Zhejiang University is located in the eastern coastal city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which lies 180km south of China’s largest commercial center Shanghai. As one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. The city is also a world-famous tourist resort praised as ‘a paradise on earth’, boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery, and rich cultural heritage. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as ‘the most beautiful and splendid city in the world’.
Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research, and social service.
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Introduction to MBBS program
Zhejiang University School of Medicine was first founded as Chekiang (Zhejiang) College of Medicine in 1912. It became the Medical School of Chekiang (Zhejiang) University later, and again separated from the university and eventually developed into Zhejiang Medical University in 1960. In 1998, former Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University, and Zhejiang Medical University were merged to form a new Zhejiang University. The following year, School of Medicine (ZUSM) was re-established and became the largest school among 22 schools and colleges of Zhejiang University. Although ZUSM has changed its names and locations several times, it remains the most eminent medical institutions in the region. Today it ranks as one of the top ten medical educational institutions in China, whose dynamics and strengths in medical education, scientific research, and clinical practice are well recognized.
The school currently has seven affiliated hospitals, more than 20 research centers, 13 national and provincial key laboratories and seven departments including department of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Public Health, Department of Stomatology, Department of Nursing and three departments of Clinical Medicine. Both undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs are provided, fields covering Biomedicine, Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Stomatology, Nursing, and etc.
ZUSM boasts rich human resources, reliable, well-established, and capable of fulfilling educational, academic or health service missions. There are more than 1,000 full-time or part-time professors and associate professors including four members of National Academy of Science and Engineering devoted to undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The school currently offers five-year program for bachelor degree, eight-year M.D. program and six-year MBBS (in English Media) in medicine.
ZUSM has established international links with scores of medical institutions in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America. Programs like collaborative research projects and exchanges of faculty and students have been launched.
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Requirements for Admission
M.B.B.S. candidates must have passed the examination with the minimum percentage of marks over 70% aggregate in physics, chemistry, and biology (Zoology &Botany), and provide a high school diploma, transcript. And the candidates must be of the age between 17 years and 30 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
Hostels and food
Students are expected to live in the International Students Dormitory, where twin rooms or four-bed rooms are available. Almost every room is equipped with telephone, internet access, private bathroom with shower and air-conditioners. Public kitchens and washing machines are also accessible to students in the dormitory.
The University has on all its campuses several convenient and inexpensive restaurants where a good variety of Chinese and Western foods are served. There is also a small restaurant to serve Muslim food.
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- Registration: 800 Chinese Yuan(US$ 120)
- Tuition: 42,800 Chinese Yuan(Approx US$ 7,000) /year for M.B.B.S
- Accommodation: 9,000 Chinese Yuan (Approx US$1300)/year/person, for twin rooms；13，500 Chinese Yuan (Approx US$2000)/year/person, for single rooms
- Residence permit: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$60)/year
- Health examination: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$60)
- Health insurance: Covered by University Health insurance plan (see details)
- Miscellaneous: Food 8,000 Chinese Yuan(US$1,200)/year
* The fee for accommodation excludes electricity and water bill.