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New Campus: Hong Xing Road, Long Ma Tan District, Luzhou City , Sichuan Province, P.R.China 646000

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The college is under the provincial government of Sichuan and is listed with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Medical Education Directory (IMED).English. Study of Chinese language compulsory in the 1st year which can be extended. This is for facilitating effective interaction during clinical period and comfortable stay. Passing of the HSK (Chinese) is mandatory.10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Admission will be based on high school credentials and Admission Test (NEET) /Interview.MBBS Program
Master’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Spacious and comfortable dormitories provided with modern amenities. Single rooms and twin sharing available and are provided with attached baths.Hygienically prepared nutritious food available. Although Chinese cuisine predominates in the canteen, it is possible to get cuisines from other countries from the numerous restaurants and eateries that dot the city.Winter-Max:12°C Min:6°CSummer – Max:32°C, Min:18°CLuzhou Situated in the Sichuan Province of China which is a National historical and cultural city as also a National Clean city.View Map

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About Southwest Medical University

Southwest Medical University formerly Luzhou Medical College is a medical university in Luzhou, Sichuan, China.  The university was established in 1951.

Southwest Medical University is under the provincial government of Sichuan and is listed with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

The university has two campuses: Zhongshan and Chengbei, covering 1,004,700 square meters in total.

SWMU has 4 fields disciplines for conferring Master’s degree, 7 first-class disciplines, 42 secondary disciplines, 7 units for conferring a professional degree, 1 key discipline of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 6 provincial key disciplines. SWMU provides 26 undergraduate majors including 7 disciplines: medicine, science, management, law, engineering, literature, and education. Among which, Clinical Medicine is among the top 1% in ESI Global Ranking. SWMU has 3 superior discipline groups—Preclinical and Clinical Cardiovascular Diseases, Preclinical and Translational Medicine of Oncology, and finally Preclinical and Clinical Medicine of Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine. It forms the “Four-in-one” disciplinary characteristics in Medical Jurisprudence — The Science of Law, Provincial Medical Jurisprudence Research Center, Journal of “Medicine and Law” and the Judicial Identification Center.

Southwest Medical University has a strength of 17,000 pupils from all over China and from many foreign countries including Germany, Japan, India etc. There are 2,560 staff members among which 520 are professors & associate professors.

Southwest Medical University began to enrol international students in 1996. The passing rate is 81.9%.

It has 5 non-subordinating hospitals and 39 teaching hospitals with a total of 15,500 patient beds. The university has international student exchange & scientific research exchange programs with over 9 countries among them Germany, Japan, USA and the neighbouring SAARC countries.


The campus is divided into two parts – Zhongshan campus and Nangao campus, covering 1,044,700 square meters in total.

The Zhongshan Campus is located on Mt. Zhongshan and is surrounded by the Yangtze River and the Tuo River, with a lot of green camphor trees, birds and flowers.

The Nangao Campus is newly constructed with modern facilities.

The teaching buildings cover 150,000 square meters, the dormitories 80,000 square meters, the canteens 11,600 square meters, and the stadium 10,000 square meters, including 1 swimming pool.

The university has 3 affiliated hospitals, which are: The Affiliated Hospital of SWMU, the traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of SWMU and the Dental Hospital of SWMU. There is also a nursing school, a Pharmaceutical Factory, 7 non-subordinating hospitals and 56 teaching hospitals which total 20,000 clinical beds.

The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University is a “National, Class A, Grade III Hospital”, and is one of the biggest and most advanced hospitals in Southwest China. It has 1,500 staff (300 are professors and associate professors) and 60 departments with 1000 clinical beds. Every year it accepts 30,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients.

The separating operation performed on a pair of Siamese twins in 2004 was the first case done in Sichuan.


At present there are 12,547 students studying in the university, including; 93 international students, 363 postgraduate students, 11,587 graduate students and also some short-term international students.

The international students come from south Asian countries and the Chinese students come from 29 provinces.

Scientific Research

The college library has 940,000 books and journals, and 120 electronic reading rooms. The campus network covers both campuses.

The college now has 13 provincial and national research institutes including the Vascular Medicine Institute, 4 provincial key specialties and 17 provincial key courses.

“The Journal of Southwest Medical University” is published both in China and abroad, and has an international CO-DEN code for document retrieval. Furthermore, it is certified by the State Science Ministry as one of the resource journals for natural science information statistics.

Since 1993 the university has carried out 625 research programs, more than 1/4 of which have won awards of the ministry, the province and the city, and 12 were patented. 4,872 research papers have been published in various journals both nationally and abroad.

The college has established international exchange and cooperation relationship with 26 universities and institutes in 9 countries including Japan, Germany and the U.S.A. The university employs long-term foreign teachers to teach English language and medical subjects, and invites short-term visiting scholars to give guest lectures.

Admissions &



International MBBS Program,
English Medium.


The medium of instruction is
English. Study of Chinese language compulsory in the 1st year which may be
extended further. This is for facilitating effective interaction during the
clinical period and comfortable stay. Passing of the HSK (Chinese as a Foreign
language) mandatory.


5 years Studies and 1 year
Internship. Internship may be done either in the university or in the home


10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and
Biology. Admission will be based on high school credentials and Admission

MCI Eligibility

Eligibility Certificate to pursue
Primary Medical Qualification (MBBS or its equivalent) by an Indian
Citizen/Overseas Citizen of India is mandatory in terms of section 13(4B) of
the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. Click Here to Download the application form.


Fee Structure for 2020 will be updated soon.

Interested in applying for this University?

The admission procedure starts in the month of March for that years intake.

You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Valid passport for minimum of 5 years.
  2. Transcript of marks for Secondary level exams.
  3. Transcript of marks for Higher Secondary level exams.
  4. Police Clearance Certificate.

updated soon.