Zhejiang University is located in east coastal city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which lies 180km south of China’s largest commercial center Shanghai. As one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. The city is also a world-famous tourist resort praised as ‘a paradise on earth’, boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as ‘the most beautiful and splendid city in the world’.

Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research and social service.

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Zhejiang University School of Medicine was first founded as Chekiang (Zhejiang) College of Medicine in 1912. It became the Medical School of Chekiang (Zhejiang) University later, and again separated from the university and eventually developed into Zhejiang Medical University in 1960. In 1998, former Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University were merged to form a new Zhejiang University. The following year, School of Medicine (ZUSM) was re-established and became the largest school among 36 schools and colleges of Zhejiang University. Although ZUSM has changed its names and locations several times, it remains the most eminent medical institutions in the region. Today it ranks as one of the top ten medical educational institutions in China, whose dynamics and strengths in medical education, scientific research and clinical practice are well recognized.

ZUSM has been pursuing high quality education and aiming at developing extraordinary medical practitioners. The School is composed of 10 departments: School of Basic Medicine, School of Public Health, 1st  Clinical Medicine,  2nd Clinical Medicine, 3rd Clinical Medicine,  4th Clnical Medicine, School of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Pediatrics,School of Stomotolagy  and Shool of Nursing. Apart from these academic departments, there are 8 affiliated hospitals and 8 cooperated  hospital.Currently there is 4 national key disciplines, 45 national key clinical specialties, 1 national key laboratory, 28 provincial key laboratories.

ZUSM boasts rich human resources, reliable, well-established, and capable of fulfilling educational, academic or health service missions. There are more than 1,000 full-time or part-time professors and associate professors including four members of National Academy of Science and Engineering devoted to undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The school currently offers five-year program for bachelor degree , eight-year M.D. program and six -year MBBS (in English Media) in medicine.

ZUSM has established international links with scores of medical institutions in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Programs like collaborative research projects and exchanges of faculty and students have been launched.

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Curriculum of MBBS program

The program takes six years to complete.(The curriculum is subject to change accordingly.)

Year    Courses

1st Semester

2nd Semester

1st Academic Year


Basic Mathematics for Medicine I, Introduction to Modern Biological Science, General Physics, Basic Mathematics for Medicine , Chinese 

General Physics Lab, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry,Chinese ,  Systematic Anatomy History of Medicine, Global Health, Medical Philosophy, Early Exposure To Clinic

2nd Academic Year


Biochemistry, Histology & Embryology, Regional Anatomy, Medical Genetics, Chinese 

Biochemistry Lab, Physiology, Pathophysiology,  Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine , Medical Psychology, Chinese 

3rd Academic Year


Medical Immunology, Pathology, Medical Microbiology

&Parasitology, Biomedical Informatics, Survey of China, Medical Chinese I

,Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine ,Internal Medicine ,Medical Chinese II, Biostatistics

4th Academic Year

(Pre-Clinic and Clinic)

Surgery I, Communicable Diseases, Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Social Medicine & Ethics, Epidemiology, Medical Chinese III, Basic Medical Sciences Exam

Surgery ,Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine ,Medical Chinese IV

5th Academic Year


Pediatrics, Internal Medicine ,Surgery  Emergency Medicine,     Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology , Medical Chinese V


Dermatovenereology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Clinical Training, ,Stomatology,

,Emergency Medicine

6th Academic Year


Senior Clerkship

Senior Clerkship

Clinical Sciences Exam, Comprehensive Clinical Skills Exam

*The students must score at least 195 or above in HSK(Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level IV and pass HSKK(HSK Speaking Test) Intermediate Level before taking the senior clerkship in China.

*More than top 20% students can get outstanding academic performance scholarship every year.

Requirements for Admission

1.Applicants must meet the overall requirements for undergraduate admission of Zhejiang University (please refer to the admissions bulletin on the website of the International College for details)

2.Applicants must have passed examination with minimum percentage of marks over 70% aggregate in Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology &Botany)during high school period.

3.Senior high school diploma

4.Transcripts for all the courses of each semester in senior high school.

5.Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit standardized testing grades(e.g.A-level test grades/IBDP grades) which can highlight academic preparedness. There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Zhejiang University and there is no score that guarantees admission. We review applications holistically, meaning every component of the application is valuable to us as we get to know each student.

6.Score report of English language Test(e.g. TOEFL/IELTS/OTHER)(If applicants’ native language is not English) /IELTS Academic module overall 6.0 with at least 5.0 in each component ;TOEFL-iBT 75 or above with minimum 15 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing      

7.Two recommendation letters with the signature of the referee are needed. Letters must include  phone number or email address.

.Personal statement, should include study experience, reasons for application, personal strengths. Around 800 words.

8.Photocopy of award-winning Certificates related to academic courses during your senior high school period. (If any)

9.Applicants must attend on-line video interview.(The time and method of the video interview will be notified after the preliminary review of the application materials.)

Application Procedure

*please refer to the admissions bulletin on the website of the International College for details)


1.   Registration: 800 Chinese Yuan(Approx US$ 120)

2.   Tuition: 42,800 Chinese Yuan(Approx US$ 7,000) /year for M.B.B.S

3.   Accommodation: 9,000 Chinese Yuan (Approx US$1300)/year/person, for twin rooms;13,500 Chinese Yuan (Approx US$2000)/year/person, for single rooms

4.   Residence permit: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$60)/year

5.   Health examination: 400 Chinese Yuan(US$60)

6.   Health insurance: 800 Chinese Yuan(Approx US$ 120)/year

7.   Miscellaneous: Food around 8,000 Chinese Yuan(US$1,200)/year(Depends on individuals)

* The fee for accommodation excludes electricity and water bill.

Hostels and food

Students are expected to live in the International Students Dormitory, where twin rooms or single rooms are available. Almost every room is equipped with telephone, internet access, private bathroom with shower and air-conditioners. Public kitchens and washing machines are also accessible to students in the dormitory. 

The University has on all its campuses several convenient and inexpensive restaurants where a good variety of Chinese and Western foods are served. There is also a small restaurant to serve Muslim food.

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For further information, please contact us as follows:

International Students Education Office

School of Medicine

Zhejiang University

P.O. Box 50

866 Yu Hang Tang Road

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058


Admission for MBBS program

Tel: +86 (571) 88208064

Fax:: +86 (571) 88208097


Website: Chinese http://www.cmm.zju.edu.cn/

English http://www.cmm.zju.edu.cn/cmmenglish/

  Note: The above information is subject to change accordingly.