After the industrial revolution, Spain and then USA has control over the Philippines.
English language is widely spoken after the native language.
The country is famous for many islands.
The Philippines is the second largest archipelago in the world.
Manila and Cebu are large cities in Philippines.
The country is famous for its tourist attractions.
Boracay’s white-sand beaches, Palawan’s underground river, the Tubbataha Reefs, the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
The Philippines is also having World Heritage Sites like the City of Vigan in the Ilocos region – reminiscent of Spanish era.
Why study MBBS in Philippines:
Teaching language is also English.
Course duration is 5 years with internship.
Universities are MCI recognized making it valid globally.
Medical Students usually face less patient inflow in the hospital.
The cost of medical education in Philippines is not very expensive and yet affordable.
Use of latest technology and instruments in medical sector.
Low tuition fee attracts more students to Philippines and yet making it one of the common choices among other countries.
Safety is the top priority in the country and International students can enjoy their best as Philippines has so many islands and vast culture.
Eligibility in Philippines for MBBS:
For Medical admission in Philippines medical colleges in, the students must be at least 17 years of age.
They must have passed 12th with at least 50% marks in PCB.
NEET is mandatory for MBBS in Philippines 2018-19 as a proof of entrance in the home country i.e.
India. Students need not require passing any entrance exams like TOEFL, IELTS
Admission Procedures in Philippines:
Fill out the application form of the desired university.
Submit the scanned copies of your passport and other academic documents.
Collect the admission letter from the University through post or their online admission portal.
After the confirmation of MBBS admission , then the immigration process will be there.
Once you receive the offer letter from the University.
Apply for the student visa process.
Tuition Fee for MBBS in Philippines:
Average tuition fee for Medicine is 15 lacs to 20 lacs for 6 years of course.
Cost of living in Philippines:
Food – 150 PHP (Rs 204)
Public Transportation- 500 PHP (Rs 700)
Basic Utilities – 3000 PHP (Rs 4000)
Monthly Rent – 12,000 PHP (16000 Rs)
Internet and mobile charges- 200 PHP (Rs 270)
Other costs 400 PHP (Rs 545)
Scholarships provided by Philippines:
DOH Scholarships for Medical Students In Philippines (Department of Health).
Bailon Dela Rama Scholarship (University of the Philippines, Manila)
University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (UERMMMCI) Scholarship Programs.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Medicine
Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial
Romeo P. Ariniego Scholarship for Medical Education (Silliman University, Dumaguete).
Documents required for student visa for Philippines:
1. 3 passport size photograph
2. Cover letter with SOP.
3. Original Passport (six months of validity)
4. Letter of registration from the academic Institution
5. Cover letter explaining the course.
6. Proof of funds
8. All academic certificates with medical insurance
9. Updated CV
10. Copies of the degree and academic diplomas, certificates.
Top colleges in Philippines:
1. AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus, Metro Manila
2. University of Perpetual Help
3. Angeles University Foundation
4. Our Lady of Fatima University
5. University of Perpetual Help- MD Course
6. Bicol Christian College of Medicine 5.5 year Course
7. Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine 5.5 year Course
8. Davao Medical School Foundation