MBBS in Philippines


About Philippines:

  • After the industrial revolution, Spain and then USA has control over the Philippines.
  • English language is widely spoken after the native language.
  • The country is famous for many islands.
  • The Philippines is the second largest archipelago in the world.
  • Manila and Cebu are large cities in Philippines.
  • The country is famous for its tourist attractions.
  • Boracay’s white-sand beaches, Palawan’s underground river, the Tubbataha Reefs, the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
  • The Philippines is also having World Heritage Sites like the City of Vigan in the Ilocos region – reminiscent of Spanish era.


Why study MBBS in Philippines:

    • Teaching language is also English.
    • Course duration is 5 years with internship.
    • Universities are MCI recognized making it valid globally.
    • Medical Students usually face less patient inflow in the hospital.
    • The cost of medical education in Philippines is not very expensive and yet affordable.
    • Use of latest technology and instruments in medical sector.
    • Low tuition fee attracts more students to Philippines and yet making it one of the common choices among other countries.
    • Safety is the top priority in the country and International students can enjoy their best as Philippines has so many islands and vast culture.


    Eligibility in Philippines for MBBS:

    • For Medical admission in Philippines medical colleges in, the students must be at least 18 years of age.
    • They must have passed 12th with at least 60% marks in PCM.
    • NEET is mandatory for MBBS in Philippines 2018-19 as a proof of entrance in the home country i.e. India.
    • Students need not require passing any entrance exams like TOEFL, IELTS.


    Admission Procedures in Philippines:

    • Fill out the application form of the desired university.
    • Submit the scanned copies of your passport and other academic documents.
    • Collect the admission letter from the University through post or their online admission portal.
    • After the confirmation of MBBS admission, then immigration process will be there.
    • Once you receive the offer letter from the University.
    • Apply for the student visa process.


    Tuition Fee for MBBS in Philippines:
    Average tuition fee for Medicine is 15 lacs to 20 lacs for 6 years of course.


    Cost of living in Philippines:

    • Food – 150 PHP (Rs 204)
    • Public Transportation- 500 PHP (Rs 700)
    • Basic Utilities – 3000 PHP (Rs 4000)
    • Monthly Rent – 12,000 PHP (16000 Rs)
    • Internet and mobile charges- 200 PHP (Rs 270)
    • Other costs 400 PHP  (Rs 545)


    Scholarships provided by Philippines:

    • DOH Scholarships for Medical Students In Philippines (Department of Health).
    • Bailon Dela Rama Scholarship (University of the Philippines, Manila)
    • University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (UERMMMCI) Scholarship Programs.
    • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Medicine
    • Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial
    • Romeo P. Ariniego Scholarship for Medical Education (Silliman University, Dumaguete).


    Documents required for student visa for Philippines:

    • Two passport size photographs
    • Filled forms of Philippines visa application.(9F Type)
    • Personal appearance.
    • Original Passport (six months of validity)
    • Letter of registration from the academic Institution
    • Cover letter explaining the course.
    • Proof of funds
    • All academic certificates with medical insurance
    • Updated CV
    • Copies of the degree and academic diplomas, certificates


    Top colleges in Philippines:

    • AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus, Metro Manila
    • University of Perpetual Help
    • Angeles University Foundation
    • Our Lady of Fatima University
    • University of Perpetual Help- MD Course
    • Bicol Christian College of Medicine 5.5 year Course
    • Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine 5.5 year Course
    • Davao Medical School Foundation


    Why Philippines

    • Capital – Manila
    • Population – 106, 19,000 appx
    • Currency – Peso
    • Currency Converter – 3.69 INR
    • Weather – 26.6*C
    • Religion – Christian
    • Language – English, Filipino
    • Country Code – +63
    • Flight Time – 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Medium of Study- English, Filipino
    • Tuition Fee- 1500000 – 2000000 INR per year (total package)
    • Program Duration- 6 years
    • Intakes- September
    • Cost of living- 11000 per month
    • Minimum % Required- 50% in PCB for General 40% for SC/ST and reserved categories.
    • Recognition- MCI & WHO.
    • Neet- Yes