southwest medical university

Southwest Medical University

Provinces : SichuanCangzhou                                University Ranking : 6238

About University

Southwest Medical University

Southwest medical university is a full time higher educational institute in China, located in historical Chinese cities, Cangzhou, in Sichuan Province. Southwest medical university established in 1951. In 2015, the university got its name Southwest medical university after changing the name 7 times. Southwest medical university is a government university that is supervised by the Chinese government and the World Health Organization. 

After sixty years of development, for the growth of the People’s Republic of China and taking ahead the innovative spirits of its faculty and students, SWMU is growing in the improvement and expanding in integration, and take the title of best medical university. It provides more than 100,000 talents in various specialized fields.  

Southwest medical university has 2 campuses Zhongshan and Chengbei, covering 1,004,700 square meters in total. It has 12 departments,  Among these 4 key discipline for the master’s degree, 7 first-class disciplines, 7 units for professional degree, 5 major and 11 provincial first-class undergraduate majors. It has 26 major for undergraduate students, 7 key disciplines including medicine, science, management, law, engineering, literature, and education. The clinical medicine discipline of the university ranks 63.51% between the top 1% of ESI’s global rankings. 

Southwest medical university has more than 20164 students, including 11,556  are medical students. Among then 6006 are in clinical medicine. There have 1,216 full-time teachers including 533 professors, more than 570 are doctoral. It has won the first prize of the Southwestern Northwest Region of the National College of Clinical Medical Skills Competition 6 times, second prize 3 times, and the 3third prize 4 times, and won 15 provincial teaching achievement awards, 5 first prizes. It has won 30 scientific and technological innovation teams at the bureau level and above award, and 10 scientific and technological innovation platforms, and won 21 provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological achievements awards.

The university has established various level research institutions,  1 national drug clinical trial institution,1 national post-doctoral research station, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 engineering laboratory, 1 synergy innovation center in Sichuan Province, and 3 academicians workstations. 2 provincial key laboratories, and Sichuan International Cooperation Base.       

Southwest medical university starts to enroll students from 2003, now more than 300 international students study here in Clinical Medicine. International students come from 24 countries, and after completing their graduation in medicine from the university and taken the License Examination in their home countries. The passing rate is 81.9%. 

There are 3 affiliated hospitals directly under the school, 1 national clinical teaching and training demonstration center, 1 national-level university students’ off-campus practical teaching base, 35 national key disciplines (specialties) at the provincial and ministerial level, and a national “chest pain center”.

University's Program Types




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 792 and the world rank is 6238.

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

MBBS programs of Southwest Medical University

Program Degree Duration Tuition fees (RMB) Teaching Medium
MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery / Clinical Medicine ) Bachelor 6 years 30000.00 / Year English
orthodontics-Stomatology Master 3 years 30000.00 / Year English
Psychiatry and Mental Health Master 3 years 30000.00 / Year English
Gastroenterology-Medicine Master 3 years 30000.00 / Year English
Nephrology-Medicine Master 3 years 30000.00 / Year English

Fees Details

Detailed Information of Fee Structure of Southwest medical university

1. Tuition Fee: 33,000RMB per year (MBBS)

2. Accommodation Fee: 6000 RMB per year

3. Resident Permit: 800 RMB

4. Medical Insurance: 600 RMB per year

5. Physical Examination: 600 RMB

6. Books fee: 400 RMB

7. Visa Fee: 400 RMB per year

8. Cost of Living: 600-1,500 RMB/month.

After you’re 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 the 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 Southwest medical university 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 detail information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport Size Photo & Passport (Scan copy)


The first thing you must need to have a passport. This is a very essential document because without a passport you can not go abroad or your dream country where you want to study or live. To have a passport makes you feel secure to live. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make your passport ready from the embassy office in your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport,  then make sure your passport is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Here is a sample of a passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). Applying for admission, your passport size photo should be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in color. The height of the head has to be between 28mm – 33mm and head width has to be between 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a color photo which is taken in the last 6 months. 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. Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy)

If you are interested to apply for Bachelor Degree you need to provide your school transcripts and certificates. For a Master’s Degree, you have to provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates, And for doctorate degree, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. 

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

3. Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense against you like arrest, conviction. This Certificate is also known as a good citizen certificate. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

4. Foreigners Physical Examination/Checkup/Report

You must have to fill the original copies in English. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete reports or without the signature of the attending physician and the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed picture of yours are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for the next 6 months, after 6 months you have5 to do it again. All applicants are kindly requested to require this issue into thought as you decide to take the medical checkup. Click here to gather the Foreigner Physical Examination sample.

5. English Proficiency Certificate

IELTS is not necessary for all Chinese universities but if you want CSC scholarship English proficiency certificate is very important. If you have done IELTS already then you are welcome to study in China without any delay.

6. CV/Resume

You must have to prepare your CV or resume to study abroad in your desired country. Academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, physical address, national Id or school Id, nationality, language, contact no,  etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of a CV/resume.

7. Study Plan or Research Proposal (Ms/Ph.D)

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 it your 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.

8. 2 Recommendation Letters (Ms/Ph.D)

Applicants for all graduate studies need two recommendation letters from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). The professors must have to be your known and obviously, you have completed any course with them. A recommended letter must have to mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the department or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you. Letters must be included with professors’ phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

9. Published Journal or Other Academic Achievements (if applicable).

Journal publication is not mandatory for applying Ph.D. When you planned for Ph.D. in china or other countries, journal publication will play a major role in getting admission into a good University and it might help in reducing the length of your Ph.D.

10. Bank Statement

bank statement is mandatory to show any foreign country for different purposes of a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study, students also need to show the bank statement. So, applicants, you have to ensure that your all documents are ready. Sponsorship can be your parents or any other sponsors.

11. Study Gap Certificates

If you are not a current student or after complete your bachelor you left your study then you have to submit a gap certificate. 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. Fill the Application Form in Chinese or English

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

Why choose us?

Southwest medical university(SWUT) is one of the best universities in China. The university located in one of the popular historical Chinese cities, Luzhou, in Sichuan Province. The story of the university starts 60 years ago, established in 1951.

The university began the enrollment form in 2003, now more than 300 international students are studying here. Southwest medical university strengthened foreign exchanges and cooperation relations. It established a relationship with 24 countries and regions such as the USA, Britain, and Australia.  SWUT has affiliated with 3 Class A-grade hospitals.

The infrastructural capability is one of the major reasons that make the students consider that Southwest Medical University is one of the best medical universities in China. Another important aspect that helps the university become one of the top MBBS universities in China is the exceptional library that has millions of books covering a trove of medical fields and practices from across the world.

Southwest medical university is developed with the support of the innovative spirits of generations of the faculty and students. In 60 years SWUT trained up to 110,000 specialized talent in various fields. The goal of Southwest medical university is to develop high-quality talents who are innovative and have practical abilities by combining instructional knowledge with improvement ability, theoretical teaching with practice, exploring the method of training innovative talents and faith in the advantages of both Chinese and western medicine.


Zhongshan campus: No.319 Section 3, Zhongshan Road, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province.

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