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Consortium Schools

UWest belongs to two university consortiums and maintains formal agreements and informal contact with many other schools and colleges.

Fo Guang Shan University Consortium

Fo Guang Shan University Consortium includes University of the West in the United States, Fo Guang University and Nan Hua University in Taiwan, Nan Tien Graduate Institute in Australia, and Guan Ming College in the Philippines. Students from FGU and NHU regularly participate in 2+2 degree programs that allow for two years of study in Taiwan and two in the United States, resulting in degrees from both UWest and their Taiwanese school. UWest students have also studied at FGU in the graduate program for Buddhist studies.

Inter-Religious Consortium

UWest belongs to a local inter-religious consortium with Claremont School of Theology, Bayan Claremont, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Indic Foundation. Together, these institutions share expertise and experience in religious studies across the five major world religions—Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism—fostering faculty collaboration and allowing student cross-registration. UWest graduate students my enroll in coursework at these other schools as part of their degree at UWest and vice versa. Please talk to your academic advisor and the registrar if you are interested in this option.

UWest also has partnership and articulation agreements with universities in Taiwan, mainland China, South Korea, and informal relationships with several others.


United States

California Preparatory College
Dongguk University Los Angeles
Kingston University
Mt. Sierra College
The Humpty Dumpty Institute
Zhenlong International



Bejing Geely University
Bejing Institute of Technology
Canvard College Beijing Technology and Business University
Communication and Cooperation Agreement of Capital Railway Health School
Dalian Nationalities University
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
East China Jiaotong University
East China Jiaotong University
Gansu Agricultural University
Institute of Advanced Learning HK
Jiangsu Vocational College of Business
JiangXi DaYu College
Kaili University
Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics
Lanzhou University of Technology
Nanchang Institute of Technology
Nanjing Forestry University
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing Xiaozhuang University
Nantong College of Science and Technology
Nantong Normal College
Nantong Shipping College
Northeast Electric Power University
Northwest University
Northwest University of Nationalities
Shanghai Business School
Shanghai Institute of Technology
Shangrao Normal University
Shenzhen China US School
Tianyou Education Group Ltd
Tongren University
Wenzhou University
Wuhan Media and Communications College of Huazhong Normal University
XI’AN International University
Yunnan University
Zhengzhou University of Light industry


Asia University
Chung Yuan Christian University
De Lin Institute of Technology
Fo Guang University
Fooyin University
I-Shou University
Nanhua University
National College of Physical Education and Sports
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
National Pingtung Institute of Commerce
National Pingtung University
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
National Taitung University
National Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology
National Taiwan Ocean University
National Taiwan Sports University
PingTung University of Education
Ta Hwa Institute of Technology
Taipei Municipal University of Education
Transworld Institute of Technology
Wenzo Ursuline University of Languages


South Korea

Dongguk University Gyeongju Campus
Geumgang University
Gumi University
Hankyong National University
Honam University
Jungang Seunggha
Jungang Seunggha University
Uiduk University



Vietnam Center of Buddhist Studies