Established on 1st September 2007, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Deputy Vice Chancellor's (International and Academic Affairs) office is responsible for all matters related to the development and administration of the university's academic affairs.

In July 2009, the role of the Deputy Vice Chancellor;s Office was upgraded and expanded in tandem with the establishment of the Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation , Center for Teaching and Learning and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan International Office. And the same time, the Academic Administration Division under the auspices of the Registrar Office was also transferred to this office.

With the organisational re-structuring, the Deputy Vice Chancellor's (International and Academic Affairs) Office is fast heading towards making UMK a leading entrepreneurial university in the national and international stage.