Every year, thousands of international students apply for MBBS, MD and other courses in China. Sun Yat-sen University is one of the best universities of China. The university is also known as Zhongshan University. Sun Yat-sen University is a public university located in Guangdong, People’s Republic of China. SYSU was established in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen who was a revolutionary and the founding father of the Republic of China.
Sun Yat-Sen University has four campuses. The main campus of the university which is commonly referred to as the South Campus, is located in Haizhu District, Guangzhou, inheriting the campus of the former Lingnan University. The other three campuses of the university are also located in Guangzhou, including the new East Campus in the Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, and the medically oriented North Campus. The fourth campus in Zhuhai is the largest among the four campuses of the university.
SYSU is a comprehensive university run directly under the MOE and is listed in the “Project 985” and “Project 211”. At present, the university has 36 colleges, 5 directly affiliated departments, 5 affiliated comprehensive hospitals and 3 affiliated specialized hospitals with a total of 8,202 beds. There are around 70,000 students studying in the university including 1,585 students from foreign countries.
Sun Yat-sen University has been consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in mainland China. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, medical science, pharmacology and managerial science.
Sun Yat-sen University provides MBBS program to local as well as international students. The medium of instruction of the MBBS course for international students is English. The curriculum of the course is as per international standards. The medical school of Sun Yat-Sen University has maintained close ties with more than 50 universities and institutions from the United States, Australia, England, Belgium, Brazil, Korea and many other countries. Every year, the school invites some famous medical professors from University of London, Columbia University, University of Denver, University of Chicago, Indiana University to give lectures and trainings.
The first batch for MBBS program was enrolled in 2006 in SYSU. In 2007, SYSU was approved by MOE as the first universities qualified to offer MBBS program in English for international students. SYSU is listed in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools and the graduates of MBBS programs are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.
The curriculum of MBBS program at SYSU comprises the following three parts:
In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students in China.
The students pursuing their degree from SYSU get a healthy and friendly environment. The lifestyle in the campus is very high. The cost of living is affordable for international students. The hostels are well equipped with all the amenities and basic facilities. The security system in the college campus is well maintained.
The students actively participate in various cultural programs and festivals. The students at SYSU are encouraged to take part in various seminars, conferences and projects at international level to boost their confidence in their fields of study.