Study MBBS in Phillipines

Philippines holds the highest literacy rate of 94% in Asia and is an English speaking country. Known as the center for medical education Philippines ranks high in the standard of MBBS offered.

Highlights of MBBS in Philippines 2020

Did you know that Philippines is the 3rd largest English speaking country behind the UK and US?

  • The expenses of studying MBBS in the Philippines are low than in any other country for Indian students.
  • Medical Council of India recognizes MD in the Philippines to be equivalent to MBBS in India.
  • Listed in WHO, IMED, ECFMG medical institutional dictionary, MBBS colleges and universities in the Philippines are renowned for the superior standard of education.
  • Obtaining a student visa is easy for Indian students owing to the flexible arrangements of the embassy in the Philippines.

If your goal is to make your career in US then MBBS in Philippines is the best option, as MBBS in philippines follows the US pattern of education. 

No language barrier

The course is in English which deals away with the language barrier. Also, you will get a chance to expand your career in the English-speaking countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and so on after completing your degree.

If you are looking to join MBBS after your degree then MBBS in Philippines is the best option as you can complete your MBBS in 4 years. 

Advantages of MBBS in Philippines

No Donation charges
Very simple Admission process
Top-quality education
Best student affected person ratio
The low price of living
No Snowfall. No Common diseases like Malaria, Typhoid, etc.
Practical training methods
The Philippines is the fourth largest English-speaking country in the world
Tropical weather like India, whole year Temperature between 20 & 37 degrees
Top category technological features
Good Flight Connectivity

Did you know that approximately 8000 foreign students study MBBS in Philippines every year due to its international standard of education.

Recognition of Medical universities in Philippines

  • MCI – Medical Council of India
  • WHO – World Health Organization
  • ECFMG – Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • FAIMER – Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
  • WFME – World Federation of Medical Education

MBBS Fees in Philippines

23 - 25 Lacks Total Package

Around 23 to 25 Lakhs approximately and yes that will be the minimum

MBBS in philippines provides the highest FMGE passing percentage when compared to MBBS in Russia, China, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

India - Philippines Relationship

India–Philippines members of the family refer to the foreign family members between the Republic of India and the Republic of the Philippines. Diplomatic family members between India and the Philippines used to be set up in 1949. India keeps an embassy in Manila, at the same time as the Philippines continues one in New Delhi. A Treaty of Friendship was signed between the Philippines and India on eleven July 1952.


50 -55% marks & NEET

The eligibility to study MBBS in Philippines is 50% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Eligibility for MBBS in Philippines

  • Candidate must have complted 17 years of age before admission
  • Maximum age for applying for MBBS in Philippines is 25 years
  • General category candidates must have scored 50% in 12th
  • SC/ST/OBC must have scored 40% in 12th
  • Must have qualified NEET

Top MBBS Universities in Philippines 2020

  • AMA School of Medicine
  • University of Perpetual Help
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • Angeles University Foundation
  • Davao Medical School Foundation

MBBS degree for students after 12th in Philippines is a BS-MD course. BS or Pre-medical  course is a 2 year course and MD is a 4 year course with 1 year of internship included.

The 4 year MD couse includes 3 years of theoretical learning and 1 year of internship/clinical rotation. Students have to appear for an NMAT test.

Documents required for MBBS admission in Philippines 2020

  • Certificates that authenticate the qualifcation of the candidate, including marksheets and school leaving certificate
  • Medical examination certificate
  • Proof of paying capacity of the parents/guardian
  • Valid passport
  • Application form for student VISA
  • 3 passport size photo
  • NOA – Original Notice of Acceptance
  • CEA – Police Clearance Certificate – Authenticated by Philippine Embassy

Travel from India to Philippines for MBBS in Philippines.

The shortest distance between India to Philippines is 4,631 km= 2,878 miles. It takes 6 hours.

MBBS in Philippines - Geographic Information

Criteria Philippines
Location Southeast Asia in the South China Sea, with Malaysia in south-west, Indonesia in south, and Vietnam in west, Taiwan, and mainland China to the north.
Area 300,000km2
Population 10.49crores2017
Climate Similar to India
Currency Philippine peso
Exchange rate 1.39 Indian rupee
Time difference from India 2 hours 30 Mins ahead of India
Travelling time from India 9 to 10 hours
Ticket cost Starts from 23,000 INR
Literacy rate 98.2%
Dialing code +63

Indian food is highly available in Philippines and most of the MBBS universities in Philippines have Indian mess. 

MBBS in Philippines - Academic Information

Criteria Philippines
Entrance examination Yes
NEET qualified Yes
Standard of Curriculum International
Gateway to medical practice in USA Yes
Ease of clearing USMLE Yes
Fee structure 20 L to 25 L
Duration 6 years
Name of the degree MD
Medium of instruction English
Official language Filipino and English
Language barrier No
Opportunities for Clinical rotations in USA and UK Yes
Infrastructure Good
Curriculum US based

Did you know that there is no stress for students due to extreme weather conditions.The weather in Philippines  easily adaptable for Indian students. It  is similar to the weather in Kolkata or Mumbai.   

2020 fee structure for MBBS in Philippines

AMA School of Medicine



1st year BS 2nd Year BS 1st year MD 2nd year MD 3rd year MD 4th Year MD Total fees
3,75,000 2,50,000 3,12,500 3,12,500 1,87,500 1,25,000 15,62,500
University of Perpetual Help MD


AB Psychology 1year 1st year MD 2nd year MD 3rd year MD 4th year MD Total Fees
5,85,000 5,85,000 3,90,000 2,60,000 1,95,000 20,15,000
Our Lady of Fatima University



BS 1st year MD 2nd Year MD 3rd year MD 4th year MD Total Fees
9,80,000 4,48,000 4,48,000 4,48,000 4,48,000 27,72,000
Bicol Christian College of Medicine 5.5 Years BS-MD Course


1.5 years BS course 1st year MD 2nd year MD 3rd year MD 4th year MD Total Fees
3,75,000 1,87,500 1,87,500 1,87,500 1,87,500 11,25,000
Davao Medical School Foundation BS-MD Course


1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year Total fees
7,00,000 3,57,000 3,57,000 3,57,000 3,57,000 21,28,000
Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine 5.5 Years BS-MD


5,93,750 3,25,000 3,25,000 3,25,000 3,25,000 18,93,750

Syllabus for MBBS in Philippines

Pre-Medical Syllabus
1st Term 2nd term 3rd term 4th term
Calculus & Analytical Plant physiology Ecology Taxation and agrarian reform
Geometry Fundamental of genetics Education for sustainable development Human genetics
Biochemistry Animal physiology Research methodology Radiation biology
Plant Morpho-Anatomy Entomology Systematic biology Histology & Micro techniques
Comparative vertebrate anatomy Freshwater biology Cell and molecular biology Research (Thesis writing)
General psychology General Microbiology Comparative religion
Parasitology Philosophy of Man Politics and governance
Developmental biology
MD Syllabus
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
Gross Anatomy

·  Physiology

·  Biochemistry

·  Neuroanatomy

·  Histology

·  Preventive Medicine & Community Health I

·  Psychiatry

·  Principle of Medical Practice I

·  General Pathology

·  Medicine I

·  Microbiology

·  Pharmacology

·  Clinical Pathology

·  Parasitology

·  Preventive Medicine and Community Health II

·  Surgery I

·  Principle of Medical Practice II

·  Obstetrics I

·  Pediatrics I

·  Psychiatry II

·  Medicine II

·  Surgery II

·  Pediatrics II

·  Obstetrics II

·  Pharmacology II

·  Preventive Medicine and Community Health III

·  Clinico-Pathologic Conference/ Special Topics in Pathology

·  Gynecology

·  Radiology

·  Psychiatry III

·  Ophthalmology

·  Otorhinolaryngology

·  Legal Medicine/ Medical Jurisprudence

·  Medicine 10 weeks

·  Pediatrics 8 weeks

·  Surgery 8 weeks

·  Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks

·  Preventive Medicine and Community Health IV 4 weeks

·  Psychiatry 2 weeks

·  Ophthalmology 2 weeks

·  Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks

·  Radiology 2 weeks

·  Anesthesiology 2 weeks

·  Seminar II