Semey State Medical University holds two international agreements with the higher institutions of the foreign countries: With the medical faculty of the university of Nagasaki (Japan) and Antwerp city in Belgium, with the Houston Medical Center (Texas- USA) and the center for the preparation of residents in Tulsa Oklahoma- USA). Semey State Medical University is cooperating with the European Bank of reconstruction development, “Source- Kazakhstan”-fund and the Japanese Development Fund, Manav Bharti University (India), Smile Orange Ltd (Spain), Santosh University (India), Sharda University (India), Kharkov National Medical University (Ukraine), Slovak Medical University (Slovak Republic) and others.
The University implements 17 programs of international collaboration based on the agreements signed with the international universities, 1 targeted research program and 2 scientific grants. The project of targeted research program «Developing the science-based technologies to decrease the medical, social and psychological consequences of ionizing radiation and non- radiation risk factors in the population of Kazakhstan» is prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan with the overall budget 771 million tenge.
For the last six years the scientists from the University have participated in thirty two international scientific conferences, symposiums, conventions conducted in the foreign countries and in more than 90 international congresses conducted in Kazakhstan and CIS countries. About 15 major International conferences were held on the basis of the University with the participation of the scientists from USA, Japan, India, Russia and many other countries during the last 10 years. Semey State Medical University and the Radiation technologies institute (USA) signed the agreement to open the dual-diploma MSc programs on "Nano-Medicine" and «Nuclear medical physics».
The international scientific conference «Ecology. Radiation. Health» holds annually in the Semey State Medical University. The conference is visited by many international experts in the fields of medicine and radiology. The prominent members of the University’s faculty publish text books, manuals and manuscripts abroad. In 2010 the Semey SMU was successfully accredited by the National Accreditation Committee, and the International expert of the World Federation of Medical Education Professor Life Kristensen noted that the University exceeds the international standards in 3 ways: early access of students to clinical practice, students’ support and innovative educational technologies.