Officially known as the Republic of the Philippines is a unitary sovereign state. Situated in the western region of the Pacific ocean, it consists about 7641 islands, that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. Situated along the line of the equator makes Philippines a tropical islands, which is the preferred destination for many European students and travelers.


The Philippines is commonly known for its mixed cultures due to the combination of the western and eastern cultures. The traditional culture of the Philippines is heavily influenced by the traditions of the Austronesian people. The cultural landscape also has Spanish, American, Japanese, Arabic and Indonesian influence. Filipino is the major language spoken here, also most of the population knows English as well due to the high inflation of tourists since the turn of the century. The Filipino people are very warm and welcoming making it a safe and relaxing place for aspiring students.


The educational system in the Philippines is renowned around the world as it adheres to the standards set by American and European universities. They follow a similar curriculum and standards to that of American and European institutions. They are also known for having considerable low fees and tuition charges compared to colleges in India or any of the European nations. Some of the best colleges in the Philippines for Indian students are listed below:

1. BICOL Christian College of Medicine

2. University of Perpetual Help

3. Our Lady Fatima University

4. AMA School of Medicine


1. Medical universities in Philippines follow the educational system setup in American universities and is also recognised by the World Health Organization(WHO), United States Medical License Exam(USMLE) and most importantly the Medical Council of India (MCI)

2. There is absolutely no donation fees application to get admitted in Philippines University.

3. Having a tropical climate and being an English speaking country, it provides best clinical practice among other abroad study destinations.

4. The fact that there are many Indian students pursuing their studies in the Philippines that it makes it a home away from home for many students because of the high population of Indian students in the university with access to Indian hostels, Indian food etc.

5. The cost of living is low making it an affordable experience in the Philippines.

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