Study in Philippines

Why study in Philippines

The MD in Philippines is recognized and approved as an equivalent course to the MBBS by the MCI (Medical Council of India) who has established and maintain uniform standards of medical education.

Philippines medical universities are widely renowned in many countries for the superior standard of education and also have listed in the WHO, IMED and ECFMG medical education directories.

Professors in the Philippines universities are coming from different countries, including USA and India who are highly qualified and experienced in the allied field.

Philippines medical colleges are regulated by the Philippines ministry of education and that is why Philippines colleges do not have any capitation fees as well as no donations to be paid for enrollment.

Another advantage of an Indian student is the climate of the Philippines. Philippines climate varies from 23 °C to 32 °C throughout the year, which is very alike to the Indian climate helps Indian students in settling with no trouble. The other advantage of the similar climate is, people having the same pattern of disease which aids to the Indian students who want to practice in India.

There is no any donation required to enroll in Philippines medical college, unlikely to Indian medical colleges.

Philippines follows US education system that opens numerous opportunities to make a career in English speaking countries inclusive of UK, USA, Australia, Canada, etc.

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Visa Application Process for Philippines

Candidates who wish to pursue medical education in Philippines will have to acquire a student visa prior to migrating to the country and starting their education. Only those universities or colleges in Philippines that are accredited by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) can accept and enroll foreign students. Once the students have been enrolled, they can apply for the student visa.

Medical aspirant seeking education in Philippines can apply for the visa at the Embassy of the Philippines by following the steps given below:

Application Process for Philippines Student Visa:

  • Candidates must be 18 years old or above in order to acquire a student visa of Philippines in order to enroll in medical programs offered by universities in the country.
  • All applicants will have to fill the visa application form legibly in English and submit it in order to be considered for the approval.
  • Candidates will have to submit the original letter of acceptance and issued by the school comprising a dry seal along with the visa application.
  • Authenticated Regional Passport Police Clearance and payment for the same are also important in order to apply for Philippines visa.
  • For all medical and dental courses, applicants will have to show Original Certificate of Eligibility for Admission issued by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education.
  • Candidates will also be required to submit a passport size photograph not older than 6 months (photographs must not be scanned), bank statements of the past six months along with the signature and stamp of the bank officer.
  • It is of utmost importance that all student visa applicants have a valid passport issued by the government of India at least 6 months beyond the commencement of the program in the Philippines. Apart from this, the candidates must also have data and amendment pages of their passport.
  • Apart from this, candidates will have to present a Medical Health Certificate provided by an authorized physician along with a chest x-ray.
  • Candidates will also to pay the visa application fee as per the schedule. The visa-processing fee will have to be paid in the form of demand draft issued by any bank in India that has a branch in New Delhi payable to "Embassy of the Philippines". Cash payments are not accepted for Philippines student visas.
  • Applicants may have to make a personal appearance while applying for student visa.

Note: Foreign nationals below 18 years of age or those who are taking non-degree courses will not be issued student visa of Philippines. Instead, they will be given a Special Study Permit (SSP) that is classified as temporary visitor’s visa.

Applicants who are planning to pursue courses offered by universities in Philippines must ensure that they have submitted the visa application and documents at least two weeks prior to the scheduled departure to the Philippines.

Once the applicant has submitted the application for visa, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs processes the applicant’s form and documents. If everything is in order, the authority to issue student visa is given by the Department to the Philippines Embassy.

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