Bicol Christian College of Medicine

|Established:1980 |City:Legazpi City |Medium:English |Type: Private.| Rating:4/5 |Affiliations: CHED,WHO & NMC

Bicol Christian College of Medicine was established in 1980, it is located in Legazpi City, Philippines. The university is named after Dr. Damaceno J. Ago with an aim to create a quality health care institute. It is one of the brightest medical colleges in the Bicol region and is known for its unique teaching methodologies.

The institute has an affiliation with government hospitals for providing better clinical exposure to the students. It is recognized by leading international institutions like WHO, CHED (Commission of Higher Education), and NMC India (National Medical Council). 

BCCM is a well-recognized university and has strong tie-ups with the American Center for Investigative Cardiology (ACIC), Kobe international university of Japan, and various others. The university has a well-equipped infrastructure with a well-stocked library with the study material that facilitates students.

Bicol Christian College of Medicine – Rewards & Ranking

  • According to the UNI Rank, the Institute ranks on 84th position among the other medical colleges in the Philippines
  • It holds the position of 9837 ranks among the most preferred medical institutes across the world.

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Study in University of Bicol Christian College of Medicine

Age 17 Years in the respective year of admission (till 31st December)
10+2 50% in PCB (General category)

40% marks PCB (for Reserved category)

NEET Qualifying Scorecard should not be older than 3 years

Duration of MBBS from University of Bicol Christian College of Medicine

The entire medical course will take around 6 years. The course is divided into two parts: 18 months Pre-medicine course and 4 years MD course. 

Fee structure for MBBS Study in Philippines for BCCM

Fee Structure BS (18 months) MD 1 (2nd year) MD (3rd year) MD (4th year) MD (5th year) Total Fee Fee in INR
Tuition Fee Php 4,75,424 Php
Php12,50,000 Php 13,25,424 Rs 19,51,445

Note: Philippines Peso 1 = INR 1.48 

An MBBS aspirant can pursue an MBBS degree from BCCM, the Philippines for 20 lakh Indian rupee. 

Students are required to pay Hostel and Food fees separately because both are optional from the second year onward. The accommodation and Food charges are 10,000 Php i.e means Rs 14,723 per month.

The mentioned amount is subject to change and it may get changed due to changes in currency.

Benefits of studying MBBS from BCCM

  • Well reputed institution with 41 years of education history
  • Ideal student-teacher ratio
  • Experienced teachers including Ph.D. scholars and researchers from international medical institutes
  • Globally recognized degreed, approved by WHO and NMC
  • High MCI/FMGE/NEXT test passion rate
  • Students exchange program under a partnership with various reputed institutes
  • Affiliation with national hospitals to provide better clinical experience
  • Perfect balance between theoretical and practical sessions


  • Separate hostel for Indian students with single, double, and triple bed
  • Essential amenities like AC, study room, library, 24*7 water, electricity facility
  • Indian Food facility cooked by Indian cooks. Provide separate mess with a huge capacity of the dining hall (1000 students)
  • University has a sports club with basketball, beach volleyball court with the latest equipment.

Important dates – October Intake session 2021

Application Start Date August 2021
Invitation Letter Within 3 to 5 working days
Admission Letter Within 2 to 3 working days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of October 2021

Important dates – January Intake session 2022 (Winter Intake)

Application Start Date December 2022
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Admission Letter Within 2 to 3 working days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of January 2021

How to reach BCCM?

Bicol Christian College of Medicine is located in the famous city of the Philippines known as Legazpi. It is 500km far from the capital city Manila. The BCCM is  10km far from the international airport of the Philippines.

Indian students can take connecting flights from Delhi to Manila or Legazpi international airport. The total distance from Delhi to Legazpi is 5103km and a flight takes a minimum of 12 hours to reach there.

Students will be received by college representatives and will be transported safely to the university campus by a convenient mode of transport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there any language barrier in BCCM?

The Philippines is one of the largest English spoken countries, also BCCM provides a fully English medium course based upon the US education system. So language will never be a barrier for MBBS aspirants.

  • Is the Bicol Christian College of Medicine safe for Indian students?

Yes, it is completely safe for Indian students. The university has taken care of all the things related to the security of international students. The teachers, other staff members, and local students welcome the international students and always try to make them comfortable in their environment.

  • Is there any scholarship program at BCCM?

The students who have an academically strong background and regularly perform well in the semester exam are awarded the scholarship. Students who get scholarships can maintain their living and education expansion with the amount received in scholarships.

  • If I want to settle in the USA, after completing the medical course from BCCM?

Candidates need to qualify for the USMLE Exam to start practicing in the USA. The education system of the Philippines is influenced by the US education system, so it has become easy to clear the USMLE exam.

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