The Cagayan State University commonly known as CSU is the first and only state run enriching Medical University in Cagayan Valley. This is a popular Medical University in Philippines among the Indian students for its low tuition fee. CSU was established in the year of 1436. CSU’s College of Medicine was established in the year of 1993.
CSU is a comprehensive University with 8 campuses in Cagayan Valley. The University offers variety of Graduate , Post Graduate, Vocational and Health programs. Cagayan State University College of Medicine and Surgery is located in the main campus of Tuguegarao, a small town in Northern Philippines, which 8 hours by Road and 1 hour by flights from the Capital City of Manila.
The CSU College of Medicine regards itself as a center of Excellency among the Medical Universities in Philippines by offering the high quality medical education. The CSU College of Medicine is associated with Cagayan Valley Medical Center, which is a licensed training and teaching agency of the Department of Health. There is a public hospital with quality healthcare facilities, authorized training and teaching faculty thus, providing excellent and extensive medical and health services. Other affiliations include hospitals such as East Avenue Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital and AFP General Hospital.
Mission of CSU
To effectively ensure the transfer, utilization and application of Medical Technology Education for quality health services delivery through relevant, responsive, reproductive & quality instruction, research & extension program.
1. To develop quality, excellent & globally competitive Medical Technologists who could deliver prompt, effective & quality health care services in the local, national & international labor markets.
2. To intensify, expand & strengthen the BS Medical Technology course, which would largely contribute to the achievement CSU’s strategic development goals.
3. To improve & enhance the effectiveness of the Medical Technology project & activities through capability building, skills training & staff devcelopment.
4. To ensure a better preparatory course for a higher medical education.
5. To produce competent Medical Technologists who can significantly contribute in the health care delivery in the country & the whole world.
100% Passing Rate of the Pioneer Batch during the 2003 Medical Technology Licensure Examinations.
100% English Medium. English is Official Language of the Philippines Have produced 12 Registered Medical Technologists out of 18 graduates of the course and are presently employed in the different government and private agencies in the region.
Low fees, low cost of life & high quality Education
Listed in WHO Directory – Eligible to practice in India post MCI registration
Listed in IMED Directory – USMLE
Listed in California Board of Medicine – eligible for jobs in California, USA
Indian food available in CSU canteen and outside the University Hostel.
Affiliations / Listings / Recognitions
World Health Organization (WHO)
Medical Colleges in Philippines are listed in World Health Organization (WHO) Directory of Medical Universities.
The WHO Directory is now the AVICENNA Directory, maintained by the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). http://avicenna.ku.dk/database/medicine
IMED – ECFMG – USMLE
Listed in the IMED Directory. Students are eligible for USMLE conducted by the ECFMG – USA
Commission For Higher Education – Philippines (CHED)
Body which authorizes and regulates all Universities and Colleges of higher education in the Philippines.
All Universities need to be recognized by CHED, under the Govt. of The Philippines.
CSU is recognised by CHED.
Medical Council of India (MCI) Recognition
All Philippine Medical Colleges are recognized by the MCI. Under Section 4 of MCI Screening Test Regulations 2002, dated 13 February 2002; applicants are eligible to give the Screening Test and practice in India after being educated in WHO Listed Medical Colleges. i.e. The MCI recognizes all medical colleges listed in the WHO Directory.
The MCI directory of Medical Colleges is the WHO Directory. There is no separate MCI list after 2002. The MCI registration process for students going overseas for Medical education is:
a. File for Certificate of Eligibility in India. This can be filed anytime before graduation.
b. On return clear a competency examination named FMGE or Foreign Medical Graduate Examination conducted by the National Board of Examination – New Delhi (know as the MCI screening test) – conducted twice a year.
c. There is NO Limit on number test attempts.
d. If a student is well prepared they pass the FMGE in the 1 attempt. All students who go overseas for MBBS or equivalent degree are to clear this test – no exceptions.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”–Confucius
This quote from the famous Chinese philosopher must be true for every student who wishes to study abroad and attain a winning career. Students should be careful in choosing which country they will spend their time and money for studying because if they made a wrong step or move, the journey to success would be difficult for them to take.
The benefits of choosing Philippines
While lots of foreign students are found anywhere in the world—like in US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, or Japan—No one can ignore studying in the Philippines. Philippines has one of the best education systems in Asia. Its is one of the best place for students to study completely in English, at affordable prices and high quality.
The education system is just so fantastic that Philippines has send hundreds of doctors and engineers to work in USA, UK , Middle east etc along with other professionals. Students of University of Cagayan State University are eligible to apply for certification and licensure in over 120 countries in the world including: US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and etc.
Cagayan State University Fees Structure
Fees in Rupees
Insurance / yr
Student Registration Fee
Hostel + Food /yr
Rs per year
a. Fees for 16 months Bachelors course (1st year)
b.Conversion from Tourist visa to Student visa in Philippines.
c. Airport pick up and deposit to University.
d. One year medical insurance from AIG.
e. Student have to pay fees at the prevailing exchange rates.
f. Exchange Rate: 1 US $ = 55 Rs
g. Fees are subject to change by the university