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Second Military Medical University

Province : ShanghaiShanghai                               University Ranking : 612

About University

Second Military Medical University

Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) is a well-known medical university in China. It is is a small university located in Shanghai, was established in 1949 as the East China Military District People’s Medical School. In 1950 the university was renamed the Naval Medical University and In 1951 it was officially named the Second Military Medical University. Now Second Military Medical University is one of the key institutions of higher learning for training graduates and the key university supported by the state “Project 211”. Second Military Medical University is one of 112 universities in China.

Second Military Medical University(SMMU) takes part in different national key ” 211 project”, military graduate training key construction colleges, the military ” 2110 project” and the post-secondary ” 530 project” key construction colleges, national life science and technology personnel training base, foreign military medical student training base. Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) covers total area of 1.1 square kilometers. The total space of the university is over 670,000 square meters, it has a library, complex modern teaching buildings, an experiment building and teaching hospitals of the first-rate in China. The library covers over 11,000 square meters with a collection of over 500,000 book volumes.

The university’s main training levels include postgraduate education, undergraduate education, in-service education, and international student education. It offers 13 majors including clinical medicine, pharmacy, public health management, naval clinical medicine, and Nursing. It has 2 national key disciplines, 69 doctoral programs, and 92 master’s programs. Second Military Medical University is formed of five majors in leading bodies, the Political Department, the Training Department, the School Affairs Department, the Scientific Research Department, and the Graduate School, 12 secondary establishments, the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, the Department of Naval Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Health & Hygiene Services, the Department of Nursing Science, the Graduates Management Brigade, the Cadet Brigade, the Department of Foreign Training, Changhai Hospital, Hepatobiliary Eastern Hospital, Changzheng Hospital and Nanjing School of Military Medicine.

Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) always adheres to stay central position of teaching, the center position of teaching reform, and the unshakable priority of teaching base. It has more than 10,000 faculty including 776 senior professors, Two are Chinese Academy of Sciences, four Discipline Evaluation Team of the State Council, 13 young and mid-aged national prestigious experts,104 foreign guest professors,28 are undertaking the director of international scholarship organization,245 experts who are enjoying the state special allowance, 377 Master graduate faculty, and 134 Ph.D, graduate teachers. It also has over 5,800 graduating students including 371 graduates for Ph.D. and 744 for M.D.  

The University offers 5 post-doctoral degrees including basic medical sciences, biology, clinical medicine, public health and preventive medicine, and pharmacy. It has 7 key subjects “project 211” with physiology, hepatobiliary surgery, nautical medicine, medical genetics, field surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and pharmaceutical chemistry. 3 Grade I and 45 Grade II and III branches of Ph.D., 3 CPLA key branches of learning and laboratories for training medical graduates, 5 CPLA medical research institutes; 10 CPLA special medical centers, 5 key branches of learning as leading medical specialties in Shanghai, and 9 CPLA key medical laboratories.

In recent year Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) has taken over 639 nation research projects among them 301 research projects are approved by the National Natural Science Fund of China. since 1978, Second Military Medical University has undertaken more than 1,574 research projects of national, ministerial or provincial levels, involving a front position in national medical colleges and universities.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 19 and the world rank is 329.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks for an offer letter to come from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March/September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs


Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
International Summer Camp Non-Degree 1 Year 2000 RMB per week Chinese

Bachelor Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Electronic and Information Engineering Bachelor 4 years 17,000 RMB per year  English
International Economics and Trade Bachelor 4 years 16,000 RMB per year  English
Chemical Engineering and Technology Bachelor 4 years 20,000 RMB per year  English
Environment and Energy Bachelor 4 years 20,000 RMB per year  English
Software EngineeringEngineering Bachelor 4 years 16,000 RMB per year  English
Communication Engineering Bachelor 4 years 20,000 RMB per year  English
Pharmaceutical Science Bachelor 4 years 20,000 RMB per year  English

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Business Administration (Specializing in International Trade) Master 3 Years 18,000 RMB per year English
Chemical Engineering and Technology Master 3 Years 30,000 RMB per year English
Mechanical Manufacture and Automation Master 3 Years 22,000 RMB per year English
Computer Software and Theory Master 3 Years 22,000 RMB per year English

Fees Details

Expenses in Second Military Medical University

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Non-Degree:  3000RMB – 17,600 RMB 
  • Bachelor Degree: 17,000 RMB-20,000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 20,000 RMB – 30,000 RMB Per Year
  • Doctoral Degree: 34,000 RMB – 30,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee: 
  • Single Room 6,600 RMB
  • Double Room 5,400 RMB 
  1. Food cost: 1,000 RMB-2,000 RMB
  2. Application Fee: 400 RMB
  3. Service fee: 50 USD
  4. Living expanse: 2200 RMB-2800 RMB
  5. Medical checkup: 600 RMB
  6. Insurance: 800 RMB per year
  7. Residence permit: 400 – 800 RMB

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report.

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Applying for any course at Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) is very easy.Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passports are a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.

Scholarship Information

Second Military Medical University as setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.  

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Students under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Naval Medical University is now known as the PLA Second Military Medical University (SMMU). It is a national key university under the supervision of the state Project 211. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First-Class Discipline University, with Double First-Class status in certain disciplines. It is located in the northeast of Shanghai, one of the cultural, educational and trade centers of the city, adjacent to Fudan University and Tongji University. Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) covers total area of 1.1 square kilometers. The total space of the university is over 670,000 square meters, it has a library, complex modern teaching buildings, an experiment building and teaching hospitals of the first-rate in China. The library covers over 11,000 square meters of area with a collection of over 500,000 book volumes.

The university always focuses on activating the academic atmosphere, promotes the reform of the scientific research management system and mechanism innovation, strengthens research and joint research on major and key projects, and promotes the sustainable development of scientific research scale, level, and benefits. In past years Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) takes over many projects including  ” 863″ and ” 973″, with more than 3,200 various projects and total funding of 1.39 billion yuan. The university is a well-reputed university, it has won many national awards including has won the State Supreme Science and Technology Award 1, National Science and Technology Progress Award, National Science and Technology Progress Award for Innovation Team 12, National Natural Science Award 4, the National Technology Invention 5, the National Science and Technology Progress. Also 32-second prizes and more than 600 provincial and ministerial awards.

The university has three hospitals Changhai Hospital, Long March Hospital, and Oriental Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, these are leading hospitals among china military hospitals and outside. Now, these three affiliated hospitals have a total of 26 military medical research institutes (special disease centers) and 6 Shanghai’s “top priority” clinical medical centers. The hospitals serve various medical features, traditional features such as hepatobiliary surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, burn surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and urology are more distinctive. It also used in different surgary or transplant including liver and kidney organ transplants, minimally invasive treatment of prostate diseases, and pancreatic diseases and blood vessels. Disease, blood disease, fungal disease diagnosis, and treatment technology has formed new features. The University and its hospitals are equipped with MRI, transmission electron microscope, ECT, AAS, CT, full-automatic biochemistry apparatus, laser live-cell analyzer, DNA sequenator, and organic synthesizer. The modern teaching and medical equipment amount to 21,908 sets, totaling 7.67 billion RMB.

Second Military Medical University(第二军医大学) has a very strong teaching board. The University gives priority to established academic exchange relationships with international countries. It has established exchange and cooperative relationships with more than 34 countries and regions by sponsoring many large and important international symposia, inviting foreign scholars to give lectures, conducting cooperative research and organizing training programs for overseas students.  Sending scholars abroad and attending international conferences is the annual routine work of the University and it is an extensive and fruitful step.