Nanjing Medical University (NJMU) is a key university under Jiangsu Province. It was originally founded in Zhenjiang in 1934 and in 1957 it moved to Nanjing, one of the four ancient capitals in China history. Currently it has become a comprehensive university with the disciplines of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biology, Management and Law, enjoying high reputation in domestic and abroad.

The university consists of two campuses covering 261.9 acres and comprised of an independent college and 17 schools, among them 7 are clinical medical schools. It also has 24 affiliated hospitals and over 40 teaching hospitals in Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Shandong etc.Today Nanjing Medical University has 198 full professors, 549 associate professors, 94 supervisors of doctoral programs and 278 supervisors of master’s programs. Student enrollment is over 13,000. The university started to enroll international students since 2002, and now about 400 students from India, Nepal, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the United States, Japan, Pakistan and other countries are studying in NJMU.

In addition, NJMU offers 1 key laboratory at ministry level, 2 key laboratories co-established by the ministry and the provincial government, 3 national key disciplines, 7 provincial key disciplines, and 7 provincial key laboratory/ research centers. Now, there are also 11 research institutes and 16 research centers. The Preclinical Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Clinical Medicine and Oral Medicine are preponderant disciplines in Jiangsu Province and ranking the 14th in China.

Admissions Open for Intake
Degree Awarded MBBS (Undergraduate program)
Duration 6 years
City Nanjing
Medium Of Instruction English
Year of Establishment 1934
Tuition Fee RMB.34,000 Per Year
Hostel Fee RMB.6000 Per Year

Nanjing Medical University takes an active role in developing relationships with higher- education institutions in China and abroad. Since the 1980s, the university has conducted academic exchanges with hospitals and medical institutions in the U.S.A, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, U.K, Austria, Australia, Russia, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Several prestigious experts and scholars have been conferred Nanjing Medical University Honorary or Guest Professorships. The university has sent 500 faculty members abroad for short visits or long-term study.

In 2007, Nanjing Medical University was approved by the MOE as qualified university to offer MBBS program in English. It is among the first batch of university get this improvement. Since 2007 till now, about 375 international students are enrolled in this program.

NJMU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.


The curriculum planning shall include the following three parts:

  1. Chinese culture and natural science courses. In order to facilitate their learning and life in China and contact with patients in their medical practice, the Chinese language shall be a compulsory course during the whole undergraduate medical program in English for international students in China.
  2. Basic medical sciences, behavioral science, humanities, social science and medical ethics, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. It is also required to pass the examinations of these courses respectively.
  3. Internship. The institutions shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks).


China profile, Basic chemistry, Higher mathematics, Chinese language, Computer science, Medical physics, Chinese medicine language, Cell biology, Systematic anatomy, Histology and embryology, Regional anatomy, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Physiology, Pathology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Medical genetics, Parasitology, Pathophysiology, Medical ethics, Basic surgery, Diagnostics, Nuclear medicine, Forensic medicine, Dermatology and venereology, Epidemiology, Medical statistics, Community medicine, Law of medicine, Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (E.N.T.), Stomatology, Internal medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lemology, Rehabilitation medicine, Pediatrics, Organic chemistry, Public health management, Hygienics, Traditional Chinese medicine, Emergency medicine.

Note: Every semester’s curriculums will be adjusted according to the university arrangement at that time.


MBBS degree: upon graduation, students need to pass the HSK 3 to get the diploma.

On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the NJMU, if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).


The internship lasts for one year (at least 48 weeks), and students can choose to do it in China, their home country or any other country. If in China, students should pass the HSK5 before internship and the tuition fee is 34,000 RMB/year. The university will help arrange it in one of the affiliated hospitals.

The following teaching hospitals (details) are the allotted places where the international students will do their internship:

  1. The First Affiliated Hospital of NMU (Founded in 1936, 19.9 acres, 1850 beds, top level)
  2. The Second Affiliated Hospital of NMU (9.14 acres, 1200 beds, top level)
  3. Nanjing First Hospital (14.5 acres, 1170 beds, top level)
  4. Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital (Founded in 1892, 74.1 acres, 1800 beds)

For internship in other countries; students only need to pay for the examination fee of USD 500. And students should come back to take the final examination on Theory Test (internal medicine, surgery, surgery, and paediatrics) and Clinical Evaluation.

Students are required to pass HSK (band 3) before graduation; otherwise they cannot get the degree. After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master’s degree.

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