With a population of about 10.96 crores (2020) people, the Philippines is the seventh-most populated country in Asia and the 13th most populated country in the world. An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas, comprising one of the world’s largest Diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands.


The economy of the Philippines is the world’s 32nd largest economy by nominal GDP according to the International Monetary Fund 2021 and the 12th largest economy in Asia, and the 3rd largest economy in the ASEAN after Indonesia and Thailand.DP per capita Increase $3,858 (nominal, 2022 est.)Increase $9,893 (PPP, 2022 est.)GDP per capita rank
114th (nominal, 2019)
113th (PPP, 2019)
GDP by sector
Agriculture: 7.4%
Industry: 34%
Services: 58.6%(2018)

Primary exports include semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, and fruits. Major trading partners include the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Germany, Taiwan, and Thailand.[4] Its unit of currency is the Philippine peso


In this peaceful, plural and modern society, Philippines, located in South East Asia, is a testimony to the world of what it is able to offer academically, socially, ethnically, culturally and in every other aspect of life to make the stay of any international student worth their time, money and effort. It is a fascinating and enchanting nation. The Philippines is the only country in Southeast Asia that has an unblemished track record of racial harmony between Americans and local people.


In her quest for education excellence, Philippines has the ability to offer all international students a peaceful and friendly environment; an established education system; accredited and high quality programs; low cost of living and tuition fees; a modern infrastructure, and; an efficient transportation system running across the whole length and breadth of Philippines.


Education in the Philippines is offered through formal and non-formal systems. Formal education typically spans 14 years and is structured in a 6+4+4 system: 6 years of primary school education, 4 years of secondary school education, and 4 years of higher education, leading to a bachelor’s degree. This is one of the shortest terms of formal education in the world.

In the Philippines, the academic school year begins in June and concludes in March, a period that covers a total of 40 weeks. All higher education institutions operate on a semester system


There were approximately 1,621 institutions of higher education in the Philippines, of which some 1,445 (nearly 90 percent) were in the private sector. There are approximately 2,500,000 students who participate in higher education each year, 66 percent of whom are enrolled in private institutions.


The public institutions of higher learning include some 112 charted state universities and colleges, with a total of 271 satellite campuses. There are also 50 local universities, as well as a handful of government schools whose focus is on technical, vocational and teacher training.


Entry criteria


+2 stage of 10+2 pattern

    • Valid Passport.


    • Application Form for student visa (accomplished in triplicate)


    • Three photographs


    • Medical Health Certificate (DFA Form 11) in triplicate with life-size chest x-ray and laboratory reports


    • Original Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and when appropriate, the CEA


    • Police Clearance Certificate authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate located in student’s country of origin or legal residence


    • Visa fee


Medical education in PhilippinesPhilippines follows the American system of education. This is shaped due to the fact that Philippines was a colony of USA for a period of 50 years, which shaped the education system and has brought out one of the best education system in Asia. The medical course in Philippines is called the MD program [ Doctor of medicine] This is similar to that of USA, Russia, Ukraine and rest of Europe. The MD program is equivalent to MBBS of UK, India, Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries.

Admission requirements and eligibility criteria for the course?

Citizen of any country is eligible to study in Philippines as a fee paying student for undergraduate and post graduate programs.


For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS), HSSC with min. 50% Marks in with Subjects in Physics , Chemistry and Biology.


For graduate (MS, MD)- undergraduate in medicine with min. 50%. For post-graduate (PhD)- graduate in medicine.


For Engineering and other subjects schooling equivalent to A- Levels are essential 18 to 60 years old (Depending on subjects- For medicine age limit is 30 years) In good health.


For exceptions, please contact the Admissions Section. For more specific information please click on the university u are interested to join and refer to the eligibility section on the right hand side of the page.

Duration of this course..?

The total duration of this MBBS course is 5.5 years. The first 16 months [1 year and 4 months] is called the Bachelor of Science program and focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education. The next 4 year is the core medicine and clinical rotation. The post Graduation is for 3 years and is called residency training [ Similar to that of USA].

Course Fee

The fee varies for each university. Please contact us

Loan facility

Students from Countries like India and other countries can avail education loan from any bank. The entire necessary information is provided at the time of enquiry by us.

What are the documents required for the admissions?

The photocopies of all relevant documents which are necessary for academic eligibility and proof are required for the admissions. You will get the list of documents at the time of enquiry.

Recognition of the Degree by World Health organization?

All the medical colleges and university present in the list of WHO are recognized by WHO and are recognized by CHED [Commission for Higher education and development].


The classes begin by the first week of November usually For medicine program. For other program there are two intakes [depends on the university and program] June and November.

Part time

No, a student cannot do job while studying since he/she is having a student visa.

Living Cost

This varies from City to City. While Metro Manila, CEBU etc would be costlier compared to Vigan or Cagayan. Normally our Students spend about 60-120 US$ per month depending on the spending habits, what you want to buy, where you want to eat.

Overall Average Expenditure Of An International Student In the Philippines
Category of Expense Cost
Accommodation/ Hostel Fee Rs. 8 Lakhs to Rs. 15 Lakhs per year
Food Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month
Transport Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 2,000 per month
Culture, Sports, Entertainment Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000 per month.