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With the internationalization of Chinese education and the improvement of political and economic strength, more and more foreign students come to China to study clinical medicine. The Ministry of Education announced the list of colleges and universities recruiting undergraduate clinical medicine majors (taught in English) to China in the 2021-2022 academic year, and entrusted 45 colleges and universities to recruit undergraduate clinical medicine majors (taught in English) to China, with a total enrollment of 3037.


1. Major Overview

Clinical medicine is a practically applied science major. It is committed to cultivating the basic theories of basic medicine and clinical medicine and the basic skills of medical prevention; Senior medical professionals who can be engaged in medical treatment and prevention, medical research, and other aspects of work in medical and health units, medical research and other departments. The students of this major mainly study the basic theory and knowledge of medicine, the basic training of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human diseases, and have the ability to classify and identify the etiology and pathogenesis of human diseases. Clinical medicine major can take part in the examination of clinical practitioner, and the certificate of the clinical practitioner is one of the necessary conditions to become a clinician.


2. Major Details

Clinical medicine is a science that studies the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of diseases, improves the level of clinical treatment and promotes human health. It is the general name of various professional disciplines that study the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in medical science. According to the clinical manifestations of patients, it studies the etiology, pathogenesis and pathological process of the disease as a whole, and then determines the diagnosis. Through treatment and prevention, it can eliminate the disease, reduce the suffering of patients, restore the health of patients and protect the labor force.


Modern clinical medicine is progressing with the development of basic medicine. Many disciplines of basic medicine have increasingly clarified the etiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiological changes of diseases, and promoted the further development and improvement of clinical medicine. After years of development, it has gradually formed many branches and specialties, such as infectious diseases, neurology, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, Gastroenterology, respiration, general surgery, Urology, orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics and Gynecology, geriatrics, radiology, emergency medicine, and intensive care. It includes at least 50 disciplines and specialties. It has made an important contribution to the cause of human health.


The position of clinical medicine and postgraduate training in the whole scope of medicine, clinical medicine to a large extent plays a role in guiding the direction of medicine. Clinical postgraduate training includes clinical postgraduate and clinical experimental postgraduate. The former is mainly based on the strict training of clinical practical workability, with the purpose of training clinical professionals; The latter focuses on the training of scientific research related to clinical practice and cultivates high-level professionals who can carry out scientific research independently in clinical laboratories.


3. Knowledge and Skills

Graduates should have the following knowledge and abilities:

  • Master the basic theory and knowledge of clinical medicine in basic medicine;
  • Master the basic clinical skills of diagnosis and treatment of common diseases;
  • Have the ability to deal with the emergency, difficult and severe cases;
  • Familiar with the national health work guidelines, policies and regulations;
  • Master the basic methods of medical literature retrieval and data investigation, and have certain abilities of scientific research and practical work.


4. Courses Content

Clinical medicine mainly studies the basic knowledge and skills of basic medicine, clinical medicine and surgery, and carries out the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. For example, the diagnosis of fracture, heart disease, and other diseases, the implementation of heart bypass, organ transplantation and other operations, tumor radiotherapy, and so on.


Clinical medicine mainly includes pathological anatomy, physiology, psychiatry, medical imaging, surgery, clinical pharmacology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, otorhinolaryngology, respiratory therapy, ultrasound diagnostics, etc.


Some colleges and universities are trained according to the following professional directions: Pediatrics, Stomatology, geriatrics, general medicine, reproductive medicine, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, critical care medicine, medical imaging, family planning medicine, football rehabilitation.


5. Cost

Generally speaking, the undergraduate fee is about 30000 RMB per year. The tuition fee for academic postgraduates is 50000 RMB per year, while that for professional postgraduates is 40000 ~ 80000 RMB per year.


6. Corresponding Institutions

Clinical medicine has always been a popular major in medicine. Let me take an inventory of the top 10 clinical colleges for your reference.

(1) Shanghai JiaoTong University

The Medical College of Shanghai Jiaotong University consists of 23 colleges, including 7 clinical medical schools. Ruijin clinical medical college is currently the largest scale and the largest number of students under the Medical College of Shanghai Jiaotong University. The college has opened two eight-year programs (conferring doctorates) and seven undergraduate programs and has developed into a research-oriented and innovative college Integrating Medicine, teaching, research and social services.


(2) Zhejiang University

The predecessor of the Medical College of Zhejiang University is Zhejiang Medical College, which is a combination of Zhejiang medical college founded in 1912 and the National Medical College of Zhejiang University founded in 1945. Now it has 10 departments, 8 affiliated hospitals (including nonaffiliated hospitals), and 8 cooperative hospitals. At present, there are 6 first-class doctoral programs in basic medicine, clinical medicine, and Stomatology, and 5 post-doctoral mobile stations.

(3) Peking Union Medical College

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College implement the management system of integration of colleges and universities. The medical college provides strong teachers and technical force for Peking Union Medical College, and Peking Union Medical College cultivates high-level talents for Peking Union Medical College. They rely on each other, complement each other’s advantages, and promote teaching and research. The university has 18 research institutes (and 5 branches), 7 clinical hospitals (including Tiantan Hospital jointly built with Beijing), 6 colleges, and 1 Graduate School.


(4) Fudan University

Fudan University School of basic medicine was formerly the Department of basic medicine of Shanghai First Medical College, which was founded in April 1955. The basic medical college consists of 12 departments with secondary disciplines as its basic unit; 8 research centers and laboratories; 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of education; 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of health and 1 Key Laboratory of Shanghai. In 2012, basic medicine was selected into the first-class discipline (Class A) construction plan of Shanghai universities.


(5) Peking University

The school of basic medicine of Peking University has 13 departments, 2 research institutes, and 1 medical experimental teaching center. There are 389 faculty members and 206 doctoral degree holders in the college. The college now recruits undergraduate students majoring in basic medicine and medical experimental technology and manages the basic learning stage of students majoring in clinical medicine, Stomatology, medical laboratory technology and stomatology technology.


(6) Capital Medical University

The school of basic medicine of Capital Medical University is one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges in its headquarters. It is a comprehensive college integrating teaching, scientific research and student management. It is responsible for the training of basic courses for undergraduates and postgraduates. The college has 11 subjects and 1 Basic Medical Experimental Teaching Center. The two courses of neurobiology and physiology offered by the college have been rated as national excellent courses.


(7) Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of science and technology, founded in 1907, now has a total of basic medical colleges, School of public health, School of Pharmacy, School of medical and health management, Department of forensic science, School of nursing, and nine clinical colleges, with 13 undergraduate majors. The college has made great contributions to the construction of medical education teaching materials in China. Among the 14 main teaching materials of basic medicine, 11 of them have been edited and 51 of them have been planned.


(8) Central South University

Central South University is located in Changsha, Hunan Province. The school of basic medicine of Central South University was founded in 1914. Hunan society of education and mass education and the American Association of elegant rites jointly founded Xiangya Medical College, which was the first joint higher medical education in China. The basic medical college has laid a solid foundation for the cultivation of medical students majoring in clinical medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, preventive medicine, pharmacy and nursing, and has become a holy land for medical students to study.


(9) Sun Yat-sen University

Zhongshan Medical College of Sun Yat-sen University, located in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, is one of the first medical colleges jointly established by the Ministry of education and the Ministry of health. Sun Yat-Sen Medical College of Sun Yat-sen University has nine departments, including the first Department of clinical medicine, the second Department of clinical medicine, the Department of Anesthesiology, the Department of medical imaging, the Department of rehabilitation therapy, the Department of medical laboratory, the Department of Ophthalmology and optometry, the Department of Forensic Medicine, and the Department of biomedical engineering. There are six undergraduate majors in the Institute.


(10) Sichuan University

West China Clinical Medical College / West China Hospital of Sichuan University is now a clinical medical college and hospital with complete disciplines, strong teaching staff, exquisite medical technology, advanced diagnosis and treatment equipment, and strong scientific research strength. In the first level discipline evaluation of the Ministry of education in 2017, clinical medicine and nursing ranked a -, and integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine ranked B +; There are 32 national key clinical specialties of the national health and Family Planning Commission, ranking first in the number of hospitals in China.


7. Application qualification and application process

(1) Eligibility

1, the conditions for foreigners to come to China for undergraduate study are as follows: they have a degree equivalent to that of a senior high school in China, and they are 18-25 years old (according to the requirements of the school they apply for), and they can enter the University for undergraduate study for four to six years.

2, the applicant must be a citizen of a country other than Chinese nationality, hold a valid foreign passport, be in good health, have good conduct, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the University.

3, if a former Chinese citizen, now a foreign immigrant, have obtained foreign nationality status, it is necessary to issue a valid certificate of abandoning Chinese nationality status.

4, HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) band 6 reaches 180 points and has a vocabulary of 5000 Chinese words. Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is an international Chinese Proficiency Test for non-Chinese native speakers (including foreigners, overseas Chinese, and Chinese minority candidates). HSK is designed and developed by the Chinese Proficiency Test Center of Beijing Language and Culture University, including basic Chinese Proficiency Test (abbreviated as HSK (basic), primary and secondary Chinese proficiency test, abbreviated as HSK (elementary and secondary), and advanced Chinese proficiency test, abbreviated as HSK (Advanced). HSK is held regularly in China and abroad every year. Those who have achieved the required test results can obtain the corresponding level of Chinese proficiency certificate. China’s Ministry of education has set up the national Chinese Proficiency Test Committee, which has the full power to lead the Chinese Proficiency Test and issue Chinese proficiency certificates. At present, there are 860 Chinese proficiency test centers in the world, including 530 overseas test centers in 112 countries and 330 domestic test centers in 71 cities.

5, the admission notice issued by Chinese domestic universities.

6, to apply for a master’s degree, postgraduates must have a bachelor’s degree; To apply for a doctorate, a graduate student must have a master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree holder can also apply for a doctorate in science and engineering.

7, the original and copy of the visa application form (JW201 or JW202) issued by the relevant Chinese authorities for foreign students studying in China (these two documents are also required for those who apply for short-term study or further study and stay in China for no more than 6 months)

(2) Application process

1, log in to the schools that need to apply for the examination, fill in and submit the application form for foreign students to study in China printed by this Commission online.

2, submit the application materials to the registered schools by express or other means.

one application form for international students of preparatory course. After successful online registration, submit and print the application form, sign and paste photos.

two original certificates of high school graduation or pre graduation, if the original is not in Chinese or English, shall be submitted with a Chinese or English translation, which shall be notarized by the local Quanwei notary office or embassy.

3. If the original transcript is not in Chinese or English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time. The translation should be notarized by the local Quanwei notary office or embassy.

4.Personal statement. Remember to download the template and fill in it in Chinese or English.

5.Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from your senior high school teacher or head teacher, and the other one can choose a recommender without rank requirements.

6.A copy of the passport. The passport must be an ordinary passport valid for more than July 2021;

7.The application fee is about 400 yuan (please pay directly in the online application system; Applications without application fee will not be accepted; The application fee will not be refunded regardless of admission.

8. Applicants who have studied in China from primary school to senior high school should fill in the application materials clearly and submit their transcripts (a copy is enough).

9.Non required materials: including but not limited to sat / Ib / A-level / act transcripts, national college entrance examination transcripts, award certificates, HSK transcripts, other Chinese proficiency certificates and other materials considered helpful to your application (copies are enough).

10.wait for the school audit notice

11.applicants who have passed the examination will be admitted to the comprehensive examination. The method and time of comprehensive test will be informed in advance.

12. waiting for the admission notice.


8. Corresponding scholarship

However, according to the information released by the website of the Central People’s Government of the people’s Republic of China, most foreign students who come to China to study can apply for the following scholarships:

(1).Chinese Government Scholarship

This scholarship is a full or partial scholarship provided by the Ministry of education of China in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or understandings signed between the Chinese government and the governments of relevant countries and international organizations. Including undergraduate scholarship, master scholarship, doctoral scholarship, Chinese scholarship, general scholarship and advanced scholarship. Applicants can apply to the government departments, relevant institutions or the Chinese embassy (consulate general) in the host country.


(2).Great Wall scholarship of the Chinese government

This scholarship is a full scholarship provided by the Ministry of education of China to UNESCO. It only enrolls ordinary and advanced students. Applicants may apply to the headquarters of UNESCO or to the National Commission for UNESCO.


(3).Scholarship to study in Asia

This program is designed by the Ministry of education of China to encourage the flow of Asian students and scholars among countries in the region, enhance mutual understanding among Asian countries, expand the space for educational exchanges and cooperation, and improve the overall quality of education in Asia. Applicants may apply to the Chinese embassy (consulate general) in the host country.


(4).China ASEAN scholarship

This project is a full scholarship project provided by the Ministry of education of China to ASEAN member countries. Applicants may apply to the Aun Secretariat.


(5). China Pacific Islands Forum scholarship

This program is a full scholarship program provided by the Ministry of education of China to the relevant island countries in the Pacific region. Applicants may apply to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.


(6). China WMO scholarship

This project is part of the scholarship program provided by the Ministry of education of China to the World Meteorological Organization. Applicants may apply to the WMO Secretariat.


(7).Special scholarship of Chinese government – postgraduate program

This project is a full scholarship project provided by the Ministry of education of China to support the construction of international high-level universities and build China’s higher education brand. The applicant should apply to the Chinese universities which undertake the scholarship program within the specified time.


(8). Special scholarship of the Chinese government – provincial and autonomous region degree program

This program is a full scholarship program provided by the Ministry of education of China to strengthen educational exchanges and cooperation between China and its neighboring countries. The applicant shall apply to the relevant Chinese institutions of higher learning undertaking the project within the prescribed time.


(9).Special scholarship of the Chinese government to support local scholarship projects

This program is a full scholarship program provided by the Ministry of education of China to encourage and support provincial local governments to set up scholarships to study in China. The applicant shall apply to the relevant Chinese institutions of higher learning undertaking the project within the prescribed time.


(10).”One belt, one road” scholarship

China has one belt, one road one belt, one road, and the one is “one belt, one road” scholarship.


10. Precautions

According to the information released by Zhihu net, you must remember to do the following when applying for this major:

(1) Fill in and submit the application form for foreign students to study in China.

(2) Strictly carry out physical examination according to the items listed in the health certificate printed by the committee, and provide the formal health certificate of the hospital. Those who fail to pass the examination are not allowed to come to China. If you find that you don’t meet my health standard after coming to China, you should return to China within one month and take care of the travel expenses.

(3) Copies of relevant academic certificates and transcripts, with notarized English or French translation.

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