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Press release on Issues related to Indian Medical students in China

The Embassy continues to receive queries from prospective Indian students as well as their parents regarding eligibility for Indian students who are pursuing clinical medicine program in China to appear in qualifying examination conducted by National Medical Commission of India.

In this regard, the students and their parents are requested to see the Gazette Notification dated November 18, 2021 by the National Medical Commission (NMC). It has unambiguously stated in Clause 4(b) that foreign medical students must be “registered with the respective professional regulatory body or otherwise, competent to grant license to practice medicine in their respective jurisdiction of the country in which the medical degree is awarded and at par with the license to practice medicine given to citizen of that country”.

The Embassy has apprised the Chinese authorities concerned and medical colleges with a request that they should ensure that all Indian students coming to China for clinical medicine program are educated, trained and facilitated so that they can fulfill the above requirements of NMC. Any student, who joins for clinical medicine program in China after November 2021 and fails to obtain license to practice as a medical doctor in China, will be rendered ineligible to appear for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination.

Another related query was whether the Indian students can work in Chinese hospitals in a capacity such as "assistant doctor" after completing their medical education in China but fail to obtain medical practitioner license in China so as to enable them to earn a living and payback education loans. The Embassy has formally approached relevant Chinese authorities to confirm existence of such an option. The Embassy will share any information, when received from the Chinese side, in its social media handles.

All prospective Indian students are once again advised to refer to our advisories on students issue (last such advisory is here: as well as relevant regulations of NMC ( before exploring options to study clinical medicine program in China.

Prospective students/parents are advised to directly re-confirm all terms of reference of admission directly from the relevant University(ies) in China, before accepting such admission.

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November 07,2022