Faculty of foreign students was opened in 1995 on the initiative of the pro-rector on scientific and clinical work Professor Z.Sh.Zhumadilov first among medical schools in Kazakhstan.
The first Dean of foreign department was appointed corresponding member the Academy of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor M.N.Mussin (1995-2007). From 2002 Vice-dean of Foreign department –associate professor A.S.Orazalina. From 2007 till present time associate professor A.S.Orazalina is a Dean of Foreign department.
In 2007-2008 academic yearVice-Dean of foreign department – associate Professor R.R. Olzhaeva.
In 2008-2009 academic year Vice-dean of the foreign department Asylbekov K.M.
In 2009-2010 academic year, Vice-Dean Vice-Dean of foreign department – Senior Lecturer, N.V. Shchetinina.
In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic year, Vice-Dean of foreign department – associate professor Maukaeva S.B.
In 2012-2013 academic year, Vice Dean of faculties of Credit technology of study and foreign department – Usenova O.A.
In 2013-2014 academic year, Vice Dean of faculties of Credit technology of study and foreign department – Rymbayeva T.A.
In 1995 year 43 students from India, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and Jordan get admission to University. Study process was conducted in Russian language. The English Medium was opened in 1998. Education of foreign students is based on the Curriculum, appropriate standards of medical education in the Republic of Kazakhstan the English language. Educational process and its methodical support satisfied to the modern requirements of specialist’s high education. The methodical gaudiness are prepared in English by the teacher’s staff of all departments (lectures, aids, tests, tasks, etc.). Textbooks in English are enough in library of university.
University teacher’s staff have been held and further training, retraining in medical schools, Universities of the United States, Grate Britain, Japan, Belgium, Israel, Denmark, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Austria, etc. More than 40 teachers have a secondary qualification and degree in the specialty – the teacher of English (they graduated "Kaynar" State University, Auezov Semey State Pedagogical Institute and have second Diploma, first diploma with qualification of Doctor of Medicine).
All conditions and facilities for the study of foreign students are present – excellent study rooms, modern innovative technologies and methods of study, clinical centers, hospitals, library, sport hall, hostel, visa support.
Feedback from graduates which are working in Pakistan, India, Palestine, Sudan, Morocco, Jordan, Israel, Syria, show a high level of knowledge and practical skills as professionals. In the 2005-2006 academic year university prepared 44 specialists (Doctor of medicine); in the 2006-2007 academic year – 20 specialists; in the 2007-2008 academic year – 52 specialists; in 2008-2009academic year – 67 specialists; in 2009-2010academic year – 77 specialists; in 2010 – 2011 academic year– 42 specialists, in 2011-2012 academic year – 33 specialists of medical faculty and plus 13 specialists of General medicine faculty; in 2012-2013 academic year – 15 specialists; in 2013-2014 academic year – 10 specialists.
Now days 100 students from India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Russia study in Semey State medical university.