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1. Introduction to the program

Zhengzhou University (ZZU) is one of the National Project 211 Universities, the Midwest Universities Comprehensive Strength Promotion Project and the Co-built by the Ministry of Education of China and the People’s Government of Henan Province. Zhengzhou University entered the ranks of the National World - Class Universities. With full facility of four campuses, Zhengzhou University has at present 47,000 full-time undergraduates, 24,000 postgraduates and more than 2,700 international students. With the rapid development in recent years, ZZU performs well in various international university rankings: In the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ZZU ranks 51 in the Chinese universities. In the U.S. News Ranking, ZZU ranks 385 in the world universities and 39 in China mainland. In the QS World University rankings, ZZU sits in the place of 801-1000. Moreover, 13 disciplines of ZZU including Chemistry, MBBS ranks the top 1% in the QS ranking.

The medical education of ZZU started from 1928 and the clinical medicine is one the National World – Class disciplines. With its 12 affiliated hospitals, ZZU has 40 national key clinical specialties, 145 provincial clinical specialties, 36,000 patient beds and the outpatient number reach 2 million. Zhengzhou University has 2 national drug clinical research bases and therefore was listed as the national doctor training university. In 2017 Study in China — The First Clinical Thinking and Skills Competition for International Medical Students in China, ZZU won the First Prize Title in General, and “the Excellent Team Award”, “the Best Team Cooperation Award", "the Excellent Award for Internal Medicine" and "the Excellent Award for Pediatric Skills".

Zhengzhou University Pre-Medicine (in English) Program offers bridge courses connecting students from high school to the university. The program enables international students to consolidate their foundation in natural science and medical propaedeutic which will also facilitate the improvement of academic and professional English, as well as day-to-day Chinese language skills. It also lays a strong foundation for international students enabling them a smooth transition from high school to the MBBS, or BDS program.

2.Target Students

a) Students whose scores do not meet the entry requirements of the medical programs;

b) Students who plan to study preparatory courses in medicine.

3. Main Courses

The program consists of four modules: basic learning module, English learning module, medical contact module and daily Chinese module respectively.

a) Daily Chinese Module will enhance the international students’ knowledge in listening and speaking Chinese language which will help them to master basic communicative skills and provide convenience to live in China.

b) English Learning Module allows the international students to be well versed in academic and medical English. Academic English entails training students to use language appropriately for study, particularly in developing students’ academic writing and reading skills in terms of grammatical accuracy, cohesion, coherence and etc. Medical English focuses instruction on language skills required to perform in an English-speaking academic context across core subject areas generally encountered in a university setting, such as medical prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and etc.

c) Basic Learning Module allows the international students to evaluate their knowledge and reinforced understanding of core science subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic medicine.

d) Medical Preparatory Module includes a variety of workshops, group discussions and training which would enrich the aspiring student to possess up knowledge of studying in medical. Students will also get a chance to visit the medical laboratories and the university hospitals which would enable them to analyze the challenges they face during their study.

4. Study Campus

It will be the main campus of Zhengzhou University.

The address of main campus is 100 Science Avenue, High-tech Development Zone, Zhengzhou, 450001, Henan, China

5. Study Schedule

March to September 2023

1) Module learning: March -July 2023

2) Module review: July to September 2023

3) Final exam: September 2023

6. Teaching Hours

16-20 teaching hours per week

7. Registration Date

March 1-2, 2023

8. Course Assessment

Final examinations will be held during mid-September 2023. The assessment panel will make a detailed evaluation on the test scores and declare the results based on which the student will get an entry to the MBBS, BDS, Medical Imaging, Anesthesiology program at Zhengzhou University.

9. Certificate Award

a). Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the Pre-program and passing all exams;

b). Study certificate issued upon completion of the PBPME but not passing all exams;

c). No certificated issued if failing to take exams.

10. Application Period

Nov. 1, 2022 ~ Jan. 1, 2023

11. Eligibility

a). Non-Chinese citizen

b). 18~23 years old. The applicant aged under 18 years old has to provide The Letter of Guardian’s Authorization which authenticated by the embassy. )

c). Minimum of high school graduate (or equivalent)

d). High school result of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology should not less than 10-15% of the scores required by the entry requirements of the medical undergraduate programs in Zhengzhou University. Please contact the international admission office of Zhengzhou University for further information.

e). English proficiency minimum at IELTS 5.5(or equivalent)

f). Financial guarantee to support education in China

g). Be in good physical and mental health

h). No criminal record

12. Application Documents

a). Ordinary Passport (pages with photo and address)

b). High School Diploma (or the equivalent proof)

c). High School Transcripts (or the equivalent academic transcripts)

d). Valid Report of English Language Proficiency Tests

e). Physical Examination Report

f). Certificate of Non-criminal Record

g). Letter of Guardian’s Authorization (for applicants aged under 18)

13. Fee Structure

CNY 10,000

14. Number of Seats


15. Application

An aspiring student can apply directly or through an authorized agency of the university.

Application link:

16. Contact Information

International Admission Office of Zhengzhou University

(Admission Office, School of International Education, ZZU)


Attachment: ZZU Fee Structure for International Students


Pre-bachelor’s Program

6 Years MBBS Program

6 Years BDS Program

Application Fee

CNY 200

CNY 800

CNY 800

Tuition Fee

CNY 10,000 per semester

CNY 35,000 per annum

CNY 35,000 per annum

Material Fee

Purchase the reference books and materials involved in accordance with the requirements of the concerned department

Dormitory Fee

Off-campus accommodation, Self-funding

Medical Insurance

CNY 400 per semester

CNY 800 per annum

CNY 800 per annum

Medical Check-up

CNY 600 One-time

Residence Permit

CNY 400 One-time


Living Expenses

CNY 600~1,000 per month