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International Education Fee Scholarship - IEFS

The Office of Study Abroad offers the International Education Fee Scholarship to all students that participate in our study abroad programs. This scholarship is granted based on GPA, financial need, and program length. To apply, just click here, log in to your Buff Portal, fill out your information and submit. Make sure you have the following information ready: 1) dates of your program; and, 2) your current WT GPA. The Office of Study Abroad will verify the GPA you enter; in case of discrepancies, you will be asked to submit an official transcript.
Eligibility: To qualify for the IEFS, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled at least part-time at WTAMU
  • Participate in a study abroad program approved by our office and your academic advisor.
For additional information, please read the IEFS Guidelines.
IEFS Application Deadlines: Your scholarship application must be submitted by the deadlines below:

Program takes place in:

The application deadline is:

Awards will be announced:

May, Summer sessions

March 1

March 20


June 1

June 15

Winter, Spring

October 1

October 15


Using your Financial Aid

Most grants and loans you receive can be used to pay for your study abroad program. We work closely with the Financial Aid Office to determine how much you can receive. For additional information, make sure you contact Charissa Harden in the Financial Aid Office, by phone: 806.651.2058, or by email:

Other Scholarships

In addition, there are other resources that can help you finance your program abroad, for example:

  • Nationally Competitive Scholarships: These big scholarships are simply that, competitive, so you will be competing with other students across the U.S. Sometimes they are specific to a region, major, etc. or have some other specific requirement, like high GPA, or being a Pell Grant recipient. The best way to find out about them is to contact the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office, by phone: 806.651.2587, or by email:

  • Attebury Honors Program Scholarships: If you have been a member in good standing with the Honors Program for at least 12 months, you may qualify for additional support through the Attebury Honors Program. Please contact them for additional information, by phone: 806.651.2734, or by email:

  • Providers Scholarships: If you are participating in a program with one of our affiliated providers, you may also be able to get some scholarships through them. Make sure you meet their specific requirements and apply to the scholarships you are eligible for.