International Partnerships

The College of Charleston is proud of its educational partnerships with institutions and programs around the world. 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. For a complete list of our partners universities, visit our Exchange Programs webpage for more detailed information.

Sister-State Scholarships

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 current academic year:
  • Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
  • Thüringen, Germany
  • Brandenburg, Germany
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Taiwan

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, visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for more information.

For any questions about the Sister-State Agreement Program, 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, visit the website here