Oregon State University engages in education and research collaborations with institutions and colleagues around the world. Support is available for establishing new agreements. 

Letter of Collaboration

A Letter of Collaboration (LOC) is a non-binding, general agreement initiating relations with a partner institution. An LOC expresses mutual interest in engaging in cooperative academic or research efforts. This is often the first step toward developing a more concrete program. Any language deviating from the template, including LOCs originating with the partner, must be reviewed by Contract Services.

  1. View the Letter of Collaboration standard template (PDF) to ensure it will meet your needs.
  2. If you would like to proceed with a Letter of Collaboration, download and complete the International Agreement Intake Form and the Letter of Collaboration Template
  3. Email completed documents to the Global Affairs Associate, who may reach out to you for further information and can facilitate the signature process and archiving of the signed agreement. 


If your international partner is a member of the Erasmus+ network, it may be possible to access financial support for international partnership activity using the Erasmus+ mobility agreement, learning agreement, or inter-institutional agreement, depending on the type of activity planned. You can learn more about Erasmus+ and see the templates on their website. Please note that if your activity involves OSU student mobility you will need to work with OSU Global Opportunities (see below).

Education Abroad Program

Programs which involve international mobility for OSU students are overseen by the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). Please contact OSU GO for more information about any of the following options: 

  • Student Exchange Programs involve a two-way exchange of students, with a commitment of resources on the part of both OSU and the collaborating institution. A Student Exchange Agreement guides the administration of a student exchange program with an international partner university.
  • Study Abroad Programs send OSU students abroad for academic coursework. These programs may be offered by the international institution or through a third-party provider.
  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs are international academic opportunities developed and implemented by OSU faculty.

MOUs and Other International Agreements

If you are interested in creating an international agreement that does not fit into the categories above, or for any questions, please email the Global Affairs Associate or call (541) 737-6209.

OSU's International Agreements

OSU International Agreements can be searched via Tableau. You must login using your ONID credentials with dual authentication while on the OSU network or VPN. If you cannot access the map, please email [email protected].