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Qualified MBBS Program at Great University - SUMC

Date: February 20, 2019

Summary: Become competent physicians with solid medical knowledge, adequate clinical skills and professionalism at SUMC.




Shantou University Medical College

Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) is an important part of Shantou University (STU), a public university located in Shantou, Guangdong, China, a beautiful and peaceful coastal city with fresh air in South China and very close to Hong Kong. 

SUMC is dedicated to producing qualified medical professionals, providing quality healthcare services and undertaking innovative research projects. Guided by its core values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, SUMC has made impressive progress in medical curriculum reforms, scientific research, professional training, international collaboration and exchange over the past decades.




1. Facilities

1. Library

Both STU and SUMC have libraries and the two libraries offer a wide range of services, recourses and facilities designed to enhance self-directed learning, group collaboration and academic success. 

2. Fitness Facilities

The main campus houses a series of athletic facilities with a total area of 36,200 square meters including 28 table tennis tables, 17 badminton courts, 14 basketball courts, six tennis courts, three volleyball courts, three fitness rooms, two swimming pools, one gymnastics room, one staking rink and one football field. 

3. Simulated Medical Center

Designed as an actual modern hospital, the center provides an advanced platform for early clinical practice and a sophisticated clinical skills training and assessment base to our medical students and residents from all levels. 

2. Faculty

The program is conducted in English and taught by qualified basic science and clinical faculties with established international textbooks and publications are as references. 


Clinical Medicine (MBBS)


1) SUMC is committed to providing international students with quality medical education experiences that enable them to become competent physicians with solid medical knowledge, adequate clinical skills and professionalism, while giving due consideration to the possible needs for them to practice medicine in their home countries or any other countries including China.

2) Clinical exposure is maximized through elective courses, bedside instruction sessions, health services charity projects, clinical observations, rotations and intensive internships in five affiliated hospitals of SUMC.

Basic Information




4-5 Years

Teaching Language


Starting Date

Sep 1, 2019

Application Deadline

Jun 15, 2019

Fee Structure




From ¥800 to ¥1,600




Living Cost

About ¥2,000/month

Application Fee


Service Fee


1. Course Structure

The curriculum includes basic courses in the first year, system-based basic & clinical courses, skill training courses and elective courses in the second and third years, clinical courses in the fourth year, clinical internship and elective courses in the fifth year. Courses are taught in English by qualified basic science and clinical faculties, with established international textbooks and publications are as references for the students. The program effectively integrates basic medical science with advanced clinical training. 

2. International Assessment System 

To assess student performance, SUMC uses internationally accepted assessment instruments such as Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Teaching Objective Structured Clinical Examination (TOSCE), and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). 

3. Research Opportunities

Strengthening the training of the research abilities of our students is also an important part of our “top-notch education”. Vigorous scientific training and cultivation of students’ scientific thinking and scientific attitude have been incorporated into our teaching plan. Students are offered with laboratory instructions and research opportunities.

4. Graduation, Degree and Commencement

In order to graduate with a Bachelor Degree from SUMC, you must

  • Make sure you satisfy all SUMC requirements;

  • Complete all the required courses and pass all the required examinations;

  • Fulfill your financial obligations to the school.

Upon graduation, a Bachelor Degree of Medicine accredited by the Ministry of Education of China will be awarded.
Commencement for all graduating students is held every year in June. It is a university-wide event. Families, friends, and guests are invited to celebrate this important milestone with their graduates.


Life in SUMC


1. Activities

SUMC encourages students to form their own organizations and to participate in various campus activities and community services, providing facilities, equipment and financial supports



2. Accommodation

SUMC provides single rooms in shared apartments on campus for international students. Each student has their own room. Kitchen, bathroom and toilet are shared by the flatmates. All apartments are equipped with air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, water heater, electromagnetic oven, kitchenware, bed, sofa, bookcase, desk, chair, wardrobe and other necessary furniture. 

The accommodation fee varies from ¥800 to 1600 per month, depending on room type. Heat, electricity, water, Internet, etc. are charged separately.




Entry Requirements

1) Aged 18-30. 

2) Have a foreign nationality and a valid passport.

3) Physically and mentally healthy and have a clean criminal record.

4) Have a bachelor degree, or have successfully completed a university preparatory program, or be attending a university.


Application Materials

Digital passport size color photograph

A photocopy of valid passport

Documentary proof of physical and mental health (only valid for 6 months)

Two reference letters

Certificate of high school

Academic Transcripts of high school

Certificate of English language competency for applicants from non-English speaking countries

Other materials

Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct


For applicants who are in China: If you are an employee, you still need to provide employment separation certificate and your current residence permit. If you are a student, you need to provide a transfer certificate, leaving certificate, certificate of attendance rate issued by previous school and your current residence permit.


Application Process

Step 1

Click here to jump to the application page

Step 2

Click the “Apply Now” button and log in or register an account.

Step 3

Fill in the application form and upload complete documents.

Step 4

Pay $95 application fee and $50 service fee.

Step 5

Just wait for the notification from CUCAS team.


For inquiry, you can contact one of our counselors below:


WhatsApp: +8618910289593

WeChat: Andy-CUCAS


WhatsApp: +8615811357692

Wechat: 15811357692


WhatsApp: +8618301422176

Wechat: 18301422176


Here are 3 questions that international students most curious about this program:

Where is SUMC? 

SUMC is in Shantou, a city on the eastern coast of Guangdong Province, China and on the verge of the China South Sea. Shantou  has its own unique cuisine, culture and dialect. 

Does SUMC accept transfer students?

SUMC does not accept transfer students. You will have to start over. 

 Is there any airport pick-up service? 

Yes, CUCAS can offer you airport pick-up service if you apply through us. You can book this service on the homepage of CUCAS after you log in your own account:


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