About Harbin in China

Harbin Medical University Location: Harbin, China

Harbin is a major economic, cultural, industrial and key political province of China. In the world of tourism, Harbin city is acclaimed as “Ice City” due to its demanding winter tourism. In fact, it is the capital city of the region ensuring a better availability of amenities and ideal exposure to the Chinese metropolitan life. In 2006, Harbin ranked 9th among 50 cities in China for its remarkable ability to compete at the grounds of science and technology. The climate in the region is mild and humid continental type. Harbin has monsoon factor and prolonged freezing winters.

Harbin Medical University

Located in Heilongjiang province Harbin Medical University has soothing lush green campus with an area of 236 hectares. Established in 1926, this Public University has been training Doctors for over 9 decades.

The university carries out its academic processes through reasonably qualified teaching professionals and training base. The academic programs are delivered by 10,000 newly hired faculty members.

The Harbin Medical University has recently (2010) featured among the top 20 Medical Universities in China. HMU is a center for research, medical diagnosis and treatment. HMU shares co-operative relations with over 40 universities and colleges existing in 12 different regions. Currently, Harbin Medical University medical programs include MD/MS and PHD specialties in Public health, Clinical Medicine, Epidemic Diseases, Pharmacy, Humanity, Social Sciences, and other training programs.

Harbin Medical University World Ranking is 763rd among all Universities in World.

Quick Facts

Established Year 1926
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  
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
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Medical Programs and Affiliations in Harbin Medical University:

Harbin Medical University is in association with international organizations like Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA), Association of Sino-Russian Medical Universities (ASRMU), FAIMER and ECFMG.

HMU has international cooperation with five universities that help in carrying out medical programs like doctorate degree, master’s degree, and undergraduate programs including preventive medicine, dentistry, nursing, biotechnology, etc.

Disadvantages of studying at Harbin Medical University:

  1. The Harbin Medical University is Bilingual which is a huge problem as the Clinical and Para-Clinical subjects will be taught in the Chinese language.
  2. The temperature at Harbin can drop to as low as -400C which can be a huge challenge for students born and brought up in the tropical climate of India.
  3. The Harbin Medical University admits only those students who qualify the Entrance Test. Most of the students find it really hard to clear the difficult Test.
  4. The Harbin Medical University is not a very popular University when it comes to Indians, the food being the major deterrent because many Indians don’t like the idea of there being no Indian mess.

Cost of studying MBBS at Harbin Medical University

As mentioned above, Harbin Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range but way less than the Indian Private Medical Colleges. The details are as follows:

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

Admission Deadline for Harbin 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 Harbin Medical University intake is no different. However, there could be some variation due to COVID 19.

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 Harbin Medical University

Harbin Medical University admission requirements are slightly high-end as compared to other Universities. For the Harbin 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 Harbin Medical University

China has been a known destination for Indian students. At present, the number of Indian students studying there is huge. In many Chinese Universities like Nanjing Medical University, HUST, Jiangsu University, etc., the campus has an Indian mess too and you can have good old Indian food and do your MBBS from one of the top universities in China.

However, this facility does not exist in the Harbin Medical University. You will find it a bit difficult if you are very dependent upon Indian food. Otherwise, the Harbin Medical University is an above average University if you do not mind learning the Mandarin (Chinese language).

PG Option after MBBS in Harbin Medical University

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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