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 , 2023
Duration: 6 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 40,000 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.
May 31 , 2023
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 123 (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
  • SUMC is committed to providing international students with quality medical education experiences that enable them to become competent physicians with solid medical knowledge, adequate clinical skills and professionalism, while giving due consideration to the possible needs for them to practice medicine in their home countries or any other countries including China.
  • The program is conducted in English and taught by qualified basic science and clinical faculties with established international textbooks and publications are as references. 
  • The cutting-edge facilities including Simulated Medical Center enable our students to learn and develop in a stimulated environment.
  • Clinical exposure is maximized through elective courses, bedside instruction sessions, health services charity projects, clinical observations, rotations and intensive internships in five affiliated hospitals of SUMC.
Program Description

1. Program Introduction

Editor Notes: The pass rates in China's National Medical Licensure Examination have retained 100% (vs the national average pass rate 20%), while our selected students have achieved a pass rate of 93-98% in the USMLE exams in the past years.

This is an MBBS program, and Shantou University is one of the 45 universities on the List of Universities Approved by the MOE China about offering MBBS English-taught Program, but since Shantou University's tradition, the name of the program will be "Clinical Medicine" on admission letter and "临床医学" on graduation certificate(Usually Chinese universities are only allowed to issue graduation certificate in Chinese). But you don't need to worry about it since Shantou University is not only recognized by MOE of China but also a lot of medical councils in other countries, so as long as it was recognized by the medical council of your country, it will not influence you to hunt a related job.

The program has been registered with the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Students are encouraged to take part in the international assessments and exams such as United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The pass rates of our students in China's National Medical Licensure Examination have retained 100% (vs the national average pass rate 20%), while our selected students have achieved a pass rate of 93-98% in the USMLE exams in the past years. Our international graduates have gained their residency positions in USA, Thailand and Malaysia. The program is five to six years in duration and leads to a bachelor degree. Applicants who have successfully completed university courses / A-Level / IB / AP / STPM / UEC or equivalent including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for exemption for these courses and may graduate earlier subject to approval by our Teaching Department.

2. Curriculum Information

Editor Notes: The courses information of 6 years' study have listed in the following table for students to learn more.

3. International Assessment System

Editor Notes: OSCE and TOSCE have been used to assess students' performance.

To assess student performance, we use internationally accepted assessment instruments such as Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Teaching Objective Structured Clinical Examination (TOSCE). 

Our students are also encouraged to take part in international assessments and exams such as United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The pass rates of our students in China's National Medical Licensure Examination have retained 100% (vs the national average pass rate 20%), while our selected students have achieved a pass rate of 93-98% in the USMLE exams in the past few years.

Several of our graduates have gained the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification and obtained a medical residency position in USA. Some of our international students have gained their residency positions in USA, Thailand and Malaysia.

4. Research Opportunities

Editor Notes: This program pays much attention to students' research abilities, especially to cultivate students' scientific thinking and scientific attitude.

Strengthening the training of the research abilities of our students is also an important part of our "top-notch education". Vigorous scientific training and cultivation of students' scientific thinking and scientific attitude have been incorporated into our teaching plan. Students will be offered with laboratory instructions and research opportunities.

5. Graduation, Degree and Commencement

Editor Notes: Upon meeting the requirements of graduation, students will be awarded a Bachelor's Degree of Medicine accredited by the Ministry of Education of China.

In order to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from SUMC, you must

  • Make sure you satisfy all SUMC requirements;
  • Complete all the required courses and pass all the required examinations;
  • Fulfill your financial obligations to the school.

Upon successful completion of the program, a Bachelor's Degree of Medicine accredited by the Ministry of Education of China will be awarded.

Commencement for all graduating students is held every year in June. It is a university-wide event. Families, friends, and guests are invited to celebrate this important milestone with their graduates.

4. Shantou University Medical College Introduction

Editor Notes: Located in Shantou, Guangdong, China, a beautiful and peaceful coastal city with fresh air in the South China and very close to Hong Kong with express trains.

Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) is an important part of Shantou University (STU), a public university that receives long-term support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, located in Shantou, Guangdong, China, a beautiful and peaceful coastal city with fresh air in the South China and very close to Hong Kong with a daily direct flight in just 50 minutes and bullet trains. SUMC is dedicated to producing qualified medical professionals, providing quality healthcare services and undertaking innovative research projects. Guided by its core values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, SUMC has made impressive progress in medical curriculum reforms, scientific research, professional training, international collaboration and exchange over the past decades. Learn More>>

6. Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) Introduction

Editor Notes: FAO supports the international activities of SUMC, recruits and supports international students, applies for approvals and visas for faculty and stuff on business trips, provides assistance to foreign faculty and staff on immigration matters and etc.

The Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) is the official administrative department of Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) on implementing the SUMC international policies and on coordinating its international exchanges and cooperation. The Foreign Affairs Office supports the international activities of SUMC; recruits and supports international students to study at SUMC; applies for approvals and visas for faculty and stuff on business trips; provides assistance to foreign faculty and staff on immigration matters; organizes and coordinates short-term overseas exchange programs for undergraduates, etc.

7. Campus Life

Editor Notes: There are diversified on campus and off campus activities offering to international students.

New Year Party

Opening Ceremony

Entry Requirements

Have a foreign nationality and a valid passport.

Aged 18-30 in principle, with exceptions depending on academic background.

Physically and mentally healthy, have a clean criminal record and agree to abide by China's laws and regulations.

Hold a high school diploma or above.

For the 5-year Clinical Medicine (English-medium), applicants must have successfully completed basic science courses at university level and may graduate earlier subject to further review and approval by our Undergraduate Education Office.

For non-native English-speaking applicants for the English-medium program: TOEFL (a minimum overall score of 80), or IELTS Academic (a minimum overall score of 6.0), or a medium-of-instruction certificate from the previous school/university, or equivalent. Exemptions can be granted to applicants who have graduated in English-speaking countries.

 

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Bachelor RMB 40,000 pre year
RMB 240,000 in total (About $ 48,980)
Accommodation Fee
International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 500  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 600
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 1,600 to RMB 2,050

Application Materials

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

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. Digital ID Photo

White background, in JPG, JPEG or PNG, 320 x 240 pixels minimum, 4:3 aspect ratio, 100-500KB.

*3. Valid 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.)

*4. Physical Examination Record with blood test results

You can download a template or sample from here.

*5. Recommendation Letter

It should include the recommender's affiliation & position, signature, email & Tel.

*6. Certificate of Senior High School

Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization. Both original and official English translated version are required.

*7. Academic Transcripts of Senior High School

Academic Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization. Both original and official English translated version are required.

*8. English proficiency certificate

*9. Proof of Financial Support

Deposit Certificate / Account Statement for the last 3 months issued by the bank on letter head, with a closing balance that can at least cover your tuition, accommodation and living expenses, travel expenses, etc. during your first year’s studies in China. If the account holder is not yourself, the completed Guarantee of Financial Support and sponsor's passport/proof of identity should be attached.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*10. Personal Statement

150 words, including brief self-introduction, motivations and future plans after graduation, etc. Applicant are expected to deliver it in the language of the program you are applying for (English or Chinese).

*11. Curriculum Vitae

Including all education experiences, work experiences, volunteer experiences, etc.

12. For Chinese immigrants, please provide the official Certificate of Naturalization.

13. 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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