Requirements for MBBS Admissions in Philippines
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR FOREIGN STUDENT APPLICANTS1.Original copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from the Office of the Deancontaining a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal;
2.Scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the country where the scholastic records were obtained or in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
3.Proof of adequate support/affidavit of support to cover expenses for the accommodation and subsistence as well as school dues and other incidental expenses duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
4.Police Clearance Certificate by the National Foreign Authorities in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place of origin or legal residence. (note from the Bureau of Immigration: for student applicant who resided in the Philippines for more than 59 days at the time he/she applies for change/conversion of admission status to that of a student, he/she shall also be required to submit the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance)
5.Certificate of Birth duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
6.Bank account at Landbank Bajada, Davao City Branch (note: Upon opening anaccount, inform the bank account officer that you are applying for student visa here in Davao City and you need to open an account as required by the Bureau ofImmigration Davao);
7.Quarantine Medical Clearance Certificate by the National Quarantine Office,Davao;
8.Six (6) copies Personal History Statement with 6-pieces 2x2 inches photo recently taken;
9.Photocopy of the photo, data and stamp of the latest arrival pages of thestudent applicant’s passport.
10.Original passport for the Office of the Registrar’s verification and presentation to Bureau of Immigration for the student applicant’s visit extension and for the conversion of admission status to th
at of a student or 9(f).
All items with MUST BE completed by the student prior to
coming to the Philippines.
About MBBS in Philippines
Brief Background to the DMSF
The Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialist in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.
A consortium, the members of which are the Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, the Development of Peoples’ Foundation, San Pedro Hospital and San Pedro College, operates the Foundation. It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization and is approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In addition to the College of Medicine, DMSF operates a College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH).
The school is located on a 2.5 hectare site close to the center of Davao City, which boasts of a stable climate, both in terms of its weather and its politics. There are five universities within the boundaries of the City as well as several schools and colleges. Students are affiliated to the Davao Medical Center, the Davao Doctors Hospitals , San Pedro Hospital and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital for their clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their courses.
There are some 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total student population of all four years of students is usually around 300.
Its unique geographic location, the peace and order, and political stability of Davao City and Region XI has made DMSF an attractive option of foreign medical students. To date there are some 20 foreign medical students at various years of schooling.
The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. envisions healthy communities enjoying quality life.
Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc., inspired by the community orientation of the Founders, commits to:
Provide humane and integral health sciences education and services with emphasis on primary health care in the complementation of instruction, research, patient, community health care and community engagement.
Develop and nurture God-centered, competent, compassionate, ethical and socially responsive graduates, faculty, staff and health care providers.
Forge strong partnership and networks with consortium members and other stakeholders in the areas of health and community development.
Keep at pace with global developments in health sciences education and health care services.
F - Faith in God
I - Integrity
R - Respect
E - Excellence
Who can apply?
Foreign nationals who do not qualify for a Student Visa may still avail themselves of special study permit
Where to apply?
BI Main Office
Other Immigration Offices (Click here to see the list of offices authorized to process this transaction)
What to bring?
1.Checklist with complete documentary requirements
2. Application Form
3. Additional Information on Applicant's Children, (if needed)
How to apply?
Secure the CGAF from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) or to the frontline officer or staff of other Immigration Offices able to process this transaction.
Get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS).
Pay the required fees.
Submit copy of Official Receipt.
Please refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the hearing and Image and Fingerprint Capturing.
In case of extension application, the biometric data previously captured during the visa conversion shall be used in the printing of the renewed ACR I-Card. However, applicants aged ten (10) years and below shall have their image and fingerprint captured every extension of visa. Applicants aged eleven (11) years and above shall have their image and fingerprint captured every after five (5) years.
Proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application
If approved, claim the SSP and ACR I-Card.
How much does it cost?
Application Fee= Php 2, 000. 00
Implementation Fee=1, 000. 00
Service Fee=200. 00
Certificate Fee=500. 00
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines=40. 00
Express Fee (Certification)=500. 00
Express Fee (Filing)=500. 00
Express Fee (I-Card Processing)=500. 00
TOTAL= PHP 5, 240. 00
Additional I-card fee (based on current exchange rate)=$ 50. 00
*Fees are updated as of 06 March 2014 and may change without prior notice.