International Partnerships

Fort Hays State University encourages and supports the development and delivery of programs abroad under partnerships with other universities, colleges, governmental agencies and special organizations. These are increasingly important in defining the university’s mission as a “regional university with a global outlook” and its “forward thinking, world ready" brand.

Fort Hays State University has the first American university to be approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to offer dual bachelor’s degrees under the framework of the Sino-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools. In Fall, 2000, FHSU began offering courses in mainland China to 40 students and made a strategic decision to double the number of students each year. With total enrollment of more than 3,000 students in the fall of 2013 at Sias International University and Shenyang Normal University, degree programs leading to Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Information, Networking and Telecommunications and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science are currently offered..

FHSU develops two types of international partnerships: (1) Cross-border partnerships where students receive FHSU courses and credit without leaving their home country; (2) Study abroad partnerships where students travel to the U.S. to study at FHSU or FHSU students travel abroad to continue their program of student and transfer credit to FHSU.

For information about establishing win-win relationships for cross-border, dual-degree offerings or for study abroad opportunities, contact Cindy Elliott, Assistant Provost for Strategic Partnerships, or Mary Meier, Administrative Assistant, in the Office of Strategic Partnerships.

Americana Group (YUM Corporation), Middle East and North Africa 

Beijing Normal University—Zhuhai Campus 

Bielefield University Germany, Bielefield, Germany 

China Center for International Education, Beijing, China

Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Beijing, China

Chungnam National University, South Korea

Daegu University, South Korea

Dongseo University, South Korea

Electronic Solutions, Indonesia

Gansu Institute of Political Science and Law

Gansu Lianhe University

Girne International University, Northern Cyprus

Global Kampus International Studies, Istanbul, Turkey

Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou China 

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam 

Istanbul Arel Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey 

Instanbul Kavram, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul, Turkey

Jiangxi College of Foreign Studies

Keimyung University, South Korea

Lanzhou City University, Lanzhou, China 

Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, Lanzhou, China 

Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, China 

Liaoning Agricultural College, China 

Manilla Business College, Philippines 

Manipal University, India 

National University of Water Management and Natural Resources Use, Ukraine 

Northwest University of Nationalities 

Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou, China

Northwest University of Politics and Law, Xian, China

Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Qinghai Nationalities University, Xining China

Qinghai Normal University, Xining, China

RISEBA, Poland

Shenyang Normal University, Huanggu District 

Sias International University 

Sias-Fort Hays Primary School of Xiniu Village Houba Town, Jiangyou City, China

St. John International University, Vinovo, Italy

Sun Moon University, South Korea

T.C. Maltepe Universitesi, Turkey

Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany 

University of Incheon, South Korea 

University of International Business and Economics, China 

Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, China 

Zheijiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Language, Zhengzhou, China 

Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China

Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey