About Shandong University, China

Established in 1864, Shandong University is one initiative university of modern Chinese higher education. Since its foundation, Shandong University is signified as the initiation of Chinese higher education. The authorized body of Shandong University, termed as “Shandong Da Xue Tang” (Shandong Imperial College) was built in 1901 and was also considered to be the second national university in China, right after the Imperial University of Perking. However, Shandong University was the first one to be set and run in accordance with a chartered constitution.

Ever since its birth, Shandong University has experienced various stages of growth and change: initially starting as Shandong Imperial College then later it transformed as National Qingdao University and now Shandong University is the present prevailing form which is a collaboration of Shandong university of traditional Chinese medicine and Shandong industrial university.

For over a century, Shandong University has consistently being following the mission of “Reserve talents for the world”, “Nobel in spirit” and “seek prosperity for the nation”. Substantially, for this matter and vision, the Shandong University has cultivated more than 400,000 talents of young and ignited minds, all across the globe and this has made significant contributions for the country and for the social and regional development of the same.

As Shandong University is one amongst the first universities of higher education in China, its name has been derived from the project 211 and project 985 and is constantly developing since ages by leaps and bounds in past recent years, and each of its undertaking has reached awesomely to unprecedented levels. Speaking about the education quality of Shandong University, its competitiveness has been remarkably improved.

In addition to this, the improvement in the ability, capability and quality of teaching, rendered by Shandong University, has greatly increased both its international influence and serving the country with local regions. Shandong University accomplished its transformation essentially from being a teaching research-oriented university to a research-oriented one.

Quick Facts

Established Year 1901
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 over 120
MBBS Fees Per Year CNY 45000
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

More About Shandong University

Situated in three different cities of china and spreading over an area of 533 hectares (inclusive of 200 hectares of the Qingdao campus), Shandong University comprises of 8 campuses, they are:

  1. Hongjiaglou Campus
  2. Jinan central campus
  3. Software park campus
  4. Qianfoshan campus
  5. Baotuquan campus
  6. Xinglongshan campus
  7. Weihai Campus
  8. Qingdao Campus

Shandong University is currently affiliated to 4 hospitals, 11 teaching hospitals and 3 non-subordinated hospitals. Additionally, it rejoices administrative and teaching staff of 7,782 professionals (exclusive of its affiliated hospitals). Landing on to that students enrolled in Shandong University, they accounts to 60,000 out of which 41,103 are full-time graduates, 1,813 are international students in China and 16,607 are postgraduates.

On top of this, Shandong University offers the students with its 1,107 professors which come under an excellent faculty team including 907 doctoral supervisors. Also, there are 8 academicians of the Chinese academy of sciences and academy of engineering embedded with 11 tenured professors of Shandong University, 43 double-hired academicians, 22 distinguished professors of national 1000 talents plan, 14 first grade professors in humanities and social sciences, 7 faculty members are seated on the Discipline Appraisal Group of the State council academic degree committee, 5 scholar of national “Young 1000 talent plan”, 39 distinguished professors and part-time professors from the “Changjiang Scholars program” of the ministry of education, 32 winners of “NYF”, 45 posts for distinguished, 9 “National Renowned teachers” and experts from “Taishan Scholars of Shandong Province.

Furthermore, Shandong University is known to be one of the largest ranges of academic disciplines in China, complemented by 12 general disciplines for undergraduates and post graduates, i.e. law, philosophy, education, literature, history, science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, fine arts, economics and management.

Shandong University further offers 55 first-level master degree, 40 first-level doctoral programs, 27 professional master degree programs, 3 professional doctoral programs, 38 mobile post-doctoral research stations, 118 programs for undergraduates, forming a complete system for cultivation of talent.

Why study at Shandong University?

As far as the international students in China are concerned, Shandong University never fails to adhere to the education idea of cultivating the superior-quality talents which are excellent in majors, brave to assume responsibilities, sound in personalities, friendly to china and law abiding. The idea is to base the education as per the need of international students which is indeed beneficial and fruitful for their upcoming future.

Below are some of the reasons you must consider as plus points to study in Shandong University:

  • Regional benefit: when studying in Shandong University you are located in Shandong province (well developed eastern coastal economic belt of China. The advantage is that being a foreign student in China you got to explore the campuses of Shandong University, situated in big cities where the cost of living is reasonably low as compared to others and besides these cities are livable yet prosperous.
  • University advantage: The second advantage is that Shandong University comprise of 8 campuses, centered in 3 cities and covers a region of 5km2. The enrollment size is over 60,000 full-time students of which 3000 are foreign students in China.

Additionally there are 13 disciplines, 10,200 faculty, 907 doctoral supervisors, 1,107 professors, 8 academicians of Chinese academy of Science and engineering, and 22 distinguished professors of thousand talents programs and 70 international teachers who are outstandingly qualified.

Apart from this, Shandong University collaborates with 156 overseas universities centered in more than 20 countries, construction of 8 Confucius institute and 1 overseas Confucius classroom.

  • Course benefit: Shandong University provides you with plenty of courses and activities (inclusive of professional knowledge learning, Chinese culture, general situations, expertise practices, “China opportunity” cutting-edge lecture, Chinese laws, investigation on society and culture, Chinese learning, moral cultivation, mental health learning, club and volunteer activities, knowledge of traffic and fire safety, sports activities, “Study partner” program, intercultural communication and so on.
  • Advantage of characteristic: International education of Shandong University features its educational scheme of “Enjoy Chinese culture and share Chinese opportunities and renders full expression to its traditional boon on literature and history, making the best of its regional advantage on economy, hence providing the immigrant students with characteristic courses relating to Chinese culture and opportunities which keep a pace with the modern time.

The prime aim of Shandong University is to cultivate the high-end talents that are knowledgeable about the china and blending the same with competitiveness and global perspective. Shandong University believes in creating a happy life and prosperous study i.e. while studying here at Shandong University you will experience a direction towards a bright future, this is Shandong University.

About Coastal Province Of Shandong


Situated in the eastern part of China, the Shandong province reaches the lower side of yellow river, bordering the Huanghai and Bohai seas in the east and overlooks the Korean peninsula and Japan Archipelago accompanied with a vast stretch of sea (covering an area of 60,235 square miles and associated with a population of over 90 million).

Speaking about the marine monsoons, Shandong province is frequently affected, especially during the summer time and the climate is characterized by rainfall during all of the seasons, be it dry winters, autumn and summers. The average daily temperature varies between 110C-140C while the annual precipitation is highly affected by the monsoon rain i.e. somewhere between 500-1000 millimeters of rain every year.

Doubtlessly, associated with a history of over 5000 years, Shandong is known to be the birthplace of Chinese civilization and has been the home of large number of historical figures whose importance can be felt in contemporary evidence of china. Confucius profoundly discovered “Confucianism” and this further servers a pillar of traditional Chinese culture, exerting great influence in the world.

Cost Of Studying MBBS At Shandong University

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuitions Fee (in CNY) 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000

How To Apply In Shandong University


Eligibility criteria for enrollment at Shandong University:

  • First of all candidates who wish to apply in Shandong University must be non-Chinese citizens with good physical and mental health and must be aged 18-25, possessing a valid foreign passport. There’s this enhanced procedure which applies to the candidates who are below 18 years (at the point of their entry at Shandong University).
  • Speaking about the candidates, who hold a foreign passport but are Chinese citizens, is expected to adhere to document no.83 (as per the guidelines of PRC ministry of Education).
  • Coming to the candidates who wish to enroll for the undergraduate programs must hold a graduation certificate of a senior high school with good academic performance (fulfilling the expected date of graduation).
  • 30th June is the application deadline at Shandong University (also note that the deadlines for Chinese Government Scholarship application is 31st March)

Application Procedure At Shandong University:

All the foreign students in China must apply via the SDU Online Application System i.e. the official website of Shandong University 

For the applicants related to the Chinese government scholarship, they must complete two online applications and one additional paper-based application latest by 31st march but before this they have to complete online applications through the following two systems:

  1. (online portal for international students i.e. the SDU Online application system).
  1. The second system is the “CSU Online application System” at  (apply the institution code: 10422).

If the applicants of Chinese government scholarship wish, they can also send their respective application materials via post to the admission office of Shandong University and scholar center.

Here are the documents that you would be asked to represent at Shandong University:

  • The information (biographic) page of your passport.
  • Certificate of graduation of high school/tertiary education, duly certified from your institution.
  • Recent official transcript for all of the high-school courses that the applicant has undertaken.
    Note: For the applicants of English-medium programs, they must submit an English PS.
  • Certificate for your language proficiency.

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PG Option after MBBS in Anhui Medical University China

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!

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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