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Guilin Medical University(桂林医学院)

Guilin Medical University (GLMU) is located in Guilin, a world-famous tourist city with rich culture and a long history. Founded in 1935, the university is one of the earliest medical universities and colleges in China. It is approved by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China as one of the first batch of universities as the test sites for “Education Plan for Future Outstanding Doctors”, and it is a university with excellent undergraduate teaching level assessed by Ministry of Education, which is called “the bright medical pearl that glistens in northern Guangxi”.

Guilin Medical University has 3 campuses - Lingui Campus, Dongcheng Campus and Lequn Campus, covering a total area of more than 85 hectares.It has 23 colleges, schools, faculties and departments, including School of Basic, Medical Sciences, Clinical College, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, etc., 9 affiliated hospitals and 27 clinical teaching hospitals. The University’s full-time higher education system offers  25 bachelor’s programs, such as clinical medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, etc. The University currently has  6 master’s programs in first-level disciplines and 7 professional master’s programs, covering three disciplines of medicine, science and management. In 2021, GLMU was approved to grant master degree in the major of nursing, library and information. In the same year, the university was approved as one of the authorized institutions for granting doctorate degrees, and to grant the professional degree of doctor of clinical medicine. There are nearly 30,000 full-time undergraduates and junior college students, postgraduate students and international students at GLMU.

Guilin Medical University attach importance to the construction of the faculty team, respect and care for the talents. There are more than 6,800 faculty and medical staff. Among the faculty, 50% of full-time teachers have doctoral degrees, and more than 70% of them have senior professional and technical positions. There are more than 670 master supervisors and 27 doctoral  supervisors.

Guilin Medical University has 9 provincial and ministerial level platforms for scientific research, which include 5 Guangxi provincial key laboratories, 3 Guangxi provincial research centers, 1 national level-3 laboratory for scientific research on traditional Chinese medicine at present. The university also has 18 city-level scientific research platforms such ad Guangxi provincial university key laboratory, key laboratory approved by Guangxi Health Commission etc. The library of GLMU covers an area of about 47,600 square meters and is divided into Library of Dongcheng Campus, Library of Lequn Campus, Library of the Second Affiliated Hospital and Rensheng Library donated by Mr. Jiang Rensheng, one of the outstanding alumnus of GLMU. The library has collected more than 1.6008 million paper books, 3.62 million e-books and e-periodicals, and more than 4,467 kinds of Chinese and foreign paper newspapers and periodicals. It has introduced 42 Chinese and foreign databases, including ElsevierClinicalKey, EBSCO Medical Database, Wanfang Medical Network and China Biomedical Literature Database.

Guilin Medical University obtained the qualification of enrolling international students in 1993, and was one of the first batch of universities and colleges qualified by the Ministry of Education of the PRC to enroll international students. College of International Education was established in 2007, and began enrolling international students in 2008. It has accepted international students from Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tajikistan and other countries along the the Belt and Road Initiative, from African countries such as Cameroon and Nigeria, as well as the United States, Canada etc. to study at GLMU. 

Guilin Medical University has been actively carrying out multi-form, multi-channel and multi-level international cooperation and exchanges, working hard to improve its educational internationalization. At present, the university has established friendly and cooperative relations with more than 20 universities and institutions from more than 10 countries and regions such as Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the United States, and in recent two years, it has establish co-operative ties with Hamamatsu Medical University of Japan, Complutense University of Madrid and Debrecen University of Hungary, further broadening the breadth and depth of international cooperation and exchanges of GLMU.

Guilin Medical University adheres to the school motto, “promote morals and excel in medicine”, and takes the responsibility of cultivating new generations for the national rejuvenation. It implements the fundamental tasks of moral education, continuously promotes the connotation construction, and comprehensively improves the quality of education and teaching, the level of scientific and technological innovation and the ability of social services. Enhancing international exchanges and cultural inheritance, GLMU strives to achieve the goal of becoming “a medical university with distinctive characteristics and a good reputation at home and abroad”!


Fee Structure 

1. Registration fee: RMB¥400 /person

2. Tuition and Fees (in RMB/CNY):

Non-degree Program


Chinese Language

¥12,000 /year

Undergraduate Programs


l  Clinical Medicine

l Stomatology

¥20,000 /year

l Pharmacy

l Nursing

l Medical Laboratory Technology

¥13,000 /year

3. Accommodation fee: about RMB¥ 4,500 /year.

Notes: Set by Finance Office of GLMU, the accommodation fees are different for different apartment buildings and campuses, and may be altered in different years. 

4. Other fees:

l Insurance fee: RMB¥800 /year

l Fees of physical examination and visa/resident permit application will be charged by relevant national official departments according to rules and regulations. 

l Textbook fee: students will purchase the recommended books by themselves according to the courses of each semester.

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