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International Agreement Procedures

International agreements between UTSA and foreign universities or colleges are governed by a combination of Texas state law, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules, and UTSA policies.

IAR Procedures

UTSA faculty or staff member(s) seeking to establish an international agreement with a foreign university or entity must complete and send a signed request form, which sets out relevant details of the proposed agreement, including parties, scope of proposed activities and benefits to the University, to the Global Relations and Agreements Coordinator.

You must complete all sections of the
International Agreement Request Form.

This is the step-by-step process to formalize a collaboration:
  1. Submit the signed request form to
  2. The Global Relations and Agreements Coordinator will present the initiative to the Vice Provost for International Initiatives for a final approval and prepare the agreement draft, using the appropriate template as provided by UT System.
  3. The Global Relations and Agreements Coordinator will send the completed draft agreement to the UTSA Office of Legal Affairs for the UT System approval.
  4. The Global Relations and Agreements Coordinator will share the agreement proposal with the partner institution representatives for their consideration and will ensure the execution of the agreement.

-Finalized agreements must have the signature of the UTSA president or his designee.
-It is important to allow at least four weeks for the processing, coordination, and approval of each international agreement request. Last-minute requests will be considered.
-Agreements are normally valid for five years, and may be extended to 10 years under certain, institutionally approved circumstances.


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Last modified 09/29/2016