Manila Central University-Philippines

Manila Central University-Philippines

About MCU

Manila Central University (MCU) is one of the best and most popular medical schools in the city of Manila. It is located in Caloocan City, at the heart of Metro Manila, and is considered to spearhead the health sciences and professional programs in the Philippines.

Manila Central University provides a pleasant environment for students. It has air-conditioned classrooms with blackboards and digital screens for interactive sessions. Students can use the in-house library where almost all books related to medical studies and other subjects are available. Students are also provided with the access of the e-library which helps them read more books and articles by local authors as well. Laboratories are an important requirement for the study of medical and health sciences, MCU fulfills the same with multiple laboratories equipped with necessary requirements.

Apart from facilities related to education, MCU also provides a Centennial Gymnasium. Other sports facilities include a swimming pool and Purple Owl Complex where most of the sports activities take place. Further MCU offers a dormitory and a canteen for the comfort of its students.

The Inception

Manila Central University was founded and first directed in 1904 by Dr. Alejandro M. Albert. Initially, during its inception, MCU aimed at the pharmacy board examination aspirants as a private review class.

Later it began operating as Manila College of Pharmacy due to a steep increase in the student enrollments. The Filipinos managed MCU which was a pioneer among the educational institutions. MCU inaugurated its 10-hectare campus in Caloocan city in the year 1949, where the Department of Optometry and Midwifery was opened.

Why MCU?

  • Affordable college fees
  • Low cost of living and high-quality education
  • Scholarships available
  • Well-established university
  • No language barrier. English is the medium used for learning.
  • USA pattern of education is followed
  • Healthy environment
  • Lots of international students

Industry Affiliations and International Connections

Dentistry

  • Philippine Association of Dental Colleges (PADC)
  • Southeast Asian Association of Dental Education (SEAADE)
  • Masan University, South Korea
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry, Niigata University, Japan
  • School of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • The University of the Philippines Manila, College of Dentistry

Pharmacy

  • Federation of Junior Chapters of the Philippine Pharmacists Association (FJCPPhA)

Psychology

  • Philippine Mental Health Association
  • National Center for Mental Health

Nursing

  • Institute of Continuing Career Advancement (ICCA)
  • MCU-FDTMF Hospital
  • San Lazaro Hospital
  • National Center for Mental Health (NCMH)
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC)
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC)
  • Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC)
  • Caloocan City Health Department
  • Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH)
  • Angel Care Custodial Service
  • Peter – St. John Clinic (SPSJ)

Optometry

  • Asia Pacific Council of Optometry
  • Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

Physical Therapy

  • East Avenue Medical Center
  • MCU-FDTMF Hospital
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center
  • Philippine Center for Sports Medicine
  • The Medical City
  • Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center
  • Fe Del Mundo Hospital
  • Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

Programs Offered by MUC

The programs offered by Manila Central University are mentioned below:

➢     Medical & Healthcare

  • BS in Medical Technology
  • BS in Nursing
  • BS in Pharmacy
  • BS in Physical Therapy
  • Doctor Of Medicine

Admission Procedure

Foreign students seeking admission to Manila Central University will have to produce the following documents:

  • Completed Application Form and Personal History Statement
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Diploma certificates (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  • Photocopy of National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) result
  • Letter of Reference from two (2) former professors
  • 2 Passport sized copy with white background
  • Photocopy of Certificates of Good Moral character from 2 school officials
  • Either a photocopy of the report cards of Grade 11th and 12th, or Scholastic Records obtained from the Office of the Registrar
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)

Scholarship

Students who are brilliant in academics and those who deserve world-class education but do not have the means may get a chance to avail the scholarship grant provided by:

  • MCU Medical Alumni and Foundation Association in America Scholarship
  • Tanchoco Memorial Scholarship

Fee Structure

BS Biology (1.5 years) leading to Doctor of Medicine – MBBS (4 Years)

Total Duration of Course: 5.5 Year

Year Tuition Fee (in USD) Tuition Fee (in INR)
First Year 9550 665,000
Second Year 8750 609,000
Third Year 4020 280,000
Fourth Year 4250 296,800
Fifth Year 4420 308,000
Total 30990 21,58,800

●        Application and Admission Processing

●        Notice of Acceptance Letter from University

●        Department of Foreign Affairs Letter (DFA) Authentication

●        Apostilles of Document Charges

●        Ministry of External Affair Charges

●        Sub Division Ministry Charges

●        HRD Charges

●        Authentication of “Documents by Philippines Embassy With Red Ribbon

●        Visa Application Fees (OA)

●        Philippines Local SIM Card

USD 575 INR 40,000
Admission Charges toward University (Non-Refundable) USD 720 INR 50,000
Service Charge (Including Service Tax) USD 1220 INR 85,000
Total USD 2515 INR 1,75,000

Note:

  • Student Visa Conversion/Extension of SSP (Special Study Permit) payable in the Philippines.
  • Student Visa charges should be shouldered by students and has to be paid in the Philippines as per rules of the Bureau of Immigration Philippines.
  • Food and Accommodation charges: 12,000 Peso Per Month – Philippines Currency
  • Food and Accommodation charges are paid in the Philippines office (Quarterly)
  • Tuition Fees to be paid in Philippines Currency, directly in University Account.
  • There will be no increase in Fee during the entire course.

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities available for students after completing their degree programs from Manila Central University are:

  1. General Medical Practitioner
    (Physician in a Local Government Unit, School, Company and Community)
  2. Researcher/Medical Scientist/Inventor
  3. Health Professions Teacher
  4. Health Administrator
  5. Health Information Manager
  6. Health Economist
  7. Health Policy Maker

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