The Government of Indonesia enhances the number of international students to study in higher education in Indonesia and build a World Class University. Based on Permendiknas no. 26/2007 and Government Regulation No.17 of 2010 the Ministry of Education through the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation (BPKLN) encourage the establishment of the International Office at the university. Related to this, the Ministry of Education has invited BPKLN and universities in Indonesia in 2010 to encourage the establishment of International Office in Indonesian universities, it is supported by the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Education through the University Internationalization seminars in October 2010.

Supporting the statement above and in line with the Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Strategic Plan, Rector fully supporting internationalization of UB to become World Class University, then International Office are established, known as International Office Universitas Brawijaya (IOUB) with Rector’s Decree.

No. 268/SK/2011 dated May 18, 2011 . Inside the decree IO consists of the Chairman , Regional Staff , Executive Secretary , Admission Officer , International Fellow and Collaboration Services Officer.

Further, based on the Rector’s decree No. 115/SK/2015 dated March 6, 2015, The new structure of IOUB consists of Director of International Office, Head of General Affairs and Finance, International Student Admission—ISA, Institutional Ranking—IR, Student and Staff Mobility—SSM, and International Collaboration.