About us





I. About Shandong University

Shandong University (SDU), founded in 1901 and directly under the Ministry of Education, is a key comprehensive university, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad. SDU was chosen for the World First Class University Plan in China (Class A) List. (Please visit www.en.sdu.edu.cn for detail information)

Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University (Faculty of Medicine) has a long history and profound cultural heritage, and its origins can be traced back to 1864. So far, more than 45,000 medical talents have been trained, and they have made important contributions to the field of medicine and health. Cheeloo College of Medicine is made up of 6 colleges, including the School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Stomatology, the School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing and Rehabilitation. It has 4 directly affiliated hospitals including Qilu Hospital which ranking on top 10 in China.

II. About the program

Starting the program in 2002, Shandong University is one of the first 45 universities to admit international students to the  program in English. Shandong University was recognized as the Demonstration Base for international student education by the Ministry of Education in 2013. Over the 20 years, Shandong University has cultivated 1000 graduates from 34 countries. Currently more than 300  students studying here from 25 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Australia, etc.

III. Duration and degree of the program

The duration of the MBBS program is 6 years. Students should complete the program within a maximum of 8 years. Qualified students will receive the Bachelor Degree of Medicine.



IV. Structure of Clincal Medicine(MBBS) curriculum

Stage 1: Strengthen language learning and basic subject knowledge

In the first year, students focus on languages study, basic sciences courses, medical introductory theory, cultural experiences, etc., which can help students gain solid Chinese listening and speaking abilities and better adjust to medical study and living in China.

Stage 2: Basic medical knowledge learning

In the 2-3 years, students will mainly concentrate on basic medical courses, such as Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Human Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Pathophysiology, Medical Immunology, Problem Based Learning (PBL), etc.


Stage 3: Clinical Courses

In the 4-5 years, students will mainly have clinical courses including Internal Medicine, Surgery Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Community Medicine, Neurology, Medical Imagology, Clinical Skills Training, etc.



 Stage 4: Clinical rotation in SDU affiliated hospital.



Stage 1

1st academic year)

Chinese language

Basic courses

Introduction of medicine

«Only passed the final exam of stage   1, students can go further to stage 2.

Stage 2

(2nd-3rd academic years)

Basic medical courses



Stage 3

(4th-5th academic years)

Clinical courses

«Students shall be qualified in   stage 2-3 and pass HSK 4 before going to rotation.

Stage 4

(6thacademic year)

Clinical rotation

V. Who is eligible to apply?

  1. Age: 18-40 years old.

  2. Be in good health. Applicants shall provide qualified Certificate of Physical Examination.

  3. English language requirements.

(1).Applicants whose native language or official language is English are exempt from providing English language certification.

(2)Applicants whose native language or official language is not English are required to submit the results of the IELTS (6.0 or above), TOEFL (80 points or above, SDU’s DI code: C296), MyBest Scores (80 points or above), Essentials test (8 points or above) or other equivalent certificates of English proficiency.

(3).Applicants whose native language or official language is not English and who have obtained the highest degree in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, do not need to provide IELTS/TOEFL scores. The official proof must be submitted.

4. Applicants should have a high school diploma or above, with good academic scores in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

VI. Scholarships & fees


1. Cheeloo College of Medicine Freshman Scholarship for International Students. (4500RMB , one time of the first academic year for all the students who pass the entrance exam)

2. SDU Freshman Scholarship for International Students ( Full tuition fee for 6 years) (Deadline: 2024.3.31)

3. Academic Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed International Students(From the second year)

4. CSC Scholarship for Outstanding International Students( From the second year, follow the notice of CSC)

*Please Pay attention to the Deadline.


Tuition and Fees (RMB for each Academic Year)

Tuition  45,000

Health Insurance 800

Other Living Expenses (Dependent on the students)

On-campus Accommodation (600 RMB as a deposit)

Double room around 10,000 RMB/year

Single room  around 13,000 RMB/year

VII. Application Procedure

All the international applicants shall apply from the Online Application System:


STEP 1: Register your account and activate it.

STEP 2: Fill out the application and upload all required documents as follows

1. The biographic page of the applicant’s passport (personal ordinary passport must be valid until at least October 31st, 2023).

2. The high school diploma or equivalent or pre-graduation certification.

If the applicant has not received the high school diploma or equivalent yet, a pre-graduation certification should be presented to affirm the applicant will graduate soon (the official seal of the school must be affixed).

Note: Applicants who apply using a pre-graduation certificate must state their expected graduation time and must obtain a graduation certificate before enrolling in September 2023.

3. Transcripts of all courses taken when pursuing the high school degree (the official seal of the school must be affixed).

4. A Letter of Motivation in Chinese or English

The motivation letter should be written per the requirements of the template (please click the link to download the template: https://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/info/1267/3338.htm). Applicants applying for Chinese-taught programs should write in Chinese, and applicants applying for English-taught programs should write in English.

5. Language Proficiency Proof

The language certificate must be within the validity period at the time of application. If applicants provide the proof which states that the entire program was given in English or Chinese, it has to be issued, signed and stamped by the university that administered the program.

6. Foreigner Physical Examination Form

Applicants must take physical examinations in strict accordance with the requirements of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form, which must be fully filled in (please click the link to download the template: https://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/info/1267/3354.htm). Incomplete forms or forms without signature of the attending physician, hospital stamp, and stamped photo will not be considered. Please ensure the physical examination remains valid during the application as the result is valid for only 6 months.

7. Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (it must be within the validity period at the time of application).

8. Scanned copies of Statement of Financial Support through a Guarantor and its supporting documents (applicants for Chinese Government Scholarship are exempt from these requirements), including:

(1) Statement of Financial Support through a Guarantor, which should be filled in in Chinese or English (please click the link to download the template:


(2) Bank Statement certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China;

(3) The scanned copies of the passport biographic page or I.D. card of the applicant’s financial guarantor (only the applicant himself/herself or his/her direct family can act as a financial guarantor).

9. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit supporting documents.

STEP 3: Submit the application and note your application number.

STEP 4: Check your admission status regularly.

STEP 5: If your application is successful, you will receive your pre-admission letter through e-mail

STEP 6: Check your pre-admission notice and pay admission fees before the due date.

After you get the pre-admission notice from the university, you shall pay 400 RMB (application fees) and 2,000 RMB enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit will be deducted from the tuition fee once the student starts his or her studies.

PS: This fee is non-refundable. SDU bank account details is as below.

Bank Transfer Information (USD)

Account Name: Shandong University

Account Number: 244206255768


Bank Address: 27 Shanda Nanlu, Licheng District, Jinan, Shandong

Notes: When making a bank transfer, please quote your full name, passport number, SDU student ID, and keep the proof as payment reference.


账号: 244206255768


银行名: 中国银行济南分行 历城支行


STEP 7: E-mail the proof of payment to admission@email. sdu.edu.cn

STEP 8: Receive originals of “Admission Notice” and “JW202/JW201” by post.

STEP 9: Apply for VISA and send us your arrival information.


Deadline and registration time

Autumn Batch

June 30,2024

September 1

VIII. Contact Information

1. For admission procedure issues

International Admission Office, Department of International Affairs, SDU

Email: admission@email.sdu.edu.cn

Tel: +86 (0)531-88364854

Website: www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn

2. For academic issues (MBBS Center of Cheeloo College of Medicine)


Tel: +86 (0)531-88382725

Email: mbbsadmission@sdu.edu.cn




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