International Partnership Agreements

Cooperative Agreement Partners

UWF currently has Cooperative Agreements (to exchange faculty and researchers) with:

Beijing Normal University, China

South China Normal University, China

Sichuan International Studies University, China

Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil

Jikei Group of Colleges, Japan - Coordinated by UWF Japan Center

Hoa Sen University, Vietnam

Institutions with Cooperative Agreements are not open for student exchange. 

Student Exchanges

The University of West Florida offers a variety of international exchange programs for students at the University. All Reciprocal Exchange Students enroll and pay UWF tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are waived at the host university, with all academic credit earned at the host institution being credited to UWF.

Students must apply through for exchange study.


UWF currently has student exchanges partnerships with the following institutions: 

Partners in Asia
Partners in Europe



Aplen-Adria University of Klagenfurt                                                               


ICHEC - Brussels Management School                                                            


Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences                                                             


Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur (ESCE)  (Limited to Business Only)

Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales dAngers (ESSCA) (ESSCA Campuses in Angers, Paris, Shanghai, and Budapest are included in UWF exchange)

France Business School                                                                                                 


Fachhochschule Bielefeld - University of Applied Sciences (Limited to Business Only)

Ulm University                                                                                                 

Reutlingen University                                                                                      


Rotterdam University- Rotterdam Business School                                             

HU - University of Applied Sciences Utrecht                                                    


University of Malaga (Spanish Proficiency Required)

University of Burgos                                                                                                   

University of Vic                                                                                              

University of Girona                                                                                                      


Orebro University                                                                                            

Karlstad University                                                                                          


FHNW - University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (Limited to Business Only)

ZHAW - Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (Limited to Business Only)

United Kingdom

Bangor University in Wales                                                                                             

University of Gloucestershire in England                                                             

Nottingham Trent University in England (Limited to Business Only)

Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland                                                          

Partners in Central and South America


Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica (Spanish Proficiency Required)


Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico (Spanish Proficiency Required)

Affiliated Study Abroad Providers

Affiliated Study Abroad Providers work with UWF to provide transfer credit programs for locations on which UWF may not have an exchange partner or faculty-led program. Some Affiliated providers also offer customized Internationship placements. Affiliated provider programs are listed in the UWF offerings in the Study Abroad Programs Database.

Current Affiliated Study Abroad Providers include:

Globalinks Learning Abroad


KEI Abroad

Developing New Partnership Agreements

The University of West Florida is always interested in exploring new partnerships. Please see the guidelines on developing international agreements.