Southwest Medical University (SWMU) Founded in 1951 is a full-time institution of higher learning in Sichuan Province. It is located in Luzhou city in Sichuan Province. It has two campuses – Zhongshan and Chengbei- covering more than 2000 mu.  In 2005, Luzhou Medical College’s former name changed to Southwest Medical University.

International Accreditation:

Southwest Medical University is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), PMDC, ECFMG, WFME, and WCAME. It is also approved by BMDC (Bangladesh) and NMC (India). Graduated Students from Southwest Medical University can apply for USMLE, UKMLA/PLAB, GMC, AMC, and almost all the medical licensing certifications.

MOE Listed Medical University:

Southwest Medical University is one of the MOE-listed Universities among the list of 44 Medical Schools in China offering a Clinical Medicine (MBBS) Program in English. The Southwest Medical School started accepting international students 2009 to teach the MBBS Program in English.

Why Choose Southwest Medical University:

Southwest Medical University offers Clinical Medicine (MBBS) in English Medium, which will be mentioned in the admission letter. Southwest Medical University is approved by the Ministry of Education China (MOE Listed), So there is no requirements of HSK-4 to Pass in the first year. Currently, More than 300 International students from different countries are studying Clinical Medicine (MBBS) at Southwest Medical University.

Clinical Medicine MBBS Program and Cost:

Southwest Medical University, has slightly higher Tuition fees as compared to non-MOE-listed medical universities. The Cost of Medicine study at Southwest Medical University is 35,000 RMB/year ($5000) including Tuition and dormitory fees. MBBS Fee for Pakistani Students is approximately 14 Lakh PKR per year for the two Semesters.

The Clinical Medicine (English taught) Program consists of a Six years of Medicine Program which includes five years of Clinical Medicine study and the Sixth year of the Clinical Internship. The Teaching Medium is fully English as it is a listed University.

Affiliated Hospitals:

Southwest Medical University has three affiliated hospitals. The affiliated hospital of Southwest Medical University, The dental hospital of Southwest Medical University, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Southwest Medical University.

Admission Requirments:

There is no entrance test to apply. International students applying to Southwest Medical University for Clinical Medicine (MBBS) must have a minimum of 70% marks in Senior High School (Grade 12). The age limit to apply is 18-25. IELTS and TOEFL are not required for the admission. Students can Apply Online to start their admission process to get admission in the medical program.

International Students:

Southwest Medical University was qualified to confer degrees to international students in 2003. It began its undergraduate program in Clinical Medicine in 2004 and began the post-graduate program in 2013. At present more than 300 international students studying Clinical Medicine (MBBS) on campus, they come from 12 countries including the U.S.A., India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Ghana.

The international students who have graduated from the university have subsequently taken the License Examination in their home countries. The passing rate is 81.9%. Up to now, SWMU has trained 23 groups of short-term international students in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These students have come from Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.A.


Southwest Medical University has almost all the amenities for international students inside the campus. The School has an inside campus dormitory for international students which is very safe and secure. The university has Study areas, playgrounds, a Muslim cafeteria, ATM Machines, a Hospital, and Supermarkets. CCTV cameras are installed all over the campus and even in the Dormitory. Students are not allowed to live outside the campus during their Study period.


Southwest Medical University offers freshmen Scholarships of 6000 RMB ($1000) to Excellent students enrolled in Clinical Medicine (MBBS). The University provides annual Provincial government scholarships ranging from 10,000 RMB to 15,000 RMB, awarded based on students’ academic performance. The Southwest Medical School provides One Belt and One Road scholarships specifically for ASEAN and CIS countries. These scholarships are available for programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Mandarin Chinese language.

Southwest Medical University, MBBS Fee for International Students 2024-2025:

Southwest Medical University is currently accepting international students for the Fall intake, with a minimum enrollment of 60. Students can apply for the Clinical Medicine (MBBS) program after the 30th of March every year to secure their MBBS seat. The deadline to apply is the 30th of October (or Depends).

Total Seats = 80
Degree Awarding = Clinical Medicine (MBBS)
Degree Duration = 06 years (05 years MBBS + 1 year internship)

The following are the fee details for international students pursuing a degree in medicine at Southwest Medical University.

MBBS Fee Description Fee Per Year
Application Fee 1000 RMB (One time)
Registration Fee 400 RMB/year
Tuition Fee 31,000 RMB/year
Hostel Fee (4 Sharing) 2000 RMB/year
Visa Extension 400 RMB/year
Medical Checkup 500 RMB/year
Insurance Fee 800 RMB/year

Special Notes:

  1. Students will pay the Fee on Arrival in Chinese Yuan (RMB).
  2. Management and admission Service charges are not included in the above Fee Package.
  3. Food Expenses, Air tickets & Electricity Charges are not included in the fee package.
  4. Pakistani Students will follow the rules and Regulations of PM&DC & Southwest Medical University.

How to Apply in Southwest Medical University:

International Students interested in applying for the Medicine Program (MBBS) at Southwest Medical University can start the admission process by Applying Online. Our admission office will contact the students with all the necessary details. Here are the details of the documents required to apply to SWMU.

  • Application Form
  • SSC Certificate (grade 10)
  • HSSC/A-Levels/WAEC or Senior High School (grade 12)
  • Passport First page in Scan
  • Medical Check up on Chinese physical form
  • Police clearance certificate (non-criminal certificate)
  • One Digital photo with a white background
  • Financial Statement of Guardian

For Admissions to Southwest Medical University Contact:

EaziLine International (Authorized admission office)

China Office Address:
300 Xueshi Lu, Hanpu Science and Education Zone, Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan China.
300 学士路含浦岳麓区长沙湖南中国
WhatsApp # +86-15580806357, E-mail:,  Wechat 微信 : EaziLineCN

Rawalpindi (Pakistan office):
Malik M. Touqeer | +92-333-5558461
Office # 0334-5558461, Landline # 051-8777345
Address: 304-G, First floor, Amna Plaza, Main Peshawar Road, Near Maryam Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Lahore (Pakistan office):
Malik M. Hafeez #+92-333-5559873
Office # 0303-5559873
Address: Office # 604, Garden Heights, Opposite Mughal-e-Azam Fort, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan.

Thank you.