The Philippines - officially known as the Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world with a population of more than 98 million people.
At 300,000 square kilometres (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and the 73rd-largest country in the world with three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of Philippines is Manila.
The Philippines had reminded a Spanish colony for over 300 years followed by 48 year colonization by the United States, making the country’s 94% population capable of conversing in English. The two official languages of Philippines are Tagalog and English.
1000s of Indians, particularly Tamils, Punjabis and Sindhis are settled in the Philippines. Hence availability of Indian food and culture offers good living conditions for Indian students. At 6.5 - 8 Hours travel time from South Indian cities Philippines is easily accessible for Indian students to travel and study Medicine.
The Philippines has been among the most preferred destination for medical education for decades. It has been a medical education hub for international students, especially from USA, India and other countries. Universities in Philippines follow the American Education curriculum and are one of the most affordable destination
Philippines medical institutions are the 2nd largest contributor of Physicians in the United States and they have produced the largest community of Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working overseas.
|S No||Names of Medical Schools|
|1||Angeles University Foundation|
|2||Ateneo de Zamboanga University|
|3||Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health|
|4||Baguio Central University|
|5||Bicol Christian College of Medicine|
|7||Cagayan State University|
|8||Cebu Doctors' University|
|9||Cebu Institute of Medicine|
|10||Central Philippine University|
|11||Davao Medical School Foundation|
|12||De La Salle Health Sciences Institute - College of Medicine|
|13||Divine Word University of Tacloban|
|14||Emilio Aguinaldo College, College of Medicine|
|15||Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation|
|16||Iloilo Doctors' College of Medicine|
|17||Lyceum-Northwestern University Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine|
|18||Manila Central University Filemon D. Tanchoco Foundation|
|19||Mindanao State University|
|20||Our Lady of Fatima University, College of Medicine|
|21||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, College of Medicine|
|22||Philippine Muslim-Christian College|
|23||Remedios T. Romualdez Foundation|
|24||Saint Louis University, Baguio City International College of Medicine|
|25||San Beda College, College of Medicine|
|26||Silliman University Medical School|
|27||Southwestern University (Philippines) Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine|
|28||St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial|
|29||University of Northern Philippines|
|30||University of Perpetual Help Rizal|
|31||University of Perpetual Help System College of Medicine|
|32||University of Saint La Salle|
|33||University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery|
|34||University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC)|
|35||University of the Philippines School of Health Sciences in Leyte|
|36||University of the Philippines College of Medicine|
|37||University of the Visayas Gullas College of Medicine|
|38||West Visayas State University|
|39||Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine|
|40||Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation|
Philippine Medical Universities provide high quality education at the most affordable costs. The total cost varies from INR 18 – 30 Lakhs inclusive of tuition fee, food, accommodation, travel, other academic and miscellaneous costs etc. The cost is very low compared to USA whose curriculum Philippine Medical Universities follow. The course outcome can be similar. The students, on clearing USMLE / other licensing examinations get an entry into the residency program, which is lucrative enough for the student to retrieve the cost completely in 1 Year.
Scholarships are available to aspiring students based on academic performance and merit . My MBBS Abroad team would support all eligible students in gaining scholarships.
High school passed out students should first apply for the BS associate degree as a pre medical qualification. The duration of the program is around 12 to 16 months. Students with B Sc degree in programs related to medical sciences are also eligible to apply for the MD program.
After successful completion of the Associate BS program / B Sc, students are required to sit for NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) of Philippines. On qualifying the same, students enrol with the medical school for the MD program.
Philippine Medical Universities have three intakes a year: January / February, June and October / November . Students should apply at least 2 - 3 months prior to the course start date for successful admissions. The documents required for application are:
The documents required may vary time to time. Kindly contact My MBBS Abroad team for updated information and assistance on your application and subsequent process.
Philippines, due to the close relationship with India offers hassle free visa process for Indian students.
The following documents are required for the Visa application:
The complete documentation and other support would be provided by My MBBS Abroad team.