Many parents believe that Philippines is the right place for their children to study because it offers many good reasons for quality education.
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MEDIUM FOR LEARNING ENGLISH
The world’s third largest English-speaking country.
Highest English literacy rate in Asia.
Mode of instruction in all levels of education.
Widely-used language for business, education,communication and trade.
CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
US System of Education.
Quality medical education as recognized by World Health Organization (WHO),IMED of ECFMG- USA and silimar other bodies.
Top Universities renowned worldwide.
Integrated problem-based learning approach.
Modern teaching methods with first-rate facilities.
Affordable overseas degrees and tuition fees.
Economical accommodation and living expenses.
Excellent and comfortable boarding facilities.
Affordable medical and dental expenses.
Inexpensive travel cost.
Student-assisted visa application.
CONDUCIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Warmth, graciousness and hospitality of the Filipinos.
Open and stimulating classroom environment.
Solidarity between students and professors.
Dedicated and friendly school staff and faculty members.
Cultural diversity in the society.
Close proximity to other Asian countries.
Improved shipping facilities and services.
Expanded business centers.
Advanced information technology.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL GROWTH
Better opportunities to secure employment and permanent residency in other developed countries.
Good opportunity to travel around the world.
Opportunities to make significant contributions to your society and to your country after graduation.
Education gateway to other countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many others.
1. Cost efficient:
Philippine universities offer affordable medicine course packages than many other Countries.
Affordable accommodation and food.
Affordable cost of living- student may focus on their studies rather opting for part-time jobs for their living.
2. System of education:
They follow American modern and advanced system of education, and the teaching will be totally dealt with English as you know the Philippines is the third largest English Speaking country in the world.
The Medicine course is recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India), WHO (world Health Organization), IMED, ECFMG (Education Commission for foreign Medical Graduates) and many others.
After the completion of the course you may directly practice in India by taking a screening test conducted by MCI .
4. Easy Process of enrollment:
No GRE/TOEFL/IELTS required.
No higher requirements for the Visa process.
5. Friendly environment:
Students won’t face any racial discrimination in Universities as Philippines people are known for their hospitality.
6. Gateway to many developed countries:
Upon the completion of the course the student may have better opportunities in many developed countries like USA, UK etc. For higher education or for working, & more over USA govt. & Philippines Govt. Has a very good bonding .And the course is recognized by many countries.
No entrance exams no GRE/TOEFL, IELTS exams required. Up on the Completion of intermediate or10+2 (minimum of 50% in 10+2 academics) students are eligible to take Medicine courses in the Philippines. No entrance test needed after +2 the students can be directly enrolled in BSBIO a three semester premedical course for 18 months and upon the completion of course student can directly enter into Medicine course for 4 years . Upon the completion of these total course students will be awarded Bsc in Biology/Medicine and doctors of medicine which is equal to MBBS in India. And student can start practicing in India upon the completion of screening test conducted by MCI.
Process of enrollment:
Once the student is satisfied with the universities and fee structure, the students’ academic certificates will be verified with dept. Of education and copies will be sent for the evaluation to the University of their Choice, and once the universities accept their credentials, we will get the admission by sending the application form filled by the student & by paying the advance amount to the universities for the seat reservation. And then we need to get a clearance from DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) Hereafter however the student can pay by himself to the university for the next semester or we will assist them to pay for every semester. And the admission letter will be duly submitted with the passport & DFA documents in the New Delhi Philippine consulate for the student Visa which will be issued for 6 months and can be extended after that for every 6 months in the Philippines. This whole process of enrollment & visa may take approximately 2 months. This whole process will be taken care by XLNC from documentation, admission, visa & travel, receiving & making the students go to their concerned universities & their accommodation.
If we see of education system then Philippines is the best because its 3rd largest English speaking country in the World, Student gets opportunity to study in English and they don’t have to go for Local language.
Education system is US based so again students get chance to go USA after completing their course.
Low Tuition fees
Tuition fees for foreign students are very affordable starting at $2500 to $5000 per year for Medical related courses and $2000 -$3000 for Marine Engineering courses.
Low Cost Living
The cost of living for international students to study would be between US$220 to US$280 per month depend on the city. As such, the low living cost besides the cheaper tuition fee would appeal to international students in terms of great savings of living expenses while studying in Philippines.
IIRMA in Philippines
Philippines is multi culture country so Students of India get to learn all culture. Moreover IIRMA is not working as agent its has the partnership with University of Philippines so even any program happen in University IIRMA student take part in it.
MBBS course in Philippines totally base in USA curriculum so any student studying medicine in Philippines and wiling to go USA and make is on career have to pass USMLE (United State Medical License exam) 1, 2, 3.
Philippines is a getway for medical student to enter in USA and Canada. Indian students gets MCI screening test practice in Philippines which make easier for student when they come back to Indian and apply for MCI test. The ration of passing MCI test in India is 9/10.
CCW (Citizens Crime Watch)
IIRMA Education is one of the members of CCW (Citizens Crime Watch). So IIRMA student even get full security from the government also.
As everyone knows that Philippines is the land of Beaches so students get chance to go different beaches and entertain themselves.
Students of IIRMA Participates in cultural festival of Philippines, Celebrates Indian festival like Holi, Garba (Navaratri (Gujarati garba), Diwali and Christmas in Philippines.
Students of Iirma takes parts in sports activities like Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Dancing, Football, Criket and many more and has also won many awards in the tournaments.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi). Its 36,289 kilometers (22,549 mi) of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world. It is located between 116° 40′, and 126° 34′ E. longitude and 4° 40′ and 21° 10′ N. latitude and is bordered by the Philippine Sea to the east, the South China Sea to the west, and the Celebes Sea to the south. The island of Borneo is located a few hundred kilometers southwest and Taiwan is located directly to the north. The Moluccas and Sulawesi are located to the south-southwest and Palau is located to the east of the islands.
Most of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin. The highest mountain is Mount Apo. It measures up to 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level and is located on the island of Mindanao. The Galathea Depth in the Philippine Trench is the deepest point in the country and the third deepest in the world. The trench is located in the Philippine Sea. The longest river is the Cagayan River in northern Luzon. Manila Bay, upon the shore of which the capital city of Manila lies, is connected to Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines, by the Pasig River. Subic Bay, the Davao Gulf, and the Moro Gulf are other important bays. The San Juanico Strait separates the islands of Samar and Leyte but it is traversed by the San Juanico Bridge.
Typhoon Megi (known as Juan)over the Philippines
Climate of the Philippines
The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: tag-init or tag-araw, the hot dry season or summer from March to May; tag-ulan, the rainy season from June to November; and tag-lamig, the cool dry season from December to February. The southwest monsoon (from May to October) is known as the Habagat, and the dry winds of the northeast monsoon (from November to April), the Amihan. Temperatures usually range from 21 °C (70 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F) although it can get cooler or hotter depending on the season. The coolest month is January; the warmest is May.
The average yearly temperature is around 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). In considering temperature, location in terms of latitude and longitude is not a significant factor. Whether in the extreme north, south, east, or west of the country, temperatures at sea level tend to be in the same range. Altitude usually has more of an impact. The average annual temperature of Baguio at an elevation of 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) above sea level is 18.3 °C (64.9 °F), making it a popular destination during hot summers.Likewise, Tagaytay is a favored retreat.
Sitting astride the typhoon belt, most of the islands experience annual torrential rains and thunderstorms from July to October,with around nineteen typhoons entering the Philippine area of responsibility in a typical year and eight or nine making landfall.Annual rainfall measures as much as 5,000 millimeters (200 in) in the mountainous east coast section but less than 1,000 millimeters (39 in) in some of the sheltered valleys. The wettest known tropical cyclone to impact the archipelago was the July 1911 cyclone, which dropped over 1,168 millimeters (46.0 in) of rainfall within a 24-hour period in Baguio City. Bagyo is the local term for a tropical cyclone in the Philippines. For the PAGASA, at least 19-22 storms would enter in their area and 10-13 storms would hit the Philippines.
Economy of the Philippines
Graphical depiction of Philippines’ product exports in 28 color-coded categories.
The national economy of the Philippines is the 41st largest in the world, with an estimated 2013 gross domestic product (nominal) of $272.207 billion. Primary exports include semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, and fruits. Major trading partners include the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Germany, Taiwan, and Thailand. Its unit of currency is the Philippine peso.
A newly industrialized country, the Philippine economy has been transitioning from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Of the country’s total labor force of around 38.1 million, the agricultural sector employs close to 32% but contributes to only about 14% of GDP. The industrial sector employs around 14% of the workforce and accounts for 30% of GDP. Meanwhile the 47% of workers involved in the services sector are responsible for 56% of GDP.
The unemployment rate as of July 2009 stands at around 7.6% and due to the global economic slowdown inflation as of September 2009 reads 0.70%.Gross international reserves as of July 2011 are $83.201 billion. In 2004, public debt as a percentage of GDP was estimated to be 74.2%; in 2008, 56.9%. Gross external debt has risen to $66.27 billion. The country is a net importer.
After World War II, the country was for a time regarded as the second wealthiest in East Asia, next only to Japan. However, by the 1960s its economic performance started being overtaken. The economy stagnated under the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos as the regime spawned economic mismanagement and political volatility.The country suffered from slow economic growth and bouts of economic recession. Only in the 1990s with a program of economic liberalization did the economy begin to recover.
The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis affected the economy, resulting in a lingering decline of the value of the peso and falls in the stock market. But the extent it was affected initially was not as severe as that of some of its Asian neighbors. This was largely due to the fiscal conservatism of the government, partly as a result of decades of monitoring and fiscal supervision from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in comparison to the massive spending of its neighbors on the rapid acceleration of economic growth. There have been signs of progress since. In 2004, the economy experienced 6.4% GDP growth and 7.1% in 2007, its fastest pace of growth in three decades.Yet average annual GDP growth per capita for the period 1966–2007 still stands at 1.45% in comparison to an average of 5.96% for the East Asia and the Pacific region as a whole and the daily income for 45% of the population of the Philippines remains less than $2. Despite enjoying sustained economic growth during the 2000s (decade), as of 2010, the country’s economy remains smaller than those of its Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore in terms of GDP and GDP per capita (nominal).
Other incongruities and challenges exist. The economy is heavily reliant on remittances which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Regional development is uneven with Luzon – Metro Manila in particular – gaining most of the new economic growth at the expense of the other regions,although the government has taken steps to distribute economic growth by promoting investment in other areas of the country. Despite constraints, service industries such as tourism and business process outsourcing have been identified as areas with some of the best opportunities for growth for the country. Goldman Sachs includes the country in its list of the “Next Eleven” economies.but China and India have emerged as major economic competitors.
Goldman Sachs estimates that by the year 2050, it will be the 14th largest economy in the world. HSBC also projects the Philippine economy to become the 16th largest economy in the world, 5th largest economy in Asia and the largest economy in the South East Asian region by 2050.The Philippines is a member of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asian Development Bank which is headquartered in Mandaluyong City, the Colombo Plan, the G-77, and the G-24 among other groups and institutions.
Metro Manila is the most populous of the 12 defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines and the 11th most populous in the world. As of the 2007 census, it had a population of 11,553,427, comprising 13% of the national population.Including suburbs in the adjacent provinces (Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) of Greater Manila, the population is around 21 million.
Metro Manila’s gross regional product is estimated as of July 2009 to be ₱468.4 billion (at constant 1985 prices) and accounts for 33% of the nation’s GDP. In 2011, it ranked as the 28th wealthiest urban agglomeration in the world and the 2nd in Southeast Asia, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cebu City in the Visayas and Davao City in Mindanao are other important urban centers.
A jeepney and a bus, common forms of public transport in the Philippines
The transportation infrastructure in the country is relatively underdeveloped. Partly this is due to the mountainous terrain and the scattered geography of the islands, but it is also the result of the government’s persistent underinvestment in infrastructure. In 2003, only 3.6% of GDP went to infrastructure development which was significantly lower than that of some of its neighbors.Consequently, while there are 203,025 kilometers (126,154 mi) of roads in the country, only around 20% of the total is paved. The current administration under President Benigno Aquino III has been pushing to improve the country’s infrastructure and transportation systems through various projects.
Percussion instruments that make up the Philippine kulintang ensemble, an example of pre-Hispanic musical tradition
Philippine culture is a combination of Eastern and Western cultures. The Philippines exhibits aspects found in other Asian countries with a Malay heritage, yet its culture also displays a significant amount of Spanish and American influences. Traditional festivities known as barrio fiestas (district festivals) to commemorate the feast days of patron saints are common. The Moriones Festival and Sinulog Festival are a couple of the most well-known. These community celebrations are times for feasting, music, and dancing. Some traditions, however, are changing or gradually being forgotten due to modernization. The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company has been lauded for preserving many of the various traditional folk dances found throughout the Philippines. They are famed for their iconic performances of Philippine dances such as the tinikling and singkil that both feature the use of clashing bamboo poles.
In the Philippines, half of the foreign students come from East Asia, particularly from China, Korea, and Taiwan, according to the UNESCO.
While lots of foreign students are found anywhere in the world—like in US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, or Japan—some cannot ignore studying in the Philippines.
For example, Kwon Ka-young, a Korean university student who went to the Philippines last year to volunteer and study English said: “Studying in the Philippines helped me not only to improve my English skills but also to become more of a global citizen.” Aside from Koreans, an increasing number of Americans, Koreans, Taiwanese, Chinese, and other foreigners also pursue their education in the country.
Why do some 5, 000 foreign students study here in the Philippines? Few countries in Asia can match the country when it comes to providing quality education and fun at the same time.
As the world’s 3rd largest English-speaking nation, the Philippines provides huge knowledge resources, up-to-date instruction, and a multicultural learning atmosphere with its 93.9% literacy rate. It is home to a number of ISO-certified universities and 275 higher educational institutions identified as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. There are also several international schools in the Philippines which are on American, British, German, Chinese, French, and Japanese educational tracks.
The business and accounting schools in the country adhere to the US’ Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) while the engineering and marine schools are included in the APEC Engineer Registry and International Maritime Organization (IMO) white list. Students are also guaranteed of getting training from more than 115, 000 teachers with master’s and doctorate degrees in the Philippines.
Foreign students do not only get the chance of earning excellent education, but they also find ways of enjoying their stay in the Philippines. After having serious lessons in their classrooms, they can relax by swimming, surfing, diving, and snorkeling in numerous pristine beaches anywhere, or unwind in some of the island’s heritage sites like the man-made rice terraces, marine parks, mountains, underground rivers, and other tourist hideaways that depict Asian and European architecture. If these are not the places for them, they can still enjoy hanging out in countless five-star hotels and restaurants, entertainment shows, shopping malls, and cafes.
The Philippines is known for its people’s hospitality and joyfulness. Visitors everywhere marvel at the way they are treated in each place they visit. They also enjoy the number of festivals that are held for every locality which reflects the country’s rich and diverse culture and traditions. The Korean student Ka-young added: “One of my greatest curiosities in the Philippines is why Filipino festivals last for a week because usually, Korean festivals take place for only two or three days. I enjoyed the fiestas mainly the Ati-atihan, where Koreans and Filipinos all became one by dancing, singing, and even drinking together.”
Studies also show that it is more affordable to study in the Philippines compared with other countries offering high quality education. It is because a person can live a modest lifestyle by only spending US$350 to US$500 a month.
Programs for mobile students:
To attract foreigners to pursue their education in the Philippines, the government prepared some programs to suit the students’ needs.
One of these is the ‘Philippine ESL (English as a Second Language) Tour Program,’ in which the study of English forms part of a structured tour package. Studying English becomes more exciting and fun through dynamic and creative ways of learning where participants get to interact, practice, and use English more often in real-life settings thru games, outdoor activities, excursions, and immersions. Aside from learning the English
language, participants get to see the beautiful sceneries of the Philippine countryside and immerse with the local culture.
The duration of English courses vary depending on the needs and objectives of the student. Modules may range from one week to one month depending on the student’s level of proficiency. Participants can choose among the 21 bi-authorized English language learning centers spread all over the country.
Medical Teachers guarantee that graduates from these medical universities are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCFHS etc.
According to MOE , higher educational institutions that enroll international students for the undergraduate medical program in English shall have the authority to grant master’s degree in Basic Medicine and Clinical Medicine (First-level Subjects), and the affiliated hospitals with Grade III, Level A.
The universities have their own first-class medical labs with pretty good facilities in the nationwide. And all the universities have the 3A comprehensive affiliated teaching and practicing hospitals approved by the Ministry of Health.
After you receive the school admission letter, it will take 2-5 weeks to get your student visa.
Some universities specially provide girls’ hostel, boys’ hostel and the common hostels that anyone can apply.
Yes. Almost all the universities have the Muslim restaurants for both international students and the local majority students.
All universities receive applications for MBBS programs through Medical Teachers. It is the official online portal for international students applying to all international medical universities. Medical Teachers was set up with support from all country’s Ministry of Education to act as an online liaison between international students and their medical universities. Medical Teachers application process is done online.
There is a wealth of other areas that students can study. Students can study various aspects of their art and culture. Students can also take advantage of classes on dance, painting, calligraphy, literature and more while they study medicine.
A local language course is compulsory in every university which offers MBBS in English. Even if classes are conducted in English, the language spoken in daily life is essential for students when they leave the classroom. It is helpful for international students to know local language. Nevertheless, not all of the universities ask the students to pass the HSK test at a certain level before graduation. For detailed information, you check the accredited universities respectively.
In general, universities are not accept the transferring from a school, university or institution where you have studied in a degree program.