About University



Southwestern University was established in 1946 as the Southwestern Colleges by Don Matias Hipolito Chavez Aznar II and his wife with an aim to establish a medical school that can be in reach to the common people. Since its inception, the school of medicine has built a long-lasting reputation by providing world-class education and training physicians from different parts of the world.

SWU Medical centre is located in Cebu, the 2nd biggest city of the Philippines (South) which is closer to countries like Malaysia and Singapore. The study module ensures shaping students to become world-class practitioners to foster innovative innovations through research to continuously enhance healthcare delivery.

Highlights of Southwestern University


  • The university is accredited by the Philippines Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).
  • It is awarded as the outstanding Educational Institute by the Government of Cebu.
  • The medical curriculum is designed to meet today’s worldwide medical demand.
  • It is a recipient of the National Award for Community Service by the San Miguel Corporation and the Rotary Club of Makati.
  • It is one of the top research-oriented Medical Universities in the Philippines that provides top-notch state-of-the-art amenities and enormous educational opportunities.



Cebu is the oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines which is politically independent of the provincial government. Geographically, Cebu is a beautiful place that consists of main islands as well as 167 other surrounding islands. A city is a tourist place for those who love to enjoy the sight scenes with white-sand beaches, trekking and wildlife, seafood, waterfalls, sea diving, and so on. The city is very well developed in terms of transportation and infrastructure that provides a better life to a foreigner.

Indian students at Southwestern University

  • Southwestern University is another choice for pursuing MBBS in the Philippines from different parts of the world. AS, the academic programs, research, and curriculum are designed in order to fulfill the modern medical needs of the world. The competent, motivated, and dedicated professionals promote synergy in quest of sustainable growth and development. Recently, more than 1500 Indian students are completing their degrees from the university. Other consideration factors to take direct admission to MBBS in the Philippines are:

    Global Accreditation: The university is recognized and accredited in different parts of the world that provides global exposure to national and international students. It is listed in WHO (World Health Organization) and IMED medical education directories. In addition, SWU Medical centre is authorized by the MCI (Medical Council of India) that provides an opportunity to apply for FMGE (Medical Licensing Exam) in India for practice. As well, can apply for higher education anywhere in the world.

    Medical Degree at SWU Medical centre:  The medical degree provided is MD which is equivalent to MBBS in USA, India, and other Commonwealth countries. The degree course is of 4 years under which 3 years are dedicated to getting an understanding of the medical and clinical academics learning while the fourth year is to apply the accumulated academics theory in the practical life. The Medical degree is authorized by different countries of the world that ensures Medical practice in different parts of the world.

    The language of MBBS in the Philippines:  The Philippines is an English-speaking country and thus the medium of instruction is English during the study. It is an additional advantage for the Indian students too that they don’t need to learn an additional language which is also an important part to clear in the MCI Screening Test. Additionally, it provides a comfort level while interacting with locals and patients.

    MCI Screening Coaching:  The institute is providing MCI coaching to Indian students so that they can pass the MCI Screening test without putting in more extra effort after returning to India.

    Hostel Facilities and Accommodation:  Hostel rooms are spacious and managed to share between 2 or 3 students although facilities for every aspirant is separate. The rooms are featured with all basic amenities from furniture to centralized AC. Security is a priority that is undertaken 24*7. Indian food is also available in the college canteen although students can join either canteen, eat out or self-cook.

    Low MBBS Fees and Flexible payment option:  MBBS Fees in the Philippines is quite affordable including tuition fees, living cost, accommodation charges, food charges and so on. In addition, a flexible payout facility is also available. The University offers direct admission to MBBS without charging any donation fees. For complete fees details, please refer given below fees structure

    Direct MBBS admission to Southwestern University School:  Medical aspirants can apply for direct MBBS admission to Southwestern University School of Medicine without passing any entrance exams.

    Direct Admission for MBBS in Philippines is now available at Southwestern University. Contact Lakshya MBBS Overseas and Apply Now.

Southwestern University Fees for MBBS

1st Year

INR 835800.00 $ 11940.00

2nd Year

INR 480900.00 $ 6870.00

3rd Year

INR 292600.00 $ 4180.00

4th Year

INR 292600.00 $ 4180.00

5th Year

INR 292600.00 $ 4180.00

Full Price

INR 2194500.00 $ 31350.00