The International Office was founded in 2003 - initially, its name was The Department of International Cooperation and External Economic Activity - under the guidance of Prof. Leyla Akhmadeyeva. The creation of the Office was preceded by the work of the Dean's Office for International Students.
Currently, the International Office works in several directions, the main of which are the work with international students, development of international academic mobility, and international research, science, and conference projects.
In the academic year 2015-2016 at BSMU there are 270 international students from 26 countries of the world, as India, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Vietnam, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and other countries. In 2004, the University began training students from English-speaking countries (like India and Bangladesh). The language of instruction was Russian with a partial use of English. In 2011, the first students who started their training with a partial use of English, graduated from BSMU. Among them there was a graduate student who was awarded a Diploma with Honors.
We cooperate with universities, clinics, scientific and educational centers of Germany, China, Norway, USA, Great Britain and other countries. Faculty members and students of BSMU participate in exchange programs, conferences and workshops, perform researches together with our international partners. Clinical trial centers and departments of BSMU take part in international clinical trials on pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.