To apply for the Visiting Scholars Program at Western Oregon University (WOU), you will need to send the following documents to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED):


  1. Visiting Scholar Application
  2. Research Plan Form
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of Passport Identification Page
  5. Financial Guarantee of at least $1000 for every month you wish to attend WOU

Please send all application documents to:

Attn: Office of International Education and Development

Western Oregon University

345 N Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR 97361

Once the OIED has all of your application documents and has decided that you meet all of the qualifications, a faculty mentor matching your area of study will be contacted. Once we have secured a faculty mentor, then and only then, will you be accepted into the Visiting Scholars Program at WOU.

Following your acceptance, you will receive a welcome packet including your acceptance letter, DS-2019, information on your responsibilities as a visiting scholar, and information on WOU’s mandatory insurance policy.

*Please note that having a faculty mentor is crucial to your acceptance into the Visiting Scholars Program. Therefore, if a faculty mentor in your field of research is not available at the time of application, you may need to reapply at a later date.

Currently WOU only accepts visiting scholars from partner institutions with which there is a joint program or exchange program. If your institution is interested in connecting with WOU, please contact Neng Yang: for further information.



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