ABC Blog

Study MBBS in Sichuan University- All That You Need to Know



Sichuan Medical University is a top-notch, comprehensive university which is directly under the Ministry of Education, China. Sichuan's lineage is unparalleled among all China medical university as its formation witnessed the incorporation of three key universities, namely, the former Sichuan University, Chengdu University of Science and Technology and the West China University of Medical Sciences.


The University is situated in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Chengdu, known as 'the land of abundance', boasts a rich culture and glorious history. The Sichuan Medical University comprises of three campuses – Wang Jiang, Huaxi and Jiang'an, spread over an area of 417 hectares with a total floor space of more than 2.7 million sq. metres. The campuses are set amidst the lush greenery of groves, sprawling lawns and exotic flowers. With over a 100 years development to its credit, the University has laid a sound foundation as well as acquired a high reputation for academic research and learning.


Currently, the University offers courses in 9 major disciplines, which are Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Economics, Management, Law, Engineering and Medical Science. The total faculty strength stands at a staggering 12,000, of whom over 900 are professors. The Sichuan University prides itself in having among its ranks 5 academicians of the Academia Sinica and the Academy of Engineering of China, 10 members of the State Council Academic Degree Committee and 422 tutors pursuing doctorate degrees in various disciplines. Sichuan University has a total student population of over 70,000, including 2,125 MBBS students, 14,730 distance learning students and 598 overseas students. The University is committed to further its reforms and development, diligently continue its tradition of 'veracity and creativity', so as to maintain its status quo as a premier Chinese University of international repute.  


The history of Sichuan University

Sichuan University enjoys a glorious history, splendid traditions and a firm strength in operation. The former Sichuan University was one of the earliest institutes of higher education in China school, with a history dating back to the Sichuan Chinese and Western School established in 1896, which was a direct successor of Jinjiang Shuyuan and Zunjing Shuyuan, places of classical learning set up 1704 and 1875 respectively. By the eve of the formation of new China, Sichuan University had flourished as the largest national multi-disciplinary university with 6 colleges dedicated to Literature, Science, Engineering, Law, Agriculture and Teachers Training, and 25 departments. Sichuan University is one of the pioneers of modern Chinese higher education, earning a cult status for playing a prominent role in the development of modern higher education in West China and MBBS in China. After the birth of new China, Sichuan University grew into a dominant university in Literature, Historiography, Religion, Biology and Medicines, as the result of a nationwide adjustment of colleges and departments. In 1958, Sichuan gained the distinction of being the only university to be identified by the Central Government to be under the State administration and was hence, empowered to guide the other universities. The West China Medical University originated from the Huaxi Xiehe College established in 1910 by five Christian missionary groups from the UK, the USA and Canada. Immensely influential, both at home and abroad, the Huaxi Xiehe College offered disciplines ranging from Stomatology to Clinical Medicine. In 1951, Huaxi Xiehe College was taken over by the government as West China University, which was later renamed as Sichuan Medical Institute in 1953. It was listed as a key national institute in 1978. In the same year, it was again put under the leadership of the State Department of Health, and was renamed as The West China University of Medical Science in 1985. At present, Sichuan University is famed the world over in the disciplines of Stomatology, Biomedicine, Basic Medicine and Clinical Medicine. Throughout its centennial history, Sichuan University has been the cradle for numerous revolutionary changes in the field of medical science.


The Sichuan University Library

The Sichuan University library, founded in 1896, is the single largest university library in China by virtue of the mere size of its book collection. The library is spread out into three branches, namely, the Medical library, the Liberal Arts and Science library and the Engineering library. The library is home to a whopping collection of 48 lakh volumes of books. In addition, Sichuan University has a digital library with a massive collection of databases and numerous electronic resources. The well-equipped multimedia room in the digital library sports a warm ambience and offers an online searching facility to its users. The library has introduced over 30 domestic and foreign databases which are available through the campus network. The Library also offers a course in Information Retrieval to graduates and undergraduates. It serves more than 1.8 million users annually.


The Medical library is a sight to behold, with a collection of over 7 lakh volumes essentially on Medical Science. It is noted for its feature of being in accord with the 'Biology – Psychology – Social Medicine Model'. The most distinctive feature is its holdings on Dentistry, which occupies an awe inspiring position in China. The Ministry of Education and Public Health has granted the Sichuan University library the Medical Project Novelty Search Centre of China. This library is credited with playing a pivotal role in the social and economic development of China.


The Sichuan University Museum (SUM)

The Sichuan University museum is the oldest of its kind in China, has a history that is revered among Chinese universities and colleges and is the sole museum among the universities of higher education in China. The Sichuan University museum has in excess of 40,000 cultural relics on display as well as over 600,000 animal and plant specimens. The museum's collection, as well as work, has been lauded by international experts and scholars. The Sichuan University museum has a reputation that is second to none in the Medical world and plays a significant part in academic exchange programmes.


International Exchange Programme for MBBS in China 

Sichuan University has established friendly ties with over a 100 universities and research institutes worldwide. The University's Exchange Programme partners span over 43 countries and include such prestigious names like the American Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Washington University, London University (England) and the University of Toronto (Canada), to name a few. Since the opening up of China, over 75,000 peoples have visited Sichuan University including the American president Mr. George Bush and several other prominent dignitaries.


Climatic Conditions    

The city of Chengdu is located in the middle latitudes, on the west bank of the European – Asian continent. It has a semi-moist, warm temperature with continental monsoon climate. Around the year, the average temperature hovers around 13 ° C.   


The Chinese Language

Sichuan University has ample experience and facilities to train overseas students in Chinese as a foreign language. The classes of Chinese language training are taught in standard spoken Chinese and provide students essential knowledge regarding the Chinese language, the required language skills and an orientation to Chinese culture.


Application procedure at Sichuan Medical University

Applicants are required to write to the Overseas Students Office at Sichuan University for

  • the Application Form for foreign students wishing to pursue a course of study in China

  • the Physical Examination Record for foreigners


These forms need to be carefully filled up and then, mailed back to the University. After the application undergoes a review and is approved by the Admissions Board, the University will send the qualified applicant a Visa Application Form (JW202 Form) and the Sichuan University Admission Notice. The applicant is eligible to apply for a student (X) visa by submitting these two documents at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate.


Food & Accommodation


  • The Overseas Students' Apartment Building at Sichuan University has a housing capacity of about 300 guests. Each room is equipped with a colour TV set, furniture, washroom, telephone and air conditioner. The University provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.   

  • There are Overseas Students' Dining Halls on campus in addition to a number of dining halls for Chinese students as well as the faculty. Overseas students are free to choose from the above-mentioned options. Overseas students are likely to incur an annual food cost of around US $ 750.


  • The Sichuan University campus also offers students an array of facilities that include, but are not limited to, a university hospital, post office, small shops, retail outlets, banking offices and telecommunication stations. The University is located in downtown Chengdu, with easy access to the Shuangliu International Airport, the railway station as well as all corners of the city.   


Highlights of the international MBBS course


  • 5 Years in Sichuan University with 1-year optional Internship.

  • Asia’s single largest hospital with 5,000 beds; soon going to be the world’s largest.

  • Third ranking university with international acknowledgements.

  • 120-year-old university, incorporated by Christian missionaries from America, Canada and Britain in 1895.

  • 100 students in each batch.

  • More than 15 professors with PhD in Medicine for each batch.

  • WHO approved University.

  • MCI prescribed Indian syllabus.

  • 100 % curriculum in English.

  • 9000 International students from 43 countries

  • Coaching to pass MCI Screening Test.

  • University comprises of 40 teaching hospitals with more than 25,000-bed strength.

  • Falls directly under the State Ministry of Health and Education.

  • A total of 12,000 staff, of which 970 are professors and 2,200 are associate professors.

  • A total of 70,000 students, of which 2,500 are doctor students.

  • Post graduation offered in 53 major medical disciplines and 111 other disciplines.

  • 12 doctorate disciplines.

  • Spread over 15 Sq. Km (3 campuses of 5 Sq. Km each).

  • At present 420 Indian students doing the MBBS course.

  • Library having a total of 48 lakhs reference books of which 7 lakhs are strictly medical. It has three branch libraries including Liberal arts and Science, Engineering and medical.

  • Asia’s biggest Digital library facility.

  • Dentistry and Public Health colleges are the best in China.

  • University Museum is the only one of its kind in China with a comprehensive collection of cultural relics of over 40,000 pieces, and animal and plant specimens of over 600,000 pieces.

  • At present S C U has the widest coverage of disciplines all over China.

  • International exchange program available for 39 countries.

  • Declared as Collegiate Cultural Quality Education Base by Ministry Of Education.

  • Star rated hostel accommodation with all the facilities including A/C, 24-hour broadband connections, TV, etc.

  • Tuition Fee: Yuvan 33,750/- per year

17 AUG 2016 | 03:15 PM

Featured Stories

Study MBBS in Sichuan University- All That You Need to Know

Sichuan Medical University in China has a glorious history with the best college for MBBS in China and the largest national multi-disciplinary univers

+91 9895 177 888
+91 9495 979 234