Any time a program or individual (acting in their official university capacity) seeks to form a collaboration with an international institution for the purpose of research, student and/or faculty exchange, degree articulation (such as a 2+2 or 2+3) or other scholarly purpose, an Institutional Collaboration Agreement and an accompanying Activity Agreement, Exchange Agreement, Transfer Agreement, or Articulation Agreement must be developed and approved by UC International or the International Admissions Office (IAO), the appropriate VP, and the Office of General Counsel.
UC International and/or the IAO must be notified in advance of any agreements being drafted, agreed upon, or signed. Failure to include UC International and/or IAO in the planning and development process will result in an agreement not meeting University approval.
The Office of General Counsel has reviewed standard agreement types and has advised us regarding necessary general provision language each contract should contain. It is required that you use our templates in lieu of drafting your own agreement or using the partner school’s template. For more information on the types of agreements, and to download the templates, please visit our templates page.
*NOTE: No one other than a contracting officer from the Office of General Counsel or the president of the university can sign the university into a legally binding relationship with another institution. Should an agreement not contain the signature of a contracting officer or the president, the university has no obligation to honor the terms of the agreement and the UC personnel who did sign it will be personally liable if any problems result from having done so.