If you are planning to study MBBS abroad but need clarification about choosing the best destination go for the Philippines. Every year thousands of Indian students get admission to Philippine universities. Before some time, there is a combination of BS+MD courses.

Now NMC gives new guidelines for MBBS in the Philippines. Before the new guidelines of NMC, the Philippines universities were considered 12th equal to 11th class and students compulsory to study BS program before pursuing MD (MBBS). The BS (Bachelor of Surgery) course duration is 1 year after completing this program candidates can get admission to the MD (MBBS) program.

CHED of the Philippines accepts all the new rules and regulations of NMC. At present, there is BS eliminated in the MD course. After the elimination of the BS program in MD the course duration is 5.5 years, here are the 4.5 years of MD course and one year of the internship program.

Moreover, the NMAT exam is also cancelled after the new guidelines. Students can get direct admission after clearing the 12th class and then qualify for the NEET exam.

Why the Philippines is the best destination for Indian students?

    High-Quality Education-

    The Philippines is renowned for having an outstanding system of medical education. The nation's medical schools are well-known throughout the world for their demanding curricula and high standards. 

    English Medium Instructor-

    The fact that English is the primary language of instruction for MBBS students in the Philippines is one of their main advantages. For Indian students, this removes the obstacle of language, enabling them to adjust and achieve academic success. 

    Cultural Similarity-

    Since India and the Philippines have similar cultures, it will be simpler for Indian students to adjust to their new surroundings. The welcoming and amiable demeanor of the Filipino people guarantees that students feel at home and ease in their new environments.

    Recognition and Global Opportunities-

    The Medical Council of India (MCI) is one of the international medical organizations that recognizes medical degrees from Philippine universities. For Indian students, this recognition creates opportunities to continue their education or practice medicine in India or other nations.


Popular Course MBBS
Intakes for MBBS in Kazakhstan September to October
Duration of MBBS 5.5 years including internship
Eligibility Criteria 50% marks for general category students in PCB.
40% marks for reserved category students in PCB.
IELTS or TOEFL Not Required
Medium of Instruction English
Required Exam NEET
Minimum Tuition fees 16 lakhs
Minimum Tuition fees 27 lakhs
MCI-Approved Medical Universities 37 Universities
Top Medical Universities in kazakhstan -Our Lady of Fatima University
-UV Gullas college of Medicine

Eligibility Criteria-

Academic Requirements

    Students need to obtain 50% marks in 12th standard in PCB. 
    40% aggregate marks are required for reserve category students. 
    Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English are the compulsory subjects. 
    Most importantly, a recognized educational board must complete your education.

Exam Requirements 

    If you are an Indian student you need to pass the NEET exam. It is a fundamental entry-level requirement for every Indian candidat 

Age Requirements 

    Students must be 17 years old, the age completed by the 31st of December of the admission year.

Fees Structure

Universities Total Tuition Fee

In Philippines


AMA Medical College of Medicine



Davao Medical School Foundation



Bicol Christian College of Medicine



Emilio Aguinaldo College



Lyceum Northwestern University



University of Perpetual Help System DALTA



UV Gullas College of Medicine



Our Lady Fatima University



Hostel & Accommodation

For overseas students, the University of Perpetual Help provides comfortable, fully equipped housing with all the necessities:

    The University of Perpetual Help offers its students comfortable rooms.
    There is room sharing in the hostels.
    There is a separate hostel for boys and girls.
    The hostel mess serves fresh, wholesome food to students three times a day.
    Students can prepare their meals in the shared kitchen on the hostel grounds.
    Students have access to the internet for leisure or educational purposes.
    There is a full power backup for the hostel system.
    Every room in the hostel has air conditioning.
    The presence of central heating infrastructure.
    For Indian students, there is Indian food available.
    Students can get both hot and cold water at the hostel.

Popular Universities

Perm State Medical University

OMSK State Medical University

Kemerovo State University

Kazan Federal

Kabardio State

Crimea Federal

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.Why Philippines is the best choice for MBBS?

The Philippines is one of the prime options for Indian students with a 5.5-year duration. As we know the Philippines is the third English-speaking country in the world. Every year thousands of Indians as well as foreign students get admission to the world's best education in medicine.

Q2.MBBS degree in the Philippines is valid in India or not?

Yes, absolutely medical degrees from Philippines universities are valid all over the world or India also. The medical degree is recognized by WHO, NMC, FAIMER, and other world-leading organizations, that allow valid a medical degree everywhere.

Q3.What are the fees to study MBBS in Philippines?

If you plan to study MBBS in Philippines, the cost is affordable for Indians. The fee range starts from 16 lakhs to 26 lakhs and it's quite affordable in comparison to other countries.

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