MBBS in English (6 years)
Zhengzhou University
Basic Information
Degree: Bachelor
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 1 , 2024
Duration: 6 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 35,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jun 15 , 2024
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 164 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Program Highlights
  • ZZU is one of the earliest medical colleges approved by the MOE to teach MBBS in English.
  • Students can choose to do an internship in China or outside China.
  • In China, the University has 9 affiliated hospitals include 8 reputed hospitals of the highest level open to students to do the internship.
  • The university will invite some professors from India, Pakistan, etc to do the special tutorship to facilitate the students in the medical licensing examinations.
  • The school has signed the technology exchange and cooperation agreement and personnel training program agreement with famous domestic hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc., and abroad medical institutes in U.S., Germany, Japan, U.K., etc.
  • ZZU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.
Program Description

1. Program Introduction

Editor Notes: The clinical medicine program in ZZU ranks top of universities in China and holds many advantages.

  • Students are to be taught with clinical and clinical interpersonal skills and get in contact with patients at an early stage.
  • The theoretical teaching of clinical medicine combines well with students' clinical experiences arranged by ZZU.
  • ZZU specially set up a Clinical Skills Training Centre for international students to master clinical skills so that they can receive timely and effective training.
  • ZZU employs both domestic and international experts and professors to give lectures and students would have access to global patients to acquire practical and various experiences from different emergency cases.

2. Main Courses

Editor Notes: The clinical medicine program offers about 14 courses for students during their study in ZZU.

Anthroponomy Histo-embryology Physiology
Biochemistry Pharmacology Pathology
Preventive Medicine Microbiology Immunology
Diagnostics Internal Medicine Surgery
Obstetrics-gynecology Pediatrics  

3. The MBBS Curriculum

Editor Notes: During the 6 years' study, there are 12 semesters for the MBBS program.

4 key themes shall be emphasized and integrated:

  • Human Biology in Health and Disease;
  • Professional Skills: Diagnostic, Problem Solving, Effective Communication and Clinical Management;
  • Population Health, Health Services, Economics, and Policy;
  • Medical Ethics, Professional Attitudes, and Behaviour.

Year I
Semesters 1 and 2

Introduction to the Art and Science of Medicine (around 28 weeks)

The Block aims to provide an introductory overview of the structure and function of the human body. This also aims to strengthen students’ foundation in basic and health sciences, give an overview of the processes of diseases and introduce the therapeutic strategies for modulating disease processes. From the beginning, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the ethical and economic implications of modern medical care, medical humanities, as well as the importance of an approach to patient care that is based on sound scientific evidence.

Year II
Semesters 3 and 4

Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Urogenital System, Gastrointestinal System, Musculoskeletal System

In the entire second year, the first semester and the first half of the second semester of Year 3, the curriculum is based on a ‘human systems’ approach. Through these nine interdisciplinary modules, each of around 4-5 weeks, students learn the structure and functions of the body systems through these modules as they relate to the patient both as an individual and as a member of a wider population group.

Year III
Semester 5

Central Nervous System, Head and Neck Block, Haematology and Immunology System

Year III
Semester 6

Endocrine System

Integrated Block (A) (4 Weeks)
Elective (around 12 weeks)

Students are given the opportunities to take a "core-plus-option" approach to learning during the duration of at least 12 weeks.  During the period, they are required to prepare for the undertaking of a health research project and are exposed to the clinical setting through various clinical visits and attachments. In addition, they are encouraged to follow voluntary and community services, participate in overseas exchanges and/ or initiate their own learning activities, which are subject to formal approval by the Elective Sub-Committee.

Year IV
Semesters 7 and 8

Integrated Block (B) (around 8 weeks)

The Block adopts a 'life-cycle approach' to studying multi-system problems is introduced. The aim is to help students integrate the knowledge they have acquired during the earlier parts of the curriculum and prepare them for the subsequent clerkships.

Junior Clerkship, Medicine Block, Surgery Block, Multidisciplinary Block, (around 8 weeks each)

The emphasis shifts to the clinical management of patients.  During the clerkship phases, students are directly involved in the day-to-day care of patients.  They are expected to understand the basic concepts that underlie their patients’ problems and apply the knowledge they have gained in earlier parts of the course.  Much emphasis is put on the clinical aspects of care in diagnosis, treatment and patient management.  Students learn to apply their clinical and clinical interpersonal skills in an increasingly sophisticated fashion. During the period of the Specialty Clerkship, students are required to reside in the Madam S.H. Ho Residence for Medical Students or in an approved teaching hospital for specified periods.

Year V
Semester 9

Senior Clerkship, Medicine Block, Surgery Block, Multidisciplinary Block, (around 8 weeks each)

Year V/VI
Semesters 10 and 11

Specialty Clerkship, Medicine Block, Surgery Block, O&G Block, O&T/Emergency Medicine Block, Psychiatry/Family Medicine, and Primary Care Block, Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Block, (around 8 weeks each)

Year VI
Semester 12

Revision Block
Final Examination

The tenth semester comprises a revision block preceding the Final Examination, which is followed by a 4-week elective.  During the elective period, students can explore areas of individual interest by means of either clinical attachment or laboratory/clinical research. Students then proceed to a 4-week pre-internship program comprising practical tips workshops, hospital attachments, and orientations organized by the Hospital Authority and the hospitals.

4. Internship

Editor Notes: Students can do their internships ZZU's 9 affiliated hospitals, which are all top hospitals in China.

  • In the 6th year, students shall do their internship in China or outside China.
  • Students could do their internships in the 9 affiliated hospitals.
  • Although there is no limit to students' Chinese level when conducting an internship in China, students shall be able to communicate with patients simply.
  • Students can do an internship with famous domestic hospitals in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, etc. since ZZU has cooperation and exchange agreement with them.
  • Also, students could conduct an internship in medical institutes in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Canada, U.K., Swede, Norwegian, Denmark, Austria, Holland, etc.

5. Job Availability

Editor Notes: After graduation, students could work in public or private hospitals or open their own clinic or go on further study.

  • To get registered and practice medicine, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council. (The MBBS graduates of ZZU who have taken the medical licensing examinations have a high passing rate).
  • According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first.
  • An MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government and private hospitals, nursing homes or other health facilities.
  • Also, one can start his own clinic or go on to further study for a master's degree.

6. Degree Awarded

Editor Notes: If everything goes smooth, students will get their MBBS degree diploma.

  • If meeting the degree regulations of the host institution, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the host institution upon completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully.
  • The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
  • Students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in ZZU before graduation.
  • After attending the graduation ceremony, students can get a diploma.

7. Affiliated hospitals of ZZU

Editor Notes: The comprehensive strength of ZZU's 9 affiliated hospitals ranks top in China.

  • The 9 affiliated hospitals of ZZU include 8 Grade III Class A hospital and 1 Grade II-Class A hospital.
  • As for the 9 hospitals, there are more than 15,000 beds, reaching 400,0000 out-patients per year.
  • With strong and proud technical capability and advanced equipment, the hospitals could have 300 international students of undergraduate clinical medical majors do their internships at the same time.

8. Faculty

Editor Notes: The Clinical Medicine Department of ZZU has strong teaching resources.

  • The school owns 2 academicians, 19 special professors at the provincial level, 48 guest professors,44 Ph.D.supervisors, 269 MA student supervisors, 150 doctor teachers, and 397 master teachers.
  • With over 30% of the teachers who have studied or worked overseas, full English-medium classed can be conducted absolutely.
  • ZZU invites outstanding graduates to be back to school as the tutor of some crucial and key courses.

9. Experimental facilities

Editor Notes: ZZU provides a great platform for students' clinical-stage skills training with its complete and advanced laboratories and experimental centers.

  • ZZU has invested to build up specified clinical skills experimental centers for international students, including Clinical anatomy laboratory, Surgical skill laboratory, internal medicine skills laboratory, etc.
  • These laboratories are set up with Simulated Operation Room, Animal Laboratory, Electronic patient training room, Simulated ward, ICU ward, Clinical Specimen Exhibition Hall, etc.
  • These advanced teaching instruments and equipment cover various experimental teaching functions in internal medicine, chirurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Pediatrics, etc.

10. Introduction to ZZU

Editor Notes: ZZU is supported by “The Midwest Universities Comprehensive Strength Promotion Project” and Co-sponsored by the Henan Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education.

  • At present, the enrolled number of full-time students in Zhengzhou University is over 36,000, with 6,639 graduate students and 342 international students.
  • The University Library contains about 4.2 million volumes and 1.05 million volumes of electrical books.
  • It has altogether four campuses, i.e. the New Campus, the South Campus, the Institute of Technology and the Medical School.

Learn More about Zhengzhou University.

11. The Medical School

Editor Notes: The Medical School of ZZU is one of the three earliest universities that conduct full English-medium undergraduate clinical medicine in China.

  • One of the earliest Chinese medical higher education institutions recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) and approved to offer master and doctor degree programs in China.
  • One of the earliest universities offering EMI (English Mediated Instruction) medical programs in China.
  • More than 1000 undergraduate students have completed their medical studies with degrees since 2000.
  • For Now, about 940 undergraduate students are studying medicine in Zhengzhou Universities who are from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Eritrea, Botswana, Myanmar, Peru, Maldives, Zimbabwe, the U.S.A., Canada, Austria, the UK, etc.

12. Extracurricular Activity

Editor Notes: Zhengzhou University has many interesting Extracurricular Activities for international students.

International Student Football Team

Students Learning Calligraphy



Entry Requirements

1. International Candidate should be a non-Chinese citizen, with the age between 18 and 30, healthy, with non-criminal record.

2. International Candidate should have an educational background equal to or above high school graduation (or equivalent).

3. English language requirements: for candidates from non-English spoken countries applying for EMI (English Mediated Instruction) programs, their minimum IELTS score should reach 6.0 or TOEFL score reach82 (IBT) (553 in written version or 217 in computer version), or equivalent.

4. For Iran applicants, overall GPA is 17 or above, paper test is 15 or above.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Bachelor RMB 35,000 pre year
RMB 210,000 in total (About $ 42,858)
Accommodation Fee
International Student Residence Hall
Double Room RMB 30  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 60  (More Details)
12 Pine Gargen
Double Room RMB 15  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 30  (More Details)
2 Lotus Garden
Single Room RMB 60  (More Details)
17 Willow Garden
Double Room RMB 30  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 60  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 800
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. The Reference Letter from High School

*3. The Certified Copy of High School Diploma

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

4. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

*5. The Certified Copy of High School Transcripts

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*6. The Photocopy of Passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included(Photocopy of valid passport identification page. Passport must be an ordinary passport and be valid for at least six months. Applicants currently residing in China must include a copy of the page containing a valid visa or residence permit.)

*7. The Certificate of Non-criminal Record

It must be issued by your local police station with official stamp.

8. English proficiency test certificate

Original copy of notarized copy in Chinese or English.

*9. The Physical Examination Report

Please take it to hospital to have a checkup with all items, including personal information, photo, checking date, doctors' suggestion and signature.

You can download a template or sample from here.

10. The Letter of Guardian’s Authorization (For applicants aged under 18)

11. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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