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 established in the year 1976. Davao Medical School of Foundation is one of the biggest medical university in the Philippines. It was 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 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 students to be focused, competitive and flexible in the world market.

The university is providing the best infrastructure for its students and the quality facilities like good and spacious hostels, libraries, modern classrooms, etc. Moreover, the university is providing a healthy and friendly environment on the campus for its students. The institute has various other activity centers in the campus like gym, separate sports complex, etc. The University believes in the overall development of every student and thus organizes various personality development programs such as Seminars, Debates, Conferences and Student Exchange programs. Apart from personality development programs, the University organizes various sports and cultural events and also encourages students to partake in these activities.

Davao Medical School of Foundation is offering a low-cost medicine program. The university is preparing doctors for near countries, and far abroad. It is one of the most fastest-growing international university in the region. 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. There are more than 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total number of students is around 10,058. 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.

Course & Eligibility

Course NameDurationCourse Fee
6 Years
19,78,800 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

134 marks for general category, 107 for reserved category.

MBBS Fee Structure

YearCollege Fee USD $College Fee INR ₹Hostel Fee USD $Hostel Fee INR ₹One Time USD $One Time INR ₹Total USD $Total INR ₹
Second Year 4850 329800 0 0 0 0 4850 329800
Third Year 4850 329800 0 0 0 0 4850 329800
Fourth Year 4850 329800 0 0 0 0 4850 329800
Fifth Year 4850 329800 0 0 0 0 4850 329800
Sixth Year 4850 329800 0 0 0 0 4850 329800
First Year 4850 329800 0 0 4850 329800 9700 659600
Grand Total291001978800004850329800339502308600


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

Implementation of the 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.

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
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.

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

The basis for Selection of Candidates

  • 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.

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

  • Application form of respective medical university.
  • 10th & 12th Marksheet with Photocopy
  • Passport front page & back page 
  • Passport size photograph
  • School leaving certificate & Migration Certificate
  • NEET Exam scorecard
  • Student family financial background statement
  • Guarantee Statment
  • Non-Criminal Certificate
  • Physical Examination Form

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

The university 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 = 70 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. 0
Admission Fee
Rs. 0
Visa Fee
Rs. 0
Travel Fee
Rs. 0

Total BMU Processing Fee : - Rs. 0 + 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.

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