In the recent past, many Indian students choose Philippines Medical Colleges over other abroad countries to do their medical education because of its quality education standards and its affordability.
In the recent past, Indian students are showing interest to pursue their medical dream abroad in countries like the Philippines. Indian Students who are looking to study medicine in the Philippines, are advised to look for MCI approved medical college in Philippines, according to Indian Embassy in Manila, Philippines. There are many medical universities which are not approved by Medical Council of India. Students who study from these medical colleges are not eligible for clinical practice in India as well as to pursue higher education in the medical field.
Choose MCI Approved Medical Colleges In Philippines
When choosing the medical colleges in the Philippines, students should choose their college from the list of MCI approved. Famous Philippines Medical Colleges where Indian students seek admission are given below. For the complete list of medical colleges visit the MCI website.
List of MCI Approved Medical Colleges In Philippines
- Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine
- Bicol Christian College of Medicine
- Lyceum Northwestern University
- Davao Medical School Foundation
- Cagayan State University
- Angeles University Foundation
- De La Salle University-Health Sciences
- Cebu Institute of Medicine
- University of Northern Philippines
- Our Lady of Fatima University
Students should also check whether Medical colleges in the Philippines they choose are approved by the Commission on Higher Education of Philippines apart from MCI approval. Medical colleges mentioned in above list are both MCI approved as well as CHED approved.
Indian Embassy in Manila, Philippines has recently released advisory note to Indian Students who seek admission to Philippines Medical University. They advise the prospective students to deposit their tuition fees directly to Medical University bank account instead of handing over money to the agents as there are numerous incidents where these agents do not deposit the fees to universities.
Choose Authorized admission office instead of agents
Fern Education is the authorized Indian admission office, The Fern Education is the exclusive partner for managing admissions from Indian Students,To avoid admission fraud agents, students are advised to choose direct admission office in India to study MBBS In Philippines.
SafeGuard your medical career
You are the one responsible for making sure that the medical colleges in Philippines where you seek admission is approved by CHED, MCI and the agent you choose to have the direct relationship with the Philippines Medical College.
Student Visa to Philippines
Students who want to study Medical degree in Philippines should get student Visa from Philippine Embassy in India. Getting a direct student visa from Indian Embassy takes time, so generally students get Tourist Visa and convert them to Student Visa after they land in Philippines. It takes two months to get the tourist visa converted to a student visa. When the student enters Philippines, tourist immigration status is stamped on the passport.
Philippines Embassy gives student visa only after completion of 18 years of age. If students travel at 17 years of age, they have to get Special Study Permit(SSP) which is valid for six months. Every six months, this SSP have to be renewed until the student crosses 18 years of age and becomes eligible for student Visa. After the student attains 18 years, SSP will be converted to Student Philippine Visa (9F). After the students get the student visa, the passport is stamped to reflect the current visa status of the student along with the enrolled university.