Guangxi Medical University
Guangxi Medical University (GXMU), founded on the 21st November, 1934, is one of the earliest 22 medical institutes in China, and one of the 8 firstly accredited medical institutes by government to enroll international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese for her comprehensive qualified English curriculum recognized as one of the first approved 30 high institutes. Located in the city of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, GXMU is one of the key prestigious universities in Guangxi and also a base for medical education, medical research as well as clinical and preventive medicine.
The campus has a total area of 400,000 square meters, which includes teaching buildings and dormitories for Chinese students, international students and teaching staff, a library, food halls, an indoor tennis hall, a swimming pool and laboratories.
The campus is located near the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University (广西医科大学一附院), which is the largest hospital in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and the Institute of Dentistry.
There are nine 5-year undergraduate programs offered by the Guangxi Medical University, including clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and seven 3-year college specialties including nursing, pharmacy, community medical care and cosmetology.
International education has shown a rapid development since the university begin to accept international students, whether for language study or enrolling in clinical medicine program, which offers the MBBS title for undergraduate students. Most international students come from Vietnam, which is located only a one-hour bus ride from Nanning. However, Vietnamese students primarily attend Chinese language classes. International students who attend the English language classes come from India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Mauritius. Lately there are also international students from Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, Thailand, and Libya.
As of September 2008, the clinical medicine in English program will be altered a 6-year long programme.