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Western Oregon University Graduate Assistantship Program for International Students, USA 2024

Application is now open for the Graduate Assistantship Program at Western Oregon University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Western Oregon University and Scholarship

Western Oregon University, with its roots dating back to 1856 when it was founded as Monmouth University, has a rich history of evolution and educational service. The university’s journey includes mergers with Bethel College in 1865 and the approval by the Oregon State Legislature in 1882 to become a state-supported teacher training school, officially named Oregon State Normal School.

Over the years, the university underwent several name changes, eventually becoming Western Oregon University. The institution is organized into two colleges: the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It offers a range of undergraduate degrees (BA, BS, BM, BFA) and AB degrees, along with master’s degrees in Education (MAT and MSEd), Rehabilitation Counseling (MS), Criminal Justice (MA), Music (MM), and Management and Information Systems (MS).


Western Oregon University has received recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The university was an inaugural recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2012, acknowledging its dedication to fostering a campus community that values and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

The university’s commitment to academic excellence is reflected in its rankings. U.S. News & World Report placed Western Oregon University as the 77th best among regional universities in the West in 2015.

For graduate students seeking professional development opportunities, Western Oregon University provides Graduate Student Assistant Positions. These positions, a form of student employment, offer a compensation package comprising both salary and tuition remission. They are designed to integrate research or teaching services into a student’s academic and professional training, contributing to their overall development. Eligibility for these positions requires admission into a full-time program at the university.

Details about Graduate Assistantship Program at Western Oregon University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Western Oregon University, USA

Scholarship Value: Varies

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Western Oregon University, USA


  • For nine months, each GA will get $1176 monthly. (unless they are 4-term workers)
  • The first twelve (12) graduate credit hours of each term are free from tuition, and graduate students hired by the university are compensated at institutionally set compensation rates.
  • Graduate assistants are expected to pay all costs authorized by the graduate student fee schedule, including the building charge, incidental fee, health fee, one-time matriculation fee, online fee, and any other expenses. View the schedule of WOU tuition & fees.
  • The university will charge the assistant the resident rate for an additional instruction fee for any credit hours over the twelve-credit limit when the assistant is permitted to register for more than twelve (12) graduate credit hours each term.

Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Assistantship Program

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Graduate Assistantship Program at Western Oregon University:

  • The student has to be accepted into Western Oregon University’s master’s program in full. 
  • The responsibilities of the graduate assistant must be related to the student’s graduate program and professional goals. The assistantship must commence no later than the first week of the term. 
  • No later than the first week of the term in which the student holds the assistantship, the student must have an authorized program for a WOU master’s degree on file with the Graduate Programs office.

Application Procedure for Graduate Assistantship Program

Candidates who meet the program’s requirements and are interested should click the application link to register or log in. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: 01 February 2024

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