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Our Partners

Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) Partner Universities

The following is a list of universities that have signed a partnership agreement with the Berkeley International Study Program (at the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Sociology). These universities recruit and nominate students to our program. If you are a student at one of these universities, you should contact the International Office at that university to find out more about the application process.

If your university is not listed below, please contact us on how to apply as an individual student.


The Americas

  • Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCeub) (Brasília)
  • Escola de Administração de Brasília Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico (IDP Brasilia) (Brasília)
  • Instituto de Direito Público de São Paulo (IDP São Paulo) (São Paulo)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) (home campus: Monterrey)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – PUCPR (Curitiba)
  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) (Santo Domingo)
  • Universidad ORT Uruguay (Montevideo)
  • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Lima)

East Asia

  • Academia Sinica (Taipei)
  • Central China Normal University (Wuhan)
  • China Foreign Affairs University (Beijing)
  • China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing)
  • East China Normal University (Shanghai)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (Guangzhou)
  • Huazhong University of Science & Technology (Wuhan)
  • Hunan University (Changsha)
  • KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Seoul)
  • Korea University (Seoul)
  • Lanzhou University (Lanzhou)
  • Minzu University of China (Beijing)
  • Nanjing University (Nanjing)
  • Nankai University (Tianjin)
  • National Chengchi University (Taipei)
  • Northeast Normal University (Changchun)
  • Northwest University (Xi’an)
  • Shandong University, Weihai Campus (Weihai) 
  • Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance (Shanghai)
  • Soochow University (Taipei)
  • South China University of Technology (Guangzhou) 
  • South-Central University For Nationalities (Wuhan)
  • Southeast University (Nanjing)
  • Southern University of Science & Technology (Shenzhen)
  • University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing)
  • University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) 
  • Wuhan University (Wuhan)
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University (Xi’an)
  • Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)


  • HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (Lausanne)
  • ISEN Yncréa Méditerranée – Toulon Campus  (Toulon) 
  • Istanbul Aydin University (Istanbul)
  • Istinye University Istanbul (Istanbul)
  • Kristiania University College (Oslo)
  • Lund University (Lund)
  • MF Norwegian School of Theology (Oslo)
  • Molde University College (Molde)
  • NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen) 
  • Nord University (Bodø)
  • Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology (Oslo)
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Oslo) 
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (As) 
  • NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim)
  • Oslo Metropolitan University (Oslo)
  • School of Engineering of the City of Paris (Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris) (Paris)
  • UiT, The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø)
  • Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona)
  • University of Agder (Kristiansand)
  • University of Bergen (Bergen) 
  • University of Bristol (Bristol)
  • University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen)
  • University of Genoa (Genoa)
  • University of Oslo (Oslo)
  • University of South-Eastern Norway (multiple campuses) 
  • University of Stavanger (Stavanger) 
  • Volda University College (Volda)
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Bergen)

South and Southeast Asia

  • Jakarta International College (Jakarta)
  • O.P. Jindal Global University (Sonipat)