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Davao Medical School Foundation

Address : Address: Medical School Dr, Poblacion District, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur, Philippines , Philippines

Type : Private Short Name : DMSF Established : 1976


Davao Medical School of Foundation (DMSF)

Davao Medical School of Foundation (DMSF) is one of the largest medical university in the Philippines teaching MBBS to students from both Philippines and abroad. It is recognized by WHO, MCI, and many more international professional groups. Davao Medical School of Foundation has formed into a huge scale, a well-managed comprehensive university with good MBBS teaching staff. It is one of those universities which is having an advanced system of education, and it trains students with the help of updated education technology of medical study. The university embraces the high-tech methods of practical medicine that empower MBBS students to be focused, competitive and flexible in the world market.

Davao Medical School of Foundation offers low-cost MBBS program. The university is preparing doctors from near by countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and far abroad. It is one of the fastest growing international university in the region imparting both MBBS and education in other streams. The Davao Medical school is situated on a 2.5-hectare site near to the center of Davao City, which boasts of a stable climate, both in terms of its politics and its climate. There are five universities in the City as well as some schools and colleges. DMSF operates a College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH). 

Students are affiliated to the Davao Medical Center, the Davao Doctors Hospitals, San Pedro Hospital, and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital for their clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their courses. There are more than 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total number of students is around 1,058. DMSF is an attractive option for international medical students as it has a unique geographical location, the peace and order, and the political stability of Davao city. Till now, more than 800 international medical students are already studying in the institute.

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Course & Eligibility

Course NameDurationCourse Fee
5 Years
22,28,000 INR

  • Eligibility Criteria
Candidate must have passed their 10+2(sr. secondary education) with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved category) marks with PCB from any recognized board.

  • Admission Procedure
Admission will be on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance exam (NEET).

  • Cut Off (2020)

147 marks for general category, 113 for reserved category.

In 2021, NEET cutoff passing marks for general category is 720-138, while for SC/ST/OBC it is 137-108.

Fee Structure

BS Course1st Installment2nd InstallmentTotal
BS (Biology) 250000 350000 600000
Total   600000 INR ₹
CourseTution Fee2nd InstallmentTotalTotal INR
MD Course 1st Year 4100 4100 8200 615000
MD Course 2nd Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
MD Course 3rd Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
MD Course 4th Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
MD Course 4.5th Year 2550 0 2550 191250
Total   26050 USD $ 1953750 INR
Total MD + BS Course: 1953750 + 600000 = 2553750 INR

Course1st Installment2nd InstallmentTotalTotal INR
MD Course 1st Year 4100 4100 8200 615000
MD Course 2nd Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
MD Course 3rd Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
MD Course 4th Year 2550 2550 5100 382500
Grand Total   23500 USD $ 1762500 INR
Fee ParticularFeeFee INR
HOSTEL & MESS CHARGES *12,000 peso/month 18,000 INR
VISA RENEWAL 20,000 Peso 29,641 INR
INSURANCE 5000 Peso / Year 7410 INR / Year
BMU PROCESSING FEE 1,50,000 + GST (18%) INR 1,50,000 + GST (18%) INR
ADDITIONAL INFO (1 Peso = 1.5 INR this rate is taken for calculation ) At time of payment, actual rate will be applied 1 USD$ = 75 INR at time of calculation. Actual rate will be applied at time of admissionate will be applied
Remark : Tuition Fees Can be Paid in 2 Installment


Nellie Kellog Van Schaick Scholarship Program

The main objective of this scholarship is to help the people of Mindanao by creating more doctors. The scholarship program also focuses on providing financial aid for students of DMSF who are unable to pay their tuition. There are more than 500 students who are now doctors due to this Nellie Kellog Van Schaick Scholarship program of the Davao Medical School Foundation. Find out more about applying for this scholarship below

Implementation of Nellie Kellog Van Schaick Scholarship Program is done through the Scholarship Committee as recommended by the Dean of the DMSF. The committee consists of a minimum of three to five members with one as the Chairperson. The Committee members shall serve the office for a period of two years and may subject to reappointment.

Requirements for Scholarships

The scholarship committee should accept the students request for the scholarship program. For first-year students, the aspirant must have an average of 85 or better in their BS Degree. To maintain or renew the scholarship,

Full scholars: an average of 82 or better without a grade less than 78 in any subject.

Partial scholars: an average of 80 or better with NO grade below 75 in any subject.

All the students who are applying for scholarships will be reevaluated yearly. Based on their academic performance or their financial needs, the scholarship committee may upgrade it from partial to full or downgrade from full to partial, or even discontinue the scholarship grant.

Students availing scholarship programs must

  • commit to serve the rural area after completing their studies and passing the licensure exam.
  • be physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  • be in need of financial assistance.

The same as those for the full scholar except that the scholar required to serve for a period equivalent to ¾ of the number of years enjoyed under the grant.
  • An aspirant should submit a copy of their transcript of records.
  • It is mandatory for the students applying for the scholarship to submit the income tax returns of their parents during the two (2) immediately preceding years and the latest BIR declaration of assets and liabilities.
  • A certification of good moral character from the head of his/her school, or from the parish priest or church minister should be submitted.
  • The student should also submit a medical certification stating their physical fitness.
  • All the documents submitted during the interview will be subject to verification by the committee members. If the documents were found fake or duplicate the application will be rejected and no appeals for reconsideration is entertained.
  • The student should submit the application to the Chairman of the Committee with the above documents to the secretary.
  • An orientation program is conducted for the applicants and their parents/guardians.
  • The interview will be conducted by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Once the students are selected, he/she should sign the contract of the scholarship.

Responsibilities and Privileges

Full Scholar

Full tuition and Miscellaneous Fees, Full Book Allowance with Board and Lodging Allowance. He or she must serve in a rural area approved by the DMSF for the period equivalent to the number of years enjoyed under the scholarship program.

Partial Scholar

Category A – Full Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees, Full Book Allowance without Board and Lodging Allowance.

Category B – Full Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees, without Book Allowance

Category C – 50% of Tuition and Miscellaneous fees, Full Book Allowance, No Board and Lodging Allowance.

The basis for Selection of Candidates


The students are requested to maintain their grades for the yearly renewal of the scholarship program. All these details from mentors should be submitted to the committee on time for the next academic year.

Mandatory Documents

Documents Required For Visa:

  • 10th Original Marksheet
  • 12th Original Marksheet
  • Passport Original
  • Police Clearance Certificate From Passport Office
  • Affidavit Of Financial Support & No Objection Clearance
  • Bank Statement For 6 Months With Minimum Closing Balance Of 5 Lakhs
  • Neet Admit Card & Neet Marksheet

Medical Tests From The Hospitals Listed Below:

  • Miot International Hospital, Manapakkam, Chennai
  • Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Hepatitis - B (HBS-Ag)
  • Total Blood Examination Study
  • Urine Test
  • Stool Test
  • HIV Test
  • VDRL Test

    Other Facilities

    • Library: - The university has a library with a large collection of books, periodicals, and journals.
    • Sports: - The institute has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities in the campus like table tennis, basketball, volleyball, 400-meter running track, tennis court, Handball field, etc.
    • Labs: - The institute has a well-equipped lab in the campus with modern equipment and tools.
    • Computer lab: - The institute has a well-equipped computer lab in the campus with the latest computer machines and tools.
    • Gym: - The institute has a gym in the campus with modern machines and tools like dumbbells, treadmill.

    Hostel Description

    Davao Medical School has a hostel for students and faculty in which they are providing a well-furnished room with all the necessary amenities like bed, chair, mattress, air-conditioner, etc. Moreover, they have well-organized transport facilities in the hostel for the students.

    Some of the other important facts about the hostel are: -

    • University distance from Hostel: - There is only walking distance between the university and hostel.
    • Room occupancy info: - The hostels are available in only single, and double occupancies in rooms. Students can choose one of them based on their needs, requirement, budget, and availability.
    • Basic Amenities: - All the rooms are well-furnished and centrally air-conditioned with all the necessary amenities like a bed, bed sheets, mattress, study table, refrigerator, etc. 
    • Laundry room info: - They have a single laundry room in each hostel.
    • Kitchen info: - Each floor is having a common kitchen in every hostel where students can cook their meals whenever they want.
    • Washroom and Toilet info: - All the rooms have the attached washroom and toilet.
    • Boy and Girl hostel info: - Boys and girls hostels are separate.
    • Security info: - All the hostels are very safe and secure as they have security cameras in every hostel for student safety. Security staff is always there for the security of the students.
    • Indian Mess availability info: - Indian food is available in the mess in which they are providing healthy and nutritious food to students.
    • Gym info: - The university has a gym in the campus with modern machines and tools like dumbbells, treadmill, etc.

    Important Notes

    • 1 USD$ = 52 PHP = 75 INR at the time of calculation actual rate at the time of Fees Payment will be calculated
    • The hostel is Rs 6000-7000/Month Water & Electricity on Actual Basis
    • Cost of Indian Food is 5000 - 6000 Rs/Month
    • Visa Conversion, ACR Registration, Medical Test = 700$ (First Year Only) Visa Renewal - 300 USD$ From Second Year onwards.




    BMU Processing Fee

    Registration Fee
    Rs. 25000
    Admission Fee
    Rs. 0
    Visa Fee
    Rs. 74000
    Travel Fee
    Rs. 0

    Total BMU Processing Fee : - Rs. 99000 + GST

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    Awards & Rankings

    • The university has ranked 128 in universities of Philippines by webometrics.
    • The university ranks 17935 in universities of the world by webometrics.

    Davao Medical School Foundation - MCI Result

    S.NoPeriodAppearedPassPass %
    1 2012-2014 151 38 25.17 %
    2 2015 - 2018 651 218 33.49 %
    3 2019 848 462 54.48 %
    4 2020 1488 551 37.03 %
    5 2021 1846 738 39.98 %
    6 2022 2540 750 29.53 %
    7 2023 2947 539 18.29 %
     Total 10471 3296  
    SOURCE :-

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