Global Programs and Studies Financial Aid

Wheaton College has over 50 Approved Semester Study Abroad Programs in more than 25 countries where students may apply their financial aid.

Wheaton Financial Aid

Wheaton College financial aid, Federal/State financial aid, and independent scholarships may be applied to the Approved Semester Domestic and International programs.  As a Wheaton student, if you are thinking about participating in a study abroad/off-campus study program, meet with your Student Financial Services Specialist to find out how your specific aid package might be applied to Off-Campus Study program costs.  The Student Financial Services Office is located on the second floor in the Student Services Building.

Programs not on the Approved Semester Programs list or those not approved by petition will not be eligible for Wheaton Financial Aid.

Additional Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 
    A scholarship based on the financial aid one is already receiving (must be getting the Federal Pell Grant) and the location of the study abroad program. 
    More about Gilman Scholarships
  • Fund for Education Abroad The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population.
    More about FEA Scholarships
  • Freeman-Asia Award
    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
    More about Freeman-ASIA Awards
  • Boren Awards for International Study
    Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. undergraduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients of this scholarship commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  For Students who elect the option of including a formal campus review, the campus deadline for application submission is January 10, 2024.
    More about Boren Awards
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program
    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. The CLS Program covers most of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes.
    More about the CLS Program
  • English Language Institute / China - ELIC
    If you’re interested in teaching English in Asia, ELIC will pay for your Masters degree in Education, Intercultural Studies, TESOL.
    More about ELIC
  • CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN)
    The GAIN Scholarship was developed to aid in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, or underrepresented fields of study. 
    More about CIEE Scholarships
  • Fulbright Scholarships
    For both Americans going abroad and incoming foreign students. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for: university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
    More about Fulbright Scholarships
  • Rhodes Scholarship
    Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. 
    More about Rhodes Scholarships
  • DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
    Association of the institutions of higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany, whose goal is to promote closer international relations among universities and other institutions of higher education, especially through the exchange of individual students and scholars. 
    More about DAAD 
  • BUTEX North American Scholarships
    Eight $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to currently registered students at US universities who will study abroad at a BUTEX member institution in the UK.
    More about BUTEX Scholarships
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
    Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. 
    More about Phi Kappa Phi Grants