China Medical University (CMU) was established in the year 1931. CMU was a university affiliated with Ministry of Health (MOH) previously and now it is a university co-constructed by Ministry of Education, National Health and Family Planning Commission and Liaoning Province. In 1940, proposed by Comrade Mao Zedong and approved by Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party, the school changed its name to China Medical University. In 1948, it absorbed and took over the former national Shenyang Medical School (formerly known as the Manchuria Medical College established by the Japanese South Manchuria Railway in 1911) and the former private Liaoning Medical College (formerly known as Shengjing Medical College, founded by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1883). So it was also one of the earliest schools that delivered college education of western medicine in China. Since its establishment, it has educated more than 90 thousand senior medical professionals including 9 Ministers or Vice Ministers of the central government, more than 40 generals of the army and 14 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
CMU has two campuses, one in Shenbei New Area and the other in Heping District of Shenyang City. It has 33 colleges and departments. CMU is authorized to issue degrees in the field of medicine, education, science, engineering, philosophy and management. It offers doctoral degree in basic medicine, clinical medicine, biology, stomatology, public health and preventive medicine and nursing. It has 53 programs of doctoral degree, 63 programs of master degree and 21 programs of bachelor degree. It has 5 national key disciplines, 1 national key discipline in cultivation, 40 national key programs of clinical specialties of National Health and Family Planning Commission and 7 postdoctoral research stations. CMU has three general affiliated hospitals and 1 dental hospital, with 10785 beds in use and 240 dentistry complex therapy chair.
CMU has 9157 registered staff. Among them, there are 751 professors and 1087 associated professors. 1240 are postgraduate supervisors. Currently, there are 15548 full-time students, among whom 1182 are doctor degree students, 4821 are master degree students and 9081 undergraduate students. There are 1156 international students from 69 countries are studying in CMU. CMU occupies an area of 1.1105 million square meters. The Department of Experimental Animals is also the Liaoning provincial quality inspection center of experimental animals as well as the supporting unit of Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Transgenic Animal. The library has a storage of 1.254 million books and 21TB e-resources. CMU organizes and publishes 15 journals.
CMU has extensive international collaborations. For example, cooperating with The Queen's University of Belfast in the UK, CMU founded China Medical University-The Queen's University of Belfast Joint College (CQC) in 2014. Up to now, CMU has established international links with 87 universities and research institutions from different countries and areas such as USA, Britain, France, Japan, Russia, Korea, Canada, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Spain, North Korea, Finland, Macow and Taiwan. It also conducted cooperation with the World Bank Group (WBG), China Medical Board (CMB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency. In total, 408 world-renowned experts have been awarded honorary title by CMU till now, and 73 important international cooperation programs have been carried out, including 37 CMB programs.
Admission to CMU
China Medical University welcomes students from all over the world. Entry requirements vary according to the program of study, so it is important that you make sure you are eligible to apply as an International Student. Our entry requirements abide by the “MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” and the flowchart of qualification. Read them carefully before you apply.
- International students with a high school diploma are eligible to apply for undergraduate studies at CMU; Bachelor’s degree for Master’s programs;
Master’s degree for PhD programs
- Most of the courses in CMU are instructed in Chinese. Applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in Chinese language. (Expect for those who are taking courses in the English speaking international programs.)
- International students transfer to undergraduate programs should apply to attend the Transfer Exams of Spring Semester held by CMU and the Joint Transfer Exam held by the Committee of private medical universities. However, international students whose student status is discontinued by the University because of misconduct, poor academic results or criminal offences, are not allowed to apply for transferring to CMU. Postgraduate students are not allowed to transfer to CMU
- All undergraduate students except who enroll in the departments other than School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Chinese Medicine will go to Beigang Campus for the first academic year, and move to Taichung Main Campus from the second academic year on. Those undergraduate students who enroll in School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Chinese Medicine will go to Taichung Main Campus from the first academic year on.
- Students who enrolled since 2015 Fall Semester and whose high school graduating level is equivalent to Taiwan’s high school grade 5 have to complete at least 20 credits at CMU in addition to each department’s credit requirement before graduation.
- Most of the courses are given in Chinese. International students are required to have adequate Chinese reading, writing, listening and speaking ability (Except for some of the Graduate Programs that offer English-speaking courses. Please see.) According to CMU’s Implementation Directions for Mandarin Proficiency Levels and Required Courses released in 2014, international students enrolled since 2015 Fall Semester are required to accomplish “Mandarin as Second Language” courses and reach their qualified criteria. International students enrolled in programs and all courses taught in English are not subject to this requirement.
The campus is located in the northern part of Taichung, close to the city center. Because of the unavailbility of land in the city, a second campus was established in Peikang in Yunlin County in 1958. The Taichung campus is comprised of the Lifu Teaching Building, the medical Building, the Huchu Building, the Medical Technology Building, and four hospital buildings. The peikang Campus is comprised of the Teaching Building. the Activity Center and Halls of Residence, in addition to Matsu Teaching Hospital. China Medical University consists of two campuses-the main campus is located in downtown Taichung；the branch at Peikang, Yunlin Country. Currently, the university comprises four colleges：College of Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of public Health. There are 20 departments including：School of Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Nutrition, School of Physical Therapy. School of Pharmacy and Second Programs Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Health Services management, School of Occupational Safety and Health. School of Medical Laboratory Sciene and Biotechnology, School of Sports Medicine, School of Biological Science and Technology, School of Cosmetics, School of Chinese Medicine Resources, School of Rish Management, School of Radiological Technology, and School of Dental Hygiene. Adding to that, ther are nine graduate programs including of Medicine, Institute of Nutrition, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Institute of Health Services Management, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, Institute of Chinese Pharmacy, Institute of Nursing and Institute of Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine. Among which, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Chinese Medical Science, and Institute of Chinese Pharmacy offer doctoral degrees. Moreover, the university also own Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine Library, Computer Center, Extension Center, Environmental Safety and Hygiene Center, Acupuncture Research Center, General Education Center, an Animal Center, and Research and Development Committee, all of which are aimed to support school education, research and development.