Study Medicine in the Philippines

PATHE ACADEMY welcomes you to study Medicine in Angeles University Foundation (AUF) in the Philippines and is pleased to provide all necessary information and handle your documentation to ensure admission to your chosen course of study. It has been duly accredited by the Angeles University Foundation (AFU) as its Agent in Sri Lanka.

Besides being a Referral Agency handling student placement overseas for over a decade, PATHE is also engaged in providing tertiary and higher education locally, in several fields such as Allied Medical Professions/Information and Communication Technology/Advanced Vocational Education/ Management & Business Studies and Art & Language.

The Philippines is situated in South East Asia, bordering Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau and China, with Manila City as its capital. It is the 12th most populous country in the world with a population of nearly 87 million people.

Angeles University Foundation (AUF) is located in Angeles City, 80 kilometres north of Manila and is locally classified as a first class, highly urbanized city. AUF was established in May 1962, initially as a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. After less than 9 years of successful operation it was granted university status in April 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture & Sports of the Republic of Philippines. Today it is a world-class higher educational institution committed to excellence in instruction, research and community services and is considered the premiere university in the region. It has a wide range of degree programmes with Medicine being a main stream. They follow the American system of education in general.

The medicine course is divided into two parts, the first part being the accelerated Bachelor of Science programme (Pre-medical- for students with O levels) and the second part, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme. The entire course is conducted in the English medium.

MD degree awarded by the AFU is recognized by the Sri Lanka Medical Council, British Medical Council and those of many other countries and also enlisted in the WHO, ESFMG - USA etc.


  • Philippines has an advanced and affordable higher education system.
  • High quality curriculum and updated training infrastructure facilities.
  • Courses at AFU are conducted entirely in English (Philippines is well versed in English as it was an (American colony for a long time).
  • Training is provided for exams like USMLE, PLAB, Australian MC etc. for those who wish to practice Medicine in USA / UK / Australia / New Zealand.
  • A chain of university hostels provide comfortable, safe and complete living accommodation for students and visiting guests. The hostels are well equipped with A/C, cots and mattresses, study table, kitchen utility etc.
  • One out of every 10 doctors in USA is a graduate from Philippines.
  • Best chances to network with Alumni (past graduates) globally for job placements after completion of studies.
  • AUF strongly supports the education of the poor but deserving students by way of various scholarships, grants and financial assistance in keeping with its motto that 'no one must be denied education due to poverty'.

For further information, registration and application - Contact PATHE Academy on Hotlines: English and Tamil :077-3017883 - English and Sinhala - 077-3959799 - and on land line: 011-2586418 at No.111/½, Maya Avenue, Kirulapone, Colombo-06.

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