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Types of Agreements

As with all universities in the University of Texas system, there are two primary types of international agreements at UTRGV. The first and broadest is the Agreement of Cooperation, which establishes a formal partnership between UTRGV and an international institution. This type of agreement also encompasses student, faculty and/or staff exchanges, shared research projects, technology transfer and other general activities. Normally, when we are first opening formal relations with another university, this is the agreement that will be signed.

The second type of agreement is more specific and named Program Agreement. The Program Agreement provides detailed information regarding UTRGV partnerships involving students, faculty and/or staff members engaged in particular undertakings within international institutions. This type of agreement covers student, faculty and/or staff exchanges, joint research projects, finances/costs, or technology transfer. Program Agreements are only used after an Agreement of Cooperation is already in place and signed.

To initiate a new proposal for an agreement please fill in the form in this link.

There are many types of international agreements. For more information on them, please contact International Programs and Partnerships. Email:

Download UTRGV Agreements:

Agreement of Cooperation

Convenio de Cooperación

Program Agreement

Preparing an Agreement:

To prepare an Agreement of Cooperation or Program Agreement: