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International Partnerships

The College of Charleston is proud of its educational partnerships with institutions and programs around the world. Please review details of our various partnerships below and contact International Admissions with questions at international@cofc.edu.

International Exchange Programs

College of Charleston has student exchange agreements with several foreign universities; students pay their regular tuition to the College and study at one of our partner universities abroad, and receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program. Click here for a complete list of our partners universities.

Sister-State Agreement Program

The College of Charleston offers resident (in-state) tuition to students participating in the International Sister- State agreement program. The in-state tuition offer for eligible students is applicable to all of our Bachelor and Master’s degree programs.  Citizens of the following are eligible for resident (in-state) tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year:
  • State of Rhineland-Palatinate/Rhineland Pfalz, Germany
  • State of Thuringen, Germany
  • State of Brandenburg, Germany
  • State of Queensland, Australia
  • Province of Taiwan, Republic of China

The Sister-State agreement program was established through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the above locations and is offered at-will by the College of Charleston. Applicants must be admitted to an academic degree program at the College of Charleston and must demonstrate citizenship from one of the five Sister-State agreement locations with a valid passport.  Resident (in-state) tuition is applicable throughout all years of study in an academic program.

For current tuition rates please click here.

For any questions about the Sister-State Agreement Program, please contact international@cofc.edu.

Memoranda of Understanding

The College of Charleston has entered into a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Broward College in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Broward College is the only college or university program in Ecuador that offers fully accredited U.S. courses. Students attending Broward College in Ecuador can apply to the College of Charleston as an international transfer student and have their course work reviewed for transfer towards their degree at the College of Charleston. For more information on Broward College, please visit: http://www.browardecuador.com/about.html
  

Overseas Representatives 

College of Charleston works with overseas representatives who offer in person counseling on the application and admission process to prospective students and their families. In exchange for providing these specialized services, College of Charleston will pay a commission to representatives at the time of the prospective student’s enrollment to a degree seeking program at College of Charleston. Students who apply through our overseas representatives should know that commission payments have absolutely no effect on their eligibility for admission.

Please find below a list of current partnerships:

McGovern Education Group
Cogito World Education
Kanan International
China Education Group
Jameson Global
UStudy
Augusta Education Group

Eligible Areas of Study

Scholarships through IIE will be given primarily to student in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Within the STEM fields, College of Charleston offers academic programming in:
  • Computer Science
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Data Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Geology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Public Health

For more information on the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program and how to apply visit: www.iie.org/bsmp