Introduction of School of International Education


Nanjing Medical University (NMU) founded in 1934 is one of the key universities in Jiangsu Province. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the National Health and Family planning Commission and Jiangsu Provincial Government. The university has two campuses with a land area of 87 hectares. The school has passed the accreditation of clinical medicine in the Ministry of Education and has obtained the longest certification cycle for 8 years. NMU is among top 500 in the “academic ranking of world universities” for the past four years; Seven disciplines of NMU are among top 1% of ESI of global research institutions. NMU is among 601-800 in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) 2018. Sixty-three universities in China mainland were listed in the rankings, our university is the 36th.

NMU has 24 affiliated hospitals and more than 50 teaching hospitals including one teaching hospital in Indonesia. Presently NMU has 188 professors, 252 associate professors. NMU has an excellent research and teaching team with the academicians of Chinese Academy of engineering, foreign academicians of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and state-level well-known teachers.

Options for master and doctoral discipline have crossed the boundaries between medicine, science, engineering, management, law, education and literature. There are 587 doctoral supervisors and 2014 master supervisors (with numbers from the affiliated hospitals).

The university has 24 undergraduate programs. Currently it has more than 14,500 students. The university has formed a comprehensive and multi-level educational system that covers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as post-doctoral training, for full-time students, adults and international students. 

NMU started international students’ education from 1975 and started the enrollment and cultivation of international degree students in 2004. Till now, NMU has developed 1 state-level5 provincial-level and 7 university excellent courses for international students. Apart from that, NMU was the first one in China to use English Standardized Patients (SPs) in medical education. Application of SPs not only started a precedent in our country but also promoted our teaching to measure up to international standards.

Till Sep 2017, NMU has enrolled more than 1200 international students from more than 40 countries, such as Thailand, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, India etc.. Currently there are 653 international students.

In 2007, NMU was approved by the Ministry of Education as the first group of universities which are eligible to enroll international students of MBBS program. Till 2017, NMU MBBS program has successfully passed the accreditation of medical councils or associations of 7 countries, including India, Thailand, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nepal etc.

In the First National Clinical Thinking and Skills Competition for International Medical Students, NMU won two group awards and two individual awards, respectively the Outstanding Group Award (Top award), the Best Team Cooperation Award, the Surgical Basic Skills Single Excellence Award and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Skills Single Outstanding Award.

International graduates of NMU have got the high passing rate in the home country’s medical licensing examinations. The one-time passing rate for Nepalese students is 83% and Indian students above 50%; according to incomplete statistics, 13 MBBS graduates have passed the step-1 or step-2 examinations of USMLE, 3 students passed AMC and 1 student passed PLAB from 2010 to 2017.

For 13 years, NMU has consistently placed emphasis on quality education. Through careful planning and a considered, step-by-step approach in designing its curriculum, NMU has developed well and has established its own pedagogical character. NMU won the First Prize of Students’ National Clinical Skills Contest, besides, NMU was selected as a Jiangsu Province Advanced International Education Group in year 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Nanjing Medical University will always adhere to the motto of Pursue excellent with erudition, reach perfection with morality and is dedicated in cultivating international medical talents and striving to promote worldwide medical progress and cultural exchange among different countries and regions.