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.
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 to the Global Relations Advisor, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives,

You must complete all sections of the Initial Request for International Academic Agreements Form.

This is the step-by-step process:

  1. Submit the signed request form to the Global Relations Advisor at the Office Vice Provost for Global Initiatives (MB 1.209) for further processing through the Office of the Provost.
  2. After the request has been approved and signed by the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives/Senior International Officer, then begin preparing the actual agreement drafts, using the appropriate template as provided by UT System.
  3. Send the completed draft agreement to the Vice Provost for International Initiatives, for processing and completion by the UTSA Office of Legal Affairs.


Finalized agreements must have the signature of the UTSA president or his designee.

Agreements that offer course credit must have UT Board of Regents approval.

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.  However, the processing times required for such requests might result in the agreement not being completed in time for delivery or signing within the desired timeframe.

Agreements are normally valid for five years, and may be extended to 10 years under certain, institutionally approved circumstances.