Liaoning Medical University

About the university

Location: Liaoning, China

Liaoning Medical University was opened in 1946 in Jinzhou City. It is located in Liaoning province, on the seaside. Over the years of its existence, the institute has turned into a multidisciplinary educational institution that trains medical personnel of various levels.

Today, the university is actively developing in the field of international cooperation and invites foreign applicants to undergo training in therapeutic and surgical specialties, including traditional Chinese medicine.

University ranking and benefits

The institute is ranked among the top three medical universities in Liaoning province and the fifty most popular medical universities in China.

The main benefits of local education include:

  • Active practical activity on the basis of hospitals and hospitals opened at the university.
  • Availability of programs in English.
  • A wide range of specialties and educational courses, including short-term ones.
  • A large number of exchange programs with foreign partner universities.

Graduates of the institute also emphasize the high level of preparation in the MBBS program.

Composition and infrastructure

The university is considered small by Chinese standards. About 14,000 people study here, including more than 250 foreigners. The teaching staff includes 1500 teachers, among whom there are practicing doctors of various specialties.

The university has three campuses, each of which is fully prepared for theoretical and practical studies. Laboratories and research centers are equipped with the latest technology. Also, students undergo practical training in several hospitals at the institute.

On campuses, there are not only dormitories, but also sports facilities, a library, a stadium, cafeterias, shops and other institutions that help make life for students comfortable.

Admission and tuition fees

Foreign citizens who graduated from school are allowed to study. An interview in English is mandatory for them. Applicants must fill out an online registration form (on the institute’s portal) and submit the following documents:

Health certificate.
Certificate of no criminal record.
Language certificate of at least A1 level.
Exam results and academic performance in physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics (depending on the specialty).
Tuition fees are presented in the table below:

Program type Price
Short language tourism program RMB 5,000 ($ 790) per program
Short-term Chinese language study program 2000 yuan ($ 315) per program
Long-term Chinese language study program 6,000 yuan ($ 950) per semester, 12,000 yuan ($ 1,900) per year
Short-term profile programs (acupuncture, massage, Tai Chi, etc.) 7000 yuan ($ 1110) per program
Annual program “Clinical Medicine” 12,000 yuan ($ 1,900) per program
MBBS program in English. RMB 32,000 ($ 5050) per year
Undergraduate in English 22000-26000 yuan (3490 $ -4125 $) per year
Bachelor’s degree in Chinese 18000-24000 yuan (2850 $ -3800 $) per year
Masters in English / Chinese 32,000 yuan ($ 5,050) per year


At the moment, the institute is not part of the government program for foreign students in China. In this regard, representatives of other states will not be able to receive a scholarship there. The only financial support option is a one-time payment of RMB 1,000 to RMB 4,000 for excellent academic success, but these funds are not enough to cover the cost of the program or even living expenses.

Studying programs

The university offers foreign applicants a wide range of programs, including short-term ones. Among them:

  • Short language tourist program (excursions are included in the price), duration – 2 weeks.
  • Short term Chinese language learning program.
  • Long-term program of studying the Chinese language, duration – from 1 semester.
  • Short-term specialized programs (specialties: “Acupuncture”, “Massage”, “Tai Chi”, “Chinese Traditional Medicine”,
  • “Chinese Culture”), duration – 1 month.
  • Clinical medicine program, duration – 1 year.
  • MBBS program in English.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English / Chinese, duration 4-5 years.
  • Master in English / Chinese.

Among the undergraduate programs – Nursing, Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Medicine, Dentistry, Radiology. Master’s students can study a wider range of disciplines and areas, for example, gynecology, psychiatry, orthopedics, anesthesiology, etc.


The university includes several separate faculties, including:

  • Clinical medicine.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Dentistry.
  • Nursing.
  • Medicine management.

Separately, it is worth mentioning the department of work with foreign students, which organizes language courses, including preparation for HSK.


International students are required to reside on campus, accommodation outside of it is not allowed. The cost of a room ranges from 3000 to 6000 yuan ($ 475-$ 950) per year, depending on the number of neighbors and the availability of amenities. There are options with a private bathroom or with a toilet and shower on the floor. The big advantage is that utilities are already included in the price of the room.


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