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STUDY MBBS IN Philippines

Once you have selected the country to study MBBS in Abroad, the next step is to choose the right medical university. MBBS abroad provides unlimited options and opportunities to its pursuers. Here are some of the tips that would guide you better in selecting the best medical university to study MBBS in Philippines


The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.


Dialing code+63

CurrencyPhilippine peso

PresidentRodrigo Duterte

Official languagesEnglish, Filipino

Internet TLD:  .ph

Time Zone: UTC +8


Philippines offers various overseas education options for foreign students interested in English courses, Pilot training and MBBS / MD / Medical related courses. Philippines being American Colony for many years, inherits its education system from United States, MBBS degree awarded by Philippines medical universities is called MD (Doctor in Medicine) instead of MBBS. More than 10000 foreign students from various countries enroll in Philippines universities every year because of its international recognization. In the recent past, many Indians are seeking MBBS admission in Philippines as opposed to Russia, China and Ukraine because of various advantages.


Our Affiliate Member Medical Universities of Philippines:

  • Bicol Christian College of Medicine, Legazpi City
  • Our Lady of Fatima University, Manila City
  • University of Perpectual Help System Dalta, Manila City
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila City
  • University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City
  • Ama Medical College, Manila City
  • Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, Angeles City
  • Cebu Doctors’ University, Cebu City
  • Davao Medical School Foundation, Davao
  • Saint Jude College, Manila City
  • Cagayan State Medical University, Tuguegarao City
  • Lyceum- Northwestern University

Advantages of Philippines Medical Course

  • Philippines Medical Degree is internationally recognized.
  • Recognized by World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Recognized by Commission of Higher Education of Philippines(CHED)
  • Hands on clinical practice
  • 95% of Filipinos speak English.
  • Similar climate and food habits.
  • No Donation
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Low Cost of Living


For the Indian students, completing their senior secondary examination with 50% is the only eligibility criteria. Indian students who want to pursue MBBS/MD course have to get admission for a pre-medical course first(duration of this course is 14 months), and on completion of the same, they can enroll in the medical degree. This course mainly covers biology, medicinal technology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and psychology. After completion of this course, students can enroll in University in the Philippines.

Entrance Tests

There are no entrance exams to join medicinal universities in the Philippines. But few universities require students to pass National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) which consists of two parts. Part -I cover Verbal, Reasoning, Quantitive and Part-II covers Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Please note that there is no ranking system in case of NMAT, only passing this test is sufficient to get admission to Philippines colleges.

MCI Screening Test

Indian Students who study MD degree in abroad countries should pass Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) before they start clinical practice or take any exam in India for postgraduate courses. Students who pursue MD degree in the Philippines universities learn almost same subjects that would help them to clear screening tests conducted by National Board of Examinations in India. Pass Percentage is high in candidates who study MBBS degree in Asian countries such as Philippines and Nepal compared to China, Russia, etc. This examination is held twice on June and December every year.

Bicol Christian College of Medicine

It is located in Legazpi City and has good Faculty of Medicine.

Our Lady of Fatima Medical University

It is located in Manila City Bay and is known as one of the best University of Philippines.

University of Perpectual Help System Dalta

Also is situated in Manila city with Duration of course 5.5 years.

Emilio Aguinaldo College

Located in Manila City Bay with Duration of course 5 years.

University of Northern Philippines

The University of Northern Philippines (UNP) is a university in Barangay Tamag, in the City of Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is the first and oldest state university in Northern Luzon which offers low tuition fee, tracing its roots to 1906, which is older than the University of the Philippines by two years. It is the only state university in the province aimed for less-fortunate people and one of three state-owned educational institutions of higher learning operating in Ilocos Sur (with the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College and the Northern Luzon Polytechnic State College, a former branch of the university).

AMA Medical College

MBBS, MD or Medical education in the AMA School of Medicine leads to the MD degree which is equivalent to the MBBS degree in UK, Singapore, India and other commonwealth countries. AMA’s medical degree is recognized as equivalent to the MBBS course in India by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and students will be given a license to practise in India similar to MBBS doctors from India, after completion of licensing formalities with the MCI in India. Similarly the Medical Degree from AMA is recognized as equivalent to theMBBS Degree in UK by the General Medical Council in UK and the medical councils in Singapore, Australia and Gulf countries. All Degrees are recognized by the USA.

Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine

The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines and it is considered as the premiere university of Central Luzon. It is anon-stock, non-profit educational institution that was established on May 25, 1962 by Mr. Agustin P. Angeles, Barbara Yap-Angeles and family. After only less than nine years of operation, the Institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.

It is one of few Philippine universities granted autonomous status, with a number of its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.


Cebu Doctors’ University

Cebu Doctors’ University (commonly abbreviated as CDU) is a private university located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.

It was originally founded in 1975 at Cebu City as Cebu Doctors’ College (CDC) adjacent to the present Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital with the opening of its College of Nursing, one of the first nursing colleges in Cebu.



Davao Medical School Foundation

The Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialist in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.

Saint Jude College

St. Jude College is a College of Nursing located in the city of Manila in the Philippines. It was founded in 1968, although a clinic had existed on the site since 1950.

Cagayan State Medical University

The Cagayan State University (CSU) is the largest state institution of higher learning in the Cagayan Valley Region, in terms of enrollment and number of curricular program offerings. The University was established through Presidential Decree 1436, later amended by Republic Act 8292 by the integration of all publicly supported higher education institutions in the province of Cagayan


Lyceum-Northwestern University (L-NU) is a medical college located in Dagupan City, Philippines founded by Dr. Francisco Quimson Duque and Mrs. Florencia Tiongson Duque in 1969.

Lyceum-Northwestern University though bearing the word Lyceum is not affiliated with Lyceum of the Philippines University since LPU is the first and original institution in the country to bear the word Lyceum.

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