas, sultans, and lakans. In the 16th century, the Philippines is a colonial country of Spain. They got independence on 12 June 1898. Click here to read everything about Philippines for Indian students who want to study MBBS in Philippines.
The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, the archipelago is bounded by the Celebes Sea to the south, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the South China Sea to the west and north. The shape of the country is a triangle, it is placed in a pacific ring of fire, close to the equator. The coastal area of the country extended to 36,289 km, agricultural land of the country is more than 32% of the total land area. The highest point is Mount Apo and the lowest point is Galathea Depth. Agusan river is the longest river in the country.
Cost of living is very low in the Philippines compare to other foreign countries. The Philippines living cost is 40% higher than India, but price of most of the necessary things are approximately similar to India. The Restaurant and market prices are 1.75% higher than in India. Many Indian students who study MBBS In Philippines say that Transportation charges are very low compared to India. The electronics things charges are 3 times more than India. Cloth and shoes prices are relatively the same as India.
The climate of the Philippines is tropical and maritime which characterised by high temperature, repressive humidity, and plentiful rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, one is a wet season and another one is the dry season based on the rainfall. The rainy season is June to November, the dry season is December to May. January is the coolest month and May is the warmest in the Philippines country. Baguio City receives the greatest rainfall, the annual mean temperature is very low compared to other places. So Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines. The climate being very similar to that of Indian climate helps Indian students to learn about diseases which are similar to that of India. Top MCI Approved Medical Colleges in Philippines conduct their semester exams in MCQ pattern like that of MCI screening test conducted by National Board of Examination(NBE). This is one of the main reason of high passing percentage of Philippines Medical Foreign Graduates compared to Russia or china.
The Philippines food has a fusion of Asian and European. Rice is the staple food in the Philippines. It is mostly steamed with vegetable, meat, and fish dishes. The meat includes chicken, pork, beef, and fish. Seafood is very popular in this country. The mountain of Batangas has produced a variety of coffee with a strong flavour. A traditional Filipino breakfast is pandesal (small bread roll) making with rice flour. The Philippines is one of the democratic country. Christian is a major religion in this country. The festivals of the Philippines is called “fiestas”. The most famous fiestas are Hinugyaw, Ati-Atihan, Sinulog, Panagbenga, MassKara, Pintados-Kasadyaan, and Hermosa etc.,
The Philippines has connected to all other countries in the world with airways. This country has 13 international airports which are connected with other countries. Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport are the busiest airports in the Philippines. National transporters include Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, Skyjet, SilkAir, Malaysian Airlines, and PAL Express. From India, there are flights to Philippines through Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangkok.
I am Manasa, currently studying medicine in University of perpetual Help System DALTA. During the corona lockdown, I stayed in Philippines so that I can complete the medical course on time. We are not allowed to go oustide the hostel premises located inside the medical college. Our safety and security was ensured by the Matrons and Patrons who stay in every floor of the hostel building. We do not have any issues in getting Indian food as college mess provides Indian food. UPHSD conducts online classes to ensure the completion of the course on time. I am happy that I choose to study MBBS In Philippines. – Sri Vidhya Mandir Hr.Sec.School, Krishnagiri – Tamilnadu
Even-though few Indian students clear USMLE exams to get into United States of America, most of the students who study MBBS In Philippines, come back to India and clear the FMGE exam/MCI screening test.
After successfully passing the FMGE exam, student need to get temporary license from National Medical Council of State Medical Council to start the practice. With this temporary license, they can do internship in Indian government or private medical hospitals. After completing the internship, they need to again apply for the permanent license from their respective medical council.
After getting permanent license, they can either start practice or appear for the PG entrance Exam to join post graduation courses in India.
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