Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

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Scholarships for Graduate and Post-Grad Students

If you are interested in one of WIU’s traditional study abroad opportunities, research other scholarship opportunities available through the department or discipline. Many WIU scholarships and program specific scholarships may also apply to graduate students. Be sure to look through the other scholarships or contact a study abroad advisor for more information.

Rhodes Scholarship

A scholarship for a 2 or 3 year Master’s or Doctoral program at Oxford University in England, includes all educational costs (including tuition, lab fees, and other fees), a living stipend, and any necessary travel costs.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

A grant program for individually designed, one year, study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs, open to recent graduates, Master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals (no more than 5 years of experience). 

WIU offers support to assist students in developing competitive applications for the Fulbright program. All interested students can contact the campus Fulbright program advisor early to learn more about the program and gain advice on crafting a competitive application. Interested students will start their application during the spring semester of their junior year. 

Peace Corps

Fully-funded two year program designed for individuals interested in volunteering in communities all around the world in the fields of Education, Agriculture, Youth Development, Environment, Community Development, or Health. 

Boren Fellowship

Fellowships of up to $24,000 offered for periods of 12 weeks to one year overseas. Awards given to current post-graduate students, with preferences for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

American Councils Title VIII Research  and Language Fellowships

Fully-funded research support and/or language training in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.




  • Spring 2022 Study Abroad scholarships now open!

    Scholarship applications for Spring 2022 study abroad programs are now open. More information about the scholarships and the application form can be found on our website. The application deadline is midnight, Monday, November 1. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Kim McDaniel, Study Abroad Advisor, at

  • Apply for passports NOW

    Passport processing is currently taking 3 months. If you plan to travel in Spring or Summer 2022, apply for your passport NOW


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Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Horrabin Room 8


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