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MBBS Abroad

MBBS in Philippines ranks at the top among them. To secure admission to MBBS in India one has to go through a lot of complicated admission procedures. Obtaining coaching for NEET, burning the midnight oil and preparing for the exam, clearing & getting through the cut-throat competition, securing the highest marks and after all these, maximum students face rejections just because they have scored only one mark less than the cut-off. How frustrating it would be! But this failure shouldn’t shatter your dream of becoming a doctor as, where there is a will there is a way! The way we are referring here is MBBS in Philippines. It is one of the best options in terms of cost, quality of education, and credibility of the degree.

Why MBBS In Philippines?

1) Studying MBBS in Philippines is quite popular among Indian students for its low-cost high-quality medical education since 1996. .More than 7000 doctors have returned to India after completing their MBBS from the Philippines over the last 25 years. At present, more than 10,000 Indian students are pursuing their MBBS in Philippines.

2) As compared to the other East European countries like Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, etc. the cost of studying MBBS in Philippines is quite low and affordable for Indian students. The climate of the Philippines falls below 0 degrees in winters however, premium infrastructure facilities have been provided. All the colleges, accommodation facilities, cars, and cabs are fully equipped with heaters which keep you warm.

3)There are around 87 medical universities out of which the top 50 medical colleges are recognized by the Medical Council of India.

4)There are more than 15 universities in Philippines offering MBBS in English medium.

5) Some of the top medical universities in Philippines are approved by many other international organizations like the Medical Council of Canada,  etc.

6) The best thing about pursuing MBBS in Philippines is the low student-teacher ratio. This ensures personal attention towards the student with a high-quality education.

7) Philippines universities and science labs are equipped with modern instruments, equipment, and devices. This advanced infrastructure help students to be technologically rejuvenated. The students of Philippines universities don’t lag in any way.

MBBS In Philippines.

1) The duration of MBBS in Philippines is 5.8 years, out of which, the student is required to complete 1 year of internship in India after completion of the course and clearing the FMGE/ NEXT Exam. Also, the admission process is quite easy. Therefore, Indian students prefer studying MBBS in Philippines over other countries.

2)  The Philippinesn Medical universities are certified by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC); recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Philippines; certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); registered with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and are also listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS). These recognitions provide ample job opportunities anywhere throughout the world.

3) Indian students have to choose only from the colleges which are approved by MCI but this rule has changed since 2020; now Indian students can opt for any medical college anywhere in the world. But the students are suggested to check whether the universities & colleges are recognized by ECFMG which ensures them sufficient employment opportunities outside Philippines as well.

 4) The main hurdle while studying MBBS in Philippines is the language barrier that students face there. Most colleges have bilingual programs and use the Philippines language as their mode of communication. This creates barriers to thoroughly articulating the lessons. Therefore, students are advised by the MCI beforehand, to check the mode of education of the college before applying for it.

Eligibility criteria for pursuing MBBS In Philippines

1) The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year in which he wishes to apply for MBBS in Philippines.

2) The student should have cleared class 12th from a regular board with 50% in the PCB group for the general category. The minimum percentage required for backward and reserved categories is 40%.

3) Along with class 12th, the student must be qualified in NEET as well. The student is required to score a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET for general and 40 percentile for reserved categories.

 4) Clearing any other language proficiency exam like TOEFL/IELTS is not mandatory for procuring an admission for MBBS in Philippines.

Top 7 medical universities for Indian students to study MBBS in Philippines (with fully English-taught programs)

1) AMA Medical College of Medicine

2) Davao Medical School Foundation

3) Bicol Christian College Of Medicine

4) Emilio Aguinaldo College

5) Our Lady Fatima University

6) University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta

7) Lyceum North Western University

8) Dagestan State Medical University

Cost of studying MBBS in Philippines

Studying MBBS in Philippines is always a better option than paying huge donations and fees to the private medical colleges in India. The cost of MBBS in Philippines may vary as per the ranking, quality of education, infrastructure, and location of the university.

MBBS in Philippines Fees Structure 2021

MBBS in Philippines Fees Structure 2021

Philippines Medical Universities TUITION  FEE (Per Year) In USD HOSTEL  FEE (Per Year) In USD ONE TIME  CHARGES In USD  COMPLETE  PACKAGE In USD
AMA Medical college of Medicine 4,000 700 1,800 30,000
Davao Medical School Foundation 3,404 20,424
Bicol Christian College Of Medicine 3,900 200 1,900 26,500
Emilio Aguinaldo College 3,200 700 1,500 24,900
Our Lady Fatima University 3,000 500 2,500 23,500
University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta 4,000 500 1,500 18,500
Lyceum North Western University 2,500 250 1,750 18,250

The cost given above includes –

1) Tuition fees

2) Hostel accommodation cost

3) Food and living costs

4) Another miscellaneous cost like conveyance, health insurance, etc.

Documents required while applying for MBBS in Philippines

  1. 10th & 12th mark sheets
  2. NEET scorecard
  3. Valid passport
  4. Legal guardian’s identity proof
  5. 2 identical photographs (50mm×50mm)

Documents required for applying for a Philippines Student Visa

  1. Invitation letter issued by the Ministry of Education of Philippines
  2. 10th & 12th mark sheets
  3. Birth certificate (in English)
  4. Medical & HIV certificates
  5. Student’s bank statement with a minimum balance of 4 lakhs
  6. Parents’ bank statement (min 6 months)
  7. School leaving / college leaving/ transfer certificate
  8. 2 Identical photographs (50mm×50mm)
  9. Affidavit certificate
  10. Gap certificate (for those who have passed 12th before 2020)

Important note to be kept in mind while taking admission in MBBS in Philippines

Many agents in the market mislead the students and put them into the wrong bilingual colleges.  Later the language of communication and education of these colleges turns out to be the Philippines. Hence,  the students get trapped in disastrous,  incomprehensible, and uncomfortable language. To avoid this, the students must select the agents & agencies wisely.

Services Provided by AR Group of Education

1) Counselling – We have 10 years of experience in counseling. Hence, we provide you with all kinds of unlimited counseling support throughout your journey with us. We have a team of professionals to guide you through the entire process and ensure smooth admission.

2) College selection – We have an updated list of colleges that are perfect for Indian students to study abroad. From suggesting the best college,  we provide you with the “done for you type of services” which include-


      1. Scholarship guidance – We have a completely up-to-date team to guide you to opt for the ongoing scholarship programs. We even help you in the process of availing them.
      2. Seat locking – We have tie-ups with the top Medical colleges of the Philippines and other countries through which we ensure that you don’t miss a chance to secure admission to your dream college.
      3. Travel/ Visa assistance – We ensure smooth travels for our students. Therefore, we at AR Group of Education assist the students throughout the entire complex travel and visa obtaining procedures.