Wenzhou Medical University (informally known as WMU) received its academic credential to enroll foreign students in 1996, and founded the School of International Studies in April of 2006 with its primary education and academic degrees taught in English. In 2007, WMU was approved by the Ministry of Education of China to be one of the very first schools of higher education to receive academic credential for English based bachelor’s programs in clinical medicine sciences. On the provincial level, WMU won the “Zhejiang Provincial School of Higher Education for Foreign Students Excellence Award” in the years 2008 and 2013. On the national level, WMU received the title “Foreign Students Education Spearhead Award” in the years 2009 and 2014. The university also received an academic credential to enroll Chinese National Scholarship for Foreign Students recipients in 2011.
Wenzhou Medical University is one of the largest and most robust schools for clinical medicine sciences in Zhejiang Province.The school's foreign student’s program accreditations include Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) both taught in the English language. With academic admission from around the globe, WMU accepts 755 full-time foreign students from 56 countries expanding across the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Australia, as well as more than 100 short-term foreign exchange students from various countries in the world. The university's postgraduate program for foreign students, which commenced in the year 2012 housed 32 master’s candidates, 7 doctoral candidates, and 15 candidates for master’s-doctoral combined fast-tract program. Aside from programs in clinical medicine sciences, Wenzhou Medical University also offers Chinese Language and Culture Studies for Confucius Institute Scholarship recipients. Wenzhou Medical University values international academic cooperation and cultural exchange. Amongst the university's various exchange programs, WMU co-founded several Confucius Institutes internationally, including one in Burapha University, Thailand, and the University of New York, College of Optometry, in The United States Of America.
|1999-||Starting Recruiting short-term overseas students|
|2006-||Starting offering degree programs for full-time overseas students|
|2007-||Being one of the first universities authorized by the Ministry of Education to confer MBBS for oversea students (taught in English)|
|2011-||Being one of the authorized universities to recruit overseas students funded by the Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC)|
|2012-||Starting to recruit International MA students|
|2013-||Starting to recruit International MA students|
|2009&2014-||Awarded the title of “National Excellent Institution for International Education|