Academic Partnerships

UWEST cooperates with universities to provide educational opportunities in the region and across the globe.
We are part of university consortiums and maintain formal agreements with many other schools and colleges.


University of the West is a member of the Fo Guang Shan University Consortium », which includes the following institutions:

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 graduate students have also studied at FGU and NTI in Buddhist studies. We continue to work closely with our sister schools to provide study abroad opportunities for UWest students at FGU and NHU and pursue collaborative initiatives in teaching, research, and service.


Southern California Inter-Religious Consortium

UWest collaborates with Claremont School of Theology (CST) », the Academy for Jewish Religion | California (AJRCA) », and the Indic Foundation » in a variety of areas. Together, these institutions share expertise and experience in religious studies across major world religions—Christianity, 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, Vietnam, Nepal, and informal relationships with several others.

Beijing Geely University
East China Jiaotong University
Hebei Foreign Language Professional College
Nanchang Institute of Technology
Nanchang University
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing Xiaozhuang University
Nantong Normal College
Shanghai Bangde Vocational Technical College
Shanghai Business School
Shanghai Institute of Technology
Southwest University for Nationalities
Wenzhou University
Wuhan Media and Communications College of Huazhong Normal University
Wuhan International Trade University

Asia University
De Lin Institute of Technology
Fo Guang University
Fooyin University
I-Shou University
Nanhua University
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 Ocean University
National Taiwan Sports University
Ta Hwa Institute of Technology
Taipei Municipal University of Education
Transworld Institute of Technology
Wenzo Ursuline University of Languages

Dongguk University Gyeongju Campus
Dongguk University, Seoul
Geumgang University
Gumi University
Hankyong National University
Honam University
Uiduk University

Toin University of Yokohama

Pacific International College

Douglas Business School