Every year in India medical aspirants appear for NEET in order and hope to pursue MBBS to become a successful doctor and serve the society and have a respected career, but many due to fewer seats in govt. colleges and higher than the tallest tower fee of private universities make them forget about Study MBBS, which extremely disheartening as it’s a world-known fact that; the world needs medical professional more than any other profession.
We have good news for those students not to give up their dream of becoming a doctor and go ahead achieve it! There are many countries where an Indian student can opt to study MBBS Abroad but the country that has the best University USA study pattern and world-recognized degree and an amazing place to study and live for 5 years in the Philippines! And the university there is Our Lady of Fatima University.
About the Philippines
The Philippines a country in Southeast Asia of multiple small islands clustered together, hence have beautiful tropical weather between 21 °- 32 °C throughout the year to which Indian students can get easily acclimatized. The country is not just good for holidays but one of the best places to Study MBBS abroad for Indian students and students from everywhere from the globe. It is a rapidly growing hub for medical students to get a quality education and exposure to a new culture at the same time. So if you want your MBBS degree from the best place then studying MBBS in Philippines can be a good option for you.
The Philippines is the only country producing the majority of doctors and nurses every year. The literacy rate in the Philippines is 91.6% that shows that Education is the highest priority of this country and has the best education system. And have the best MBBS colleges and Universities both private and govt. and the Philippines is English spoken language. The Philippines is a women-dominated country and you can see, their women equally and more active in a society that makes the Philippines a safe country for both boys and girls, and commuting is easy for students there. Especially for girls, they can get a chance to see and know the female dominating part of this country.
With so much being said about the Philippines, the University we will be discussing in this blog is mentioned below and all you need to know:
About Our Lady of Fatima University
Our Lady of Fatima University is considered the best University in the Philippines the university has 6 years of MBBS courses offering multiple courses, the university was started in 1067 by Jose C. Olivares and Dr. Vincent M Santos. The university has 6 campuses make it easy for medical aspirants to choose any campus of their choice and preference. The university has been preparing the best medical professionals since its establishment; the university is achieving more and more recognition every year as it achieves its goal of producing nothing but the best medical professional and as a matter of fact non-medical professionals as well.
So, if you are someone you have a zeal for being the best future doctor, choose our Lady of Fatima and we are positive that you won’t regret it.
Advantages of studying MBBS in the Philippines for Indian Students.
There are many advantages of studying MBBS in the Philippines for Indian Students. The Philippines have 8000 seats reserved for foreign students of which 50% of seats are opted by Indian students.
The total MBBS course duration is 6 years, which is divided into two parts:
- The 2 first-year students learn pr-medicine which is called the Bachelors of Science program in which students learn the basics of Physiology, Anatomy, and Biochemistry, etc. under best-experienced professors.
- For the next four years, they study MD (Doctor of Medicine) in which they study all about pre-medical, clinical and surgery, etc., and after that, for the last one year, they go for their one year of Internship to have a good clinical exposure.
The infrastructure of the Philippines is the best, providing students with all the necessary equipment that helps them to learn in the best manner. Lecture rooms and labs are laced with the best and advanced technology to provide the best education to the students. Students are taught by diagnosing patients under their professor’s supervision that gives them good exposure and confidence with these practical methods of learning.
Indian students don’t have to learn any new language as English is spoken there so there is no problem with the language barrier. Professors present the lectures in English. Even to communicate with locals English is your language as English is spoken there by Philippines natives.
Our Lady of Fatima
The Philippines was ruled by Spain and America; thus has a big influence on the USA in their culture and also in their education system. Hence US syllabus pattern is followed in the Philippines which is a great opportunity for students to get a quality education. Which opens the doors of getting employed in many other countries after doing their MBBS from the Philippines? Hence the university has divided its course into two parts:
AB Psychology Course first is a pre-medical course that is for 2 years in which a student can take admission after their 12th after clearing pre-medical students can enter into MD that is for 4 years.
Spoken about USA education pattern, but also Medical Colleges and Universities are recognized by WHO and MCI which gives students an opportunity to practice anywhere in the world after their degree.
The university provided students with a low MBBS fee and an exciting easy installment option.
Medium of Education
The professors conduct their lectures in English so you don’t need to learn any new language.
The MBBS degree earned from the university is recognized, WHO, MCI, FAIMER, and many other boards and the degree is accepted worldwide
Accreditation and Recognition
The university is accredited by many international medical boards and councils:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Commission of Higher Education (CHED)
Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
Medical Board of California (USA)
Highly qualified Teachers
The university takes the education seriously and provides students with the best of professors to prepare the future Medical Professionals
Job Opportunity in UK & USA
Students who have earned their degree from this university have a window to practice internationally and can get job easily in UK and USA after clearing USMLE for the USA and for UK one have to clear PLAB.
The safety of students is an utmost priority; the university in under CCTV surveillance 24×7 ensuring 100% security for students. So parents no need to worry about their student’s security.
Our Lady of Fatima Campus
The university has 6 campuses which give students an option to get admission in any campus of OLFU as per their choice.
Let’s see the campuses:
The university started in Valenzuela a place on the outskirts of Manila city making it the first campus of the university; this campus is also a Business and accountancy college hence the MBBS students get to meet a diverse background of people. This campus is a college for Dentistry, Medicine, and Maritime Education.
This campus was started in 1996 and offers courses like Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Biology and to name non-MBBS course Information Technology. The campus progressed in 2003 adding few new building that attracted more students and the college now have 10 colleges.
This campus started in 2007 making it easier for Rizal people and nearby places. Initially, the campus offered 10 courses handled by 39 faculty members at the time; but in 2011 stretched its horizons to make progress and built a new building St. Catherine Hall, here the art exhibition is organized as well for students, and in 2016 got the accreditation of PACUCOA.
This campus is thumbed at the provincial capital city San Fernando, started in 2012 with just 500 students at the campus, with time the campus built more buildings and now has 11 colleges offering 20 programs.
Nueva Ecija Doctos College Campus
A campus with all the facilities available in it such as Auditoriums, Gym, Air-conditioned rooms, laboratories equipped with modern technology. The university started in 2015 and it is the 5th campus of OLFU. The campus offers courses like Bachelor`s degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Information System, and non-medical courses like Accountancy, Business and Administration, etc.
The most recent addition to the university which is Laguna started in 2018 but the construction broke down and started to function in 2019.
Eligibility Criteria to get admission in MBBS in Philippines
- Student must be of age 18
- Student must have 10th and 12th with 50%
- The reserved category students it s 40%
- Student must have cleared NEET with qualifying marks.
Our Lady of Fatima University admission
The University is so smooth and easy, the aspirants have to go online for the process. The University offers multiple courses and you can apply for one of your choices. The application form can be filled and submitted online and after submission, if you are selected you will receive an admission letter. Then you can apply for a visa as soon as possible.
- 10th and 12th marks sheet
- NEET score card
- Birth Certificate
- Passport size photographs (10)
- Invitation letter
- Submission letter from the university
- Medical insurance/ certificate
- Student must be of age 18 at the time of applying for visa
- For visa student have to apply to is/her desired college
- Once the college accepts your application and you are selected; you can go to the Philippines embassy in Delhi with the required documents.
Check with your advisor when you are preparing.
Once you have all the required documents and done with submission; show them for the interview in the embassy, don’t be late! Now that you have your visa! Pack and pick your bags and fly to the Philippines!
Don’t forget the tickets!
Our Lady of Fatima University hostel
Hostels are available for both girls and boys separately laced with all the necessities for a smooth and easy and safe living environment. That helps students to stay focused on their studies perfectly and not to have any inconvenience. Facilities provided at hostels are:
- 2 – 3 sharing basis rooms
- Clean rooms
- Air conditioner
- Table and cupboards
- Full time security
- Internet access
- Canteen provides Indian food both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian for Indian Students
- Both North and South Indian food is provided
- There are many restaurants serving Indian food
- If someone prefers to cook their own meal then they have that freedom as well
- And most of all if you are someone who is not afraid to explore cuisine then the country itself provides amazing food.
Our Lady of Fatima University world ranking
With an excellent education system and courses of medical and non – medical and preparing the best medical professional OLFU holds 34 ranks in-country and in the world, it is 8086.
Our Lady of Fatima University fee structure
The university does not charge you any donation; and offers an exciting fee structure in which students can pay in easy installments:
|MD-1st Year||MD-2nd Year||MD-3rd Year||MD-4th Year||Total Fees|
|Tuition Fees (in USD)||12,000 $||6,500 $||6,500 $||6,500 $||6,500 $||38,000 $|
|Tuition Fees (in INR)||8,40,000||4,55,000||4,55,000||4,55,000||4,55,000||26,60,000|
1 $ (USD) = Rs 70/- INR Approx Calculation. Actual rate at the time of fees payment will be calculated. Amount may vary as per currency exchange rate.
So what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and call Eduquanta for free counseling and we will help you to choose the right college in the country of your choice and pocket-friendly.
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