FAQ – Sichuan University
Is Sichuan University under Central government or Provincial government?
Sichuan University is directly administered directly by MOE, China i.e. Under Central government of China.
Is the MBBS degree of Sichuan University recognized ?
West China School of Medicine of Sichuan University has been licensed by Ministry of Education, China to enroll overseas students for the MBBS course in English medium .
West China School of Medicine is listed in” The World Directory of Medical Schools published by WHO” The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) ‘Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
Some of our foreign students who completed MBBS degree in English medium have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations(USMLE), PLAB exam to pratice medicine in the UK and Australian Medical Council Licensing Examinations. Some of the foriegn graduates of Sichuan University, enrolled by us, have been working in the hospitals in the USA and the UK.
The MBBS degree of Sichuan University is listed and recognized by Medical Council of India. (https://www.mciindia.org/CMS/information-desk/for-students-to-study-in-abroad)
The MBBS degree of West China Medical School, Sichuan University, is recognized by Nepal Medical Council.
Ten batches of foreign MBBS students in English medium have been graduated, as of July 2015 from this medical school.
All our graduates are working in almost in all the government and reputed private hospitals in Kathmandu Valley and in the major cities like Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Palpa, etc.
The MBBS degree of Sichuan University is listed and recognized by Medical Council of India.
Hundreds of Indian students, enrolled by us, for MBBS course in English medium have already been graduated from West China Medical School, Sichuan University and have sucessfully excelled in the Screening Test of Medical Council of India. Now they are working in different hospitals in India.
What is the duration of course ?
The course duration for MBBS course in English medium in all the universities in China is 6 years, Sixth year internship can either be done in the university hospital or in a recognized hospital in the home country of the student.
Does Sichuan University have South Asian faculties ?
As the Sichuan University has highly qualified permanent faculties educated abroad to teach in English medium, it does not need to hire any short term faculty from South Asia. Over 50% of the doctors of the medical school have experiences of work or being trained in foreign medical institutions in the USA, UK and Canada.
What is "211 Project" ?
“211” means 21st century and hundred universities. “211 Project” universities will receive major government support in order to be developed into the world class universities. There are about 100 universities, out of about more than 3000 universities all over China, including Sichuan University, under “211 Project”
What is "985 Project" ?
On May 4, 1998,then-president Jiang Zemin declared that “China must have a number of first-rate universities of international advanced level”, so Project 985 was begun. There are only 29 top universities, including Sichuan University, in Project 985.
How to select a good medical university in China?
The main considerations to choose a good medical university in China are whether it is a University of center government of china or a university of local government in China, whether it is a “211 project” university or not ? Whether it is a “985 project” university or not? Whether the university is eligible to receive international scholarship students or not? Whether the university is qualified to recruit international students in English medium or not? Whether the university has permanent faculties to teach in English medium or not?
How long has West China School of Medicine been teaching MBBS course in English medium?
As this medical university was established by the Christian Missionaries from USA, Great Britain and Canada, the teaching language was English until 1949 when the Chinese government nationalized this medical school.
West china School of Medicine, Sichaun University has been recruiting international MBBS students in English medium since 2001. 9 batches of foreign students have already been graduated in English medium as of July 2015.
West China School Of Medicine has been teaching 7 years integrated Masters Degree to its Chinese Students in English medium since 1980s.
How long has Newtonian been the authorized representative of Sichuan University ?
Newtonian has been the official representative of Sichuan University to recruit international MBBS students in English medium since 2001
Do I need to study Chinese language ?
Although MBBS courses for foreign students are taught in English medium, the university has also arranged Chinese language classes side by side in order to make the students proficient enough to communicate with Chinese patients in the hospitals. You also need to pass Chinese language proficiency test(HSK) in order to do internship in the hospital of the university.
How is the clinical practice and exposure in the hospitals of the medical School ?
More the no. of patients in the hospital, more is the clinical practice. As the main hospital of the university has the privilege of being the single largest hospital in the world, having more than 5000 beds, the hospital treats millions of patients from across China with variety of diseases. Students have the clinical exposures and practices from third year onwards in this hospital. In order to guarantee good practice in the hospitals of the university and in order to develop the good communication skills with the patients who speak in Chinese language, learning of Chinese language has been made compulsory from the first year along with the MBBS courses in English medium. It is also mandatory to pass the Chinese language Proficiency Test(HSK) in order to do the internship in the hospitals of the university.
Foreign medical students have many words of appreciation for their clinical practices in the hospitals of the university.
How to apply for MBBS admission in Sichuan University?
Newtonian Science Counselling Institute Pvt.Ltd,Kathmandu,Nepal, is the official representative of the university to enroll students for the MBBS course in English medium. Therefore, the overseas applicants should apply through this company or its associate companies in your country.You are suggested to contact Newtonian Science Counselling Institute Pvt,Ltd.in order to know its associate companies in different countries.
You can also forward your application and the application materials to Newtonian Science Counselling Institute Pvt.Ltd. through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Which date the classes begin for MBBS ?
The classes begin in the month of September/October. The exact date of commencing the classes will be announced after the decision is made.
How to pay the tuition fee of the university ?
The tuition fee should be directly paid to the university by the students in the form of A/C payee draft in the name of “Sichuan University,Chengdu, China” or pay cash in RMB after arrival at the university.
Where is the university located ?
The University is located at the heart of Chengdu City,The capital of Sichuan Provience as well as the main business center of South West China.
How to reach university?
The campus is less than 30 minutes drive from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. There are direct international flights from major cities in the world(HOngkong, Karachi, Kathmandu, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Amsterdam etc .Please contact a travel agency for the direct or connecting flight to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
How is the weather of Chengdu ?
Chengdu is neither too hot nor too cold. It has moderate climate.
Why choose Sichuan University for MBBS ?
It is one of the 34 medical universities (out of 120) which has been authorized and qualified by Ministry of Education, China to enroll overseas students in English medium for the MBBS course.
Also, Visit : http://www.mciindia.org/tools/prelease/eligibility.htm
The former West China Medical University has ranked third among all 118 medical institutions of China.
( visit : http://rank2000.netbig.com/en). Click ‘Medicine’ of ‘Key universities ranking’)
-West China Medical School of Sichuan University is A graded Medical School
– West China School of Medicine has highly qualified excellent faculties educated abroad to teach MBBS courses in English medium.
– West China School of Medicine is among the few medical schools in China to begin International MBBS program in English medium for foreign students(since 2001)
– Excellent clinical exposure in the single largest hospital in the world with more than 5000 beds.
-Good chances of getting Chinese government full scholarship for the Post-graduation in the same medical school after MBBS.
-It has “Evidence Based Medical Center” or Cochrane center which is the only one in Asia and one of the 15 in the world.
-It is a “211 Project” and “985 Project” world class university of Central Government’s of China
-It is the university eligible to receive international scholarship students for Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical education.
-This medical institution is in the leadership of IIME(Institute for International Medical Education) along with the world renowned schools and international organizations for medical education
Visit http://www.iime.org/committee/core.htm and http://www.iime.org/committee/task.htm
-It is a member of ‘INCLEN’ (International Clinical Epidemology Network).
Visit http://www.inclen.org. a ‘medical centers’.