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MBBS in Philippines: Just 27% Indians clear FMGE

MBBS in Philippines: Just 27% Indians clear FMGE

Edited By Aditi Narendra | Updated on May 07, 2024 04:56 PM IST | #FMGE

Of the 54,924 Indian graduates who took the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) in 2022, 8,746 students who opted to pursue MBBS in Philippines. These students graduated from 27 medical colleges offering MBBS course in Philippines.

Philippines holds the fifth position of largest pool of FMGE examinees after medical. Earlier, we had discussed 101 medical colleges in China , 61 from Russia, 62 medical colleges from Bangladesh and 36 colleges from Ukraine of the 470 foreign medical colleges from where Indian students graduated and wrote the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) in 2022.

Carrers360 in this article has discussed the scope of pursuing an MBBS course in the Philippines. Foreign medical graduates must clear the FMGE-the licensure test, to practise modern medicine or higher medical education in India. Of the 8,746 Indian graduates who received medical degree in Philippines, only 2,366 could clear FMGE in 2022. This makes the pass percentage 27.00 per cent— bit higher than the overall pass percentage of FMGE in 2022.

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Over the past four years the number of colleges offering an MBBS course in Philippines has only increased from 17 colleges in 2019 to 27 in 2022.

Study MBBS in Philippines: FMGE Participants


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Medical Colleges in Philippines for Indian Students: FMGE Results





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The number of Indian graduates appearing for FMGE after completing an MBBS in Philippines has been increasing over the years—however, the corresponding pass percentage has shown a negative trend. However, the pass rates of FMGE exam from 2019 to 2022, after MBBS in Philippines for Indian students, surpass the overall pass percentage of FMGE in 2022.

Top Colleges for Medical Degree in Philippines

Only one of the 27 medical colleges in Philippines for Indian students—University of the Philippines Manila College Of Medicine—meets the basic checkpoints of a foreign medical institute such as having accreditation, a hospital for practical training, an official website and a global ranking.

On the basis of these checkpoints, Careers360 has analysed the top ten colleges to study MBBS in Philippines. These 10 colleges for MBBS in Philippines have the maximum number of Indian graduates appearing for FMGE in 2022.

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In this article, there is also an analysis of Philippines MBBS fees with the annual fees of MBBS in India. As per the conversion rate in May 2024, we have converted MBBS in Philippines cost in Rupees.

Medical Degree In Philippines: Checkpoints

Institute Name




Hostel / Hospitals

Fees Range


Davao Medical School Foundation College Of Medicine



₹ 3,50,000

10+2, NEET Score report

University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta Jonelta Foundation School Of Medicine



Ama School Of Medicine



NMAT, 10+2

Gullas College Of Medicine University Of The Visayas



₹ 3,00,000

(Total Fees 13,50,000)

NEET Exam; 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their 12th standard; Students’ age limit is 17 to 25 years old.

Bicol Christian College Of Medicine



Our Lady Of Fatima University College Of Medicine



University Of Northern Philippines College Of Medicine



Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College Of Medicine



NMAT, 10+2

Emilio Aguinaldo College School Of Medicine



Southwestern University School Of Medicine



NOTE: >> Regardless of eligibility at foreign universities all Indian students must pass the NEET exam and secure NMC permission to study MBBS abroad. This is crucial for their ability to practise medicine in India

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Accreditation of Colleges to Study MBBS in Philippines

Of the 10 colleges offering a medical degree in Philippines, only four are accredited by the general body of the country. These are

  • Davao Medical School Foundation College Of Medicine: 2,540 Indian graduates appeared for FMGE; 750 passed.

  • University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine: 1,489 Indian graduates appeared for FMGE; 361 passed.

  • Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine: 467 graduates appeared for FMGE; 158 passed.

  • Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine: 291 appeared for FMGE; 97 passed.

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All these institutes for MBBS course in Philippines are accredited by—Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

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Ranking of Colleges for Medical Degree in Philippines

Global rankings give widespread recognition and trustworthiness to educational institutions. Renowned rankings like Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE), Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) hold significant respect internationally.

None of the colleges mentioned in the table above for MBBS in Philippines for Indian students hold a global ranking.

Internship After MBBS in Philippines for Indian students

As per the National Medical Commission (NMC) guidelines, Indian medical colleges must be associated with functioning hospitals to provide practical training for medical students. To be eligible to take FMGE, medical graduates must undergo a year of internship in the county where they graduated.

Out of the listed medical colleges in Philippines for Indian students, Careers360 could only find details of an associated hospital for three colleges.

  • Davao Medical School Foundation College Of Medicine has its own hospital and is also has affiliated hospitals for its students to practice

  • Gullas College of Medicine University of the Visayas is affiliated to a hospital

  • Careers360 could ascertain if Emilio Aguinaldo College School Of Medicine has its own hospital or is affiliated with some hospital.

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Medical Colleges in Philippines for Indian Students-Duration and Degree

Medical colleges award an MBBS degree to its graduates after five and a half years of medical education, this includes one year of medical internship. However, the duration and degree of a medical undergraduate programme vary from country to country.

The Philippines awards an MD(Doctor of Medicine) degree to its medical graduates. The ideal duration of this undergraduate medical programme is six years.Careers360 could only find the duration of three of the 10 medical courses list in the Philippines.

  • Davao Medical School Foundation College of Medicine has a six-year medical programme including an internship.

  • The medical programme at University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine is six years which involves a year of medical training.

  • The Gullas College of Medicine, University of the Visayas has a 5-year and 8-month medical programme, including an internship.

  • Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine, has a five-year-long undergraduate programme, but it's unclear whether it includes an internship or not.

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MBBS Course in Philippines-Official Websites

A fully functional college website has important details relating to

admission procedures, curriculum, faculty backgrounds, facilities, about the educational institution.

All but Ama School Of Medicine have a proper functional website for information about admission for MBBS in Philippines.

Philippines MBBS Fees in Indian Rupees




Pass Percentage

Annual Fees

Davao Medical School Foundation College of Medicine




₹ 3,50,000

Gullas College of Medicine, University of the Visayas




₹ 3,00,000

The average annual fee for medical courses in private Indian colleges is approximately Rs 17 lakh. For MBBS in Philippines for Indian students fee structure ranges from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh. Careers360 could only find the Philippines MBBS fee structure of two of the above-mentioned ten colleges.

MBBS fees in Philippines for Indian students at these two colleges are quite affordable in comparison to the annual fees of MBBS in India. The pass percentage however does not show a fixed trend. Davao Medical School Foundation College of Medicine-where Philippines MBBS fees for Indian students- is Rs 3,50,000 but the pass percentage is quite dismal. On the other hand, Gullas College of Medicine, University of the Visayas charges an annual fee of Rs 3,00,000 but the pass percentage is a bit higher than the overall pass percentage of FMGE in 2022.

Eligibility for MBBS Course In Philippines

Every medical aspirant must take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) to take admission to a medical college in India. Even foreign medical graduates must appear for NEET- to be eligible to take FMGE- the licensure test to practice medicine in India.

Careers360 could only ascertain the eligibility criteria of admission for MBBS in Philippines for four out of 10 medical colleges. Colleges such as Ama School Of Medicine and Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine take admission in MBBS in Philippines without NEET. Only two of the above-mentioned colleges have mentioned taking NEET as an admission requirement.


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Questions related to FMGE

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Hii There,

If you're facing difficulties applying for exams due to your 12th certificate being from the Urdu board, you may need to contact the exam conducting authority or the institution you're applying to for further assistance. They should be able to provide you with guidance on how to proceed with your application despite the certificate being from a different board. It's possible that they may require additional documentation or have specific instructions for candidates with certificates from non-traditional boards.

I hope this answers your question.


Hello aspirant

Do not worry if you have class xii certificate from Urdu board . Urdu board is recognised by Indian government .

Also if you have completed your medical course or  mbbs from abroad then you will be eligible for fmge if you fulfill all other criteria.

Candidates who have completed their meducal degree fromAustrslia, Canada, Newzealand, United states and United kingdom are not required to appear for fmge.

The National Board Of Examination in medical Sciences conducts fmge for the candidates who have completed their primary medical study from abroad and wish to do medical  practice in India,  every year in wo sessions December and June.

Fmge exam is conducted through online mode .

Fees for the exam is 7080

Duration ov exam will be 150 minutes for part A and 150 minutes for part B.

For details you may visit through the link given below

Hello aspirant

If your father and mother's names are interchanged, you must write a mail to official website of neet .

You should inform the authority about it . You must mention your application number and neet admit card number.

Visit at

Log in using your registration number .

Neet is the biggest entrance exam applicable to most of medical courses . It will be held on May 5, 2024.

The candidates will have provision to make corrections in neet registration form during neet correction widow process . It will be in the second week of April 2024

For neet college prediction you may visit the link given below

Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing great.

As per your question, though you have submitted the duplicate certificate, you need to submit the original one during the internship process, then only they will consider you for the internship process. So go to the board and you will get the original one.

Hope this helps you!!

Hello aspirant

If your date of birth is entered wrong in fmge exam and as you are mentioning that uou have passed the exam why you haven't change it before.

Anyways it may create problem in future , you may have issues for getting jobs or practising .

so you must try to correct it. You must send an email to the official website .

You may create an affidavit too and present your ID proof with your correct birth date .

FMGE is exam for candidates who have completed mbbs from foreign countries and want to practice in india.

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