Kunming Medical University, China

Kunming Medical University, China 

In 1933, Donglu University initiated a specialized associate program in medicine which has since evolved and grown into the present Kunming Medical University. In 1956, the university became an independent 6 key higher education institution in the province. Kunming Medical University has consistently been the largest specialized medical university in Yunnan and leads the way in medical education, scientific research, medical services, and social service. The university vividly focuses on higher level medical education and the development of medical and healthcare in Yunnan Province.

University at Glance 

  • Founded in: 1933
  • Number of Students: 15,000
  • Academic Staff: 6,000
  • Academic Session Begins: September
  • Recognized by: WHO, MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Scholarships: Available


Kunming Medical University has 5 research institutes, 9 affiliated hospitals, 9 teaching hospitals, 39 practice hospitals, 9 forensic medicine sites, and 2 optical practice sites. The university’s affiliated hospitals have over 9,800 beds which admit over 3,000 patients every day. Since its establishment, Kunming Medical University has conducted 800 scientific types of research and has been awarded for the same at the national and provincial level.


University Campus: 3 campuses

Library: a collection of 100,000 books and shares a network of National literature.

Food: 4 student canteens (2 in the west campus and 2 in the east campus, including a special canteen for international students)

Climate: average temperature annually is 17 °C; average annual precipitation is 1128 mm

International Collaborations:

Kunming Medical University has launched inter-institutional academic partnership and exchange programs for maintaining international cooperation. The university has 100 medical schools worldwide. Kunming Medical University has medical schools and institutes in countries such as- the U.S.A., the UK, India, France, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The university also conferred the titles of honorary professor and guest professor to more than 60 foreign scholars till date.


Kunming Medical University has been carrying out extensive scientific research on Yunnan’s frequently encountered diseases and has consistently used the most advanced technologies for diagnosis and treatment. The university is involved in several phases of scientific research including basic research, applied research, and developmental research, involving multiple subjects and multiple specialities. Kunming Medical University has held several national and provincial key scientific projects and international cooperation programs. Since 2004, over 800 scientific researches have won awards on the national and provincial levels, as well as national invention awards, national scientific technology conference awards, and many others. The university leads in the provincial medicine and health field.

Hostel Fee:

Double room (without air conditioner): 40,000 Rupees/year (approx.)

Double room (with air conditioner): 50,000 Rupees/year (approx.)

Suite (4 students share 2 rooms): 35,000 Rupees/year (approx.)

Food Cost: 10,000 Rupees/month (approx.)

Insurance: 8,400 Rupees/year (approx.)

Physical Examination: 5,000 Rupees (approx.)

Resident Permit: 4,000 Rupees/year (approx.)

Textbooks: 5,000 Rupees/year (approx.)

Medicine Program:

  • Clinical Medicine (MBBS)

Duration of course: 5 years + 1-year internship


Kunming Medical University provides on-campus hostel to international students. International Student Dormitory is well-equipped and avails double room and suite for international students. Male and female students are provided with separate accommodations. International students living in school dormitories should observe Regulations on International Student Dormitory Management. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom and toilet, wardrobe, desk, chair, and Internet access. Some rooms are equipped with air-conditioner as well. Apart from the hostel fee, students are required to pay the cost of electricity, water, and internet according to their usage.

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