About Guangzhou in China

Guangzhou Medical University Location: Guangzhou, China

The city of Guangzhou is also known as Canton and Kwongchow locally. As it is the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, the infrastructure and amenities are great. The city is the center of that zone of mainland China that is the most populated. The city holds sub-provincial status and it also features among China’s 9 National Central Cities. These facts guarantee good amenities due to good administration. In fact, the city is so populated that the real estate cost is sky-high, comparable to cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzen. In 2015, Guangzhou ranked as the best commercial city in mainland China.

Guangzhou Medical University (GMU)

The Guangzhou Medical University is operational since 1958. This means that the University has been conferring degrees in medicine for almost 7 decades. The medium of instruction has been Chinese until recently. The University admits students to various programs, undergraduate and graduate. The University has existed long enough to gain trust and it has expanded to 2 separate campus locations – Yuexiu and Panyu campuses.

The principal disciplines that are taught and researched at the Guangzhou Medical University include Public Health, Pharmacy, Stomatology, Nursing, Mental Health, Pediatrics, and the various Clinical Schools. There is ample exposure to patients in the Chinese Universities and the things are not otherwise in case of Guangzhou Medical University too. GMU has direct affiliation with 7 large hospitals and indirect associations with 10 others.

The Guangzhou Medical University official website states that the University “…has carried out extensive collaborations in Research, Teaching, and Training with renowned foreign Ubiversities… (the University) has undertaken substantial progress in medical education, research and health care…” However, as can be expected, the Guangzhou Medical University admission criteria are stringent as mentioned under a separate heading below.

Currently, Guangzhou Medical University medical programs include MD/MS and PHD specialties in the disciplines mentioned above. Guangzhou Medical U

niversity World Ranking is 8440th among all Universities in World. The Guangzhou Medical University ranking in China is 479th.

Quick Facts

Established Year 1958
College Type Public
Degree Awarded MBBS
Duration 5 Yrs + 1 Yr of Internship
Eligibility for Application NEET Qualified, Different PCB Score for Diff Univ
Interview for Admission Yes ( Few Univ )
Indian Students 200
MBBS Fees Per Year CNY 30000
Licensing Exam for Indian Students Permitted
Meeting NMC Ctrieria Yes
Medical college Recognition NMC/ECFMG/WHO/ GMC UK
Study Pattern 1st Year -Pre Clinical
2 Year -Para Clinical
3-5 Year -Clinical
Session Starts August

Medical Programs and Affiliations in Guangzhou Medical University:

The Guangzhou Medical University official website establishes that the University “…offers excellent M.Sc. programs and Ph.D programs…a postdoctoral research station for clinical medicine …”
As stated above, the Guangzhou Medical University has association with international Universities. Some of the famous names in this list are “…University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, University of Toronto, California State University Northridge, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University, and many more…”

Challenges of studying at Guangzhou Medical University:

We do not cast a doubt on the fact that the Guangzhou Medical University is a good University. But perhaps, it is so for the Chinese students as the University has been teaching Medicine in the Chinese language for over 6 decades. The situation is contrasting when it comes to those students who must study in English. The Guangzhou Medical University started taking International students and teaching in English as late as 2010.

This is far more impactful than it sounds. A Medical University, or any University for that manner, is only good enough if it has a set pattern and structure of running a particular program. It is extremely important how many years of experience the University as a whole has in conducting classes of a particular program. For all purposes, the Guangzhou Medical University has an experience of merely 11 years in teaching Medicine in English.

Perhaps this is the reason that the world ranking of the Guangzhou Medical University is as low as 8440th. But it is difficult to explain why the ranking of the University in China itself is as low as 479th. Keeping up with our firm policy of never jeopardizing the careers of the students who trust us and become a part of the Moksh family, we do not recommend this University and advise you to go for more well-ranked Universities like Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Jiangsu University.

Cost of studying MBBS at Guangzhou Medical University
As mentioned above, Guangzhou Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Course Fee in CNY 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000

Admission Deadline for Guangzhou Medical University

Normally, the Chinese universities have two admission intakes every year.

March Intake–For this intake, the University starts accepting applications in the month of October. It continues up to January.

September Intake– The application process for this intake starts from the month of February. It continues up to August.

The Guangzhou Medical University intake is no different. However, there could be some variation due to COVID 19 but we Moksh will take care of all the confusion for you.

We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, China takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Chinese Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Guangzhou Medical University

Guangzhou Medical University admission requirements are slightly high-end as compared to other Universities. For the Guangzhou Medical University admission, you must have a score of 65% marks in PCB in Class XII. Also, a minimum score of 70% is needed in English as a subject.

Also, you must have secured at least 200+ in NEET in the year of application or the previous year.

Indians at Guangzhou Medical University

The Guangzhou Medical University is a name that has been hyped to be a good destination for Indian students. At present, the number of Indian students studying there is above 50, which is quite a number.
However, the poor country and world ranking and the recent introduction of the English-taught program in the Guangzhou Medical University should be kept in mind while opting for Guangzhou Medical University MBBS.

PG Option after MBBS in Guangzhou Medical University (GMU)

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

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Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2.

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany


PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa.

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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