Our lady Fatima University
Our Lady Fatima University is a non-public medical university in the Philippines. It was founded in 1967, it has 4 main campuses which are in the following locations: Valenzuela city, Rizal Antipolo, Pampanga, Quezon City.
Formerly, it was popularly known as Fatima Medical Science Foundation and its popularity can be imagined by its expansion to 4 campuses to cater the students in the best way. It offers 1.5 years of BS course and 4 years of MD course. Initially, there are theoretical sessions in the course and the last year is based on practical knowledge in this way the university provides balanced and correct knowledge.
Indian medical aspirants need to qualify for a screening test in their home country to become a legal doctor, hence Our lady Fatima University provides the facility to get ready for that screening test with the association of CollegeClue.
OLFU is recognised by WHO and other internal organizations which shows that the MBBS degree provided by it is valid across the globe.
Our Lady Fatima University – Rewards & Ranking
- According to the UNI Rank, the Institute ranks in 33rd position among the other medical colleges in the Philippines
- It holds the position of 7755th rank among the most preferred medical institutes across the world.
Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Study in University of Our lady Fatima University
|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 Our lady Fatima University
Students will be engaged for around 18 months Pre-medical course and 4 years of MD course which means the entire course duration will be 5.5 years to 6 years.
Fee structure for MBBS Study in Philippines for OLFU
|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 3,02,046||Php
|Php 3,02,046||Php 3,02,046||Php 3,02,046||Php 14,09,548||Rs 21,19,719|
Note: Philippines Peso 1 = INR 1.50
The overall budget to study MBBS from OLFU goes around 20 lakh to 22 lakh INR.
Hostel and food cost is not included in the above fee structure because both are mandatory but only for 1st year. You will need to pay Php 15000 per month to avail of the food and accommodation facility.
Also, the above-mentioned cost is subject to change, it may fluctuate as per the currency fluctuation or any change in college policy.
Important dates – October Intake
|Application Start Date||August|
|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|
Important dates – January Intake (Winter Intake)
|Application Start Date||December|
|Invitation Letter||Within 15 days|
|Admission Letter||Within 2 to 3 working days|
|Last Date of Admission Form||By the end of January every year|
Benefits of studying MBBS from OLFU
- Well reputed institution with 54 years of education history
- Ideal student-teacher ratio
- Experienced teachers including PhD scholars and researchers from international medical institutes
- Globally recognized degreed, approved by WHO
- High MCI/FMGE/NEXT test passing 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
- Well furnished single, double bed hostels special designed to meet Indian students requirement
- 24*7 high-speed internet, water, electricity and access to other essential things like library and study room
- Indian mess facility where all Indian recipes are prepared by Indian chefs.
- University has a sports club with basketball, beach volleyball court with the latest equipment.
How to reach?
Our Lady Fatima University has different campuses in different cities but all are well connected with the national and international airports.
All campuses are 500km to 1000km from the airport and it takes around 1.5 hours to cover.
The total distance from Delhi to Manila, Philippines is around 5000 KM, it takes around 9 to 10 hours including layover time.
All our students will benefit from our post-arrival facility, so they will be received by our representative and safely transported to the university campus via a convenient mode of transport.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any language barrier in OLFU?
No, there is no language barrier for Indian students because the Philippines is one of those countries where English is the primary language of citizens like the US, UK, Canada and Australia. So language will not be a barrier for Indian medical aspirants.
Is Our Lady Fatima University safe for Indian students?
Yes, the Philippines is completely safe for international students. The universities pay special attention to the safety of international as well as Indian students. The teachers and staff members are very welcoming towards international students and try to help them so that they can get a comfortable learning environment.
Is there any scholarship program at OLFU?
The university runs various scholarship programs to encourage students who have a strong academic background and who perform very well in the semesters.
Can a Medical student settle in the USA after completing his MBBS degree from OLFU?
Yes, if any student desires to settle in the USA can appear in the USMLE Exam. The Philippines education system is influenced by the USA, so this makes the path for MBBS graduates smooth who want to make their medical career in the USA.