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About Shanxi Medical University

Shanxi Medical University has a history of 99 years and is a state-comprehensive medical university. It was founded in 1919 and is in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province.

State Comprehensive Medical University

One of the oldest medical institutes in China (founded in 1919).

Approved by W.H.O., IMED, and MOE (Chinese Ministry of Education).

Training program in MBBS in Shanxi Medical University for international students according to international standards.

Upon completion of the course, students can take the USMLE, PLAB, AMC, MCI, and PMDC exams.

21 schools and departments

144 medical undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs

6 000 lecturers and medical students

24371 Chinese and foreign students

158 hospitals, teaching hospitals, training institutions, and research centers

International cooperation with more than 8 countries and regions

Cities for Students

SXMU now has two campuses with an area of 1,422 mu or 948,000 square meters and a built-up area of over 5,000,000 square meters.


The university currently has a total enrolment of 24815 students.

University students: 15160

Postgraduate students: 3530

Doctoral students: 353,15130 PhD students

Adult education students: 5852

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Founded in 1919, the Shanxi Medical University Library is a medical library with an extensive collection of books. Covering an area of 8,766.46 square meters, the library has more than 4,200,000 books, including more than 10,000,000 books and 30,700,000 electronic books. There are also 40 different Chinese and foreign subject databases, including 43249 e-journals. The library has 1014 reading chairs and more than 200 computers.

It contains medical textbooks and reference books in English. The library provides excellent learning opportunities for students.

Schools and institutions

There are 12 schools and 9 institutes at SXMU.

Specialized programs/fields

Shanxi Medical University is one of the first institutions in China to award master’s and bachelor’s degrees, and the first institution in Shanxi province to award doctoral degrees.

International cooperation

The University has established cooperative links in the fields of education, technology, and medicine with universities and organizations in countries such as China, India, and Japan.







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Currently at Shanxi Medical University

3 directly affiliated hospitals       

18 hospitals not directly affiliated

32 university hospitals

88 teaching bases

15 higher education institutions

2 science and research facilities

The teaching of foreign students in English

Clinical Medicine/M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

Duration: 6 years (5 years of study and 1 year of practice)

The Clinical Medicine/M.B.B.S. program at Shanxi Medical University is specially designed for international students wishing to obtain a medical degree in China. The overall aim of the program is to provide graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of medicine and a solid foundation for further study in any field of medicine. It also takes into account the specific requirements of the other countries from which the majority of students come. The training is based on the school’s medical curriculum and consists of two phases: pre-clinical and clinical.


Chinese, anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, diagnostics, preventive medicine, medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, psychology, narcology, dentistry, psychiatry, anesthesia, ophthalmology, dermatology, emergency medicine.

Tuition fee information applies to the six-year MBBS program, which includes a one-year internship.

All fees must be paid in RMB and only the US dollar should be used as the reference currency (unless otherwise stated).

Each student is required to pay an application fee of USD 500 for the first year only.

Each student will also be required to pay a deposit of USD 1000 (the deposit will be deducted from the first year’s fees).

Dormitories are limited to 2 persons per room.

Fees paid are non-refundable/transferable.

The sixth year is the placement year and after the completion of the fifth year, students will be required to follow the schedule set by the university and compulsorily complete the placement year.

Application Fee:

Application fee of 500 USD, which includes the following fees.

Entrance fee: 120 USD

JW202 (study visa letter): 330 USD

DHL courier fee: 50 USD

Application process

Click here to view the admission process or click here to apply online.

A city with a history of over 2500 years.

Taiyuan 太原; is the capital of Shaanxi Province and the largest city in northern China. It is one of China’s largest manufacturing bases. In its long history, Taiyuan has been the capital or temporary capital of many Chinese dynasties, hence its name Lóngchéng (龙城, “Dragon City”).


The climate of Taiyuan is semi-arid, with dry springs and periodic dust storms followed by heat waves in early summer. Summers are generally warm to hot, with the highest annual rainfall in July and August. Winters are long and cold, but dry and sunny.


Public transport

Buses, electric taxis

Taiyuan Wusu Airport

This airport is the hub for local airlines to major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Dalian.


There are several major highways in Taiyuan, including the G5, G20, G55, and G2001.

Taiyuan Railway Station

Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan high-speed railway

Taiyuan-Chongwei-Yunchuan Railway Line


Changfeng pedestrian bridge over the Fan River, Shanxi Theatre, Shanxi Folk Art Museum courtyard with an ancient Confucian temple. Twin Towers at Yongzuo Temple. Jinqi Temple, Yongzuo Temple, Chongshan Monastery, Longtan Park, Yingze Park, Tianlongshan Cave, Longshan Cave.